Now that I’ve completed my UCC GT-427 Roadster, I look back on the experience with my in house build and how much fun it was. The crew at UCC made the experience very exciting and to build your own Cobra® replica is something very few get the opportunity to do. I was fortunate to have been able to build a Cobra from the previous owners, LSC, back in 2001. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to sell the car. Since then I’ve been working to get back into another Cobra® replica and UCC provided me that opportunity. From my previous build to my present build I never considered using another manufacturer. The car is very robust and accommodating with more foot room at the pedals and overall leg room. The body is very solid, not like other manufacturers with flimsy bodies. I elected to go with IRS in lieu of the traditional straight axel four link and as advertised the car rides and handles like a 5 series BMW but with a lot more ponies.
One of the most exciting things about owning and driving one of these cars is the looks from everyone you’re driving around. Most people don’t know what it is, especially the younger kids who didn’t grow up in the 60’s and 70’s during the muscle car era.
I will conclude by saying to anyone who will listen, I would highly recommend Ultimate Classic Cars to someone considering either buying a fully assembled GT-427 Roadster, in house GT-427 build, or building one in your own garage. It will be one of the coolest car experiences you’ll ever have.