Shelby Cobra Replica. There are many cars out there that people love, but it is objectively true that the late 60's Shelby Cobra Roadster is the most awesome of them all. This replica, painstakingly assembled over a 4 year period perfectly captures the beauty and power of the legend. Caution: driving this car makes it almost impossible to stop grinning like a fool.
Park it anywhere and you will see people walk past Ferraris and Lamborghinis to take selfies in front of this beautiful beast. It was built with a focus on luxury from an ergonomic leather wrapped steering wheel to carpeted and insulated interior panels. Most Cobras do not have self canceling turn signals or even a horn button in the steering wheel. Few Cobras have enough trunk space to fit a carry-on bag, but this has one actually has space for two suitcases, or even a golf bag. Anyone familiar with the genre will immediately recognize the great pains that went into making this car civilized without compromising on its racing heritage or classic beauty.
It is built with many OEM period components so there are a few idiosyncrasies associated with cars of the era (such as bouncing fuel gauge and speedometer, unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust, and 3-5 second cranking time for ignition). None of these detract from the incredible experience of driving the Cobra and are just a part of the experience of such classic cars.
The car is located in a residential neighborhood a few miles from the Santa Barbara Airport. Typically renters either leave a car parked in front of the house or take an UBER for about $15.