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Old 01-22-2012, 07:00 AM
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I am in the same boat, have had cobras for 6 years now. Thought GT40 was the next step but others have said what Jay indicates. I suggest you test drive one, I have not. The GT40 look smoking hot. Maybe what we need is a waterproof Cobra, I dont need ac but get tired of watching the sky. By dry I mean an protected engine compartment, some way to close scoop, and a very easy top to install and remove without scratching the car. Guess I am getting old.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:07 AM
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A SPF GT40 will run you north of $120K to put in a good power train. One was at Barrett Jackson last week for $132K (which would be $120K plus the 10% fee)

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Ignore the Shelby stuff, it's a SPF car. I sincerely doubt the Shelby tagging added any value. I do like the Tungsten gray/silver color. It was my first choice for the FGT but the Heritage was the zero'th choice that I thought would never happen but did.
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I see Mr. Bruce has a few hard top styles for Ac's. Looks like they would make a long trip in a roadster much more comfortable. Look cool too
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:53 AM
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Modifying a Cobra to make it more like a sedan is to me kinda like bolting training wheels on a motorcycle to keep the darn thing from wanting to fall over all the time. Sell it and buy something else that suits you better! (Corvette?)
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:18 AM
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I have just over 82k on my RFGT40 . If I have learned anything about this car it's the long distance comfort it has. To me it's like driving a lazy boy lounger. You guys worry to much about visibility. I see fine out the mirrors and the rear window. The luggage space is minimal but as you saw, Bernie and I were able to carry all we needed for a two week journey.
I still have my 26yr old cobra. I still drive it and I enjoy it very much. It's a different animal. It's more demanding on the track and
more tiring on long trips to me. The GT is a lot more civilized on and off the track. If you get a GT you will learn quickly after a good trip how cool they, after all it is called a touring class vehicle.

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Old 01-22-2012, 08:18 AM
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Get in one, have someone close the door and not let you out for 30 minutes just sitting there... Not many would still want one given the cost and other options.

I had "ours" for 2+ years. Of the 600 or so miles I would say about 75 or so were pure enjoyment and freedom... The rest were plagued by avoiding others driving over me, crashing into the side of me while taking photos, insisting on "racing" me, limited visibility, awful trailer loading and unloading, fueling both sides, etc.

If you think a Cobra is a bunch of tinkering, a GT40 replica will school you.
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There is a half way house alternative... Daytona coupe!!!! full roof , aircon, rear storage space.
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Dang BMBC,

You beat me to it! Was literally just typing the thought - Daytona Coupe!

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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I was at Barrett Jackson, went to the SPF booth and sat in both a GT40 and Daytona Coupe. I fit in both, which surprised the crap out of me.

They had a Daytona there with competition flares that looked stunning- I have never been a big fan of the Daytona, but that one changed my mind. Anyone have pics of that one?

I was looking because living in Vancouver the driving options with a cobra where the chances of rain are low seems to leave one with not many driving days...
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:56 PM
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Of course we still sell GT40s where BDR doesn't anymore, but that couldn't be a factor now could it?
How can this sarcastic question not be disrespectful to Jay, who used to sell BDR GT's? Honestly, you were disrespectful to me in another thread. Whatever happened to kindness?

Back to the GT40 replica discussion. I've always wanted a GT40 replica myself. But, I agree with Jay. I've sat in a SPF GT40 and I'm an average-sized man and I found it very confining and you can see almost nothing behind you. The windows are extremely small and the whole experience made me claustrophobic.

"twobjshelbys" had/has the right idea. Buy a 2005-2006 Ford GT.
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[quote=RodKnock;1172365]How can this sarcastic question not be disrespectful to Jay, who used to sell BDR GT's? Honestly, you were disrespectful to me in another thread. Whatever happened to kindness?
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Jay and I have a mutual disrespect society!

And is it not true that he no longer sells a GT product and therefor would not be real supporive of a purchase of said GT? Did he tell the people he sold them to when BDR offered them that they weren't as good as a "Cobra"? I don't know, I'm just speculating. I have ragged on him, but have always offered to buy the beers at Carlisle. Trust me, we have eaten, drank and bullsh!tted with several other manufacturers and dealers who are supposed to be "competitors" but in reality are on the same ship as us.

I am sorry but I don't recall the other thread where I "dissed" you. Of course it is OK for anyone on CC to trash anyone/anything so long as it is not the brand they own. (Patrick's patented "but I smileyed so it doesn't count defense")

I dunno, I have been around here since 2000 and yes, I have seen a decline in general courtesy. And not directed at you, but I do not believe in "disrespect"....Respect is earned, not given and I don't think I can take something away that has not been earned.
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Of course it is OK for anyone on CC to trash anyone/anything so long as it is not the brand they own. (Patrick's patented "but I smileyed so it doesn't count defense")
Hey, don't drag me in to this fray. Frankly I was shocked at your outrageous behavior towards RodKnock. You really should apologize -- and a genuine one too, not a crappy one.

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Respect is earned, not given and I don't think I can take something away that has not been earned.
Ehhrrrgg, RodKnock's not going to let that one just roll off his back. I call "cheap shot."
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I wanted a GT40....did the research for a couple years....went back and forth between a replica and a Ford....finally...bought a Z06 Corvette instead. ???? Half the money plenty of fun... it is a true GT car that can be driven across the country in any weather in complete comfort and it is economical to drive and maintain and trouble free....smoooth as glass. I may yet scratch that itch for a 40....just because... if you haven't driven a modern Covette give it a try...Silverback bought one as a driver cuz he lives in the wet side, and last I heard, he was surprised and happy with it... I know it is heresy....but....
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Hey, don't drag me in to this fray. Frankly I was shocked at your outrageous behavior towards RodKnock. You really should apologize -- and a genuine one too, not a crappy one.

Ehhrrrgg, RodKnock's not going to let that one just roll off his back. I call "cheap shot."
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"Respect" in the context that Mark IV uses it?

I think Jay had/has an observation that many of us have about the GT40. They're not waterproof tight product, rearward vision is limited, they're hot inside even with the A/C on and they feel claustrophobic to some, like me. This isn't new news.
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Of course we still sell GT40s where BDR doesn't anymore, but that couldn't be a factor now could it?
as a superformance dealer I hope you realize that prospective customers read your posts. You're representing your brand, and coming across as arrogant and disrespectful in these forums will only cause potential customers to consider how you would treat them (during both pre and post purchase service and support).

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