It might be something that runs in the family. The car gene. Your 13 year old twins embraced the idea of working on the jeep and the bronco. Now that they are just turning 15, they are pretty excited to drive their “projects.” You bought both of the vehicles because they had good bodies and now the three of you are working together to rebuild the engines, fix the rust, and clean repair, and replac the interior upholstery. Who knows? Maybe both your son and daughter will develop your love for cars and collecting them. You have started them on something simple, something less expensive. With any luck they will be making money of their own before the reach your level of addiction to classic car collection.
One of the most popular cars among classic car collectors is the Cobra car kit. Carroll Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras and a few 350 big-block versions between the years 1962 and 1968. Because this was such a small production, the models are even more popular among collectors. Following the original production line, several replicas were also created. One of the replicas, the 75 Cobra Mark I, including the prototype, were fitted with the 260 cubic inch, a V8 Ford Windsor engine, making these replicas even more collectable.
Cobra car kit collectors enjoy the challenge of finding upgrade parts in an attempt to get close to an authentic replication. In fact, some replica car kit models are so good that only real experts are able to distinguish them from the original models.
Shelby’s original AC Cobras were designed to be “Corvette-Beaters” and were an immediate attraction to many collectors. They were also a fun car to race because they weighed almost 500 pounds less than the Chevrolet Corvette.
Whether you are a very young car enthusiast or a seasoned older collector, it is likely that there is a Cobra kit car for sale that might interest you. Isn’t it time that you started following your passion?