Do You Own a Custom Roadster?


Another day. Another snow storm. You thought that January of 2019 was the longest month ever, but now that there have already been three different snow, sleet, or ice events in the first week of February, you are beginning to wonder this winer will ever end. You have not been able to drive your AC Cobra replica in months and you are now wondering when the roads will ever be good enough again.

Custom and collector car collectors love good weather, good roads, and other kinds of combinations that will allow them to drive their cars. Custom roadsters, like AC Cobra replicas, are a major investment, so it is important to make sure that they are well cared for.

Winter Weather Is a Problem for Many Kinds of Cars and Drivers

If you have invested the money in purchasing a custom sports car it is important that you do everything you can to protect it. From finding a great storage space where the car can be during the worst of the weather to making sure that you have a quick space where you can go during a spring storm, it is important to plan for the storage of any classic car that you purchase.

Although you may feel like you are in the middle of a winter that will never end, it is important to know that when you do have a custom car you keep it in storage when it is necessary. Did you know, for instance, that there were only a limited number ofAC Cobra replicas built. In fact, Carroll Shelby only built 654 small-block Cobras and some 350 big-block versions between the years 1962 and 1968.

Consider some of these other facts and figures about the AC Cobra kit cars:

  • On a British motorway in 1964n AC Cobra Coupe famously reached 186 miles per hour, the same as 299 km per hour.
  • Although they weighed almost 500 pounds less than Chevrolet Corvette, Shelby’s original AC Cobras were designed to be Corvette Beaters.
  • Cobras are known for weighing much less, but some racing cars or roadsters can weigh up to 3,400 pounds.
  • Records indicate that there were only 538 1964 Mark II models built.
  • With a weight that was down to 2,360 pounds compared to 2,620 pounds and power was up to 370 hp at 5,750 rpm, the lightweight version of the Cobra debuted at the 1990 Geneva Salon.

There will come a time when the winter weather will finally go away, but while you wait it is important to make sure that you have the right kind of storage plan in place to protect your investment.

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