Some shots of my Dad's new Shelby Cobra EDIT: WITH VIDEO!!!

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  1. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    My Dad picked up his new Shelby Cobra today and we drove up to CT from NJ to get it. We had a great time driving it back, it's just awesome. I took a lot of pictures, but these were my favorites. Enjoy. Also, the pictures don't do the color justice no matter how much processing I do. But the color is Ferrari red and is painted just like one, and the stripes are pearl white.

    EDIT: I recorded a video today of the loudness. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p52a86J1II

    Me sitting in the Cobra. My dad is in the background on the left along with the sales guy on the right
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    My sister and my Uncle came with their Corvettes so we put them all together.
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    My Uncle, Dad, and Sister (in order) by their cars
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    My Dad in the car in an alley-way in town
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    A couple shots from today (7/28/08)
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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Most excellent!

    Congrats!
    Don't ask for the keys this weekend, wait till next...

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. waffle911 macrumors regular

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    Wait... Is that a real real Cobra? or a Superformance replica/continuation?
     
  4. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    that is a stunning car. Has he let you drive it yet or just sit in it.

    Oh, great photos too...
     
  5. Renderz macrumors 6502

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    Lush! You should get come close ups on the detail.
     
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  7. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will be shooting close ups and such next weekend. It is a replica built by Backdraft racing, which we both liked better than the superformance kits. I got to sit in it the whole way home from CT to NJ. 2.5 hours.
     
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    Give me the Shelby over those Vettes any day. Nice lookin car.
     
  9. waffle911 macrumors regular

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    Probably the only thing sexier than a Cobra is the sound of the Ford 427 mounted in it.
     
  10. Dan Lorth macrumors member

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    is it the small block or the big block? the 427 in the shelby cobra from what i have heard is more of a handful than anything else.
     
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    Your dad has great taste in cars!

    That's awesome.

    PS - More pics of your sister? :D
     
  13. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has a 351 stroked to 388. It gets around 500hp and it is thunderous. The guy who sold the car to my Dad said it was louder than all the 427s he's build. My dad agrees, he's heard a few 427s and I'm telling you, this thing is loud. I'll try to see if I can get an audio clip.
     
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    Forever filling the stereotype of males on the internet. Sigh.
     
  17. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to my life. She's married.
     
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    Ah.. Cobra? I'm still staring at your sister....
     
  20. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. My Dad is letting me pull it out of the garage to wash and wax it today while he's at work. I can't wait. I'm gonna take some nice pictures tonight if I get a chance.
     
  21. sananda macrumors 68020

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    hats off to your father for managing to get you to think it's a privilege to wash and wash his car!
     
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    lol you got like 5 whole car-related postings before your hot sister got hit on
     
  23. Sethable macrumors regular

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    did you guys look at factory5 cars?

    ps. have to say it haha.. your sister is hot.
     
  24. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    Is this a "look and see my photos" thread, or a "look how much money my family has" thread?

    :p
     
  25. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    You're lucky you've got a Cobra in one piece!

    Although I'm sure this was a one-off event, that shop is right down the street from me and last year a young driver, taking a blue/white Cobra out on a test drive, did a 360 in front of my office, jumped the curb, and left small parts all over the lawn and driveway. I think I've still got the orange "start" button from the front dash!!
     

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