Each quarter we will try and bring you a story on a members car. This quarter we feature Club Member David Abas’s beautifully presented Black Cobra with rag top which won last years Mustang Round Up’s best presented Cobra.
|Joined MCOC||February 2014|
|Buy or Build||Brought the car as a unfinished project|
|Year||2005/1965 427 SC AC Cobra Replica|
|Full or Club||Full Vic Reg- CBRAV8|
|Motor||Ford AU 5.0 V8 EECV Ford ECU with Moristech Pro Sequential Interceptor ECU, Crow Cam , Roller Rockers, Ported and Polished Heads and Custom Air Intake.|
|Gearbox||T5 5 Speed with Heavy Duty Clutch|
|Front Suspension||Jag Suspension with Koni Adjustable shocks,and King Springs|
|Rear Suspension||Jag Rear End with Koni Adjustable Shocks and late model 3.54 internals|
|Wheels||Boyd Coddington Wheels 18x8 Front and 18x10 Rear|
|Paint Colour||Black with Brushed Aluminium Vinyl Stripes|
|Interior Colour||Dark Grey Carpet with Black Leather Seats , Dash and Door Trims|
|Roof or Not||Custom Made Soft Top by Classic and Sport Interiors|
I brought my Cobra as an unfinished project from Steve Ziegler back in May 2014.
Steve Ziegler was a member of the MCOC back in the early days of the Club, at the time when Steve was a member, his car…now my car, was featured on the clubs website, it was painted in flat black with a spray can and had seats but no carpet or trims of any kind.
I am a Panel Beater by trade and although I have been out of the trade for 25 years, I was still able to do the body work and much of the paint preparation with my son as a father son project, not to mention cheap labour as well.
I have never stopped improving my car, even things like replacing as many of the bolts and screws with stainless steel bolts and screws.
I get almost as much enjoyment out of working on my Cobra as I do driving it, as a lot of the club members know, I once took a man for a drive in my Cobra who was days away from dying of Cancer, all he wanted before he died was to go for a ride in a AC Cobra, I think of this man quite often and it reminds me how lucky some of us are to own and drive perhaps the most iconic and beautiful car ever built.