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post #29 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 04:24 PM
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A few more thoughts.

1. These builds usually end up taking a lot more time and money than you planned on. If you have never built a car before, it is easy to think that the kit is only "$20k" and another $10k for drive train because I saw a post on the forum that it is possible. So $30k to build a kit. Then $60k later, and the car is still not on the road. Feature creep is a huge deal with these builds.

2. We really do not know how many kits sold vs driven there are. In the past twenty years of going to kit car shows and asking around, I have a gut feeling it is much less than 50%. Of the cars that do get on the road (notice how I will not say finished?) my gut feeling again, is that 50% get sold because the dream of a Cobra did not match the reality of a short wheel base, high horsepower car that takes a lot more to drive than a modern car. This is why we see so many Cobras for sale with less than 5,000 miles on them.

3. Go for it. There is nothing financially responsible about owning a Cobra in the first place. That is what Corollas are for. Just know that if you do go in debt for a kit car, the project really has no value till the car is done.
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