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Old 03-14-2019, 06:13 AM
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This last week I was at a show and the first four people ask THE question. After that, I began replying, "What do you think? I've had 19 people ask me that today and I've given four different answers. So now it's your turn. Look the car over and tell me if you think it's real." Then when they come back and say, "I don't know", I ask them why it makes a difference... at this point they usually get frustrated, pissed off or confused and just walk off. I take some great perverted pleasure in this.

Dan, your just a mean man! I like it!
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:10 PM
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I have the pleasure of owning one of few factory built Contemporary cobras. If I say it's a factory car I catch crap from the Cobra guys. If I simply answer no it's not a kit car, I catch crap from the Cobra guys and the other folks when they say it doesn't look like aluminum. So I simply don't answer any more. I've turned the tables. If they can tell the difference, they won't ask. If they can't tell the difference you could tell them anything and they wouldn't know anyway.
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Are surgically altered silicone breast implants real tits?
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No, they’re better. 😎
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Best one I’ve heard...
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I might say the same thing about a Kirkham or a 484 all aluminum stroker.
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No, they’re better. ��
What if they are attached to a nice burly fellow who decided not to complete the gender reassignment process?

As you can see it's all a matter of perspective, prejudices, and opinion.

Everyone see things differently.
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Default Basically if it’s on the road no...

A real one was built in England and powered In LA...and worth from at least most of, or multiples of millions of dollars. Our replicas are probably in all but collectibility terms, better all around drivers cars than any original, but none are “real”.

If you cloned any historical human down to the last detail from DNA they would in effect be that person, but not the real one as they could never again repeat what they were famous for in the first place...the finest replica was never tossed around by Ken Miles, Bob Bonduront, Alan Gurney, Dave McDonnald or the like...

In my mind they are all cobras, a few actually are “Shelbys” but replicas all, from the most ridiculous VW powered kit to the most primo aluminum billet kirkham (the top of the heap from what I’ve seen)...

We’ve all heard the loudmouth disrespecting the car as “just some fiberglass kit” which I never reply to, just wait for the dude to leave in his bad-ass civic...

But what the hell if it gives you a tingle in your dingles that’s all that matters in the end. I am sure by lowly SPF makes me happier than some zillionaire’s five originals languishing in a warehouse somewhere...
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I like to answer this way and I cant take credit for being my original phrase. "Stand in front of my car and let me run you over, then tell me if you think its real or not". I can't afford a real Cobra so this lowly replica will do. But it kicks ass and checks my boxes. I couldn't be happier every time I push the button and it starts up. What a thrill.

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What if they are attached to a nice burly fellow who decided not to complete the gender reassignment process?

As you can see it's all a matter of perspective, prejudices, and opinion.

Everyone see things differently.
Agreed, we all have our own 'filters' and perceive things differently. Like this:

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I’ve never been offended by the question, nor have a felt the need to have a snarky remark. I’ve always thought this should be an inclusive hobby and not everyone is born knowing to “not ask that question”. I generally take the time to tell them what my car is, why it is the way it is (the choices I made in the build), etc.
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