KaMiKaZeE said:To me, the difference there is that the good shelby cobra kits are actually complete replicas including the frame and original shelby 427 engine/drivetrain. So the finished product ends up not only looking like the original, but driving like it too and actually being identical in almost every way.
I am fully aware the kits do not come with drivetrain, thats not my point. The drivetrain they are meant to use (the good kits) is the same as the original car. You just have to find it yourself. And the million dollar cobras you speak of are expensive because they are originals. They don't make the original true shelby cobra 427 anymore to my knowledge. That is why they are special and rare. Nevertheless, I do know there is still at least a couple companies who sell a cobra kit which will reproduce the original quite closely. Of course it will never be the "real deal" technically, but its mighty close. It would be like if there was a Ferarri F-50 kit which rolls on a reproduced F-50 frame, uses reproduced F-50 body panels, and requires you to find and install a real F-50 drivetrain. It still wouldn't be a Ferarri F-50, and therefore its not nearly as valuable. And the collectors are still going to want the original, no matter how good the kits get.nova73guy said:I beg to differ. Shelby kits are in no way identical to the hand-built cobras that go for a million. If they were, there'd be no reason for them to build cars because everyone would just buy the cheap knock-off. AND kits don't come with drivetrains. You have to provide the engine/tranny combo yourself.