What better way to celebrate V8 day of Engine Week than with a big ‘Murican 427?
You all know how the story goes. Carroll Shelby stuffs a big America V8 into a small British roadster and the rest is history. There have been countless numbers of replicas, but only a handful of cars were the real deal. Those now sell in the million dollar range.
This is the Kyosho 1:18 model of the legendary Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster. It comes in all kinds of flavors: silver, red, dark green... but we all know the best is blue with white stripes. I took my time tracking this one down and eventually won an auction for around $45 for this bad boy. There are plenty of other model makers’ Cobra’s too, like Schuco, Road Legends, Ertl, and Shelby Collectibles.
The Kyosho stood out to me though because of the many details it offer. Tire lettering, a wood-looking steering wheel, carpet, and a fire extinguisher are all included. Plus there’s this under the hood:
If you want a Cobra, I highly recommend this one, but make sure you hold out for a good deal to pop up. There are two newer Kyosho releases, but those retail for over $100. There are also plenty of sellers on ebay who think these are made of 24k gold. Patience is key, deals are out there to find .
Looks like Enginerrrrrrrr knows what’s up too!