Three Things To Consider Before You Buy A Replica Car Kit

Are you a fan of classic cars? Ever wish you could have your own replica car of some of hottest and most popular cars in history? Ever wanted to build your own classic car?


With cobra replica kits, you can. Once upon a time, the Cobra was one of the preeminent sports cars to own. Carroll Shelby built more than 650 small-block Cobras and more than 300 big-block versions from 1962 to ’68. His AC Cobras were designed to be “Corvette-Beaters,” but weighed 500 pounds less than the Chevy Corvette.


While many companies have stopped producing the Cobra, there are some that still manufacture them and in very quality. If you’re a classic car fanatic, you can buy cobra replica kits in any stage you want, from the body and frame to full turn key minus kits. Depending on the car you choose, you’ll be able to get any and all parts you and need and in some cases, the replica car kits come with pre-drilled holes in the frame for the car body and for various components, which will save you some time and trouble.


If you love cars, there’s no doubt that building your own replica car can be a thrill. But before you go out and buy one, here are a few factors you should consider:

  • Cost: Depending on what you buy, a replica car kit can be quite a hit to your wallet. Some base kits for certain models can run as much as $13,000 or more. Once you add more and bigger components like the engine, transmission, etc, you could easily be staring at a six-figure bill just to build your dream replica car. But the costs don’t stop once the car is built. There’s also registration fees and emission tests and insurance to pay for, which will drive up your overall cost for the whole project.
  • It’s difficult: Make no mistake, building a replica car can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a very daunting task. Constructing one can take hundreds of man hours and it’s not something everyone can do. If you’re going to spend the money for the kit, it makes sense to build the car, but you don’t want to get frustrated halfway through and just give up. Bottom line: if your hard isn’t truly set on the whole building process, think twice before buying the kit.
  • Assembly required: It is true that you can buy replica car kits in various stages, but almost none of them ever come fully assembled. That means you’re going to have to find a dedicated work space to build your car. You’re also going to need tools and you might need a few helping hands along the way too.


Cruising down the road in a replica car can be quite a thrill, but if you want to build a kit car, think twice about if you really want to do it or not. If you do, make sure you’re fully committed. Staying committed will help you stay focused and ultimately with a lot of hard work, you’ll be driving your own replica car down the road.

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