History Of The First Shelby Cobra

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Maintenance costs are not very high because Cobra 427 uses a drivetrain from Ford and spare parts are common and cheap.
Some of the bodywork parts and suspension parts can be very expensive because are very rare and it’s hard to find them for sale.

In the early ’70s, a lot of small companies produced Cobra 427 replicas which have contributed to increased popularity of the car.


Because the original car was rare and expensive, many fans started making replicas which give the same enjoyment and pleasure for much less costs.

A lot of the replicas have been built from plexiglas and from many other parts of different cars.

But over the years just a few companies started producing exact clones of Cobra 427 which are identical in every way.

The original AC is the best known, and there is Shelby American in Las Vegas which still maintains the continuation of the Cobras series.


You can find and buy a cheap Cobra 427 car and personalize it with different engines, transmissions, brakes and suspension.

Many replica owners have been installing small block, Chevrolet engines in their Cobras because he engines are cheap and common.

It is estimated that over 60,000 copies of Cobra have been made over the years.

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