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1976 AC Cobra Replica

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 9,200 Miles
  • Manual, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 5700cc
  • 1976
  • DSO119C
  • Blue
  • Private seller
  • Maidenhead, United Kingdom


Carefully maintained throughout its life.
Great performance and handling.
Cobra correct Ford 351w V8.
Great bodywork and colour.
Period correct number plate and correctly registered as 1976 historic.
MOT until August 2024.
Recent oil change, engined tuned, new fuel pipe, new sump fitted and protective sump plate added.
This is a great replica, Southern Roadcraft, is known for being one of the best Cobra variants, with a Jaguar XJ6 running gear and Ford 5. 7 V8 it is a perfect car visually and out on the road.

This SVR8 started its life as an idea in 1994.
With the first owner being an aircraft engineer he was ideal to build this car following the detailed instructions from Roadcraft. The most important details to make note of are the engine, gearbox, and running gear, the first owner chose a Cobra correct Ford Windsor 351 cu. in engine attached to a Borg Warner T5 Ford gearbox and all set on Jaguar running gear from the donor car, a 1976 Jaguar XJ6. All of these elements combine to create an exciting driving experience.

The "Roadcraft V8" registration transfer was made in 1996, from the original Jaguar V5, hence the listing of 10 owners. There have only been two owners since 2013.

The au naturel, open-top interior of this Cobra is it a glorious place to sit and smile as you embark on your next adventure. With the car running on Jaguar running gear you can imagine that the ride and handling is great as you tackle the British roads and lanes.

The original leather bucket seats fitted to this are in great condition, they are also the same style that you would expect to find on an original Cobra. You are held into these remarkably comfortable seats with red Willians Racing harnesses, a reassuring addition that makes any occupant feel incredibly safe.

To match the period-correct seats and racing harnesses the dashboard has is trimmed in a way that you would find on an original Cobra with the classic style Smiths dials. Along with the more traditional features, one great addition is the Momo leather steering wheel that sits on a Momo quick release mechanism. This addition not only adds to the security of your pride and joy but also makes getting in and out far easier for the driver.

This vehicle expresses a more conservative and under-the-radar feel, finished in Porsche Metallic Cobalt Blue with shiny chrome adornments to the exterior it provides a perfect blank canvas should the next owner wish to personalise it to their taste. Wearing a period 'C' plate some people could even think that this was a 'real' factory Cobra which is always a huge compliment to how good this recreation is.
To complement the beautiful blue paintwork the car sits on 16" Halibrand rims. These rims are shod with 4 matching BF Goodrich tires, 215 section at the front and 245 section on the rear. This combination of smaller tires on the front and wider rear tires provides a period look and allows you to get all that power to the road.

One of the best features on the exterior that is bound to excite any car lover is the huge side-exit exhausts with heat shields. These pipes work their way down the exterior of the car providing in a glorious soundtrack at both tick-over and full revs.
This AC Cobra recreation provides stunning exterior views, and with this car presented in brilliant condition, it will always turn heads as you explore what the world has to offer.

The mechanical aspects are where the Cobra made its name, the small and lightweight tubular chassis had been modified so Carroll Shelby could shoehorn in a huge Ford V8. The combination of lightness and power made this small English roadster into a mile-munching, powerhouse of a road and race car.
When building this car, the first owner was presented with a number of engines and gearbox options.. In the end, they chose a Cobra correct Ford 351 cu. in Windsor engine, linked to a 5-speed Borg-Warner gearbox, a great combination that provides a brilliant driving experience today. To match the uprated power the running gear, suspension and brakes set-up come from the Jaguar XJ6, with the addition of adjustable spring/ shock absorbers to allow you to customise the ride experience you want. Out on the roads today this is a brilliant car to both drive and be a passenger in.

Whether you have been into cars for decades or five minutes the AC Cobra is one of those cars that you should know and love. Providing both a comfortable ride with great handling and plenty of performance it is the perfect companion for anyone seeking a new thrill this summer and beyond. With this example having an extensive build history, manuals and records, and in such excellent condition, it should not be overlooked. The Southern Roadcraft recreation is heralded as one of the best reproductions you can get, with beautiful craftsmanship and build quality it will be the perfect addition to anyone's garage. You cannot afford to miss this wonderful recreation.

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