The Other Cobras


When Ford decided to partner with Carroll Shelby on his  Shelby Cobra, the company had a lot riding on the success of the racer turned Southern California hot rodder. But Ford was toying with the idea of building a Corvette competitor in-house for years, it only made sense that they would base it on the already successful Cobra chassis.

While most concepts never get past the drawing and modeling stages, at least three Cobra-based prototypes were built, including the Bordinat Cobra, The Cougar II Concept, and the coach built Ghia Cobra. Ford Motor Company wasn't the only one building one-off Cobras, several privateers built their own cars with unique bodies mounted on leftover AC Cobra chassis or converted race cars. 

Here are some of the forgotten Cobras.

Ford XP Bordinat Cobra, 1965
Ford   Cougar II, 1964
1965 Mercer-Cobra  CSX2451


        Willment   Cobra   Ghia   Coupe   CSX3055

             Willment   Cobra   Ghia   Coupe   CSX3055

                 Willment   Cobra   Ghia   Coupe   CSX3055



Ghia Cobra  Prototype
Ghia Cobra  Prototype

Ghia Cobra  Prototype