The Shelby Cobra is one of the most distinct and popular racing cars in recent history, but, due to its limited run, is out of reach of many consumers. Original Cobras sell for millions of dollars at auction, and are difficult to find. Fortunately, finding a Shelby Cobra kit car for sale is not as difficult. In fact, Shelby Cobra kits can be purchased for as little as $20,000. Buying a car kit is a little different than buying a fully-assembled car, of course, so here are some tips to make the purchase a little easier.
If you are new to building kit cars, you may want to buy the instruction manuals for kits that you are considering ahead of time. This will allow you to determine which kit is best for your skill level, as well as which ones have the easiest to follow instructions. Once you have determined which type of kit is best for you, you will want to research the company to see how long they have been in business. Check out magazines and online forums to see other builders’ experiences with the company. You don’t want to buy your kit from companies that will go out of business and leave you hanging.
Another thing to consider when shopping for your Cobra car kit is what comes in the kit and what doesn’t. Some kits come with everything you will need except the engine and other mechanics. Others will require you to purchase your own mirrors, lights, and seats. In addition to finding a donor car from which you can take the necessary engine, transmission, and other parts, you will want to shop around for upholstery and paint quotes. If you already have the necessary transmission parts, you may seek the services of a transmission shop to help you install them to your vehicle.
Once you have found the kit of your dreams, whether it is a Shelby Cobra kit or some other vehicle, you will be well on your way to building and driving your own fully-custom vehicle.