Cobra replicas are cool, but how about an even more unique European-inspired design with a V8 at its heart? Take a good look at this 1960 Austin Healey Sebring 5000 replica. Its fuel-injected V8, four-wheel disc brakes, sports suspension, and plenty of comfort features make this desirable for more than just its retro-cool style.
The bold red instantly announces that this craftsman-style body has a wild side. The paint's big gloss not only emphasizes the classic British elegance but it also makes the most of the extra-wide fender flares that come on the fiberglass body. There are great vintage touches like the original Healey-inspired oval grille and classic minilite-style wheels. But the wide tires, louvered hood, and fender vent trim all signal plenty of added performance. It's a cool style that never takes anything too seriously. So it's not trying to be a real Healey or a museum piece. Instead, you get a design that looks like an icon and an attitude for fun on the road.
The interior shows how this replica upgrades the performance feel while also adding comfort. For example, you have a full convertible top and full windows for true weather protection. There's even a nice boot cover for when the top is down. There's a premium style with features like power windows, a Lokar shifter, a tilt steering column, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) This is also setup for a true performance machine. You have a roll bar with support, toggle switches, a detachable Momo steering wheel, and race-ready bucket seats.
Under the hood is where the best upgrade is. Like a Shelby Cobra, this Brit style gets a major power boost from a Ford V8. You have a tidy 302 cubic-inch motor that looks awesome, filling every inch of the diamond plate walled engine bay. It's built for power with an MSD Atomic electronic fuel injection system and an Edelbrock intake. There's also a serpentine belt system, aluminum radiator, an electric fan, an MSD 6A ignition, and an Optima battery. It fires up eagerly and makes a great sound out of the dual exhaust. There are even cutouts if you want to bring the thunder. This has a Mustang II-style front end, three-speed automatic transmission, a four-link coilover rear, and four-wheel disc brakes for an impressive list of sports car components you didn't get on the original Healey.
This car is a special construction build done on a prior salvage title. This is the kind of cool custom that gives you classic lines but with the added power and easy-going style that lets you have some fun. Call now!