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Cobra CSX2142 '63 Le Man Hardtop

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Trans Kit: Historic Racing Miniatures Cobra LeMans 1963: body, hood, trunk, roof w/back glass, windscreen, engine, wheels/tires

 

Base Kit: AMT Cobra

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Love it ! This transkit looks gorgeous , especially the motor. I've been curious about this kit for a while now, and from what i can see ,it looks well worth the investment in time and money. You have my attention sir.

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Attention here too. If it's a Cobra you can be sure I'll be watching.

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I can't wait to see it finished. :)

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Very cool, can't wait until you complete this one my friend!

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I saw this one at the club meeting. Excellent workmanship as always J.C.

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Very nice!! Gotta love Snakes!!

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Love it ! This transkit looks gorgeous , especially the motor. I've been curious about this kit for a while now, and from what i can see ,it looks well worth the investment in time and money. You have my attention sir.

The transkit is absolutely worth the money. HRM's resin is gorgeous!!

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Very cool, can't wait until you complete this one my friend!

Thanks Marcos. I hope you don't mind that I used your photos.

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Thanks Marcos. I hope you don't mind that I used your photos.

Of course not man!!!

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I just saw this trans kit on Straba Sports site the other day. Looks very cool indeed.

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Sweet detail work on the engine bay!

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Awesome so far, another one to watch!

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Here are a couple more progress photos.

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Great work. I really like the photo of your Cobra production line. Harold Bradford sure does nice work on his resin parts and bodies but I am not sure if I have ever seen one of his own models.

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Great looking engine compartment.

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Great work. I really like the photo of your Cobra production line. Harold Bradford sure does nice work on his resin parts and bodies but I am not sure if I have ever seen one of his own models.

Harold is a friend of mine and his builds are every bit as nice as his resin. Unfortunately for him (but fotunate for us) his resin business keeps him too busy to build much.

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Does Harold have plans for a 289 Competition Roadster?

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Does Harold have plans for a 289 Competition Roadster?

Do you mean a 289 FIA? He makes one of those already. As for a 'standard' 289, there's not much above and beyond the street car.

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The earlier competition cars (1963) that ran the kidney bean Halibrand wheels. There's a photo of one next to the Le Mans hardtop. These cars ran at Sebring in 1963.

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Hey, afx, what's that other Cobra between the LM hardtop and the red one? Is it yours?

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The earlier competition cars (1963) that ran the kidney bean Halibrand wheels. There's a photo of one next to the Le Mans hardtop. These cars ran at Sebring in 1963.

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No I don't believe HRM is going to do the late '63 team cars. Harold does have the halibrand wheels & tires in his catalog however. The early comp car you see in the photo is another Cobra I am working on (actually all 3 cars in the photo are mine). I modified the AMT by adding the rear wheel flares. I am trying to convince Harold to do the '64 FIA cars in 1/25 scale (he already has the FIA Cobra in 1/24 scale in his catalog) but I am not having any luck yet.

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Hey, afx, what's that other Cobra between the LM hardtop and the red one? Is it yours?

Yes all (3) cars are mine, The center car is going to be a '63 Sebring car. I am not sure if I am going to build Dan Gurney's car or Phil Hill's. More photos of the red car are here.

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Really fine work so far. That engine bay looks great, very nicely detailed & clean.

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afx, what are you using for the engine?

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