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Old 05-19-2022, 09:51 AM
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I'm not delusional about the safety (or lack thereof) on these cars. Flipping it is a much lower concern than getting hit by another car on the road and having nothing more than fiberglass, next to no reinforcement, and no airbags to soften a blow. And I believe that would apply to pretty much any Cobra replica out there.


Thanks to those who have provided insight on some things I missed. Like I stated, I'm pretty new to these and not a purist by any means.
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Sorry, but that broad a statement is a bit misguided, there are several replica companies that design their roll bars to be functional. FFR, ERA, Contemporary, SPF, Kirkham, Unique all design their bars to be functional and not just cosmetic. It is their design in engineering that calls in to the attention to detail of the manufacturer. Yes, some companies do not spend the time to design their cars with more safety features appropriately, the pictures from the car manufacture that the OP has posted appears to be one of them. Sad, but still true, no matter what brand you are loyal to or not. Your money, your choices, not something I'm trying to sway anyone on, just pointing out what I see, which is what the OP requested so we could potentially assist with a value. Form and function, as well as cosmetics and mechanicals, all go towards that goal.

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PS: Is that your car in the pictures above?

Nope, mine is not for sale Bill.

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If you can tilt your head back and touch the roll bar then you should pad it (and that padding on mine is the Summit Racing stuff which is actually a little better than pool floaties). Remember it was only a couple of years ago when the guy was showing off his Cobra's performance in the country club parking lot and slid in to the curb. Minor damage to the car but he died from BFT to the head -- just from showing off at the f'ing country club.
There was a guy at the Texas Spring meet with bolt on pads on his roll bars for head protection, looks not bad, I think it was an older ERA build. Thatís why Club Sport Porsche models are never sold in the US, Porsche is pretty clear about roll bars and helmets only.
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