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Old 01-14-2019, 05:12 AM
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I usually tell them that it is a faithful reproduction of the original 289 race cars, with the exception of the fiberglass body. However, there have been a couple of times with this car and my former ERA that some old person has been so ecstatic that they finally got to see an "original" and that they have been waiting their whole life to see one and they were certain that my cobra was one, that I could not bear to ruin their moment and did not say that it was a replica.
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Jim, great stuff

I usually say "it's really here" and that it is a faithful reproduction of the original style car. Most are still happy to look it over and talk details.

Had a guy last year say, I was just about to take my magnet to it and see if it was all aluminum. Still get, "is that a 427?" ugh....

Lets face it, if I had the $1MM to get a real one I would but this is the best I can do.... Most folks get it...
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Do you see any square roots of negative numbers here?
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:00 PM
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It would be safer for me to just say "no" rather than attempt to dazzle the questioner with my knowledge of real numbers

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edit: I could say...
"no, but I'm flattered that you asked"
or
"yes" if my circumstances had changed
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:18 PM
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This is NOT the first time this has been discussed and in the past it has resulted in some heated and often hateful discussions. Hopefully things have settled down a little.
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Heated and hateful discussions? I haven't seen one in a while.
I think most members here are beyond the age having an ounce of testosterone left.
I think those "spirited" discussions are a thing of the past. One of my favorite questions of all time was when a hot rodded 4 banger recently zoomed up beside me in a gas station. He rolled down his window and with a huge grin asked...

"Is that a real Kirkham?"

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I've been waiting for that very same question David
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Just trying to be helpful:

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Shelby built or Shelby branded?
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David: I'm sure the bare aluminum was tip-off!

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I think those "spirited" discussions are a thing of the past. One of my favorite questions of all time was when a hot rodded 4 banger recently zoomed up beside me in a gas station. He rolled down his window and with a huge grin asked...

"Is that a real Kirkham?"

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Did you respond: "Yes, I am"? LOL
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I just tell them what it is. Simple. I'm not ashamed of it or what it is.

Mark
When these questions come up I use the replica line, not a kit car, but a replica. If it was a 60's original it would be in my living room surrounded by lots of security and not in the streets. But this replica I am enjoying quite a bit!! Move on!!
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My car is en route, but if someone asks I’ll tell them straight up it’s a replica Cobra. Anything built after 1967 is a replica, some are more expensive than others, my opinion of course.
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My answer: Well it's not a mirage.
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