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1975 AC Cobra Replica (Southern Roadcraft)

Lot Number 159

1975 AC Cobra Replica (Southern Roadcraft)

A childhood dream turned in to reality for this superb Cobra homage.

  • Sold for: £27,225

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 10th December | 10.30am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Guardsman Blue/ Wimbledon White
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    HKP 512N
  • ODOMETER READING
    8412 Miles

SUMMARY

A childhood dream turned in to reality for this superb Cobra homage.

DESCRIPTION

  • Dodging school to run over to Goodwood as a child, our vendor fell in love with a Cobra in the 1970s and planned to do his best to own one
  • 20 years later, he engaged local engineers, Gavin and Stuart Thomas of Autopoint, to build his dream car, not just a replica but an homage to the 1965 Shelby 427 Semi-Competition Cobra, the fastest road car in the world at the time
  • A Southern Roadcraft chassis was fitted with rebuilt and adjusted front and rear suspension from a Jaguar XJ Series and its number plate was carried over. The body was supplied by Pilgrim Motorsports but it was highly modified to match the original AC design which included a larger air intake on the bonnet, a flat lower dashboard, Aston Le Mans-style fuel filler cap, a large capacity fuel tank and internal hinges for the boot
  • The new engine and gearbox were imported from the USA through specialist engine suppliers Roadcraft, and a Chevrolet engine was chosen over a Ford as it sits lower in the chassis to help handling. The total project cost appears to be around £35,000
  • Built during 1998/9, it was further developed in 2003 by RaceTech Engineering using new springs and dampers, and subsequently at Madgwick Cars in 2004, who had acquired Southern Roadcraft by this time, when better springs and tyres improved the handling still further
  • Classically finished in Guardsman Blue with the obligatory twin Shelby stripes in Wimbledon White
  • Only recent attention has been preventative maintenance with regular oil and filter changes and occasional replacement parts
  • Used on a run to Le Mans and regularly enjoyed in the past, it's now used less and less and it's time to let it go. Displaying only 8,412 miles at its recent MOT (21/09/2023) and very sensibly guided, this is really special

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
159
Make
AC
Model
COBRA
Variant
Replica by Southern Roadcraft
Registration Number
HKP 512N
MOT Expiry
21/09/2023
Chassis Number
2S4685BW
Engine Number
1M0806098
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Guardsman Blue/ Wimbledon White

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Gary.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Gary.

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Vehicles can be collected from The Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN, on Sunday 11th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 12th September between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partners, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of The WEC by 1pm on Monday 12th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.