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Wooden Drift Cobra Mechanical Model Kit

SKU: UTG0088
$59.99 
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We know you love car modeling and you love the Ugears Dream Cabriolet, Roadster, and U-9 Grand Prix. Well, make room on the shelf, because a powerful new mechanical model just muscled its way into the Ugears Automotive collection. Introducing the Drift Cobra Racing Car model kit, a beautifully styled, two-seat convertible—our twist on what may be the most revered sports car of all time: the Shelby Cobra 427. The Cobra 427, produced between 1965-67, had a 7.0 liter 450-510 horsepower engine, did 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds, and had a top speed of 185 mph.

Carroll Shelby, a former race car driver, and automotive designer was hired by the Ford Motor Co. to develop a high-performance racer able to compete with the dominant Italian race team of Ferrari. The Americans' four consecutive victories at the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race between 1966-69, in Ford GT40s, is the stuff of legend. More recently, it was the subject of the Oscar-winning 2019 film, "Ford v Ferrari," starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles, the ace driver for the 1966 Ford team. The success of the cars coming out of Shelby's surfside Venice, California shop was the crest of a wave of American high-performance supercars or muscle cars, characterized by powerful V8 motors placed into relatively lightweight, mass-produced, rear-wheel-drive chassis. The Shelby Cobra race car stands out as an American icon, perhaps the greatest muscle car and most "posterized" car in history.

Number of parts: 370
Recommended Age: 14+

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