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Old 06-11-2020, 06:16 AM
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Hi Gang

Need your counsel.

The Cobra in the attached pictures was built 2 years ago.

I do not believe it is a Factory Five or a SPF. There is not a name/vin plate.

Any distinguishing "tells" that would lead to the brand of replica?

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Old 06-11-2020, 07:06 AM
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Looks like a Backdraft. What suspension does it have?
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Unless Backdraft's design has changed, the engine is too far forward. The front suspension doesn't look the same too.
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:45 AM
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The SS round expansion tank and upper rad pipe scream BDR, but I see an upper front wishbone peeking thru on the pass side eng compartment and BDR uses BMW front struts. If it is BDR, the vin should be stamped on the crossmember the exp tank is mounted to.
Also, I see the pass door latch is the original type British latch assy. BDR uses a crappy latch from something non-automotive.
Could be very early BDR before changes That may have been made to cheaper parts to lower price.
If not BDR, I'll say Shell Valley ? B&B.
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Shell Valley is known to use the Backdraft Expansion Tanks. Wheel base and fender gaps look like the Cobra Tommy Lee drove to college on that reality show bomb and that was a SV.

What is the rear suspension?
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:28 PM
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I own a Shell Valley and there's 3 things that look identical to my car. First the hood hinges are exactly like the ones on my car, second the door latches are the same also and third the fat 2" roll bar most other kit use an 1 7/8". So I'd say thats probably a Shell Valley.
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I vote shell valley. My backdraft rollbar is thinner than that. I haven't seen a backdraft running a bar that thick.
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:42 PM
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Throttle linkage and steering column are not Backdraft. Column looks after market with the left side directional.
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The steep angle on the rollover bar support and also the trim/surrounds for the rollover bar and the support bar suggest Shell Valley too.

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The fiberglass inner fender panels, the squareness and position of the the upper passenger foot box, steering column mount, thicker (2 inch) roll are and lower front cross member all resemble my SV.
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Hi all, I have an Antique and Collectible Autos Cobra replica and I believe this is one of theirs. The radiator is titled forward. They also use the same hood hinges and door latches. The roll bar is 1.75". Checkout my album if you like.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:43 AM
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shell valley
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:44 AM
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Default Not the same as 2005 shell valley

Since a more recent build than mine it might be the redesigned shell valley after the merger with midstates.
My 2005 shell valley has the e-brake on top of the transmission tunnel and the hood support rod is mounted much further back and lower in the engine compartment.
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If I were a betting man, and I am. Top of the list would be Shell Valley.
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To my eyes the rear fenders look like FFR Mk3.
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I own a Shell Valley and there's 3 things that look identical to my car. First the hood hinges are exactly like the ones on my car, second the door latches are the same also and third the fat 2" roll bar most other kit use an 1 7/8". So I'd say thats probably a Shell Valley.

All the tells are there, I concur with those who labeled in a Shell Valley.
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Looks a lot like my Shell Valley.
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