View Full Version : Another bad idea...

Jeff Martin
February 1st, 2012, 11:54 PM
In a fit of mid-life crisis, I spent much of 2008, 2009, 2010 and some of 2011 conceiving and having built a spot-on replica of one of auto racing's most iconic cars: the 1964 AC Shelby Cobra 289 competition car. Here are some pics:

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/Rightfront.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/engine2.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/dash2-1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/rightfrontfender.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/rightrear-2.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/jeff_martin1.jpg

The entire album is here:

(http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/)http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd102/jeffy10028/ERA 2131/

The exhaust note can be heard here...


...and here:


Builder's site is here:


Racing carburetor specialist site is here:



Jeff Martin
August 13th, 2012, 10:45 PM
I took the Cobra out on Sunday, which is always fun because you get a lot of reactions. My favorite was when I pulled up at the crosswalk at 96th Street after exiting the FDR Drive on the way home. Some shaved-headed dude with a purse-dog walked up, looked everything over and just said "sick". I thanked him profusely!


Lloyd Higley
August 17th, 2013, 10:20 PM
That is sick !! If i ever get out by you I am taking that sucker for a cruise....