Celebrity-owned Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Recreation Could Become Your Own “Firestarter”

This low-mileage, celebrity-owned 1996 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C recreation by Contemporary looks ready to thrill its next owner.

The car, currently offered in an online auction by Collecting Cars, was originally owned by Liam Howlett of Prodigy and has covered just 4,366 miles since new.

Power comes from a genuine Shelby 7.0-liter V8 engine, complete with four twin-choke Weber carburetors, and paired to a four-speed Ford Toploader manual transmission. According to the advert, it runs smoothly and has been well maintained throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.

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In fact, the engine was fully rebuilt in 2001 at a cost of over £20,000 (around $25k in current exchange rates), after it lost compression during a trip to Le Mans; every component was seen to, from Shelby’s alloy block, camshaft and pistons to gaskets,  pushrods, ignitor system and oil pump.

NY-based Contemporary Classic Motor Car Company used the specs and measurements of an original S/C Cobra, with the car featuring a precisely crafted fiberglass body on top of an aluminum inner structure. The chassis is an original-style four-inch tube ladder item that was blasted, etch-primed and powder-coated.

Finished in silver with double black stripes, this beautiful example of a Shelby Cobra recreation is described to be in excellent condition. The adjustable suspension features new shock absorbers all around while the whole car has been fully rewired.

The rear axle features a Jaguar E-Type 3.54:1 differential, while the side-exit exhausts are the original stainless-steel system.

If you live in the UK and want to scratch that Cobra itch, then what are you waiting for?

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