If you are a fan of muscle cars, you are probably familiar with the Shelby Cobra. It was one of the most famous racing cars of the last century. While the official cars were only sold to the general public for a short period of time, people who build cars as a hobby have, for a long time, looked for an unfinished Cobra kit car for sale. These replica car kits are very popular.
Now it appears that people who want a Cobra, will not have to look for an unfinished Cobra kit car for sale. Shelby American may have stopped making the car decades ago but now Superperformance is looking to carry on the tradition. Superperfomance has officially licensed the name “Shelby Legendary Cars” and is set to unveil a new line of the sports vehicles. Their limited release cars are being built with the intention to honor the legendary, race driver Bob Bondurant, according to Car Buzz.andnbsp;
He won his only FIA GT title while driving a Shelby Cobra car. He also ran the Bondurant Racing School.
President of Shelby American Gary Patterson says the Bondurant’s achievement in that Shelby Cobra car has not been duplicated since. He cites the exciting and special history of the car as one of the reasons they make them at all. This is also why so many people find themselves in the market for an unfinished Cobra kit car for sale. He has said that these cars are so popular and so well admired because they are so light, fast and they look great. He says, they, “still turn heads fifty years after winning it all.” The cars are very rare and that contributes to how much they cost how much muscle car enthusiasts like to find them.
For his part, Bondurant remains proud of the achievement he had back in 1965. He has said that he is proud that he was driving a Shelby Cobra when he won the FIA World Championship and says, “That victory was for everyone in America.” He added that he has enjoyed driving all of the versions of the classic car. He has driven all of the models of the cars from roadsters to ones that were built from an unfinished Cobra kit car for sale. He says the Shelby America company was able to build some of the finest race cars in American history.
Superperformance will only produce 50 new Shelby Cobra cars. They have based the new car on the CSX2345 roadster, the car that was driven by Bondurant when he won his only title. They have crafted this new car to be made from either fiberglass or aluminum. They have promised that their tribute cars have 100% historical accuracy and fidelity to the original cars. They include the leaf spring suspension system, the diagonal roll bar, raked windshield, and flexible back windscreen. They even have the knee pad on the driver’s side and a high beam activation lever.
They have also created a second car to pay tribute to Bondurant. This is a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that is also as historically accurate as the other model. It also carries the leaf suspension system, wooden rims on the steering wheel, and tube frames. The braking system, however, has been updated. Both of these cars will be put up as a full unfinished Cobra kit car for sale but they will not have the transmission nor will they include the engine.
There are a number of replicas that people can buy that are based on the career of Bondurant. These cars were unveiled at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Because these cars are so rare and so special, they come with a hefty price tag. The starting prices begin at about $150,000. That is for the fiberglass version. It will cost at least $250,000 for the version that has been made from aluminum. To get a FIA-spec track model, people will pay at least $290,000. For $395,000 car lovers will get the Daytona Coup model. That, however, also gives buyers lessons at Bondurant’s school, located in Arizona. For people who can afford it,
this will be a special buy.