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  1. #1
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    Ram cobra for sale


    I am thinking of selling my Ram Cobra after having owned it for 2.5 years now, (and improving it along the way). I am veering towards selling this and also my daily driver to get me an F Type V6S Coupe, although I may regret this later as there is nothing quite like the raw experience of a Cob on a sunny day. Before officially putting on the market on Pistonheads etc. I thought a mention on here might uncover a closet Ram searcher who would appreciate an early “heads up”. Tax runs out at the end of the month so seemed a good time for me to consider selling it.
    Registered 1/09/2004 as a Ram SC (Shelby Cobra), it has done 11,400 miles and I have all the old MOT’s and a box file of papers on the car. Current MOT is valid until March 26 2016
    Finished in blue metallic with white Le mans stripes. Full cream leather seats and dash, dark blue carpets, chrome Smiths dials, Motolita woodrim steering wheel, Ford 4 speed toploader gearbox with Hurst shifter. Jag running gear, four pot calipers with Wilwood master cylinder, adjustable front & rear anti-roll bars, Spax adjustable shockers all round, Kenlow adjustable fans, twin Aston fillers caps (both functioning). Engine dressed with pop riveted aluminium, heat protected bonnet. Replica Halibrands by Image with spinners, front 8inch 225/45/17, rear 10inch 255/40/17 with Toyo Proxes T1-R purchased & fitted March 2014 (now done 2,600 miles on them). Push button strat with 2 sets of keys, Thatcham immobiliser with 2 tags (one a bit tatty!), Chrome sidepipes, Willans 4 point harnesses, blue Mohair soft-top and also 2 year old blue Mohair tonneau cover with zip. Twin chrome roll bars, blue sun visors, wind deflectors, front and rear chrome nudge bars, chrome wing mirrors and centre rear view mirror, chrome bonnet latches with cam wedges. It also has a stereo with CD player but I have never used it – why would you?
    The car was fitted with a professionally rebuilt engine in May of this year:-
    The 5.8Litre engine is a Ford 351ci Cleveland and has done under 1000 miles since installation. It was run in on the dyno at Engine Data Analysis, and the results were 340HP and 350 lb-ft of torque (corrected figures – I have the print-out). It’s a fairly standard engine with 2v heads with comp cams roller rockers and valve springs/top caps & standard crank and rods (crack tested and all rotating parts balanced). The pistons are Speed Pro TRW forged flat tops. The cam is a comp cams 270 Hydraulic magnum with flat tappets. The intake manifold is an Edelbrock Performer RPM and the carb is a Holley 670 street avenger with vacuum secondary’s (tuned on the Dyno) I am informed the block was machined by Ken at EDA to 90 degrees to the crank and bored/honed to +30 thou using a torque plate.
    Also fitted this year is a new clutch thrust bearing, the flywheel was machined whilst it was out and a new clutch plate was also fitted at the same time. Last year a new Rover SDI radiator was fitted by Roger Klimcke Racing so you can appreciate so much of the running gear is almost new
    Looking for offers in the region of £33,995 for this lovely looking car. PM me in the first instance for contact details. I am based in Essex near Stansted Airport
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    A picture of the engine before it was installed in May!
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    I'm underwhelmed with the response, ha ha! Anyone got advice on what I should be expecting as far as value is concerned?

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    I think you may be £5k+ too high for a car that old.
    Others might disagree, and just my humble, FWIW.
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    Huddart FE428 + toploader

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    Nice looking Ram. Money has been spent on it and £34k if you can find the right buyer. As Kev says high 20s more realistic but you never know.

    Good luck with the sale.
    Z4 E89 sDrive30i M Sport Highline

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    I should have added, yes, it is a fine looking car, i didnt mean to appear so negative, sorry!
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  7. #7
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    Or go with the current trend and ask a stooopid price!

    I'd guess at high £20s too. But just a guess.

    All depends on urgency really

    Looks nice though

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    (Didn't mean your current price was stooopid...just to confirm!)

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    It's a Ram and has Ford in it. Worth every penny IMHO.

    Rog
    AK 427 SC now sold. New ride is a 57 Chevy Bel Air Big Block 454

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    Thanks for all the comments, (and compliments on the car). Seems like late £20s or early thirties are the order of the day then if I want to sell fairly quickly. As normal there is a wide variance on other RAM's up for sale at the well known Cob specialists at the moment, ranging from a smidge under £30k to two cars at THT at £40k. Also a couple at £35k.

    All in all, a private sale at around £32k sounds like it may be reasonable without being "stooopid"

    John

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