Post by Harry Andersson Bettencourt on Feb 2, 2023 0:31:41 GMT
Greetings and Salutations,
As a quick introduction, I, Harry (Finnish), and my wife Cristina (Portuguese) - from a geographic perspective average German - and we currently live in Munich.
We bought our Cobra in 2020 while living in wonderful Detroit during the pandemic, and the Cobra was one of the few bright spots during our 2 year expatriation over there. For those of you who have never heard of it, look up Woodward Dream Cruise, and you will understand what I mean. Having a Cobra in the Motor City is a blast.
Long story short, we moved to Munich in late 2021, and did of course brig the Cobra with us - quite a gutsy move considering the registration constraints for Cobras in Germany, and especially Munich. But when there´s a will, there´s a way - and it finally got registered in January 2023, over a year after with brought it with us. It was painful, but we made it - and really look forward to joining the ECC meetup in September.
Our baby is a Superformance Cobra with a 460ci engine in beautiful Portofino Blue with white stripes - and we can´t wait to hit the roads in Europe with it!
Post by Roel de Vringer on Feb 2, 2023 7:55:26 GMT
Good Morning and Welcome to our European Cobra Club!
I am delighted to read your post and admire the Superformance Cobra Gashole..... great numberplate! We are looking forward to see you and your wife in Inzell this september. Will you join us on the SalzburgRing too?
Looking forward to participating in Inzell in September!
We have not yet registered for the Salzburgring, as I am a bit concerned about the sound restrictions. I will make some measurements as soon as the weather allows me to hit the road.
Noise limit for our Cobra-Trophy was recently raised from 98dB to 105 dB (internally) - more than twice as loud - thanks to Mr. Histocup (Michael Steffny). So you should not be too worried about it - my 383 with sidepipes was measured at Salzburgring with 102 dB (close but still within limits) - when I measure the noise at 2/3rd of max rev with my mobile-app, then it's easily 110-115 dB - so they measure it "more customer friendly" at Salzburgring - but backfire can be the killer.
You may also consider to do your "noise-test-drive" to Lake Ammersee where I'm living - just give me a call!