Happy Birthday to me!!
As they would say.... "the checks in the mail".
I am really looking forward to the new addition as I've always wanted to experience ownership of a Cobra so when I read the post the excitement started brewing. Knowing Tim over the years really made this decision very easy for me.
I purchased an Aluminum CSX4289 a few weeks ago. It’s been a lot of fun bringing it up to spec with a bunch of deferred maintenance items. It’s the only car I’m terrified to put the pedal to the floor! It’s intense...
I will definitely check it out! I’ve been watching all the hype too. Now that I own one, I’m starting to really notice all the nuances of different manufacturers and stories surrounding the Cobra cult. When I work on it, I can’t help but chuckle about how there’s a little snake oil salesman in every piece of this car!
Are you sure? A 2002 car seems a little early for Kirkhams. Shelby built alloy cars in-house early on. Then they went through a phase where they sourced their spec'd cars from Kirkham (but they shared no common parts between CSX and Kirkham), and finally (now) an alloy CSX is simply a Kirkham with a CSX badge.
Avons seem to be the preferred tires. Billboards look nice but you have to remember they area a bias ply tire and are very fragile. I had a really good deal on a set from a guy that was afraid of them and I turned them down because of that. But then you have to remember that Ken Miles drove at 198MPH on them.