Lot 150 - 2014 AC AC Shelby Cobra Replica
|Odometer reading||4,162 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
Ram Automotive cars, although similar in appearance to the other Cobra replicas, are totally different under the double-skinned fibreglass shell. Instead of a ladder frame chassis, there is a full space frame which was developed in conjunction with the race car constructors, Reynard. Adrian Cocking is the man behind Ram Automotive, an ex-Dax employee who left to set up his own business. The very nature of the Ram's chassis construction gives increased rigidity over most ladder frames and offers benefits in the car's handling. Jaguar top and bottom wishbones are hung onto the front of the chassis and used in conjunction with up-rated road springs and dampers. At the rear of the car, a modified Jaguar XJ series rear axle is used with narrowed drive-shafts. The space frame design offers the safety conscious a well braced body shell; there are many impact absorbing zones and the driver is surrounded by substantial framework. Also the fuel tank is set deep into the chassis behind the seats for protection. Most Ram Cobra replicas were fitted with a mildly tweaked Rover V8 engine; in some cases a large American V8 unit was used giving similar performance to the original Shelby Cobra.
This RAM Cobra just been completed and comes to the sale with zero miles since the rebuild. Fitted with a 351cu in, 5.8 litre Ford Cleveland V8 engine married to a C6 three-speed, quick-shift gearbox giving approx 500bhp and completing the standard ¼ mile in 11.8 seconds. This Cobra is also fitted with Brambo brakes, power assisted steering and a limited slip differential. Finished in black with black interior, this is supplied with a V5C registration document which shows that the car is registered as a Ram Cobra and an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2015. This is a great opportunity to own a tribute to the iconic AC Cobra which will give you the same sensation and exhilaration as the original car but at a fraction of the cost.
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