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05-29-2012, 10:46 PM #1
Cobra Kit Cars??
Alright, I think I need to add a cobra kit car to the collection because for 50k or less they are brand new built and great value for the money IMO.
I'm having a hard time finding out an anwser to this question.... The only way I can buy one is if it is TITLED (as whatever car) AFTER 1990 due to insurance and stupid issues I don't want to go into but it has to be titled as a car made after 1990.
05-29-2012, 11:10 PM #2
Kirkham. If you want the best of the best, without going continuation csx, go Kirkham. But, 50k isn't going to cut it.
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05-30-2012, 01:33 AM #3
Yep. If I had the coin, I'd go Kirkham as well.
For $50K, you're down to ones you will likely build yourself OR, if you want to cut down on the build time, looks for kits that were mostly built and the individual simply ran out of money and selling everything for a discount. Buying a Superformance is tricky. While they are mass-built in South Africa by the company, thus avoiding most of the pitfalls of a 'bad build', getting them at under $50K will be hard but I don't think impossible. This is still a good time to make deals on one.
Personally, I wanted to build one before I turned 50 so at 47, I got permission to do so by "the boss" . It was completed by 9/2006 and 15,000+ miles later, I still can't get over what I have. It bring a smile to this day, every time I get in and start the engine. And when I mean I wanted to build one, I didn't go with a CSX or Superformance; I went with a Factory Five Roadster. They truck to you, a frame, fiberglass body and 24 some odd boxes. You drill and rivet all the aluminum panels, and for me, I purchased a short block (just block, piston, rods and crank) and built it up from there. I didn't do the paint since I am terrible with paint and no experience with fiberglass, but you have to admit, the results of 3 years of working on this was well worth it:
2005 Factory Five MkIII Roadster
2008 Audi A5
05-30-2012, 03:19 AM #4
I was going to say factory five....and if you aren't in a hurry to build, you can build one super cheap by purchasing all of the parts used and just hunting and waiting for deals to pop up.Currently compiling a list of all of the cars I currently own and used to own, but are now sold so I can be like everyone else.
05-30-2012, 04:42 PM #5
I don't have a budget but I don't want to spend 100k on a kit car and I don't want to build unfortunately. I was at a dealer looking at a lambo yesterday and they had a just built superformance for 60k that looked AMAZING sitting off to the side and it reminded me of seeing ones on ebay, etc for 35-50k. Only problem was it's registered as a 65'.
I did some research and Kirkham seems to be the premium company for the cobras but I don't need a show quality car, just a sub 2000lb all aluminum 400+hp v8 toy car titled as a 1990 or newer. This point is because insurance won't allow something without airbags, seatbelts, abs....... Yes I know you can easily add that but it has to come that when when its titled OR it has to be 1990 or newer. Yes, I know it's retarded...
Very nice car 289FIA!
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