This Contemporary Cobra (Contemporary Classic Motor Car Company, Mamaroneck, New York), chassis# CCX-3-3422 was crafted after the 1965 Shelby Cobra chassis number CSX3045 original Cobra as the “master tooling” to create the one-piece fiberglass mold for Contemporary Classic’s Cobra replicas.
This rarin’ to go reptile has logged only 3,500 miles [5,600 km].
Since the late 1970s Contemporary Classic has been universally recognized as one of those top-rung “Go To” Cobra replicas (alongside E.R.A. of New Britain, Connecticut) for serpent enthusiasts seeking high quality of engineering and all the vestiges of the look, the persona and the spirited performance of Shelby’s original menace of the motorways.
It boasts a round-tube ladder chassis and suspension setup very similar to Shelby’s originals, and the rear end is a rugged Jag/Salisbury setup, also faithfully authentic in performance to those Salisbury setups in the originals. Stir an original cast-iron 427FE engine and a rugged Ford ‘toploader’ gearbox into the mix, and you’ve got the original-faithful beauty you see here!
And as these Contemporary Classic Cobras have matured just a bit, they have also acquired the patina one would expect of a Shelby original, so that the original/ authenticity factor is enhanced accordingly.
Possessing this li’l red reptile is as close as you’ll ever get to owning and driving any original Shelby American 427 Cobra without investing well into seven figures of hard-earned U.S. Dollars.
—Beneath the Bonnet—
Ford cast-iron original 427FE
(the .44 magnum of The Golden Age of Racing)
Ford 427FE big-block engine fitted with Inglese ‘Stack Four’ 2-barrel (48mm) Weber carburetors with ball-bearing & gimbaled carburetor linkage
Nothing responds to pedal nudging more spectacularly than
those legendary Weber stacks.
One tower of power per cylinder: touch the pedal and hold on!
—In this Legend-faithful cockpit—
The cockpit in this li’l red reptile is outfitted with:
Halibrand pin-drive replica wheels [17″x8″ front; 17″x10″ rear], shod with brand-new Goodyear Eagle F1 rubber [255/45Rx17 front; 315/45Rx17″ rear]
Handlaid fiberglass body panels with steel tube reinforcements in all openings and all stress points. Where the body points carry loads (hinge points, latch points, et al.) they are reinforced with steel bars or panels. The body is bonded to the chassis and is non-stressed. Premium base-coat and clear-coat urethane finish.
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Kennith Stewart, Gen. Sales Manager
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