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    OK sweet,

    Here's your chance!!!!!

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    Most of the Cobra guys like to drive the hell out of there cars.. While the vast majority like them to look good.. we still feel the need for speed... Cobras are suppose to look a certin way..

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    I really hope I didn't offend anyone by saying they all look pretty much the same in my previous post. That was not my intent. When they weren't quite so prevalent, I would stop and drool over them at car shows. (However, I would always make sure the drool hit the pavement and not the car.) Now, though, there's at least three of them at even the smallest cruise-ins I go to. Don't get me wrong, I still love them and think they have every right to be at car shows. The point I was trying to make was that I personally don't spend a lot of time looking at them any more because they have gotten so common.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by sweet31
    The point I was trying to make was that I personally don't spend a lot of time looking at them any more because they have gotten so common.

    Resurrecting an old thread...

    Sweet31 has a very valid point... They (Cobras) have become very common over the past several years... and probably don't generate quite the interest they did in years past...
    However, having said that, there doesn't seem to be any shortage of duplicate hot rods either...
    It's whatever floats your boat... I can appreciate the detail and workmanship in the hot rods but they hold absolutely no fascination for me... and no, I'm not on the wrong forum... I like to check in from time to time and read what's posted...
    What's the difference between a 64 Cobra replica and a 32 Ford replica???? and in no way are the Ford replicas period correct..

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    one of each!

     



    I'm fortunate enough to have a Hot Rod (34 Ford roadster) a Custom (Chopped 51 Merc) and a Cobra replica.

    The Cobra ALWAYS draws a larger crowd. I'm often asked which is my favorite and it's tough...like asking "which is your favorite child?" I love all three...the Merc is Kool...the Roadster is HOT and the Cobra is fast and a BLAST to drive!

    But you're right, there's more and more Cobras showing up at car shows and cruise nights.

    Notta problem for me...kinda like visiting the Playboy mansion...
    they are ALL pretty!

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    Nice cars are nice cars. I look at a any car to see what I think the guy did right or did wrong. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are what I look at. I don't have to like this or that the guy did to his car, but if it is done right, I do have to respect the worksmanship that went into it. The only thing I don't like at car shows is "snob row", you know, the guys who don't talk to anyone who's car isn't the same flavor as theirs and they spend there time putting down everyone else's ride cuz it's different. Dare to be different, build what ya like and drive it like ya stole it!!!
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    Originally posted by KaiserSosa
    What's the difference between a 64 Cobra replica and a 32 Ford replica???? and in no way are the Ford replicas period correct.. [/B]
    I think you answered your own question... What makes Hot Rods more interesting than Cobras to me is the idea that Hot Rods are not supposed to look or be a certain way!!! Even though there are far more 32 Fords on the road today than were ever produced by Ford they all have their own unigue features and looks... If you were to have twenty 32 Ford Roadsters lined up side by side you would see that each car is unique to itself, some might have fenders some may not, there will be different windshield treatments, different paint colors, differet graphics, some old school, some modern, some Chevy powered, some Ford powered, some Big Blocks, some Small Blocks, some with lots of chrome others without, Big headlights, small headlights, no headlights, 3-piece hoods, 4-piece hoods, luvered hood sides, no hood sides, no hoods, blowers, injected, EFI... See my point?...

    The reason many rodders don't give most Cobra's a closer look is that we kinda know what to going to see and it is not a question of it being different or custom, it becomes more of a question of whether the car is "period correct" or "period incorrect"... The Cobra crowd is more like the Vette crowd than the Hot Rod crowd in that these groups use the word "original" in a much different way than rodders do... When we rodders say it, it means that we have (or think we have) done something totally different to our cars than anyone else has ever done... When a Vette or Cobra owner says it he means that the car looks to be the way it came from the "Factory"...

    It boils to two totally different frames of mind... Don't get me wrong, I like Cobras and appreciate the time, effort and workmanship it takes to build one right...

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    Dave,

    Point well taken!!!

    Dave S.,
    Again, some valid observations...

    Really not much to argue with here...

    can't say that I agree with the Vette and the Cobra crowd being the same... I'd align the Cobras with the Hot Rods more closely.
    Both are essentially "kit cars" and the individual build shows through...
    Wait a minute... I am argueing... I'll stop there....

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    In my opinion it's just a completely different type of car that either gets your motor running or it doesn't. Most hot rodders are not going to be driving a porsche either (at least my observation), while the Cobra attracts folks for appearance and the idea of very spirited road course type driving. Power to weight ratio is also something that people oogle over on these cars, as you can stick in serious hp in a low weight car, and everyone knows what that means.

    What attracts me to Hot Rods and Cobras is just ANGRY SCARY BELCHING power and aggressive looks. This is why I would put a 41 Willy's with big cubes, blower, tubbed, etc...at the top of my Hot Rod list.

    In the end, we all just like what we like. I don't think owning a cobra means I own something better or worse than any of the people I come in contact with. It's what I like, and it so happens that others like it too....The same story for all Hot Rodders.

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    Brent,

    It works for me......

    casa

    Brent,

    The car definitely has a look about it... Sits correctly and looks angry....

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    Originally posted by KaiserSosa
    can't say that I agree with the Vette and the Cobra crowd being the same... I'd align the Cobras with the Hot Rods more closely.
    Both are essentially "kit cars" and the individual build shows through...
    Wait a minute... I am argueing... I'll stop there....
    Well maybe I didn't think that one through very well...

    I agree with Brent, but I am the kind of guy that does own both a Porsche and a Hot Rod... I don't really talk much about the Porsche or post any pics in the gallery here because It is not a Hot Rod... Like Brent I think it is two totally different schools of thought... I like my Porsche and love to drive it on a nice day, but I don't take it to any car shows or go to Porsche events... It is a and cool driver, but If I parked it next 20 other Porsches it would blend in with the rest of them...

    I am just a car nut and like all kinds and types of cars, but I have to admit that Hot Rods are what really get my blood pumping... I do have to say that Brent's Cobra definately has the look!!! Brent that is one fine looking ride you have there, are those Holibrands your running?...

    Dave Brisco

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    Dave,

    I favor the 289's for, what I consider, a more true to form look...
    But I haven't seen a hot rod or a Cobra I didn't like,...

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    I'll try again to post a picture...

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    Originally posted by KaiserSosa
    Dave, I haven't seen a hot rod or a Cobra I didn't like,...
    Ditto!!!! BTW, I would trade my vintage Porsche for a Cobra in a heartbeat...

    Dave Brisco

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