Yep - a Knight Racing Services 427 (FE, same as Amy!), which is just glorious - and should save a whole load of grief when we're ready to go racing
Currently waiting on the powers that be to allow us to run a single roll hoop (anything over 3L should have a full cage, but it'd be sacrilege to cut the scuttle to do that, and the FIA has already made dispensation rules in that regard)
iv'e worked on and driven a couple of these as well as the tamer 289. mind blowingly fast. (one left hand drive 427 and one right hand drive 427)
very tall first gear so they will do about 80 in first. still only a few seconds before you need second gear though
but absolute pussycats when driven normally. in fact they are very pleasent cars just to pootle around in. light controls and they do nothing untoward.
they are very decieving when pushed though because the engine revs don't rise in relation to the scenery speeding up. a quick squirt of the throttle, which is very addictive, can easily get you into trouble.
a quick squirt of the throttle, which is very addictive, can easily get you into trouble.
The man speaks the truth!
Many years ago, when I worked in the motor trade, I'd borrowed a 427 from another garage to show a punter who wanted something a "bit different". On the way back to my showroom, I had to use the A50 Holmes Chapel - Knutsford road, which is a bit of a beauty. Anyway, after an, ahem, enjoyable run back, I stuck it in the middle of the showroom. Around ten minutes later a police SD1 pulls up and out steps a sergeant who, luckily, I knew well. I tried to deny it was me but the Cobra sat ticking gently away as it cooled, just to call me a liar, "Oh, and how many blue with white stripe Cobras do you think have gone past me at easily treble figures in the last fifteen minutes?" Oops. Anyway, after many dire threats about any repetition, I let him have a run round the block in it, then sold him a Renault 18 Turbo!