Building a Car From Scratch

Author // NPR Car Talk
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Building a car from scratch is the ultimate dream for many mechanically-minded people. Unfortunately, not everyone has the necessary factory space to actually build a car from nothing. All is not lost, however, as there are many Porsche, Mustang, and AC Cobra kit car manufacturers available to help you build the car of your dreams. For purposes of clarity, this article will be focused on how to build an AC Cobra replica almost from scratch.

When purchasing a car kit, the first thing you will want to do is check out the Cobra kit car manufacturers’ reputations. Check the internet for reviews, both good and bad. Look at the manufacturer’s company history. How long have they been in business? What is their reputation for car aftercare and support? The last thing you want to do is order your kit from some no-name who will be conveniently out of business a week after the kit is delivered. While it may be less expensive up front, buying a kit from an unreputable company is sure to cost you more money in the long run.

Once you have found the best Cobra car kit, your next step will be to purchase a corresponding donor car. Many Cobras are built from repurposed Mustangs, though VW Beetles are always a popular choice. Your donor car should be in good operating condition, though damaged upholstery, dents, and missing body panels are all acceptable. As long as the mechanics and frame are functional and safe, your donor car is suitable.

With an acceptable donor car and a high quality car kit, you are ready to build the car of your dreams. Once the replica car is completed, you will be tempted to drive it away, but it is important to remember to register and insure it first. The last thing you want is for your brand new car to be damaged before it is covered by the insurance.

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