Ex. Win Percy

1978 Dax Tojeiro Jaguar V12 Cobra Replica Auto

Make: Dax
Model: Tojeiro Jaguar V12 Cobra Replica Auto
Year: 1978
Registration Number: XHM 227T
Chassis Number: SA9DAXM3RKA038551
Engine Number: P372435A
Colour: Black with Silver
MOT Test Expiry: 8 November 2016
Mileage: 11125
Sold For: £19800

Lot No: 245

Dax Cars was founded in 1968 in Harlow Essex and is best known for producing replicas of the mighty AC 427 Cobra. John Tojeiro was responsible for designing the original AC Ace, which became a ‘must have’ for true petrol heads, but soon became out of range for their pockets. The replica market has proved very strong and Dax is thought to have lead the field in the Cobra styled products. Cars appeared with a wide range of running gear, popular of which were the various Jaguar and Rover engines.

This particular 1978 example was purchased by its current custodian, Win Percy, as a ‘fun’ car, but circumstances have rendered the Cobra impractical and so therefore it is reluctantly being offered for sale now.

This superlative sports car was meticulously built using all new or reconditioned parts.  The build was featured in the September and October 1991 editions of ‘Car Builder’, which consisted of eleven pages of detail. The Jaguar V12 engine and automatic transmission was reconditioned, and a limited slip differential unit was fitted, as were Spax adjustable shock absorbers. The Dax sits on Halibrand replica wheels with polished split rims and Goodrich competition tyres that take care of the road holding. Cooling is controlled by manual and thermostatic electric twin fans and the fuel system has Facet pumps. The sports car is resplendent in black with silver centre stripes, front and rear chrome bumpers, a full brightwork pack, a polished chrome engine pack, and mesh guards for the oil cooler and the brake vents. The pristine engine compartment has polished stainless steel bulkhead panels with a heat shield. Tinted sun visors are fitted, as well as side deflectors and polished stone guards. Sensibly, the sports car is equipped with triple wipers! The unmarked interior is finished to a very high standard and full weather equipment is supplied, together with a tool kit and fire extinguisher  with storage boxes that are contained within the boot compartment.

Four box files of history are included in the sale, which contain amongst others the V5C registration certificate, a specification list, a photographic record of the build, parts lists, data, drawings and wiring diagrams.

Another fabulous sports car built to this exceptional standard would be hard to find. 

Auction Date: 2 June 2016