Author Topic: Copper Kirham Cobra  (Read 4852 times)

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Copper Kirham Cobra
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:14:21 PM »
Have you all seen the copper finished Cobra?  It looks like a big water kettle on the stove, but I really like it.  ;D


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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »
I'm assuming that its a vinyl wrap?
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 06:47:44 PM »
...someone inevitably is going to make the pun...

"I bet that is worth a few cents"

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 06:48:32 PM »
Its not vinyl, its real copper sheeting, yes worth a pretty penny  ;D

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 07:10:06 PM »

Sorry... That's very unattractive. And I'm being polite when i say that.
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »
Even if you don't like them, the baremetal Kirkhams really show how damn good they are forming those perfect bodies.

It is the Cobra I would want (painted).

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 07:39:56 PM »
This car was at SEMA several years ago in the Ford display area. It was freaking awesome. True craftsmanship.
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 08:04:41 PM »
I want that.
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 11:46:11 PM »
Rolls Royce was probably the first. In the 60s there were several copper bodied cars built by the Copper Industry. The Kirkham I think is the one that has a whole CNC chassis and suspension. They even CNCed a book to document the build. I think it was built for Paul Allen of Microsoft money.
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 11:57:17 PM »
Is the copper much heavier? Does it dent as a easily?

Does Kirkham still offer that option? How much extra is it?

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 12:20:58 AM »
http://www.brandnewmusclecar.com/cobra.html

Says it starts at $179,000.  Copper is harder to work with and the dust is toxic so the cost is significantly higher than a polished aluminum body.

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 02:10:11 AM »
Well itís conductive so wiring grounds would be a breeze....

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 11:02:54 AM »
The copper is significantly heavier. While I was visiting the Kirkhams a few years ago I was asked to open the trunk lid on a copper skinned Cobra, it was very heavy!

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 01:06:01 PM »
It is a MAJOR PIA to weld. I know that first hand.
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 02:18:23 PM »
There are several of them out there.  I have a Photo at home of there being at least TWO in one Collections.