Cobra Car Club of Victoria

Feature Car!
CCCV has over one hundred active members, here is some detail on a selection of our rides

Owner: Gregg
Joined CCCV: 2008
Lives in: Croydon
Buy or Build: Build
Year: 2008
First Registered: 2008
Kit: Classic Revival
Motor: GM LS1 5.7L
Gearbox: 6 speed T56
Front Suspension: QA1 Coil Overs Double A-Arm, Power Steering
Rear Suspension: QA1 Coil Overs Diff VE LSD 3.45
Wheels: 17 inch
Paint: Voodoo Blue with Pearl White Stripes
Interior: Black
Favourite feature of the car: Stance when looking at rear with those wide 315mm Tyres

Why a Cobra?
Like most Cobra owners I too saw the Ampol add and fell in love with the shape, sound and timeless shape of the Cobra. Back in 2008 my family and I were driving along and one of my three sons said “Dad there’s a Cobra you like?” and I said “when I retire I want to build one”. My wife (little did she realise), said “why wait, build one now. The rest is history... Thankfully with the power of the Internet I spent 6 months trawling all things Cobra and building etc and visited a couple of manufacturers and settled on the new (at the time) Round Tube Chassis kit from Classic Revival. I obtained my engineer/gearbox/ECU etc as a used item from a wrecked SS Commodore. Engine is still going strong.

What have you done to the car?
Once I completed the build, I then put it through the VASS Vic Roads Engineering and Rego process and its now on full rego. Since rego I had it painted by one of the CCCV club members and completed the interior. I have had it on the track a few times a year which is a great place to check any weaknesses in the car and have improved things like suspension (QA1’s) , brakes (6 Piston Fronts and 4 Piston rears) and had an ECU tune (extra 50 kilowasps). I am always tinkering with little things just for fun mainly.

What do you like doing with your car and the Cobra Club
Since 2008 I have put 35,000 kilometres on the car and drive it every chance I get, even commute to work @South Melbourne in it. I also luv getting out on the race tracks such as Winton, Phillip Island and Wakefield Park (Cobra Nationals) with my CCCV mates. We have a blast and there is a great safe environment with a high degree of respect for each other’s cars so no bashing panels etc. Just great fun.

YouTube Video of my last Winton event with some nice overtakes and great car control ??