Some people will scoff at tribute cars, but Le Mans Coupes LTD has some of the best in the world that are so true to the original even the purest of purists would have to acknowledge how good they are. Three iconic cars are offered, Sebring Cobra, GT40 and Cobra Daytona Coupe. Prices on application.
These highly-accurate, limited-edition Cobra Roadsters honour the famous 1963/1964 Sebring exploits of Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Allen Grant and Dave MacDonald. The cars are full of original detail, with the recommended powerplant being a period correct 289ci Ford V8 topped by a contemporary eight-stack ITB fuel injection system – pumping out no less than 435bhp. Prices on application.
The Superformance GT40 are so accurate that 70 percent of the components are interchangeable with the originals. They come complete with P/2000 Series chassis numbers recognised by the Shelby American World Registry. Each car is painstakingly hand-built by Hi-tech Automotive in South Africa and offered as either the original Ford MKI and MKII cars, available in right or left hand drive. Powerplant options range from 5.6 to 7.0 litres (430 to 560bhp), central or sill-mounted gearchange, and ZF RBT or Quaife transaxle. Depending on the choice of engine, Superformance GT40s can rocket from rest to 60mph in a mere 3.7 seconds and top 205mph flat out. Prices start from £102,500 plus VAT, and an example of the MKI version can be viewed on the Quaife stand at the upcoming London Classic Car Show, ExCeL, February 23-26 2017.
Cobra Daytona Coupes
The company also offers the stunning Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 9000 Series that was developed directly from the originals by the same designers – Peter Brock and Bob Negstad. The latest cars combine the stunning shape of the originals that carried Ford to victory in the 1965 FIA Sports Car Championship but combined with the latest in engineering technology. As a result they were sanctioned by the late, great Carroll Shelby and subsequently adopted as an official Shelby product. The current MKII version rides on original-style 15 inch wheels and comes with a choice of Ford motorsport and GM LS3 engines. Prices from £102,500 plus VAT.
Nigel Hulme, Le Mans Coupes’ Managing Director said: “The current value of original Cobras and GT40s has put them way beyond the pockets of most enthusiasts, yet interest in them is growing rather fading. The products we offer allow people to live the dream at a (relatively) affordable price.”
See www.superformanceuk.com for further details.