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Chimeara
05-01-14, 08:19 PM
Get in quick before the mad rush.

Check out eBay item 191024285403

They literally broke the mould with this one.

So what's people thoughts.

JohnC
05-01-14, 08:25 PM
At last, finally I can combine my love of BMW's and Cobra's in one place. Easy to clean wheels, presumable front tilting body to gain engine access, i am in heaven.

Scrapping my plans for this defo....

tommy-boy
05-01-14, 08:42 PM
I saw this earlier today also...

Credit for trying 100%..... Final look and overall appearance..... Pants!!!

Chimeara
05-01-14, 09:05 PM
Its a good effort I agree and a pretty simple conversion by the looks of it

Ideal for a youngster looking for a very budget entry level cobra look as z3's can be bought for a song and with no IVA etc its pretty hassle free, wouldn't be much to insure either

A cobra though it is not, I never really liked the Z3 but it looked a whole lot better when it was how BMW intended it.

garysp2
05-01-14, 09:11 PM
one word........fugly!!!!!

Purple AK
05-01-14, 09:31 PM
Dreams are made in photoshop! Reality is another matter ;-) Tribute Automotive KOBRA - BMW Z3 based Cobra body conversion / kit car - NO IVA | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191024285403?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch% 2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D19102 4285403%26_rdc%3D1) Anyone check out his other items? angesstuff1 | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/angesstuff1/m.html?item=191024285403&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)

Chimeara
05-01-14, 09:52 PM
The mx250 kit is probably the best of the lot.

God this jack Daniels is good. Il have another look in the morning just to make sure.

Purple AK
05-01-14, 09:56 PM
The mx250 kit is probably the best of the lot.

God this jack Daniels is good. Il have another look in the morning just to make sure. Don't you think that £1395 is just toooooooooooooooooooo cheap for something actually that good?

tommy-boy
05-01-14, 10:20 PM
I agree about the mx250.

It's certainly a good base to start to work from. However I would have to squeeze a V8 in the mx5 first.

Chimeara
05-01-14, 10:46 PM
I'm still thinking about how you could fit sidepipes to the Z3, il work on an LS3 into an MX5 engine bay idea tomorrow lol

kdavies3
06-01-14, 08:26 AM
I believe the LS into an MX5 has been done before.

OnyxCobra
06-01-14, 08:42 AM
I'm still thinking about how you could fit sidepipes to the Z3, il work on an LS3 into an MX5 engine bay idea tomorrow lol

DONE

try this..............
LS3 into a 2004 Miata: Builds and Project Cars forum: Grassroots Motorsports (http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/ls3-into-a-2004-miata/53797/page1/)

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Eon
07-01-14, 09:32 PM
Have you gone to website on the listing??

KOBRA PROJECT - BMW Z3 based body conversion kit - Madabout Kitcars Forum (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4660)

Glad there are specific details about the R and D.........

An hour with the angle grinder and 2 hours on photo shop!! God help AK, Dax and Pilgrim

cobracol
08-01-14, 01:08 AM
I believe the LS into an MX5 has been done before.

like this one possibly? 2000 Mazda MX-5 miata with LS1 Corvette engine - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0jYm3exkrs) , and here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p-EvqjI1c0 , or even this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTY9sRQdZHk , im sure though there used to be a company that specialised in converting mx5s to 5.0 v8s

As regards the bmw z, ive always thought it looked rather cobra-ish away, and the proportions are correct, i would like to see the finished product first though before judging to harshly, as the inclusion of a proper folding roof would be a big bonus

Lloyd Barnes
08-01-14, 08:35 AM
KOBRA PROJECT - BMW Z3 based body conversion kit - Madabout Kitcars Forum (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4660)

kdavies3
08-01-14, 08:46 AM
I get the feeling some of those guys have never seen a Cobra!!!!!!! :eek:

catsx11
09-02-14, 05:52 PM
update (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showpost.php?p=51985&postcount=158)

and on eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tribute-Automotive-KOBRA-BMW-Z3-based-Cobra-body-conversion-kit-car-NO-IVA-/191057811272?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2c7beed748)

robinj66
09-02-14, 10:01 PM
I've seen the MX250 panels in the flesh - they are nice quality & thick. I've also spoken to him at a couple of shows. My take is the guy is genuine and provides a decent product but he's not trying to recreate exact replicas.

Whether you like his interpretation is down to the individual...

dingocooke
10-02-14, 01:11 PM
The D type replica looks like a very thin splash of a Realm D ????

StewbieC
10-02-14, 01:23 PM
update (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/showpost.php?p=51985&postcount=158)

and on eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tribute-Automotive-KOBRA-BMW-Z3-based-Cobra-body-conversion-kit-car-NO-IVA-/191057811272?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2c7beed748)
I've no issue with what the chap is doing but a replica it isn't. The proportions are all wrong. Why spend all the time and effort to end up with a crap result. Yes you save on an IVA and yes it will work out cheaper but isn't this harping back to the dark old days of kit car building when the cars were nothing like what they were trying to copy. All of the home built replicas I've seen on here are 10 times better.

dave
10-02-14, 01:34 PM
I think there have been some unfair comments on this thread.
Who actually has the correct opinion on where the line is draw from where car stops looking like a Cobra?
The closer you stand the further from the "apparent" originality you get.
Some start to draw the line at body shape, then onto engine make/size, then wheel fixings, dashboard layout, wheel sizes, steering wheel, seat flutes, boot hinge, handbrake lever location. And in one case the bloody washer bottle!!!! :)

KevinW
10-02-14, 01:59 PM
you're welcome ;)
I can send you some pin-up pics if you want......its a long wait on ebay till then next one comes up.

catsx11
10-02-14, 02:00 PM
With my "new-to-Cobra-replica-scene" experience, and as an "outsider"
my take on this is:
It is obviously a cobra "inspired" kit, not a replica.
To call it crap is a bit harsh.
Let the buyers decide - if they don't buy, it's because they don't like it.
This says it is under development! - All "kits" started somewhere!

StewbieC
10-02-14, 02:31 PM
With my "new-to-Cobra-replica-scene" experience, and as an "outsider"
my take on this is:
It is obviously a cobra "inspired" kit, not a replica.
To call it crap is a bit harsh.
Let the buyers decide - if they don't buy, it's because they don't like it.
This says it is under development! - All "kits" started somewhere!

We were asked to give our opinions, I gave mine. I sometimes don't like other peoples opinions but they are allowed to express them and I respect them none the less.
I'd hate someone to buy one of these without the option of making an informed purchase and with hindsight, regret it.
Yes it is a development but the proportions aren't right and I stick by that. I'm sorry if people have found that to be unfair and offensive. It is JMHO and I know I'm not always right. Hey I drive a 289 FFS!

KevinW
10-02-14, 02:34 PM
... that's a later variant of the 289 FIA, then?

StewbieC
10-02-14, 02:39 PM
... that's a later variant of the 289 FIA, then?
.... But only for special people!

TINKA
10-02-14, 02:42 PM
.... But only for special needs people!

Fixed it for you :shock: :shock: :oops: ;-)

StewbieC
10-02-14, 03:14 PM
Fixed it for you :shock: :shock: :oops: ;-)

Broad shoulders, I can take it! :p

janandchris
10-02-14, 06:11 PM
I posted a link to this last week, didn't cause too much debate that time lol ( but there was no love for it either )

Pickmaster
26-07-14, 06:33 PM
I've been reading through the comments and think some are a tad harsh
At the chance of ruffling a few feathers
It's horses for courses as they say
My idea of a cobra is a race car for the road, so why don't I see cobra replicas at sprints and hill climbs ever?
I see all other types of cars both original irreplaceable classics to Ford KAs having a great time on track and hill
So I can draw the conclusion it's for look and sound track that most cobra kits are built and bought
This I see as only one step away from that concept
I quite like it :)
I like the style
I like the price
I like the safety
I like the hood
For a nice country drive with the wife and a back up car this would suit me fine
For a blast up a hill or sprint I'll stick to my Seven
Horses for courses

TINKA
26-07-14, 07:00 PM
One simple reason why a lot of us don't do more track days is the noise limit, simple as.

Pickmaster
26-07-14, 07:11 PM
I like that answer lol