01 Cobra....

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by KillNThrill24, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. KillNThrill24

    KillNThrill24 Legend

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    I have the opportunity to buy an 01 Cobra (I know I just made that thread about the truck.. I really need to get my priorities straight LOL) But thing that's holding me back from doing so is he wants $10k and it has obvious valve seal issues. Smokes on start up, and uses oil.... I know fixing that shit is NOT cheap. I dunno guys I'm on the fence about this one. It currently belongs to my friend that lives down the street from me that I literally grew up with lol. It's svt slobra's old Cobra for those of you that remember it...

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    slobra said he'd help me fix it, and he's a great friend and I'd be more than happy to have him help me fix it.. And I know he'd want to see it come back to life.. I just don't know. My buddy only trying to get what he paid for it, which at the time he bought it it was worth the 10k haha, but faaaak. Help me out fellas
     
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    I remember that car! And damn it looks good, that rear end shot is absolutely sexy. I don't understand why he is asking for what he paid for it especially from a friend but if you think its a good enough buy then get it!
     
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    I remember when i was on live and you were talkin to slowbra about the car. How much mileage does it have? If it's gonna cost a lot to fix, see if you could take em down on the price a little bit. Anything else wrong with the car?
     
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    That thing is sick. What's the mileage on it? If that's really the only issue, and if he's willing to help, then I wouldn't let that hold you back. I can't really speak on price/if it's a good deal since I haven't looked into new edge cobras lately but if it's as nice as it looks, I'd probably pay that. Yeah, getting the seals replaced is gonna suck, but think about how badass it'll be to have once that's done
     
  5. KillNThrill24

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    Yeah I have to say he has kept it in top notch condition since he bought it. First time he's ever done that in his whole life LOL...

    But nope nothing else wrong with it other than the seals. 145k but slobra had the motor redone not too many miles ago, and the body is in mint condition.. Miles are just a number fellas.

    That bastard slobra did this car to my ideal liking haha like... I want it haha
     
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    depression sets in :(
     
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    not gonna lie joey, it's gonna really suck to see that car alot man. it was like a 2nd child to me and till this day i wish i dint sell it(got in a hard spot).....but i couldnt think of a person i would like to see with it more!!.......this car is worth 20k to me but thats because i poured my soul into it
     
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    I wouldn't do 10k for it personally. I know where a Electric Green Cobra is with a Terminator swap for 11k with like 75k miles on it.
     
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    the big picture here joey is, if it's what you want then get it. anthony isnt going to take lower, i mean he is already losing money. if you get it, we can fix it up over winter........look at it this way man, you would have less in the cobra than you do the gt
     
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    Mileage is a little high, but it sounds like the car's been done right and with a fresh motor, I say go for it. Obviously get it for the lowest possible price, but if you like the car and are happy with the deal, that's all that matters. If I were in your spot and it was a different color (just personally, I hate keeping up black lol) I'd be all over that. I paid $7500 for my '97 Cobra with ~115k miles (broken odo) so that sounds like a decent deal to me, especially knowing the history and previous owners

    **^slobra hit the nail on the head
     
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    Its a beautiful car dont get me wrong, but with that mileage and issue i would pass. Theres way better deals out there if your patient for 10k. That cobra isnt worth anywhere near 10k.
     
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    Honestly though, when you sold it to him, it had less miles, and probably no seal issues. Joey, I would go to him with 9,000 cash and see what he does....I bet he will cut his perceived loss and will sell it to you. Take the friendship part out of it as well as the heart/soul/time part out of it and look at it for what it is, a 01 cobra with 145k on it that needs the engine resealed. It looks like a clean car and is worth the money it would cost to reseal it, but 9,000 is all I would give for it.
     
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    nightmare is exactly right.....but for some reason i say DO IT joey .........and ill buy it back from ya later in life haha
     
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    pucker up for 4v head work..... :-/
     
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    I would pass. You'll find something much better if you're patient.
     
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    I paid $12k for my red car and it was in pristine condition. $10K for this one (with the issues and mileage) seems a bit high. If you could get it for around $8k, that's a little more reasonable IMO.
     
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    not to mention C-head tick and 6 spark plug threads.
     
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    Or you can just drop $3,500+ to Ford, like I did, and get the revised C heads to put in there. :deeplist:
     
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    so now he's in terminator range $10k + 3500 -- albeit your heads are better than the terminator ones.
     
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    Find me a Termy for 13500........I haven't seen one with under 100k for less than 16 unless it was beat to hell