When some people buy a kit from which they intend to build a car, they tend to find a replica car kit for a dream car or some other type of car that they could never otherwise have. Other people look to the hobby as a way of participating as closely as possible to an authentic replication. One of the most popular types of replica kits is the AC Cobra replica.
Between the years 1962 to 1968, Carroll Shelby built 654 small block Cobras. During this time frame, he also built roughly 350 big-block versions of the car. Shelby’s original Cobras were built to go up against the Corvette made by Chevrolet. Even though they were some 500 pounds less than the Corvette, Shelby referred to them as “Corvette Beaters.”
The cars were designed to be fast and light. A muscle car of the first order, the AC Cobra Coupe reached 186 mph on a British motorway in 1964. The feat was widely recognized throughout the automobile world, especially in the world of auto racing.
While these cars are no longer being made, the AC Cobra replica kit can put you out onto the road in one of the most celebrated cars in American history. The AC Cobra changed so many things about how race cars were designed. The AC Cobra replica is your way of starting from the ground up to build the muscle car of your dreams.
In today’s world, putting together a car from the ground up is a serious hobby that enthusiasts give a good portion of their lives to. Many of the men and women who build replica cars also race them. It is a hobby that does more than simply show the finished product as a piece of art (although that is also done), it shows the cars in action, as they were meant to be shown.
Many of the cars are not actually being rebuilt to the standards of the 1960s. As you might imagine, there have been many improvements to cars in the last 50 years that would make something from 1965 hardly able to compare to something made by today’s standards. Upgrade parts are available for many types of cars, including the AC Cobra replica.
Whether you are racing or simply showing, you have a lot riding on your hobby. Why not give it your best?