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Old 10-18-2021, 07:59 AM
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The top photo is an early 260ci car, no one makes a replica of that version! You can tell by the lack of side vents, and the winged Shelby AC Cobra badges, front and back. You could take a late model 289 kit and do some surgery to it, Would make a cool car! And yes, I have thought about it. Maybe a Herbie Hancock, white with red interior and 2bbl carb, tribute car?
Check this out if you haven't seen it. It's only 9 minutes long and worth watching. A great Cobra and legendary Cobra owner. As cool as it gets, both Cobra and owner.

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Just arrived, an 82 Aurora Cobra. The story behind the co is pretty wild and I have hundrheds of docs filled with the original paperwork etc. Car drives nice and looks pretty good. Only complaint is I NEED MORE LEG ROOM!!!. Seems taking the seat rail off and bolting to the floor will.pick up a bit. Any suggestions? I am 5 11
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It'll cost you a boatload. Realizing that you don't get in a Cobra, you wear it, I figured out early on that Rule #1 of buying a Cobra is don't buy one until you've sat in that one! They vary all over the place even within the same manufacturer.

You can take the rails off and mount the seat directly to the floor. That will help with height but overall legroom can only be fixed by rebuilding the foot boxes and tunnel. The cost is such that you're better off just swapping cars with one that fits. Plus, if you start hacking the car, you end up with a one off that becomes harder to sell down the line.
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Just arrived, an 82 Aurora Cobra. The story behind the co is pretty wild and I have hundrheds of docs filled with the original paperwork etc. Car drives nice and looks pretty good. Only complaint is I NEED MORE LEG ROOM!!!. Seems taking the seat rail off and bolting to the floor will.pick up a bit. Any suggestions? I am 5 11
and 180. Heres a short vid of the delivery.
Have you started the CA registration process yet? Will you be going the SB100 route?
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The photo of CSX2048 shows that the beautiful original steering wheel has been
replaced with the later version...I wonder why?
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Just arrived, an 82 Aurora Cobra. The story behind the co is pretty wild and I have hundrheds of docs filled with the original paperwork etc. Car drives nice and looks pretty good. Only complaint is I NEED MORE LEG ROOM!!!. Seems taking the seat rail off and bolting to the floor will.pick up a bit. Any suggestions? I am 5 11
and 180. Heres a short vid of the delivery.
Video did not come through...and I'm anxious to see it! Congratulations.
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The photo of CSX2048 shows that the beautiful original steering wheel has been
replaced with the later version...I wonder why?
WHat is CSX2048?

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Video did not come through...and I'm anxious to see it! Congratulations.
I sent admin a note.. Not sure, something about a missing TOKEN!
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Have you started the CA registration process yet? Will you be going the SB100 route?
Don't have to go the SB100 route since it's not a kit and has a vin. THANK GOD!
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It'll cost you a boatload. Realizing that you don't get in a Cobra, you wear it, I figured out early on that Rule #1 of buying a Cobra is don't buy one until you've sat in that one! They vary all over the place even within the same manufacturer.

You can take the rails off and mount the seat directly to the floor. That will help with height but overall legroom can only be fixed by rebuilding the foot boxes and tunnel. The cost is such that you're better off just swapping cars with one that fits. Plus, if you start hacking the car, you end up with a one off that becomes harder to sell down the line.
Just spoke with last owner and I think the issue is solved. He is 5 6" and had pedal extensions put on, I think losing those 3 inches will be perfect! He said to just unbolt em!

We will see.......

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Old 01-14-2022, 05:51 PM
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@Chupee, nothing I see would stop me from bidding, except the final price. 911r cars command higher prices on BaT because of they ads, which are very well done, and the driving of the Portland "Stig". Doesn't make it a better car though. I would say 100K+ to buy this Superformance 289 FIA. Cheers TommyRot
it sold for $82k nice car for a cheap price
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Don't have to go the SB100 route since it's not a kit and has a vin. THANK GOD!
But its not pre-1975 so aren't you subject to smog inspections?

Unless, if I recall, the Auroras had rear exhaust with cats. Is that correct?

Congrats and welcome to the Cobra community. You're gonna love driving that car.
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Check this out if you haven't seen it. It's only 9 minutes long and worth watching. A great Cobra and legendary Cobra owner. As cool as it gets, both Cobra and owner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SQn4stkXA
Fantastic! Herbie was my neighbor for years. Great guy and player!
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@ERA626, I agree Mike that was a great deal for that 289FIA Crazy Money @Mecum in Fla. today 220K for a Backdraft, 190K for a Superformance, and 121K for a FFR Daytona. That early ERA 427 from the Gary Thomas Collection was a steal @72K.
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The photo of CSX2048 shows that the beautiful original steering wheel has been
replaced with the later version...I wonder why?
I just looked up CSX2048, and it has the original 9 bolt steering wheel, with the Trafficator in the middle. All 260 Cobra's came like that .

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WHat is CSX2048?

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It's a 260 Cobra!
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But its not pre-1975 so aren't you subject to smog inspections?

Unless, if I recall, the Auroras had rear exhaust with cats. Is that correct?

Congrats and welcome to the Cobra community. You're gonna love driving that car.
I am going to have to get back on that one. should be pretty straight ahead since it has a vin and has been factory produced.. Il keep you posted

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The GRX Aurora was built in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada. They were in business I believe from 1981 - 1983 unfortunately the company went bankrupt. They produced between 157 - 170 Cobra’s. The GRX Aurora met all Safety and EPA Emissions Standards. The GRX was delivered street legal in 50 states and complete street legal in Canada, sold through Ford dealerships.

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The GRX Aurora was built in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada. They were in business I believe from 1981 - 1983 unfortunately the company went bankrupt. They produced between 157 - 170 Cobra’s. The GRX Aurora met all Safety and EPA Emissions Standards. The GRX was delivered street legal in 50 states and complete street legal in Canada, sold through Ford dealerships.

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Thanks! There is some real corporate warfare that went on with that Ford venture.
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The top photo is an early 260ci car, no one makes a replica of that version! You can tell by the lack of side vents, and the winged Shelby AC Cobra badges, front and back. You could take a late model 289 kit and do some surgery to it, Would make a cool car! And yes, I have thought about it. Maybe a Herbie Hancock, white with red interior and 2bbl carb, tribute car?
Legenmetals, on here, did a 260 tribute car that is incredible. Has a real 260 with Webers. An immaculately done car! I think he was thinking of selling it at one point... probably is on here somewhere.
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