Thanks to the Cobra-Forum I found a company named Factory Five Racing. This
Company was young, had an innovative Product and made a good impression. The
company sold a kit based on a single donor philosophy. Other possibilities on my
wish list were ERA or Superfomance. ERA's drawback was the very high price, although
the price is certainly justified by the high quality of the product.
Superperfomance is not sold as a kit.
One problem was common with all the kits available. The inspection at the
Swiss DMV. After some research I found two possibilities: The single car
inspection, a time consuming and financial wise risky process with a not guaranteed
success and second a re-export of the finished car to the US, registration as a
1965 vehicle and the a new import as a vintage vehicle (no noise and pollution
requirements). Not less time consuming an probably as expensive, but, a higher
chance of success.
Through a coincidence I heard of a Swiss company. They had imported a number of kits from Factory Five
Racing Inc. in Wareham, MA USA. They even had a manufacturers license on
the finished FFR cars. They went through the same process as for example Toyota
or Ford when they bring their cars into the country. This included all the test
about stability, noise, security, ... to permit their cars to run with our DMV's
ok. This is the most expensive way for a company, but lifts them into the same
position as the original manufacturer. They sell their cars as their own. With
this easier but quite expensive (kit price 20'000$ instead of 11'500$ +
shipping) solution, my administrative problems were gone.
After a few phone calls and a visit, I was
ready to order. The build could begin. Nothing could get into my way, well