Contemporary Classic 427SC
Monza Red/Arctic White LeMans stripes

3/4-frontal pass-side shot above is hotlinked [same view, much larger size].

This dazzling Monza Red 427S/C Contemporary Cobra is from one of the original and best Cobra (and Daytona Coupe) replica companies in the business. Totally convincing replication: the Contemporary Classic 427SC was (and is) as close as you can get to owning an original menace-of-the-motorways 427 Cobra.

It was #3 of just 9 factory-built turnkey Cobras, and has been registered in New York state since 1990. It's now being offered for sale for the first time by its original owner.

This worthy successor to Carroll's original big-block serpent has logged only 20,000 miles [±32,200 km].

This sleek serpent is registered in New York as a 1965 Cobra.

428 Super Cobra Jet cast-iron V8
[delivers 330 horsepower/430 ft./lbs. torque]

Super Cobra Jet engine photo above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Professionally built by none other than Dennis Barberia of B&L Automotive [Contemporary's engine builder of choice, in the Bronx] surrounded by highly polished aluminum engine compartment panels.

Driver-side broadside photo above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Gear Train

Original FoMoCo toploader transmission was replaced with a Tremec TKO600 in 2008; NHRA-approved steel safety bellhousing and Hayes clutch ensemble; Jag/Salisbury IRS brings up the rear.

The Cockpit

Aerial cockpit shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with 'correct' Lucas amps gauge and reverse-winding speedometer]
  • 15" Mota-Lita handcrafted hardwood-rimmed steering wheel.
  • OEM steel [slide-adjustable] tubular seat frames with supple English Connolly Leather upholstery
  • English Wilton Wool carpeting with leather piping
  • full-size map pocket in each door

Moto-Lita wheel & instrument panel shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

3/4-frontal/driver-side shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Rolling Stock

  • rare 16" Halibrand pin-drive wheels [held on securely with Halibrand knockoff hubs]
  • BF Goodrich 'G-Force' rubber [225/50Rx16" front; 255/50Rx16" rear]

The Approaching Menace 
in Enzo's Rearview Mirror

'In-your-face' frontal shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Chassis, Suspension, Brakes

X-Ray shot above unveils Contemporary's acclaimed chassis setup.

  • 4" round-tube jig-welded frame with square tube crossmembers and outriggers... functionally and visually closely resembling the original Cobra's frame
  • rugged Jag XKE/Salisbury independent rear with Spax coil-over adjustable shocks
  • torsion bar front with Spax adjustable shocks
  • Wilwood calipers in front; Jag brakes in the rear

Where the luggage
meets the Road

Above luggage-compartment shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Above rear/quarter (driver-side) shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Other Particulars

This one-owner serpent has been registered and driven in the New York/New England area since 1990. It still wears the original paint, so she will show some minor chips and scratches as expected... persuasively similar to the 'patina' of an original Shelby serpent.

The engine compartment, oil cooler enclosure and trunk all boast a faithful reproduction of the aluminum paneling that perfectly replicates the look and persona of the original 427SC.

Battery is concealed in the boot (luggage compartment).

It has been thoroughly enjoyed and driven and is now ready for a new home.

You get a letter of authenticity from Peter Bayer himself, the founder of Contemporary Classic Motor Car Company in Mamaroneck, New York... and who to this day lives only three doors down the street from me!

You'll encounter no unpleasant surprises... only breathtaking motoring adventures!


 Mike Dedona 

(917) 807-XXXX EST (cell)
Located in Westport, Connecticut

5 December 2017: You can mark my Monza Red Contemporary Classic Cobra SOLD! Gone to a new home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. And in just over a week on CobraCountry! Many thanks for your 'reach' to us Cobra enthusiasts! Mike Dedona

The spectacular Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Mike himself, using his Nikon D5000 digicam and its standard 18–55mm short-zoom lens. Mike scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Cobra Photography Tips'... and his results speak for themselves!

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