By Dean Larson

Photos: Seller, BringaTrailer.com

Like many of you, I’m a pretty avid follower of the online auctions at BringaTrailer.com. It’s especially interesting to watch replica and specially constructed vehicles cross the theoretical block, as these sales usually stray from what we consider to be market values. It’s impossible to predict, though, as some sell high and others sell low, but most do seem to sell.

Recently a well-finished Backdraft Cobra was hammered away on BringaTrailer for, a somewhat shocking, $43,740. With clean-cut paintwork, a fuel-injected 427 under the hood and just 400 miles on the clock, this Cobra seems to have been snatched up at a discount. Luckily for any interested parties, the winning bidder was shocked to find he’d won the auction, and didn’t actually have the funds to purchase the Cobra. And with that, the Backdraft is back on BaT, with new insider info available for any bidder who can capably click a hyperlink.

What this car really offers to buyers is a product that’s above average for an entry-level cost. You’re getting upgraded paint, a 590 hp Windsor engine with F.A.S.T. XFI, and many cosmetic add-ons for the price of a nice entry level Cobra. With buyer’s premium included, this Cobra sold previously for about $46,000. Take a look on eBay, and you’ll see several Backdraft Cobras listed for between $60,000 and $70,000.

If we’re going to nitpick, the red interior on this car might be a bit much, and the car would benefit from returning to a more agreeable black interior. There’s also not a ton of info about the braking system in the car, other than it uses BMW-sourced components. That’s fine and all, except that we’re not given a clear view of the front brakes, but the rear brakes appear to be single-piston units.

Overall, it’s plain to see the value that the car offers, and the BaT commenters are well aware. To “cut the crap,” so to speak, one bidder raised the current bid from $15,000 to $40,000, with six days remaining in the auction. It’ll be interesting to see where this one ends up, and I’m sure a few more bidders will be in the running this time around.

See the current auction here on BringaTrailer.com.