Hayden Dart Cobra engineering
Automotive manufacturer Montague Gardens, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa from 1996.
Dart Engineering cc is a South African automobile manufacturer founded by Les Hayden in 1996 later as Hayden Cobra .
In 1984, Hayden produced his first replica of an AC Cobra . According to information developed in the coming years by Hayden and a licensee of several hundred copies as a right and left hand drive. In 1996, founded the company Hayden Dart Engineering cc in Cape Town , which offered two models.
With the Hayden 427 , the company continued to offer a Cobra replica. The vehicle was available with V8 engine from Ford or Chevrolet and with manual or automatic transmission. The cars had a wheelbase of 231 cm and weighed about 1200 kg.
The second model was the Hayden Dart , a 1997 or 1998 replica of the GSM Dart by Glass Sports Motor . The vehicle was technically modernized compared to the original, integrated bumpers and a front spoiler . the model was manufactured Montague Gardens .
There was the Hayden Dart with a four-cylinder engine with 1600 cc displacement and optionally four- or five-speed gearbox, with a larger four-cylinder engine with 2000 cc capacity and five-speed gearbox and with a V6 engine with 3000 cc capacity and five-speed gearbox. According to Les Hayden, about 35 copies were produced.
The latest version feature refined body contours and optimal new instrument binnacle, The high speed handling has been greatly improved, The lower seating position has enabled to rake back the windscreen to reduce the wind buffering in the cockpit.with new more stable composite body design and new heat resistant epoxy vinyl ester high impact strength resin eliminates tsurface ripples and waves made of cheaper materials