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Old 11-02-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Would you drive....

A replica 356 speedster or a replica AC 427 cobra?
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I don't know what the Cobra looks like. So, I'd take the Porsche 356...but not a replica...there are lot of real ones that I see in the Chicago Porsche Club...if we are talking about the same 356.
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A replica 356 speedster or a replica AC 427 cobra?
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I'd have to go with the 356. Although both are beautiful beasts, to me the 356 is the choice.
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As soon as I finish up the projects I'm working on, I'm either going to build a Factory Five Cobra or a 550 Spyder replica. I like the 356 replicas also, but they're a lot more common than the 550; probably because they're more comfortable and practical. The 550 is stunning in person.

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Here is a link to the Chicago 356 Club:

http://www.midwest356.org/
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Here is a nice 356:
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The speedster is a cool car, but given a choice?

AC Cobra, hands down.
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A nice red one!:
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Hi,

It depends on which ones. The Superformance Cobras from South Africa are considered the best - www.superformance.com, but I also like the all-alloy ones from - www.KirkhamMotorsports.com These are produced by a former MIG 15, 17 and 19 Licensee in Poland. Of course, Shelby is also making a replica - www.shelbyamerican.com which is probably quite good too. The main difference is that none of these are using actual Bristol Ace chassis. IMHO, all the others are ********************.

For the Speedsters, I think only the Beck - www.beckspeedster.com is worthwhile. I also like their 550 replica. I have a friend who has an original 550 (#47) from new (see pic below - he and I discussing the car) , and a Beck 550, which he drives because the original is too valuable to risk having some immigrant ram into it. He says the Beck is better than the original - more power, better brakes, stiffer chassis. I drove his original, but not his Beck. I did drive one Speedster replica from Boulder Speedster - www.boulderspeedster.com and wasn't impressed. Poor Fibreglass lay-up and felt like a kit car.

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yeah, I actually meant a 550...sorry. Anyway, my real question was would you drive a replica?
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I would love to have a 550! The wife wants a Cobra so it looks like it will be a cobra for me
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That is a FERRARI!
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yeah, I actually meant a 550...sorry. Anyway, my real question was would you drive a replica?

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YES! If it were any of the ones I mentioned, definitely!...

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The speedster is a cool car, but given a choice?

AC Cobra, hands down.
AC Cobra gets my vote as well, although a 550 Spyder replica is nice, but you can't beat the horspower of the Cobra.
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yeah, I actually meant a 550...sorry. Anyway, my real question was would you drive a replica?

OK, I understand now. No, I would not drive a replica. If I wanted one, and could not afford or find the real deal, I would move onto something else to dream about!
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That is a FERRARI!
Really? Wow, cool! This that an in-line 6 or 8 or a V12??

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BTW I know a guy that has a CGT, 996TTS, Ford GT40 (old real) Ford GT(new), Mustang 69 GT500 and a Superformance Cobra. I asked why the replica. He said it is much better then the original.
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BTW I know a guy that has a CGT, 996TTS, Ford GT40 (old real) Ford GT(new), Mustang 69 GT500 and a Superformance Cobra. I asked why the replica. He said it is much better then the original.

Do the Ford GT's look similar? Thanks.
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Hi,

Interesting, looks like a Ferrari 100MM, but also like a replica. If it is an original, it's been restored to Better than Factory condition, a shame really.

The early Ferraris were basically pieces of junk which went like stink. The Body panels didn't match up well and they weren't especially straight being hand formed. It does have 6- Dual Webbers w/ Velocity stacks, and the inverted dual Oil Filters, so it's definitely a Ferrari V12, possible original. Interesting pic...

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