- Explore the Cape in one of the most sought-after and expensive classic cars
Start in the iconic Bo-Kaap and be driven up past the the foothills of Table Mountain, around Lions Head to the Signal Hill view point where we will stop for one of our signature polaroid photos. Included is a coffee voucher which is redeemable at one of many outlets in Cape Town.
The Cobra is a race car from a bygone era, where racing wasn’t managed by computer chips and technology. The Cobra was first introduced in 1962 by famous race car driver and entrepreneur, Carroll Shelby. Shelby took the body of the light, nimble British AC Ace model roadster and powered it with Ford’s 260 engine, and later with a venerable 289 V8. The combination of lightweight body, small dimensions and brute power proved to be revolutionary. The car did extremely well in competition all over the world, but Shelby’s ambition did not end there. In 1964, Shelby started working on an even more extreme version – the Shelby Cobra 427 – which was powered by a 427 V8 engine. The Cobra 427 was astonishingly fast, resulting in many crashes as drivers weren’t used to the speed. Over 50 years since its introduction, the Cobra remains one of the most desirable classic cars.
- Booking Required
Cape Town Cobra Hire
Advice for visitors
Choose to rent a Cobra and design your own roadster adventure or let the Cobra team do the work for you. Their expert drivers have been racing this city for a while and have a great list of the ideal things to do and places to see while getting the most out of the car. One of the most commonly enjoyed adventures is driving along the coast, over Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. Especially on a summer’s day at sunset!
Did you know
Over 50 years since its production, the Cobra 427 remains one of the most legendary, sought-after and expensive classic cars priced well over a million dollars