20th Sep, 2023 10:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 123

1999 Cobretti Viper Cobra Evocation

Lot details

Registration No: MRD 711J
Chassis No: 1L16632BW
MOT: June 2024

  • 5.7 litre Chevrolet power mated to manual transmission
  • Professionally built Coupe-style Hardtop
  • Offered with two box files of history, including the original build sheets and the SVA requirements

The iconic Cobra has spawned many evocations, allowing for the opportunity for ownership of cars evoking one of the legends of the automotive world. The car’s history, notoriety and enduring popularity resulted in Autokraft producing cars in 1980, after twelve years out of production. In parallel with Autokraft’s ‘official’ MkIV version, a worldwide micro-industry of replica car builders grew-up to satisfy the continuing demand for the legendary sports car. It could be viewed that ’Cobra’ styled kits became the most prolific ‘kit car’ of all. Cobretti Based in Morden, Surrey, Cobretti Engineering was just one of those companies involved in meeting demand. Established in 1987, Cobretti also took over the production of the Brightwheel Viper Cobra after that company folded. Initially a ladder-type chassis, the Cobretti chassis became more of a spaceframe layout as the design developed and had been described as one of the strongest. Their kits were designed to accept Ford Cortina/Sierra and Jaguar running gear, with a wide variety of engine options ranging from the humble Ford Pinto, via Sierra Cosworth, Jaguar XJ6/12 and Rover V8, all the way up to a big-block Chevy. Common to all Cobretti Vipers was the 427-style GRP body with flared front wheel arches.

Built in 1999, this right-hand drive example of the Cobretti Viper was the subject of SVA Type Approval once completed. Finished in period-style Blue paintwork, providing the power is a 5.7 Litre Chevrolet V8 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, which has been treated to various Edelbrock modifications. Additionally, there is a professionally built coupe-style Hardtop that had been manufactured for the car and an alarm system has been fitted. In ownership, the car has been MOT’d every year and is described as ‘Very Good’ in all aspects. Ready to drive and enjoy, according to the vendor, there are two box files of history, including the original build sheets and the SVA requirements.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
07943 584767


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Now owned by its employees and trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe.


Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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Tuesday 19th September 2023 from 1pm to 8pm
Wednesday 20th September 2023 from 9am


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