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Old 05-17-2019, 10:47 PM
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Default How many Miles u got?!?

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my Name is Chris, i am from germany, got my Cobra now for 5 years, i drove it in the last years for 20000 miles... when i look at other cobras they habe only 2k -3k miles.... so now i wonder if i am the only Person that drive with his car? what is Ur mileage?!?
By the way.... it is a Superformance and got a Roush 427r engine... no Problems in the last 20000 miles 👍 what do u think, when i have to rebuild the Engine?!?!

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Old 05-18-2019, 02:52 AM
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Chris,

A lot of people just don't drive their cobras much and some of us live in areas where weather limits our driving time. I have just over 10K miles in mine but the last year with the fires and bad Winter I can't get them out very often. Right now we are going through a 10 straight day of rain and bad weather and it is past the middle of May.

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Old 05-18-2019, 04:41 AM
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In MN for a Cobra you realistically have 5-1/2 months where temps are suitable.
Now start taking away days for rain which ALWAYS occur on the %$*# weekend.
However, when the weather is perfect here, driving a Cobra is soul inspiring.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:53 AM
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Hi...
my Name is Chris, i am from germany, got my Cobra now for 5 years, i drove it in the last years for 20000 miles... when i look at other cobras they habe only 2k -3k miles.... so now i wonder if i am the only Person that drive with his car? what is Ur mileage?!?
By the way.... it is a Superformance and got a Roush 427r engine... no Problems in the last 20000 miles 👍 what do u think, when i have to rebuild the Engine?!?!

Thank you
Sorry for my english......
I bought mine second-hand with 9,000 miles on it, and am on the verge of turning 30,000 miles.

I drive my SPF Cobra every chance I get. After all, what was the point of buying it if not to drive it...?
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I've had mine a year and a half but with all the sorting needed it has not been roadworthy much. Less than 4,000 on the car. I have it running and driving well now. I took it to an autocross yesterday and got in 9 runs on the course.

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Old 05-18-2019, 05:08 AM
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Finished my Factory Five build in 2002 and now 107,000 miles and smiles.

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Old 05-18-2019, 06:15 AM
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I have well over 30,00 miles on my FFR. Ralph Button is well over 300,000 miles.
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Just short of 50,000. Over the past few years we haven't put many miles due to all the things we have going on.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:04 AM
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Currently I have almost 16000 trouble free miles
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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Hi...
my Name is Chris, i am from germany, got my Cobra now for 5 years, i drove it in the last years for 20000 miles... when i look at other cobras they habe only 2k -3k miles.... so now i wonder if i am the only Person that drive with his car? what is Ur mileage?!?
By the way.... it is a Superformance and got a Roush 427r engine... no Problems in the last 20000 miles �� what do u think, when i have to rebuild the Engine?!?!

Thank you
Sorry for my english......
Hi Chris,

My Cobra (289FIA) is still under construction so is yet to leave my garage.
Not a Cobra, but my old Alfa has close to 250000km (around 160000 miles) on the odometer and is still massively enjoyable every time I drive it.

Don't apologise for your English....it is way better than my German

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Old 05-19-2019, 01:53 AM
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11,000+ trouble free miles on my Unique. Just changed the trans (toploader) and rear end (Jag rear) gear oil last week. I bought it to drive it and I drive it every chance I get.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:00 AM
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55,000 miles on SPF1855 from August of 2004 to the fall of 2011.
Then about 10k on SPF2584 from summer of 2012 to the fall of 2014.
Sun, rain, snow, sleet & hail. 104F degrees to 4 F. I must be a mailman.
Drive it! Why save it for the next guy?
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:31 AM
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55,000 miles on SPF1855 from August of 2004 to the fall of 2011.
Then about 10k on SPF2584 from summer of 2012 to the fall of 2014.
Sun, rain, snow, sleet & hail. 104F degrees to 4 F. I must be a mailman.
Drive it! Why save it for the next guy?
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That' some good miles there and well done. Much more fun to drive than sitting silently.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:39 AM
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Just over 19,000 since 2014 on my FFR. Currently on a 7day road trip, will cross the 20k mark soon

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52K+ on our slabside one trip to California and a trip to Maine. We love to get in it and GO!

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Old 05-23-2019, 12:37 PM
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I have a 1985 built Contemporary with 67000 miles. Just came off of a complete frame off and looks like a kid again.. Why own it if you don't drive it?
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