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How Much is a Shelby Cobra Replica? 

Author Elise Humphreys  |  15th March 2021

By Niamh Smith Despite the fact that original Shelby Cobras were produced in very limited numbers—only 998 were made between 1961 and 1968—Cobras have had a legacy that has superseded its production years. They can regularly be seen out on the roads and at classic car shows during the summer, both in the UK, the States and in fact globally. They are one of the instantly ...

How Much is a Speedster Replica?

Author Elise Humphreys  |  1st March 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden The original Speedster (1955-59) is among the brand’s most important models, alongside the 911. Its classic shape and sporting origins have made it an automotive legend. It was also famously owned by Hollywood actor, James Dean.  Recognized around the world for its timeless design, simple styling and historic status, the car has inspired a replica industry, with kit cars and fully built replica cars ...

How to Build Cobra Kit Cars UK

Author Elise Humphreys  |  8th February 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden Due to the success of the original Shelby sports car, building an Cobra roadster has proven to be hugely popular.  However, do not confuse a ‘kit car’ with a giant Lego build. You are building a high performance, roadworthy vehicle, the consequences of which could affect your safety and others. Everything must be fitted together with the right tolerances. There are also always ...

How to Find the Right Donor Car for Kit Car Projects

Author Elise Humphreys  |  25th January 2021

By Niamh Smith People enjoy kit car projects for different reasons. Some like having projects in the garage to tinker with; some feel it takes the stress out of the bad parts of classic car ownership (such as the constant battle with rust) and for some, it’s a cheaper way to own their dream sports car. While those in the know will recognise it as a ...

About the Shelby AC Cobra and the History of Kit Cars

Author Elise Humphreys  |  18th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden The British-American AC Cobra was a collaboration between Texas race car driver, Carroll Shelby, and English Company AC Cars. The Shelby Cobra, later known as the AC Cobra or Ford Cobra, is reputedly the most copied car in the world, making up a significant percentage of the popular kit car industry.  What is a Kit Car?  A kit car is an automobile that is purchased ...

Tips For Outside Classic Car Storage In The UK

Author Elise Humphreys  |  14th December 2020

By Lucy Hotchkiss December doesn’t just bring advent calendars, mince pies and mulled wine; it also marks the beginning of winter.  Low humidity and plummeting temperatures can wreak absolute havoc on any stored vehicle, having the potential to cause rusting, dead batteries and low tires. For classic and prestige cars, winter weather can even render your car unsafe to drive.  In this article, we’ll share some tips with ...