2009 AC Cobra Continuation AS427 with 330 lb/ft torque. For Sale
This virtually unique Cobra Recreation is an AUTO SPECIALI 427 and is correctly registered as such on the DVLA V5C document. It was constructed by an engineer with many years of classic car experience, taking more than 2 years to meticulously build. Continual improvements having been made to the car following the IVA approval in Nov. 2009. The car has only covered less than 5,600 miles. The manufacturers of the upgraded chassis and the GRP body purported that the powder coated space frame chassis was partly designed with the help of a Maclaren engineer, in particular the rear suspension modifications. With double "a" arm suspension using fully adjustable coil covers, the car handles and drives incredibly. The suspension bushes are all nylon and the hub pivots are rose jointed and all fully adjustable. Ford hubs and brakes are used with up-rated discs and pads to match the performance of this car, overall making it superbly well balanced. The v6 2933cc engine was fully rebuilt in January, 2014 (1600 miles ago) by Ric Wood Motorsport, a specialist in creating Ford road/race specification engines with raw power. The gearbox was then rebuilt by Alan Voigts Gearboxes in February, 2014 with a Lotus ratio conversion. Both Ric Wood Motorsport and Alan Voigts Gearboxes have informative websites. (ricwood.com & alanvoigtsgearboxes.co.uk) The detailed work on the engine includes a full re-bore and hone, new pistons and rods, crank regrind and polish, fast road camshaft, polished and ported heads, new injectors, up-rated oil and water pumps. Being realistic, this easily maintained Ford 2.9 v6 rebuilt engine is much more powerful than any 3.5 Rover v8 engine often used in Cobra Replicas. With a re-programmed ECU the engine now produces 330 lbs/ft of torque at the wheels, giving remarkable acceleration. The car has stainless manifolds and s/s side exhaust pipes. A new heavy duty complete clutch was fitted with actuator arm and cable which is mated to a 5 speed type 9 gearbox (now Lotus ratios) and final output goes through a Ford limited slip differential, distributing the correct power to each rear wheel as needed. The fuel system has twin pumps, triple filters and a swirl pot (meaning mass-flo injection upgrade) from a bespoke Aluminium petrol tank, fabricated in November, 2015 by specialists Cropper and Jones Ltd. This phenomenal car has Power Steering (rare on Cobra Replicas), a battery isolating switch in the lockable boot and this, together with a removable steering wheel provides additional security. Also fitted is a trickle charger, automatically controlled by the state of the battery, which is indispensable during laid up winter months. The car comes with full weather equipment and a brand new (unused to date) quality mohair tonneau cover with centre zip. Immaculate interior having black leather seats with "Cobra" harnesses. All bright-work is in stainless steel. The rear wing stone guards are genuine carbon fibre. The cabin is fitted with foot rests for both the driver and passenger (unusual in Cobras). Very large file of invoices and paperwork, together with over 200 photos of the build on CD. Two complete sets of keys. Please note - the personal registration number will be retained by me upon the sale of this superb car. The registration number D345 VMB will then be reallocated to the car by the DVLA. The MOT Certificate expires on 13th July, 2021 and there are no advisories. Summary: ) Rebuilt engine. ) Rebuilt gearbox. ) Raw power - 330 lb/ft torque. ) Power steering. ) Fuel swirl pot. ) Removable steering wheel.
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