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Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Jun 19, 2011
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  2. David J. Littleboy, Jun 19, 2011
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  3. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Nice shot. Now is that the real thing, or a Superformance replicar?
    In some ways they are better than the original 40 year old "Snake"
    given the newer tech, they just don't have that rare value.
    Savageduck, Jun 19, 2011
  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I have no idea. Cars aren't my thing. Just caught it in the reno
    center parking lot as I walked in for some plumbing.

    The interior smacked of old.

    What does this tell you? (100% crop).

    Alan Browne, Jun 19, 2011
  5. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    It tells me that it has a Ford 427 Cu in. engined fitted. If it is the
    real thing that would make it 1968-69 vintage, and depending on chassis
    number and provenance, worth anything from $150K-$5mil. The earlier
    289's had less aggressive wheel wells and fender flare. Those were
    better handling cars, and every bit as valuable.

    The Superformance replicars have been known to wear the badges you have
    shot, and there is a market for replica "Cobra" hood badges to add to
    the intended illusion.
    They are a reasonable way to buy a classic roadster instead of the
    fortune you would have to pay for the real thing. Then you can enjoy
    driving it without worrying about writing off a fortune.
    < http://www.superformance.com/mkiii.aspx >
    However there are some guys with fat wallets who enjoy putting the real
    thing through their paces in various classic races.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/427ACAE2w.jpg >
    Savageduck, Jun 19, 2011
  6. Alan Browne

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Better handling? Carol Shelby described them as "like driving an
    elephant with greasy feet".

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, Jun 20, 2011
  7. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    They definitely take a certain knack to drive well. I was talking about
    the lighter, less front heavy 289 being a better handling vehicle
    compared to the later, heavier & brutish 427. The 427 was/is a nasty
    handling beast. Most drivers say they navigate by aiming at marshals,
    and then power through the corner like an empty, over powered pick-up
    truck. This leaves those marshals wondering why they ever volunteered
    for the job.
    Savageduck, Jun 20, 2011
  8. Alan Browne

    RichA Guest

    Nothing more revolting than a Cobra replica with a 350 Chevy engine.
    I've only seen 3 real 427's in my life.
    RichA, Jun 20, 2011
  9. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    Aaaagh!!! Chevy ANYTHING in a Snake is enough to leave me nauseous for weeks!!

    I have seen plenty of real 289's and 427's and a few very good
    replicars. The bad replicars have usually been failed home-build

    Here are 4 very good Superformance replicas 2 427's & 2 289's factory
    built at about $75K.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/_DNC4334w.jpg >

    ....and here is the real thing ( this one is worth about $700K) in its
    natural state.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/_DNC4947w.jpg >
    Savageduck, Jun 20, 2011
  10. The Chev is a better and more reliable engine. <g d r>
    Gettamulla Tupya, Jun 20, 2011
  11. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    A Chevy engine of any type has no place in that car for any number of reasons.
    Savageduck, Jun 20, 2011
  12. Alan Browne

    RichA Guest

    They look pretty decent from here, don't know about the finish on the
    sidepipes, I assume the originals were bright chrome but I could be
    RichA, Jun 20, 2011
  13. Alan Browne

    RichA Guest

    No, it's cheaper and you can get parts more easily. 427's Fords, 427
    GM engines (Vettes, Chevelle's, etc.) and 426 Hemis are very durable
    and reliable as they are basically race engines, but they need to be
    kept in proper tune to run right. They aren't really "street" engines
    like 350 Chevy's, 428 Cobra Jets, 440 Magnums, etc.
    RichA, Jun 20, 2011
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