Cobra Experience

Rent a classic backdraft racing Cobra and experience Cape Town from a whole new perspective. With this half-day rental, you can take in the stunning scenery of the Cape peninsula while hearing the vintage engine roar.

Highlights

  • Explore the Cape in one of the most sought-after and expensive classic cars
  • Plan your own itinerary
  • Ride along seaside roads in Camps Bay and Llandudno Beach

Description

Rent a classic backdraft racing Cobra and experience Cape Town from a whole new perspective. With this half-day rental, you can take in the stunning scenery of the Cape peninsula while hearing the vintage engine roar. Choose your own itinerary and explore the windy coastal roads from Camps Bay to Llandudno Beach, or cruise to the Winelands and visit Stellenbosch and Paarl. Between July and November, a drive to Hermanus to see the Southern Right Whales is a must-do.

History

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.

Special T’s & C’s:

All rentals exclude fuel. R1,000 deposit required to secure booking. Valid credit card and driver’s license required. All rentals have a 15 minute grace period for drop off, thereafter R500 per 15 minutes is charged. R500 fee for extra driver. Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

Day Open Close
Monday 08:30 19:00
Tuesday 08:30 19:00
Wednesday 08:30 19:00
Thursday 08:30 19:00
Friday 08:30 19:00
Saturday 08:30 19:00
Sunday 08:30 19:00
  • Half-day from R2,500
  • Booking Required

Phone: +27 (0)83 666 8321
Phone: +27 (0)83 376 0376
Website: www.cobracarhire.com

Special T’s & C’s: All rentals exclude fuel. R1,000 deposit required to secure booking. Valid credit card and driver’s license required. All rentals have a 15 minute grace period for drop off, thereafter R500 per 15 minutes is charged. R500 fee for extra driver. Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

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

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