Cobra & GT40 replicas 1996-2010 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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robnell cobra There's a lot of fun to be had with a well-sorted Cobra replica. robnell cobra

When the original is unaffordable, a replica can hold its value very well.

Cobra/GT40 Replica 1996-2010

Most people who buy a replica Cobra realise that its potential for value growth isn’t a patch on the rampant appreciation that makes genuine Shelby products so desirable.

However, driving something that looks and sounds like something else that’s worth a few million can’t be bad for the ego either.

Replica Cobras with late-series injected engines and modern suspensions are generally easier to drive than older carb-fed ruffians from the 1990s.

Top of the local replica pile is the now-defunct Robnell, with these selling for more than $100,000.

Consider as well a DRB or Roaring 40s GT40 which look spectacular and cost around the same as a 50 year-old Falcon GT.

Cobra 1996-03 $60,375 [8]

Cobra 2004-10 $81,545 [8]

Robnell 1995-03 $145,000 [1]

GT40 Replica 1999-10 $126,875 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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