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: Doug and Lillian
Joined CCCV: 2004
Lives in: Melbourne
Buy or Build: Build
Year: 2004
First Registered: 2010
Kit: Kenmer Engineering
Motor: 5.4 Litre Quad Cam Ford
Gearbox: 4 speed auto
Exhaust: 2 ˝” undercar
Suspension: Independent
Wheels: 15 inch Minilites
Chassis: Steel monocoque
Body: Fibreglass
Paint: Light Blue (Ford Velocity) with added sparkle
Interior: Black vinyl with cloth inserts. BA Falcon instrument cluster. Single Chrome roll bar.
Favourite feature of the car: Olde world charm / style

Why a Cobra?
From the time I was seventeen I wanted a Bolwell Nagari. When I turned eighteen the insurance company said yes but with the cost of the premium I could have wall papered my room with dollar bills. Over the years I looked at a few Nigari’s but they were either Australia’s most expensive car or most expensive wreck. Then one day on the Monash Freeway Lillian spied a Cobra and said “that is a nice looking car”. There began my research into which Cobra to build.

What have you done to the car?
Since registration I have only mad a few changes. The seats that I had for registration were comfortable enough but, because I am no lightweight I needed seats that gave me more room. The new seats allow me to sit lower and a little farther back.
Also a much more free flowing exhaust system has been added. More recently new springs all round. The car now rides a little softer over harsh surfaces.
A soft top for the few times the weather hasn’t been kind.
Side pipes (added bling)
A cold air intake could be the next modification

What do you like doing with your car the most?
Simply driving it. I really enjoy the open air environment.
Club display days are often interesting.
We also like doing club runs. The Alpine run is brilliant, and the Bellarine run is a favourite as we like to stay a couple of extra days after the event to enjoy the delights the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer.