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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2018, 11:59:52 PM »
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.
The original one was made from copper sheet. The latest offering is an aluminum body with copper finish.
KIRKHAM COPPER FINISH OPTION COBRA
Kirkham All Aluminum Copper Finish Body......

I was wrong it wasn't the copper Cobra with the CNC chassis. Larry Ellison of Oracle had that one built
Here is the build book the included with the car: http://kirkhammotorsports.com/book_aoe/
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2018, 06:43:42 AM »
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.
Couldn't post the picture - see it here https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8380/29241225653_7d8b5545b6_b.jpg

Kirkham did build a CNC machined chassis for one particular 7 figure waiving customer, but for the rest of their production, as still using a .120 wall 4" round tube frame. So accurate, that Shelby still uses them as their supplier aluminum bodied continuation series offerings.

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2018, 07:02:00 AM »
WTH ..... I tried to up load the Photo.............but it STILL says folder is full.

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2018, 09:53:25 AM »
WTH ..... I tried to up load the Photo.............but it STILL says folder is full.  I even shrunk the Photo down to the size of a book of matches and got the same result.

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 09:00:41 PM »
Man thatís cool.........bitch to keep clean I bet

Several years ago Ford SEMA display had a copper 40 Ford....roped off because a fingerprint would ruin the Finnish

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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 06:05:42 PM »
Man thatís cool.........bitch to keep clean I bet

Several years ago Ford SEMA display had a copper 40 Ford....roped off because a fingerprint would ruin the Finnish
That was a Kirkham car too. http://www.kirkhammotorsports.com/productscustom.shtml
link to aluminum 40GT I like the spin on GT40 http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=2252
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 05:10:33 PM by 98SVT - was 06GT »
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Re: Copper Kirham Cobra
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 01:25:58 PM »

Sorry... That's very unattractive. And I'm being polite when i say that.
You talk like it's a Woman :o