So what can I say about me?.….……I am 51 years old and live in Wiltshire and an ex Avionics & Telecommunications Engineer.
The desire to own a Cobra has been with me for a long time but a lack of space, time, money and a young family always seemed to present a challenge, until now….
….I suspect that I am not unlike many other dreamers and have spent a long time assembling information, reading, blogging, forums, ebay and the like although I have to confess that whilst the end state has always been crystal clear – “it will be either Silver with a stripe or Red with a stripe or Blue with a stripe” – I actually had no clue of which kit ? which engine ? which gearbox ? self-build ? factory build ? or simply buy one ? – you know, the minor stuff and as long as it is either Black, Blue, Silver or Red we will be okay ! So a few decisions ;
- I want to build, not buy.
- I want something that could be used for European road trips.
- I want reliability and ease of maintenance.
To be candid, I consciously restricted my research to AK, Dax and Gardner Douglas and whilst there were pro’s and con’s to each manufacturer a few emails later and a day with Meena at Gardner Douglas in late September, confirmed the decision – a GDJAG based MkIV with LS3 and T56 Magnum gearbox.
According to she who must be obeyed, I had apparently wasted years deliberating and fact finding as the decision was, apparently, very simple ;
..She was a nice helpful lady, that car we saw was a nice colour and there were no shiny things down the side – lets have that one !
This is my blog recording the trials, tribulations and processes of my GD427 build. I am not by any means an expert on either Blogs, Kit Cars or Cobra builds but I will be trying to build it well and to the best of my ability, you can follow my progress here.