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2001 MG Cobra Coupe - Nor Cal - $13,800

Discussion in 'New Edge Cobras' started by josephcostello, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Time has come to part with this car. I bought this car about four years ago from the original owner in Oregon who bought it off the show room floor. His wife drove it up to about two years before I bought where it sat on jackstands in a garage with roughly 58.5k miles. The PO did tasteful mods while keeping the car as nice as possible and I have tried to keep the car the same. It has sat in a garage 99.5% of the time, usually with sheets and a cover over it. Driven in rain a handful of times only when I've had to. I daily drove the car the first year then got a different car and only put 1,000 miles or less a year on it. The car doesn't have extremely low miles, but drives like a 40k mile car. The car has a variety of stock parts including the wing, short throw shifter, air box, and wheels that will go with the car. I have all documentation for the car, including the window stickers, receipts since new, receipts for mods, ect. The price is 13,800. Here are the basics:

    Engine: 74k miles, runs like it should and have had no problems. It has a cold air intake, 65mm throttle body, steeda underdrive pulley, and a bama tuner for the car. I have the stock airbox as well. New battery that's roughly 3 months old.

    Transmission: Rebuilt at 55k miles (roughly 20k on rebuild). Short throw shifter (I have the stock too) shifts are firm and notchy. No troubles with the transmission. Clutch has roughly 15k on it (will need a clutch cable eventually).

    Suspension: Coil overs up front, H R Race Springs with no isos in the rear. Polyurethane bushings, shaved IRS bolts, caster camber plates. All the bushings up front seem to have been replaced at some point. There is more in the receipts I have. This car makes no funny noises, handles like a slot car, and is extremely nimble for what it is. Brakes have been done in the past few thousand miles.

    Wheels/Tires: Cosmis XT005R 18x9,18x10 staggered set. Tires on the front are Nitto Nt555G2 265/35-18, rear are R888 305/35-18 with a 5mm spacer.

    Interior: Driver's door panel is in great shape. Carpet is in great shape with minor signs of wear from the mileage. Floor mats are in nice shape with small wear on the drivers side (they are not the original). Interior has been kept up with cleaner, conditioner, etc. No cracks in dash. Dark charcoal terminator seats out of an '04. They had roughly 30k miles on them when I got them, and probably 35 total now. Driver's in great shape and I lift myself out of the seat when I get out instead of sliding out.

    Paint: Original paint. There are no spots where the clear has faded or chipped. There are a few scratches (obviously) and one spot where the paint is spidering (you wouldn't see it if I didn't show you). Paint can speak for itself. It is in excellent condition. I have polished it twice since I've had it, and clay barred it a few times even though it doesn't need it. Usually wax it 2-3 times a year and hand wash it with premium chemical guys soap and dry it with a after wash spray and clean microfiber.

    Body: Car has no signs it's been hit. Bumper fits to the fender nicely and the tabs have not been messed with. There are three tiny dents on the car, and two knicks on the front bumper. Two on the drivers rear wheel well and one on the passenger wheel well. No door dings, huge dents, bondo work, or anything of that nature.

    I hope it's obvious how much this car means to me. It's one of the cleanest cobras I've seen in my area but multiple life reasons are causing me to give it up. I've seen what 8-10k can buy on craigslist and this car is not even in the same category. If you're looking for a car thats unmolested, pampered its whole life, and has a clean background with a list of tasteful things done to it, this is your car. It's ready to go. I'd really like to see the car go to someone on here as I'd hate to put it on CL. With that being said, I'm more than happy to work with someone on shipping however I would not feel comfortable selling to someone sight unseen. There's an airport an hour from me which would make travels easy. I have tried my best to list the car appropriately, and will work with potential buyers as best as I can with pictures and information. I do not appreciate those who just want to kick tires and ask about the car. Please be serious. PM me if you are serious and are potentially looking to buy the car with cash in hand and I will give out my phone number and call you. I hope this car goes to a good home and can be enjoyed as I have enjoyed it. I have included pictures and will post a video as soon as I put it on YouTube. I will update the thread with more pictures periodically.

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  2. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nice car.
     
  3. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Here's a walk around video.

     
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    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Few things I missed in the OP, headlights are not original (replaced with aftermarket), tires have around 2,000 miles, flowmaster cat back, and it passed smog about a month ago. I have a stack of receipts and files for the car.
     
  5. xsellr8

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    Side scoops are aftermarket. Nice car, should bring $11.5k. Here is a video I made on the 01 Cobra


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  6. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks. Got the side scoops off a GT, I have the originals. Have seen your videos they are very well made.
     
  7. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Took the car out of the garage for a couple pictures.
     

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  8. scottydsntknow

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    Awesome car, fair price. Might wanna get this moved to the Market before it gets deleted...
     
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  9. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Didn't even notice I didn't post it in market, thanks. Dropped the insurance on the car so miles will not go up. It's been a great car but it's time for it to go.


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  10. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I moved it Joe.
     
  11. josephcostello

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    Bump, price is $12,900. Id like to move the car and would love to see it go to a good home. 650-305-0508.
     

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  12. Deceptive

    Deceptive Would Smash Premium Member Established Member

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    I wish I could buy this!


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  13. josephcostello

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    Do it, I'll ship it. Airport is an hour away.
     
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    Deceptive Would Smash Premium Member Established Member

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    If I had the cash I would be buying it this weekend.


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  15. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Merry Christmas everyone, car is getting dusty. Added about 4 miles since the pictures were taken. Time for a new home!
     
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    Merry Christmas! Great looking car. PM me a number you can be reached at.
     
  17. josephcostello

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    PMs responded to.
     
  18. HELLRAZR209

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    im a buyer at 10k. 2094090505
     
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    Still for sale?
     
  20. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Car is still for sale. About 20+ miles since original posting.


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