The Shelby AC Cobra achieved an iconic status, its powerful V8 soon attaining competition success throughout the world and in so doing; original examples have risen to astronomical price levels. This has led to a plethora of copies stretching back many years but one thing is certain, there is quality and then there is real quality. Gardner Douglas Sports Cars is an engineering firm that has attained a reputation for the highest quality engineering with all of their products, especially with their Cobra replica GD 427 Mk. III and they certainly stand amongst the highest level of quality manufacturers of this type of replica motor car.
This stunning one owner example of the Gardner Douglas Cobra was first registered on UK roads in 2006 with the appropriate SVA/IVA test. The car was specified with a Ford 302cu 5 litre
V8 engine, fed by a 4 barrel carburettor, and with an RPM inlet manifold, aluminium Edelbrock performance heads, Mallory ignition system, and a stainless steel underslung exhaust system.
The Cobra was further finished with a chrome air filter, Edelbrock rocker covers, stainless steel header tank and silicone hoses. Further exterior trim included a chrome front bumper and rear overriders, clear front indicators, a full badge set, chrome mirrors, smoked sun visors, clear wind deflectors, polished aluminium stone guards, a 3-leg roll bar and aluminum fuel filler.
Sitting on 16′ Halibrand alloys with Toyo tyres on each corner, and finished in stunning Aston Martin Viper Blue coachwork with Wimbledon white Le Mans style stripes, with a cream leather interior, this is a truly stunning example from a very well respected Cobra builder.