1/8 B&G car model kit Shelby Cobra 427 1965 (red)

Item number: AK08-BEGE-COB4

Category: scale 1/8

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B&G 1/8 car model kit Cobra 427 1965 (red): Antiquarian model kit. I am particularly pleased to be able to offer this ultra rare kit. The kit was designed and marketed in the early 90s by the German company B&G. In professional circles, this is called the "Benedetti Cobra". There were very few kits delivered, different sources give a total of 30- 35 copies. Price at that time was already 3500,00 DM.

The kit is made entirely from aluminium. The most spectacular thing is the body: it is hand-formed like the original car from thin aluminium sheet metal, in this case it is already pre-painted in bright red. All other components, such as engine, frame or wheels are milled or turned from billet aluminium. The tires are made of real rubber, they are internally stabilized with a foam filling. This creates a very real impression of air-filled tires.

Please note that this is a handmade kit! Detailing and execution do not correspond to the current state of the art, but to the 80s. Photo-etched parts or sophisticated castings are absent, each item is machined from solid aluminium material.

This is not a kit for beginners! High craftsmanship, experience and know-how are needed. The model offers room for further improvements and detailing. If you accept this challenge, you are able to construct a fantastic model that will be the highlight of your 1/8 collection by its choice of material and its rarity!

The pictures of this site come from us (content of the kit) of from our customer Ernst Kleinert, who is an absolute specialist for the B&G Cobra. You can download a PDF-ducument (Tab PDF) with many pictures of the build of the Cobra made by Ernst Kleinert:

picture gallery Cobra 427 Ernst Kleinert (Germany)
instructions with photos of all individual parts


handbuilt body from aluminium sheetmetal in 1/8

manually fabricated parts from aluminium for frame, engine, wheels, suspension and brakes

soft rubber tires with original thread

Pre-fabricated seat covers made from genuine leather

drawn instructions

parts packaged in assembly groups

packaging of all components (except the body) in high-quality aluminum case


This B & G Cobra kit is complete, we have gone through all stages of the instructions and checked all bags. Every bag received our Autograph Check Label, to show that we have inspected the content and found it to be complete. All components are clearly packaged in resealable plastic bags. Please note, that this article is an antiquarian kit that has not been commercially available for many years. Therefore, some traces from storing are possible.

Attention: this item is no toy and it is not suitable for children below 14 years!

Shipping weight: 9,50 Kg