I GET TO GO ON MEDICARE NEXT YEAR SO BY GOLLY I AM OLD ENOUGH TO BE
CRANKY, CROTCHETY, AND DOWN RIGHT OUTSPOKEN ....SOME WOULD SAY
RUDE....... SO I AM GOING TO TELL YOU JUST LIKE I SEE IT... COBRA
KIT CARS SUCK..!!!! OLD JAGUAR KIT CARS SUCK..!!!!! FACTORY FIVE
KIT CARS SUCK, IN FACT I MAY AS WELL THROW THEM ALL IN THE SAME
PILE THEY ALL SUCK..!!!! NOW TO TEMPER MY RESPONSE THERE ARE SOME
FOLKS OUT THERE THAT CAN TAKE A CRAPPY KIT AND BUILD A DECENT
VEHICLE. WITH PLENTY OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT
OF FOCUS SOME PEOPLE CAN TURN A CRAPPY KIT INTO A NICE CAR.......
THAT BEING SAID IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OFTEN ..... THE "KIT" IS
ASSEMBLED IN SOMEBODY'S GARAGE OR WORSE YET , BACKYARD AND THERE IS
NO CONSISTENCY TO THE BUILD BECAUSE WHAT IS PASSABLE FOR A BACKYARD
BUILD IS NOT PASSABLE FOR A REAL CAR....... IT BECOMES PASSABLE FOR
A "KIT" ..... ON THE OTHER END OF THIS SPECTRUM LIES THE FACTORY
BUILT LICENSED "REPLICA " OR THE "CONTINUATION CAR" AS WE WILL CALL
IT.... THESE CARS ARE BUILT WITH THE SAME FRAME JIGS AS THE
ORIGINAL, MAINTAIN THE SAME PRECISION BUILT SUSPENSIONS AS THE
ORIGINALS AND ARE FULLY LICENSED BY THE ORIGINAL DESIGNER OR OWNER
OF THE LICENSE....... IN THIS CASE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NONE OTHER
THAN FORD AND CARROLL SHELBY....... ONE COMPANY TRULY STANDS OUT
WHEN WE SPEAK ABOUT "CONTINUATION CARS " AND THAT IS
"SUPERFORMANCE" BASED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND REPRESENTED AROUND THE
WORLD BY REPUTABLE DEALERS THAT ONLY WANT TO DEAL WITH THE REAL
THING........ HERE IS A QUOTE FROM THE GREAT ONE HIMSELF CARROLL
SHELBY; " Superformance Chassis' are the only Cobra replica's on
the market that are Shelby Licensed products. According to shelby
"Fact is, soon as it's less than a real Cobra, not built by me,
it's counterfeit. There is an exception when it comes to Jimmy
Price and Lance Stander. Superformance International makes replica
Cobra in South Africa and calls the two-seat roadster they build
the MKIII. It's still not a true Shelby, but I've endorsed and
licensed the car for being as close to correct and well-built as
possible. I can't say the same for others." -Octane Reference,
THE MK III IS THE EPITOME OF THE ORIGINAL COBRA AND WILL GIVE YOU ALL OF THE PERFORMANCE AND THE FULL ON ADRENALINE INJECTIONS YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A MILLION DOLLAR CAR ....EXCEPT THE ONE THAT YOU GET WHEN YOU HIT A CURB IN THAT MILLION DOLLAR COBRA.... ..... UGHHHHH THAT HURTS ..... THIS CAR IS REAL ....IT CAN BE DRIVEN AND DRIVEN HARD ... THIS CAR MAY ACTUALLY DRIVE BETTER THAN THE MILLION DOLLAR COBRA....... THIS CAR HAS ALSO PROVEN TO BE A MORE THAN REASONABLE INVESTMENT CAR..............
Rare Ferrari 275 GTB alloy coupe and Shelby 427 Cobra roadster were stored untouched in a private garage for 26 years
It’s almost impossible to think that owners would leave their valuable cars behind or simply forget about them. But, as they say, life happens.
Carroll Shelby’s sports car legacy abounds in this highly original example
Sotheby’s estimates that CSX3040 will fetch between $2,000,000 and $2,400,000 at its Phoenix, Arizona, auction, which is scheduled for January 18-19.
This is the first featured vehicle in a 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The little red roadster started with a thunderous blast, a full-throated roar from its fat side pipes that seemed to thicken the air
Cars built and collected by Texans highlight Worldwide Auctioneers’ 16th annual Texas auction, which moves to a new venue for its April 21-22 sale.
There’s a big difference between kit cars and continuation cars, as pointed out in a story last week on ClassicCars.com.
A number of great Shelby Cobras will cross the block during RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California, including the very first one ever built by Carroll Shelby.