Lot 247 - 1991 12894 AC Cobra 427
|Odometer reading||7,250 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
The hugely charismatic DAX Cobra has remained the undisputed market leader for more than 25 years and has steadily established itself as a much sought after classic sports car in its own right. The car's enduring popularity owes much to DAX's policy of continual product improvement and painstaking attention to detail. For many years now, the clear customer favourite has been the small-block Chevrolet V8; perhaps due to its competitive price and wide choice of power outputs. But other popular engines include units from the Ford small block and all-aluminium Chevrolet LS ranges with Rover V8 and Jaguar units still proving highly popular with some people. It's no exaggeration to say that these cars amaze all who go out in them; harnessing the power with consummate ease and providing levels of grip, composure and ride comfort that simply have to be experienced to be believed. Even Jonathon Palmer was heard to say, "Wow, that's just staggering!", when taking the new DAX demonstrator for a few laps around Brands Hatch; great praise indeed from an ex-F1 driver!
This DAX 427 Cobra was started in 1991 with the subframe from a 1976 Jaguar XJ6. It uses a small block Chevrolet, 5.7 litre, V8 engine fitted with a Holly Carburettor and Elebrock inlet manifold putting the power through a five speed manual gearbox. Finished in grey with black interior, this car was owned by the previous owner for the last ten years and has only covered 7,250 miles since the build. This DAX 427 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in August 2014, a tonneau cover and a file containing old MoT certificates and paperwork relating to the build. Here is the opportunity to purchase a purpose built Cobra which is not just another kit car!
Previous lotLot 246 - 1975 12871 Type 35 by TEAL
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