2004 DRB Cobra replica - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Windsor power in a tiny package

For most of us, the harsh reality is we're never going to own an original Shelby AC Cobra roadster - not when they sell at auction for millions of dollars.

However there has been an enthusiastic international industry in building replicas, with several makers having a go at it in Australia.

DRB is one of them and to this day offers kits to suit a variety of powerplants and budgets.

There can be some real savings in buying an already-completed car, as owners often tip in more dollars than they get back.

Also, this could well be the way to go if you're short on time, patience and/or the mechanical talent to put one together yourself.

It can be enormously satisfying, but not everyone has the wherewithal.

Which brings us to this, a 2004 DRB running what looks like a fuel-injected five-litre Windsor engine with a five-speed manual transmission.

Basic construction is a steel spaceframe with fibreglass panels.

The lines look faithful to an original and this one is on the market for $55,000.

Just a word of advice: do your research on the car and make sure you're up to speed on what's required to register it in your state.

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