The Shelby Cobra is among the most copied, if not THE most oft-replicated car in the world. Kit car makers from the world over have embraced the Cobra as their own, and as a result there are more kit cars than genuine Cobras on the road. This is actually a good thing, because whenever we see a cracked-up or wrecked Shelby, chances are it’s a replica rather than the real thing.
We’re assuming that is the case with the above wrecked and ruined Cobra replica in the photo above. Because we doubt any collector in their right stand of mind would try to repair the Cobra’s body with, you know…duct tape. Hat tip to Hooniverse for uncovering this lovely gem.
Another clear indicator that the above car is a replica is the use of a fiberglass body, as all original Shelby Cobras could only be had with aluminum bodies. Many kit car companies used fiberglass as it was easier to make and cheaper as well. The fiberglass nature of this particular kit car is what made it so ridiculously easy to duct tape back together.
We’re big fans of the power of duct tape, and clearly it was put to good use bringing this Shelby Cobra replica back together. Why, you can hardly tell it was all but destroyed! The repair work even managed to get the headlights back into the bodywork, though whether or not they still turn on, who knows? We just know that every car guy should carry a roll of duct tape with them at all times.
You never know when you’ll need it.