2017 AC Cobra (Replica)
Rare opportunities like this don’t come around often and here is your chance to buy a piece of modern history. In 2016/2017 Sidchrome decided to build an AC Cobra through Python Vehicles and it was to be given away in a draw to one lucky winner.
Python’s George Vidovic and his team have been building Cobras since 1979, and the Sidchrome car will be the 101st car to roll out of their South Melbourne workshop.
The choice of engine on this particular build was a 5.0-litre Ford Coyote V8, to keep the project purely all-Ford. The motor is a brand-new crate deal from Sean Hyland Motorsport in Canada. It will run a stock Mustang intake, but with custom pipes. More than enough grunt to get the little Cobra moving!
Behind the big mill is a Tremec six-speed with an 8.8-inch Ford diff and IRS out back. This is the first time the Python crew have worked with a Coyote donk, and the sheer width of the engine means there has been a fair bit of engineering work to get it all fitting nicely.
Chassis-wise, the car runs a set-up based on Python’s successful two-car race team.
The whole deal will have a tough race vibe, with Halibrand-style knock-off rims and gnarly sidepipes.
While the Coyote mill, big brakes and race-bred suspension means that it will drive like a dream.
The car has been upgraded with Custom made wheels made by Vintage Wheels in the USA at a cost of around $11k, Halibrand pin drive wheels with spinners, it also comes with period correct 16 inch FIA wheels with Goodyear billboard tyres.
The vehicle also has 2 exhaust systems, shown currently with side pipes it also has an under body exhaust for those looking for a quieter ride! The body is fibreglass, the work of Fran Cronie at Raceglass.
To really give the Cobra a stamp of individuality, an 8mm Sidchrome spanner has been set into each front guard.
This truly is unique bad boy and the mere fact it’s a 1 of 1 makes it rare piece of modern history.