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Enthusiasts Here’s a New One: “Barn Built” Cobra Kit Car on a Chevy S-10 Frame

02:00  14 september  2021
02:00  14 september  2021 Source:   hotrod.com

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There's nothing abnormal about seeing a Cobra replica on HOT ROD Power Tour. With several companies, like Factory Five Racing, offering quality Cobra replica kits, the cars are popular and abundant, but there was something slightly different about this one owned by Gary Burch of Franklin, Wisconsin.

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We spotted Gary's car on Day 1 of HOT ROD Power Tour 2021 and noticed the higher-than-normal ride height, which prompted further investigation. On Day 2, I noted leaf springs visible through the rear wheel openings, but still hadn't had a chance to look over the car and speak with the owner. On Day 4 at World Wide Technology Raceway in East Saint Louis, Illinois, I had a chance to inspect the car and speak with Gary.

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  Here’s a New One: “Barn Built” Cobra Kit Car on a Chevy S-10 Frame © Hot Rod Network Staff

Gary's traveling companion saw me peeking through the front wheel well and asked what I thought the frame was. "S-10," I said without hesitation, and thankfully I was right. I felt confident in that assumption based on the way the shocks mounted to the rear leaf springs, and I was looking at the front suspension for further confirmation.

Gary told us he built this car for a total of $8,000 and constructed it entirely in his barn. The body panels were made by someone in Minnesota who had bought dies from a kit-car company that had gone out of business. "I had to put it together. He sold it to me in 14 pieces, but fiberglass molds together pretty easily," Gary says. The S-10 was available and, based on wheelbase and track width, made for an inexpensive platform. "I call it the Econo-Cobra," Gary says. A Chevrolet 350 crate engine is under the hood, and the car has put in thousands of reliable miles since he initially got it running in 2004.

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