Custom Roadsters Are a Popular Purchase for Many Car Enthusiasts


It feels like life is coming full circle.

When you were in high school you worked hard, saved all of your money, and always made sure you were driving the coolest car that you could afford. After those carefree years, however, you had a life of putting your education, your marriage, and your children first. In fact, you drove quite a few cars during the time when your kids were in college that you would not have been caught dead in during your younger years.

Now that both of your daughters are out of college and their college loans are taken care of, you once again find yourself in a position where you are still working hard and you can again buy yourself nice things. One of the first goals on your list was to get yourself back into a car that your were both proud and excited to be seen in. You recently found a Cobra kit car for sale that struck your fancy and you have been having a blast driving it whenever the weather cooperates.

Finding an Unfinished Cobra Kit Car for Sale Is a Goal of Many Collectors

Finding authentic replications of popular sports cars is a goal of many collectors. And while many of these vehicles can be quite pricey, they can also serve as a great investment. In the case of a car like a Cobra kit car, there are often many buyers who are looking out for just these kinds of purchases. Consider these facts and figures about these collectible cars:

  • Cobras are known for weighing much less, but some racing cars or roadsters can weigh up to 3,400 pounds.
  • Carroll Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras and some 350 big-block versions from the years 1962 to 1968.
  • Although Shelby’s original AC Cobras were designed to be “Corvette-Beaters,” although they weighed almost 500 pounds less than Chevrolet Corvettes.
  • In a low estimate to appease insurance companies, manufacturer’s advertised the horsepower of the Shelby Mustang GT 500 as 335. The actual horsepower, however, was close to 400.
  • On a British motorway in 1964, an AC Cobra Coupe famously reached 186 mph (299 km/h).
  • In a very limited release, there were only 538 1964 Mark II models built.

If you have reached the point in your life when you can again buy what you want when you want it, one of the things that you might consider is purchasing that replica roadster that you have always dreamed of.

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