ME! OH I DO!!!
Turns out there is an outfit right here in Utah that specializes in creating all aluminum Cobras. Kirkham Motorsports is based out of Provo, Utah and has been manufacturing quality Cobra replicas for over 15 years. The bodies are hand-crafted to better than original tolerances and a majority of the components are lighter and stronger than original.
Not in the mood for a 427? How about a 289 FIA:
Or a 427 Lemans?
Kirkham Motorsports has several models to choose from and each one is completely customizeable from the engine to what kind of aluminum the body is made out of to, well pretty much everything else. Prices start at only $56,995. A custom pricelist can be found here. Head over to their site for complete history of the company and tons of great pictures of the cars and what goes into making them.
Here is a 427 racing at Miller Motorsports Park. Video is a bit grainy but it doesn’t matter if you crank the volume:
Credit: Kirkham Motorsports
Who wants a better-than-original all-aluminum 427 Shelby Cobra?
ME! OH I DO!!!
This is nothing new, these guys worked a deal at a Polish MIG aircraft production facility after the commies tanked a long time ago. Not to say that it's a bad deal, I mean think about an aircraft fabrication facility building freakin' Cobras, with good old American V8's in place and asserting themselves in nicely produced cars. If you want to establish yourself as a true Hoon and wrap your shit around a tree at 120 MPH (like I truly aspire to do, except for the tree thing) this is the mental patient car for you.
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