Where Do You Store Your Custom Roadster When Bad Weather Arrives?

This was the weekend when you were forced to put your Cobra replica in storage, likely for the rest of the winter. Fortunately, the weather at the start of the Thanksgiving weekend was beautiful and you were able to drive over the river and through the woods to dinner, but the forecast for wind, snow, and ice proved true by Saturday. You know from the past that it is important to get to the indoor storage unit sooner rather than later when the cold weather arrives in order to avoid the line of car enthusiasts who are also putting away their favorite rides.

At the same time when you are disappointed to move your AC Cobra replica inside for a few months, you also realize that this is often a perfect times to pay attention to any of the small maintenance tasks that are needed. From small paint touch ups to upholstery cleaning, the winter months are the perfect time to complete any of these necessary tasks so that the car will be ready to go again next spring.
Do You Have a Muscle Car or Custom Roadster That You Store in the Winter?

If you are someone who loves cars then you likely know the struggle and disappointment of having to store your favorite vehicle once bad weather arrives. Whether it is to avoid the threat of a summer hail storm or a winter blizzard, there are simply some times when you do not want your expensive or collector’s vehicle out on the roads. A replica car kit like a Cobra, for instance, needs to be somewhere safe and protected when the worst weather arrives. Consider these facts about Cobras to see why they are so valuable and who owners will go to great lengths to make sure that they stay protected:

  • Although Cobras are known for weighing much less, some racing cars or roadsters can weigh up to 3,400 pounds.
  • Even hough they weighed almost 500 pounds less than Chevrolet Corvette, Shelby’s original AC Cobras were designed to be Corvette-Beaters.
  • On a British motorway in 1964, an AC Cobra Coupe famously reached 186 miles an hour, which is the equivalent of 299 km per hour.
  • Manufacturer’s advertised the horsepower of the Shelby Mustang GT 500 as 335, but this was actually a low estimate in an effort to appease insurance companies. The actual horsepower was closer to 400.
  • From 1962 to 1968, Carroll Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras and nearly 350 big-block versions.
  • With its weight down to 2,360 pounds compared to 2,620 pounds and its power up to 370 hp at 5,750 rpm, the Lightweight version of the Cobra debuted at the 1990 Geneva Salon.

If you are already counting down the days until warmer weather and getting your favorite car back on the road then you can likely find some minor detailing that you can take care of even during the cold winter months so your car is ready when you are. From Cobra replicas to other kinds of performance driving options, proper maintenance and storage is essential.

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