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Cobra FIA Targa Florio

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I am posting this Cobra on behalf of Scott Kercher.  The model and photos are by Scott and he is known for his very authentic builds. This model is of the FIA Cobra raced in the 1964 Targa Florio by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant.

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Scott started with the Revell slot car body and stretched an AMT Cobra chassis to fit.  He opened and hinged the hood and added the bumps in the trunk lid, created to allow the required FIA suitcase to fit inside, front of rear fender flairs were rounded a bit to match the prototype.

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He added an Amt engine with Monogram heads and scratched built the headers.

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The interior is comprised of a scratched dash with The Wizard's "O"s bezels, Monogram side panels with the Amt tunnel, scratched "Gurney" seat.

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The paint is Duplicolor Viking Blue, Replica' and Miniatures Halibrands, VRM decals, Monogram Goodyears, and scratched jack points.

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Congratulations and two thumbs up to Scott for creating this accurate FIA Cobra ,  simply the nicest I've ever seen in scale ! :wub:

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It looks like  it could  be raced right now. Outstanding!

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Excellent build and photography, very realistic.

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Outstanding build of one of all-time favorites! He really nailed this one. Great base & photos, too. Not to be greedy, but any shots of the engine?

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Very nice work!  It's not that I don't like Cobras, but I haven't read much about the history.  When I attended the Thin Air IPMS Nationals, they had a tour to the museum owned by Shelby owners.  That's when I learned about the trunk modification.

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Tell Scott he did a nice job Gary.  Did Scott take any engine bay photos?

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17 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Wow!!!, that does look good!!….almost as good as AFX's

Thanks Dann. :)

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