1988 / 2008 / E Gardner Douglas AC Cobra (1988)




Registered as 1988 / E Reg,
Build Completion 2008,
1 Owner,
3,800 Miles,
5.7 Ford V8,
5 Speed Tremec Gearbox,
Light Metallic Blue with White Stripes,
Navy Blue Leather,
Grey Wilton Carpets,
MOT to 10 October 2014.
Gardner Douglas Sports Cars first began trading in 1990. Fronted by Andy Burrows whose background was structural engineering. His take on the Cobra Chassis was more akin to Lotus having a fully triangulated backbone chassis with an extremely strong semi-monocoque GRP body. The body is isolated from the chassis via 14 rubberised mounting bushes thus giving a far less harsh, more modern ride than most other Cobra recreations. The other unique Gardner Douglas feature is the body can be removed completely from the chassis within a couple of hours. The Gardner Douglas with its rave magazine reviews is a modern interpretation of the Classic 60’s Cobra rather than a copy of the original.
This particular Mk3 Gardner Douglas was SVA approved  in 2008 but registered as a 1988 on an ‘E’ registration plate. Powered by a 5.7 Litre Ford V8 (302 stroked to 347) which has been dyno tested at 400BHP. The engine was built by ‘Engine Data Analysis’ of Castleford, specialists in American racing and drag racing engines. This is coupled to a 5 speed Tremec gearbox and limited slip differential.  The body is finished in a beautiful Light Metallic Blue with White Le Mans Stripes and 17” Image wheels. It was built without the wet weather gear option meaning the lines of the car are cleaner with no rivets to accommodate the Tonneau and Soft Top. It boasts a detailed Engine Bay, Stainless Steel Exhausts and Twin Chrome Roll Hoops and Bumpers.
What makes this Cobra Recreation stand out is the fact that it was engineer built by a championship winning constructor and driver of single seat oval racers.
This car offers one of the best driving experiences of any Cobra replica we have had the pleasure of offering for sale.
External – the paintwork is in very good order with no obvious blemishes to note.
Wheels – in excellent condition with no kerbing.
Interior – In excellent condition with no excessive wearing in the seats, carpeting or trim.
Tyres (New 7/8mm – Legal limit 1.6mm)
Front – NEW
Rear – 7mm
- Invoice File
- Rolling Road Results
- MOT Certificate
- HPI Report
- 1 Key
- Navy Blue Leather Seats
- Grey Wilton Carpet
- Push Button Engine Start
- Auto Meter Pro-Comp Dials
- Willans Harnesses
- Light Blue Metallic Paintwork
- White Le Mans Stripes
- 5.7 Ford V8
- 5 Speed Tremec Gearbox
- Stainless Steel Exhaust
- Twin Chrome Roll Hoops
- 17” Image Wheels
- Chrome Bumpers
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  • Mileage: 3,800
  • Year: 1988
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 5.7
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 400
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 1

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