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    I would buy a much more interesting car with that money...
    Even if i wanted a cobra, my choice would undoubtedly be the Daytona Coupe.

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    seeing the car sold for 5 mil, its definetly an original cobra, not some replica most people see. To be honest, for 5 mil, I'd rather buy a Ferrari 360 and have it customized to my liking . For a car about the same age as that cobra, however, I'd go for a 250 GTO Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carsnut
    seeing the car sold for 5 mil, its definetly an original cobra, not some replica most people see.
    i believe an aircraft factory in the ukraine (or was it poland) makes replicas as good as the original cobra. by which i mean, they're allowed to compete in concourse events as originals. and they're a damn sight cheaper than $5mill.

    edit: at some point shelby himself bought 50 shells off them to sell as his own or something.
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    wow, who would have thought that it would have went all the way to 5 million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carsnut
    To be honest, for 5 mil, I'd rather buy a Ferrari 360 and have it customized to my liking .

    You could buy a Veyron and have it customized to your liking for that kind of money
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    Quote Originally Posted by blingbling
    ^ You mean 4.98 million...................math much?

    But other than that, yeah, better ways of spending 5 million dollars in my opinion.
    my bad

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    if i had 5mil i would buy a robnell cobra and a house
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaren_crazy
    You could buy a Veyron and have it customized to your liking for that kind of money
    How can you talk about Veyron with your avatar and nickname!?

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    I can't understand the high value of this model, the more so as it can be easily reproduced as a 100% correct copy and only the chassis plate would be the giveaway .
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    Its the fact that it is an unbelievably stupid and exciting car. Thats why it sold for 5 million. Other than Koenigseggs, how often have you seen a new car, or old with 2 superchargers and a 427 in a car that weighs less than some Lotus's. It's the fact that something so outrageous was made, it is a stupid car, it's an insane car and no one should have built it but here it is. That is why it's worth 5mil.
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    There is something obviously wrong with this picture - the price.

    as much as their is Kudos attached to buying a real Louis Vuitton handbag, many people will choose the knock-off cheap brand if they can't tell the difference. and no one can tell the difference between a regular Cobra replica and this one. the casual observer will still just think "cool car".
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    The automatic is probably a lower gear ratio which allow for better drivability.
    Or perhaps because the manual couldn't cope with the torque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Or perhaps because the manual couldn't cope with the torque.
    Could be. I would think that any transmission that went into that car had to be modded quite a bit.
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    That $5 million pricetag means this car is not going to do much, just sit around hidden in some bunker for 99.99% of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota
    That $5 million pricetag means this car is not going to do much, just sit around hidden in some bunker for 99.99% of the time
    As I understand it, that's what all this buyer's cars do.
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