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2001 Superformance Cobra Replica

SB 100 Approved/Smog Exempt in California. Well-Optioned

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VIN Ki399AM1925
Exterior Color Titanium
Interior Color Black Leather
Mileage 13663 Miles
Engine 351 c.i. Windsor V8
Transmission 5 Speed
Status Sold
Stock FJ480

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2001 Superformance AC Mark III Cobra Replica
s/n K1399AM1925
Titanium with Black Leather Interior

Superformance’s 700 series Cobra replicas have established the company as a builder of high-quality replicas that feature a number of thoughtful updates to make the car very usable in modern traffic. From the aluminum radiator to the full fresh air ventilation system to the subtly repositioned door hinges to allow for more space for the driver’s shin, Superformance’s replicas are superbly made and carefully thought out. With a 5-speed transmission, four wheel independent suspension and high quality fiberglass body, they also competent high performance machines that also maintain the spirit of the original Cobra. At the same time, they maintain a high level of authenticity in terms of the aesthetic experience, right down to the counterclockwise Smiths speedometer and riveted hood scoop.

This particular car was ordered at the end of 2000 and completed during 2001. It is a factory built car featuring a number of options and has had three San Francisco Bay Area owners from new. Also extremely noteworthy is that this car has had its SB100 approval completed, which allows it to be registered in California while remaining smog exempt. This is a several month process that requires several thousand dollars, so this is very attractive to potential California buyers.

The car is fitted with a 351 cid Windsor V8 and Tremec 5-speed gearbox, as well as several options including glove box, sun visors, leather steering wheel, jet hot coated exhaust, stainless steel heat shield for exhaust manifolds, very rare dual roll hoops, and fire extinguisher. In 2007, the car was fitted with an Alpine CD player with Rockford amplifier and MB Quart components.

The car comes with extensive paperwork and documentation, including service invoices, original manual, and a tremendous amount of documentation from the build of the car. There are also service records for maintenance since the car’s build. This maintenance has included a new clutch about 5,000 miles ago and a new 850CFM Holley carburetor 2,000 miles ago, as well as regular upkeep.

Having covered about 13,700 miles from new, this car is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. The paint is high quality and reflects Superformance’s craftsmanship. There are very few flaws to speak of, with only light chipping from road use, a few chips around the door edges, and no signs of damage or repair. The glass, lights, and lenses are all excellent and the wheels are almost unmarked Halibrand replicas with three-eared knock-offs. The car is fitted with Goodyear tires with evocative white lettering. Another neat detail is the removable Velcro-affixed bug screen over the radiator to facilitate cleaning.

The interior is in similarly nice condition. The seats are upholstered in high quality black leather with vinyl dashboard and door panels. There is one flaw noticeable near the top of the driver’s seatback but the remainder of the interior is free from significant wear or damage. A leather-rimmed Moto Lita steering wheel is fitted along with lovely cast AC pedals. Some oddments trays have been added for convenience, along with a tasteful brushed aluminum bracket in which a Clarion Radio/CD player has been installed. The interior also features 4-point racing belts.

The engine compartment is very tidy and professionally built up. There are custom valve covers and air cleaner cover, and no signs of leakage of any kind. The motor is placed well behind the front axle and as a small block unit, weighs considerably less than a big block, which improves handling while delivering prodigious power in the region of 400hp. The trunk is fully finished with black carpeting and there is also a full tonneau cover and car cover.

This is a excellent opportunity to acquire a high quality replica of one of motoring’s true legends. The subtle modernizations make the car truly usable in today`s world, yet at the same, the car preserves the raw and visceral driving experience that immortalized the AC Cobra. Indeed, one only needs to listen to the glorious noise of the V8 from the side pipes to remember what this car is all about. This particular example, with its desirable options, authentic appearance, and excellent mechanical state is ideal for someone who has always admired the Cobra and wants to enjoy the car with peace of mind. Additionally, with SB100 certification, the car is a breeze to register in California.

 


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