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kazoospec UltraDork
1/6/20 6:48 p.m.

So, I found out today that a friend is building a Cobra replica.  I can contribute little to his efforts mechanically, but apparently there's some debate as to the scheme it should wear when finished.  This is my favorite that I've found so far: 

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Show your work (i.e. no answers without pics)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/6/20 6:49 p.m.

That blue looks good. I'm also a sucker for British Racing Green. 

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/6/20 6:50 p.m.

Black on Black on Black.  No chrome, but black chrome is ok.

MrFancypants New Reader
1/6/20 6:51 p.m.

Blue with white stripes. 

Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
1/6/20 6:52 p.m.
MrFancypants said:

Blue with white stripes. 


chada75 Reader
1/6/20 6:55 p.m.

Dark Purple.

Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/6/20 6:58 p.m.

One more for blue with white stripes. Also good with black with white stripes.

Old_Town New Reader
1/6/20 7:03 p.m.

kazoospec UltraDork
1/6/20 7:03 p.m.
MrFancypants said:

Blue with white stripes. 

By "blue with white stripes" are we talking about this combo?

Rotaryracer Reader
1/6/20 7:05 p.m.

Wait...you're allowed to paint these in other colors besides blue with white stripes?  Heresy!

californiamilleghia Dork
1/6/20 7:06 p.m.
MrFancypants said:

Blue with white stripes. 

white with blue strips........

MrFancypants New Reader
1/6/20 7:06 p.m.
kazoospec said:
MrFancypants said:

Blue with white stripes. 

By "blue with white stripes" are we talking about this combo?


Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/6/20 7:20 p.m.

All you guys forgot to show your work.

Green with (black or silver) stripes

Daylan C
Daylan C GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/6/20 7:24 p.m.

Red with no stripes. 

MrChaos GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/6/20 7:39 p.m.

i like gunmetal with black or darker grey stripes

Wally GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/6/20 7:42 p.m.

The silver blue, no stripes in the first pic is my favorite.

Driven5 UltraDork
1/6/20 7:46 p.m.

Nobody gets a Cobra to be subtle...Polished with brushed stripes:

Olemiss540 New Reader
1/6/20 8:05 p.m.

I thought all porsches and ford replicas were supposed to have gulf livery?

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
1/6/20 8:38 p.m.
Daylan C said:

Red with no stripes. 

I was going to go with black on black with no side pipe.  But then I saw this and I've changed my answer.  This is what, some flavor of 289 FIA Cobra?  Maybe the later 427 body and with a different front bumper setup, but the general aspects of this are really doing it for me.

Daylan C
Daylan C GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/6/20 8:43 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

It was on Shelby's  page for the 289 continuation cars. Body is the later version of the 289 FIA cars I believe.

EDIT: I will say I prefer the look of the 289 cars, If I ever had build my own new Cobra kit money I'd probably go with the Factory 5 289 USRRC. My Cobra has to have the bumps in the decklid for the suitcase too.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
1/6/20 8:53 p.m.


APEowner GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/6/20 9:41 p.m.

I'm throwing in another vote for British Racing Green.  I'd go with gold stripes

Purple Frog
Purple Frog GRM+ Memberand New Reader
1/6/20 10:00 p.m.

Answer =   Whatever color your significant other will help pay for....

jmc14 Reader
1/6/20 10:20 p.m.

I built my Cobra tribute using C5 Vette suspension and drivetrain.  I painted it Corvette Atomic Orange.

My personal favorite color is Candy Red over a bronze base with silver stripe.  I painted one of my first builds that color. 

EDT Reader
1/6/20 10:26 p.m.

Guardsman blue and wimbledon white (It's a Daytona, I know, but it's what's in the garage)

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