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Old 01-07-2018, 02:20 PM
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Hi all.

I am looking at a cobra for sale which is called a VSE. It has an aluminum chassis designed and possibly built by Herb Adams. It appears to be one of a handful built.

does anybody have any knowledge of them?
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Hi all.

I am looking at a cobra for sale which is called a VSE. It has an aluminum chassis designed and possibly built by Herb Adams. It appears to be one of a handful built.

does anybody have any knowledge of them?
Stretched chassis design, using a backbone concept,body built by Kube in Arizona, what seems to be your concern(s)?
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Do you know the wheelbase? Concerns as in have there been any problems with the design? Its an all aluminum chassis with the body bonded to it. It has a winters live rear axle and looks to be pretty light. It has a Chevy (ugh!) all aluminum engine with four webers. It looks to be a no expense spared build. also has a tremec 6 speed.

I have been autocrossing about ten years. I'm kindof old but in decent shape. My current autocross car has about the same power to weight ratio as the cobra.

Apparently it was built in 2009....or completed in 2009. One of the stickers says 2002, so I'm not sure what all that means but apparently it has a good CA title.

It looks pretty nice with a few blemishes here and there to indicate some age. that's alright with me I plan to drive it and autocross it so a perfect car would not be for me.
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Do you know the wheelbase? Concerns as in have there been any problems with the design? Its an all aluminum chassis with the body bonded to it. It has a winters live rear axle and looks to be pretty light. It has a Chevy (ugh!) all aluminum engine with four webers. It looks to be a no expense spared build. also has a tremec 6 speed.

I have been autocrossing about ten years. I'm kindof old but in decent shape. My current autocross car has about the same power to weight ratio as the cobra.

Apparently it was built in 2009....or completed in 2009. One of the stickers says 2002, so I'm not sure what all that means but apparently it has a good CA title.

It looks pretty nice with a few blemishes here and there to indicate some age. that's alright with me I plan to drive it and autocross it so a perfect car would not be for me.
Believe they were 96-98" wheel base

If you are talking about THIS ONE and you plan to go drag racing, go for it. If you plan to use it on for the street, I'd continue looking.
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No its not that one. I plan to autocross it and occasionally drive on the street. It appears to be a race car which has a thin veneer of street legality. Lights, turn signals....that's about all.
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It's this one.
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Make sure you have someone that knows how to do a pre purchase inspection on a hand built car such as this look over the car carefully, very, very carefully.

I'll leave it at that.
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Do you have any more information about Kube in Arizona please? I cannot find anything about it.
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I'm going out to look at it monday or tuesday next week. Any Cobra experts near Monterey to look at it with me? I'll pay a resonable fee for it.
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I'm still hoping to find a cobra expert to look at this car with me....?
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So i went and looked at it. Drove it around a bit satisfying myself the engine is alright. The chassis is extremely rugged, the steering is very nice but a bit heavy when at rest, and the brakes feel fine with no boost. ONce it was warmed up it ran very nicely.

I’m having it shipped home. I should have it in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for all the excellent help!
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