The Shelby Cobra is an iconic sports car that is a proven winner on racetracks around the globe. An original Shelby Cobra is very hard to find and very costly. Instead of buying an original Shelby Cobra, many enthusiasts find it much more affordable and rewarding to buy a Cobra kit from one or more well-known manufacturers. Enthusiasts can get a Cobra kit for about $20,000, but as the accompanying video affirms, that is just a starting point.
Most of what is a Cobra kit comes with a lightweight and relatively affordable Cobra replica body and installs their preferred engine, transmission, and rear end. They also can install your preferred suspension and steering system that can make a replica Cobra ride more smoothly than the original.
If a buyer wants true sports car performance, a crate engine from Ford will do nicely. If a buyer happens to have a more recent Mustang model with a good V8 engine, that would make a great donor engine and parts. Enthusiasts could opt for a rebuilt engine that could save them more money. And the local salvage yard and online parts ordering can make that Cobra replica more affordable to build and drive.