Red and white
Here’s something very special! This Ram Cobra is a stunning car in every way and in a class above most Cobras you see.
It was professionally built by a classic car restoration company in 1998. However, it is correctly registered as a 1976 Ram SC Cobra with a 5-litre Ford V8 on the V5 logbook, so it’s tax and MoT exempt.
The red and white paintwork is in excellent condition and is perfectly complemented by Halibrand replica wheels made by Image and shod with as-new tyres. There are correct side pipes and chrome trim including the roll-bar. Correct quick-lift jack hooks are fitted front and rear, although there are also stainless steel front and rear bumpers if preferred.
The interior is just as convincing, with a combination of leather seats and aluminium, firewall, bulkhead and floors. There are period-correct Smith’s instruments with a reverse winding speedometer, and Willans harnesses. A custom-made tonneau covers the cockpit.
However, a Cobra is all about performance and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. It has a period-correct Ford V8 5000cc (302ci) Cleveland wide-block engine. This was fully rebuilt less then 3,000 miles ago from a 30,000-mile 1971 Ford Falcon, documented with all receipts, and is topped with four-barrel Holly carburettor, which has recently been rebuilt and set up. The four-speed gearbox is from the same Falcon.
The Ram chassis was designed by Reynard, making this arguably the best-handling Cobra replica with with pedigree tracing back to the 1970s. There’s coil-over suspension all round, recently set up with new springs and adjustable dampers. Plus, a salisbury 4HU limited-slip differential is fitted with the rarer 2.88 crown-wheel and pinion, gives the car a comfortable 80mph cruising speed at 2000rpm in fourth gear, while still being plenty lively enough to smoke the tyres. Jaguar XJS brakes complete the chassis set up.
Since being built, the car was only taken and displayed at a village car show once a year and hence covered next to no mileage until 2018, when the last owner bought it then put around 3000 miles on the clock. He is the director of a classic car restoration business and has continued to hone the Cobra to ensure it’s in tip-top condition.
This unique Cobra comes with a huge folder of paperwork and photographs, documenting the car’s build and upkeep right back to the original receipts from Ram. Included in the sale is the cherished plate GOI 2534.
If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we can make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based in the historic village of Bosham, on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!
Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.
Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.
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