I have mentioned this a few times here lately. My father has been building a 1967 Shell Valley AC Cobra replica for a little more than a year now. My brother Reid you see in the pics of delivery ended up having cancer. This pushed my father to start this project that till now was just a dream. Things were really scary for a while with Reid. We all stayed positive but expected the worst.
Lucky for us, Reid literally beat the odds.
Proud Pony was nice enough to offer suggestions and insight regarding Clutches and such which my father and I are both grateful for. By the way well before we were out of the woods with Reid.
The Horsepower is guesstimated to be around 730 or so. After a year of people saying thats too much power for a 2000 pound car, the owner of the body shop may have been one too many. He said the car was a potential death trap. Were going to take it easy and maybe detune it if we still feel it is too much power.
So here it is...
My fathers Shell Valley AC Cobra Replica he built.
460 Big Block
4 spd top loader.
Took Delivery 4/16/2010
My brother Reid in the Grey shirt.
July 2011 after over a year build. Helping with my brothers Rocky and Reid helped my father transport the car to get it to paint.
Thats me at left walking back in the garage. That day it was over 100 deg
Car on Trailer. That is a 2002 Silver Trans Am under that tarp in the background. Side pipes removed ready for paint.
Car arriving at body shop. My brother Rocky is on the left.
Car finally at the Body shop. Thats my father at the driver side looking down. My brother Rocky is at far left.