After spending months travelling all over the United States visiting the top companies that manufacture Cobra replicas, I finally encountered Bob Kallio, owner of Midstates Classic Cars, in Hooper Nebraska. I was immediately convinced that his Cobra replica kit was the best of the (crowded) field. Purchasing his fine entry would be as close as I would ever get to possessing and owning an iconic Shelby Cobra. So in the fall of 2002 I purchased a kit, and started on a journey that took me 6 long years and over 6,000 man hours to complete.
The award winning Midstates Cobra you see here is the result of that journey. Shortly after completion it was featured in Kit Car Builder magazine, (April 2009), and since completion it has only logged 2,618 miles, (4,212 km).
It has won multiple car show awards, the most prestigious of which was the Best Paint award at the 47th annual Boise Roadster Show. That paint finish is nothing short of spectacular!
—Under the Hood—
Ford Racing SVO 460 big block V8
—Body, Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—
—Other Premium Particulars—
It should be self-evident after viewing all of my photos of this gorgeous Cobra that this is not just another Cobra replica.
With the undercarriage finished as nicely as the more observable parts of the car, you can appreciate why it took over 6,000 hours of intense labor and applied skills to build this one-of-a-kind Cobra. Every detail of this car is well beyond normal standards: each part has been painted, polished, plated or otherwise finished to near perfection.
Because you’re a Cobra lover, you have a natural love for mechanical concepts, you enjoy understanding how things work, you love to see how mechanical problems are solved, and you fully understand how challenging it is to stuff a big-block powerplant into a sports car and yet make all the systems function correctly.
I have done all of that and I hope you can fully appreciate the result. If so, I’ll be glad to show you the car in person.
Serious inquiries only, please!
Located in Boise, Idaho
The splendid Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Ross himself, using his Canon EOS T6 digicam and its standard 18–55mm lens. Ross carefully followed this site's photography tips... and his results speak for themselves. This is superb Cobra photography!