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DOTS: Real Or Replica?

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If this is real, my #OppoHunt item is disqualified for not being an imitation of the real thing. You should follow the exploits of Ally the Altoids Tin on Instagram @teamaltoidsaddict. The Oppo Hunt is a huge success thus far.

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I suspect this Shelby Cobra is a replica. Something about it seems a little off.

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Or maybe it was the fact that it is street parked in a busy part of town. The beat up Camry more or less exactly failing to parallel park right next to this work of art pretty much sums up all the reasons I would never leave a real Shelby Cobra on the street. It somehow came within inches of hitting the bright blue race car parked way back in the corner of the spot.

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Hmmm, Streetside Classics dealer plate. They weren’t kidding.

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I love this giant gaping mouth, eagerly sucking in fresh air to rapidly cool its engine. A more purposeful looking race car you could not hope to see. I wonder what those strange looking hook things on the front are. A place where a bumper used to hang?

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That is one small looking interior. And the shift lever seems peculiarly hard to reach from the driver’s position. Who needs ornate dashboards that take up room? Just slap some dials at random in a blank piece of sheet metal. That’ll do.

Still, seeing this car was a lovely respite from a hard few hours of Doordashing. What do you think? Real or replica?

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