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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-24-1999 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has got to be one of the best deals on the planet!

An AC Cobra kit car for $10,990!

Just add a wreck 5.0 Mustang parts car and you can build your own Viper slayer!

Check out their site!

www.factoryfive.com/

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-24-1999 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the Factory Five kit, I bet you could put one together for $20k!

Swap the 5.0l for a 351W stroked to 435 c.i.

Oh, La La!

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deke
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posted 06-25-1999 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deke   Click Here to Email deke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe you can get a shelby Kit from Carol Shelby himself.

Last I heard, you could still get an "original" from him as well - he had a stock of NOS cobra parts for a number of cars and was selling the originals for about $200,000, and the kits for about $80,000. I believe the only difference was that the kits had fiberglass bodies instead of aluminum, and they were not using the side oiler motors (maybe a 460?).

Now THAT's the way to go for a "Kit" car!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-27-1999 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, a Cobra kit car would be a fun project when the Sprint is done, wouldn't you say?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-29-1999 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just recieved Factory Five's literature, {available free, ask for it on their web site.}

This is amazing! You can really put together a nasty AC Cobra for under 20k!

This is too cool!

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MLariviere
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posted 07-01-1999 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I absolutely love that pic of Greg LaPoint's car wheelstanding!

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BmxKris
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posted 01-13-2000 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BmxKris   Click Here to Email BmxKris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cobra from shelby american is actually a complete car design to be a continuation of the gsx-3000 seris of the 60's it is the GSX-4000 It is prety much an exact replica with a stronger frame and a few other options. I think prices start at 55,000 and go up from there but that is a small price to pay for what is the only new cobra recognized by Shelby American as a true cobra. There Site has very detailed info about the GSX-4000 and the new shelby car with of all things an oldsmobile engine.

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georgeb
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posted 01-14-2000 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for georgeb   Click Here to Email georgeb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is also a company in the mid-west that builds very high quality EXACT replicas of 289 (coil spring) and 427 Cobras, aluminum bodies and all. They plan to offer kits somewhere down the line.

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jnjrausch
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posted 01-17-2000 05:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jnjrausch   Click Here to Email jnjrausch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
on of the few who adds extra floorpan room. They seem good, but I don't know about the just being a 5.0. Just gotta have a 427 or 428. If you can't afford it (like me....sigh) go big! Anyone know if LA Exotica is still in business? Their kit was around 13k back in 93. Had a real tough choice between one of theirs and my 93 5.0.

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MLariviere
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posted 01-17-2000 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the FFR cars,you don't have to run an EFI 5.0. They can tailor the harness and engine mounts to accept even big block Fords.

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cbII
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posted 01-19-2000 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://carrollshelby.com/products.htm

Go here!!! This tells you everything about the CSX 4000 (continuation of 427) , CSX 7000 (289 FIA), CSX 8000 (289 street).

The CSX4000s come in either aluminum or fiberglass, and can be outfitted with a true 427 engine!

You can even have your engine rebuilt by the company, or you can buy a brand new 427ci 750hp aluminum block and heads engine for a mere $30,000. Oh to be rich.

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mustangs68
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posted 01-19-2000 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys,
I saw and ad or something the other nite about a Series One...
What caught my eye was it was next to an AC...
can anyone enlighten me?
sam

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cbII
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posted 01-20-2000 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mustangs68,

Going to the site I listed above might clear some things up

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BmxKris
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posted 02-17-2000 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BmxKris   Click Here to Email BmxKris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These past few weeks kit cars have been the object of my attention. There are no less than 300 makers of cobra replica's. Pick up a kit car illustrated and see how the cobra dominates over all others. There are companies that make Fiberglass hard tops for thses beasts also.

Factory Five is also making a kit for the coveted Daytona coupe. It should be interesting, If I ever have enough money I will own one.

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racin jason
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posted 02-21-2000 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for racin jason   Click Here to Email racin jason     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The place where I bought my Mach 1 sells superformance 427 Cobra replicas, they don't sell kits but a complete car minus engine and trans is $38,500 If I remember correctly. They also sell Birkins, something like a panoz, I think.

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fordfan
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posted 02-21-2000 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Shelby Series 1 is Caroll's new "Supercar".

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-21-2000 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't believe I didn't know about this!
http://www.shelbyamerican.com/cobra/index.html

I thought all CS sold was the Aurora engined overpriced POS!

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