BOCES Students Put Together A Great Ride

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It has 1987 a Mustang 5.0 engine and a five-speed transmission in a 1965 Shelby Cobra body.

It might sound like an episode of Top Gear, but it was a class project for BOCES students at the Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown.

"Couldn't ask for a better shine," said student Josh Reome, who worked on the car.

"Ran great, everybody liked it," he said.

BOCES purchased a replica Cobra MK3 roadster kit seven years ago, intending to use it in several classes.

"Auto body, auto tech, welding, visual communications, electrical wiring -- it's been a full gamut of different people working on the car to get it to the point where it's at today," said Russ Berger, principal of the technical center.

The parts cost BOCES about $20,000 and Berger said the replica roadster could go for around $25,000 dollars if they decided to sell it.

Berger is one of the few who get to drive the car. He was asked how fast it goes.

"It'll only go 55 if you're in a 55 mile an hour speed limit," he said.

Berger noted that the Cobra doesn't have much mileage on it, but the kids at BOCES are miles ahead because of it. 
 

Friday, April 18, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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