This is a Group Five Cobra that exhibits the muscle and visual features of the original Shelby-crafted design. Underneath; however, it enjoys many benefits of having a proven Corvette design, power, comfort and reliability. The body molds were made from an original 427 Shelby Cobra and split four inches wider and five inches longer, while keeping true to the initial shapes and contours.
Fort Lauderdale | Lot 112
1967 AC Cobra Replica
$27,500 USD | Sold
| Fort Lauderdale, Florida
14 March 2014
The conversion utilizes a 1974 Corvette chassis which has been bead-blasted, primed and painted. The entire front end was rebuilt with new brake lines, disc brakes, shocks and a new wiring harness. The original Corvette 350-cid V-8 engine has been completely rebuilt with a new cam, larger pistons with a .040 over kit. This is in combination with Hooker headers, side pipes and slide-in mufflers and now produces around 350 horsepower. There is a new aluminum-core radiator with dual six-blade fans and a transmission cooler. The original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission has also been rebuilt with a shift-kit.
Thanks are attributed to Corvette engineering for the car sitting lower to the ground than many similar replicas, and the design will accommodate a six-foot and somewhat taller driver. The steering wheel is tilt/telescopic to assist with the driver comfort and the mahogany steering wheel has the proper Cobra emblem.
This is a nicely executed Shelby tribute that is presented in blue with white stripes and a black vinyl interior. Among the desirable signature features found are sunvisiors, rollbar, windwings, dual mirrors, quick-fill fuel cap and Halibrand-style wheels that are mounted with Goodyear Eagle tires.