About Me

So what can I say about me?.….……I 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.