Lot 248 - 1967 AC Cobra 289 by BRA
|Odometer reading||27,584 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
The BRA 289 was the first replica 289 to be produced in the UK and was moulded from an original Cobra 289. The car was designed by John Berry and Peter Ibbotson in Doncaster and over 260 were produced from 1981 until 1998 when production ceased. Gerry Hawkridge was one of the first BRA customers; he later went on to join the management of the company. When BRA ceased production, Gerry went on to form Hawk from his base in South-East England, using the remains of BRA.
Registered as a 1967 car, it is worth noting that JFA 332F could easily be registered in Europe as an MGB GT V8 was used as the donor. Constructed in the early 1980's, this BRA Cobra has a correct and frankly fabulous appearance. The car is offered in metallic slate grey with black leather bucket seats piped in red and Willans harness seatbelts. This example is presented with a suitable period plate from the donor car which complements its heritage look. The engine is a 3.5 litre Rover V8 unit equipped with a Holley Carburettor, giving excellent performance. The car has just undergone a comprehensive strip down and rebuild and could now be considered as almost new, with many man hours spent on fine tuning the fabulous sounding power-unit. The previous owner also spent over £5,000 on new brakes, shock absorbers, a steering rack, poly bushing the suspension and a general shakedown to complete the rest of the car’s fine order.
The car sits on four refinished knock-off wire wheels shod with four good tyres and a half roll bar is fitted behind the driver as a passing nod to safety but, if you are intent on purchasing a V8 Cobra; safety is not necessarily going to be your primary concern.
Accompanying the car is a large history file detailing various works undertaken over many years. A tonneau cover is also provided which fits snugly in place when the car is not in use or may be used to cover the passenger's side when driving solo. If adrenaline pumping power and a gorgeous V8 growl is what you’ve been looking for, then look no further.
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