Lot 155 - 2002 AC Cobra 427 by Dax
|Odometer reading||10,259 miles|
|Result||Sold - £44,148|
- Supplied with desirable hardtop
- Chevrolet 383c.i., 5.7 litre, V8 engine
Founded in 1968, the Dax Cobra has steadily established itself as a much sought after classic sports car in its own right. John Tojeiro, the original designer of the AC Ace chassis became a director of the company and the car was renamed the Dax Tojeiro. The hugely charismatic Dax 427 has since remained the undisputed market leader for more than 25 years. The cars enduring popularity owes much to Dax's policy of continual product improvement and painstaking attention to detail. A philosophy that has clearly shaped every aspect of today's Dax 427. From its state of the art technical specification, top quality composite body and sumptuous leather interior to its deep-dished Halibrand style wheels, trademark stainless steel side pipe exhausts and low, wide, purposeful stance. 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. It's no exaggeration to say that the car amazes all that go out in it, harnessing the power of the V8 with 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 demonstrator for a few laps around Brands Hatch, great praise indeed from an ex-Formula One driver.
This simply fantastic example is presented in the British Racing Green with iconic racing stripes and unusually this has the optional and gorgeous hardtop which adds an element of real practicality to the V8 brute. It is fitted with the only engine to be found in a Cobra, the Chevrolet 383c.i., 5.7 litre, V8 engine. Naturally this example sounds fantastic and will give you goosebumps. It was first registered May 2002 and has since covered just over 10,259 miles. Contained within the detailed and impressive history file is a comprehensive collection of invoices relating to the cars build which includes many from Dax for what was clearly a no expense spared philosophy. Also bills for continual maintenance from some of the very best V8 specialists in the industry. The present owner was meticulous in sourcing this car having it purchased for his 50th birthday and no stone has been unturned in maintaining and accessorising, The result is simply stunning and would put a smile on anyone’s face.
*Please note the registration will be retained and an age related plate will be issued in due course
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