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428 Frua Forum / Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« on: August 04, 2022, 08:29:30 »
SunDude,

This month’s ACtion, at the printer, has an excellent EFX article and my AC Factory Ledger (aka ‘The Bible’) copy has an EFX section. The referred-to conversation may have been been misinformed.

R Stainer

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428 Frua Forum / Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« on: July 28, 2022, 20:31:43 »
James,

The Cobra Register introduction (ACOC website members area) reads:
Other Similar Chassis
AC made a further 98 Thames Ditton coil-spring chassis of similar design to the Cobra, but generally with longer wheelbases. They comprised:
•   81 AC 428 96” wheelbase chassis (see 428 Frua Register)
•   8 Electric Fuel Propulsion 90” chassis (EFX 501 to EFX 508)
•   5 Paramount Film chassis (three 135” and two 117”) for the film Monte Carlo or Bust (COB6128 to COB6132)
•   2 Ghia convertible chassis (CSX 5001 and CSX 5002)
•   One 96” Ghia chassis (CS3063)
•   One 428-type chassis (believed to be 96”) for Cam Classic Automotive Inc USA (MX-1).


AC made their own chassis: cutting and grinding was an in-house activity.

Robin Stainer

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: AC EFX Chassis on B.A.T.
« on: July 27, 2022, 11:48:44 »
James,

The Cobra Register introduction (ACOC website members area) reads:
Other Similar Chassis
AC made a further 98 Thames Ditton coil-spring chassis of similar design to the Cobra, but generally with longer wheelbases. They comprised:
•   81 AC 428 96” wheelbase chassis (see 428 Frua Register)
•   8 Electric Fuel Propulsion 90” chassis (EFX 501 to EFX 508)
•   5 Paramount Film chassis (three 135” and two 117”) for the film Monte Carlo or Bust (COB6128 to COB6132)
•   2 Ghia convertible chassis (CSX 5001 and CSX 5002)
•   One 96” Ghia chassis (CS3063)
•   One 428-type chassis (believed to be 96”) for Cam Classic Automotive Inc USA (MX-1).


AC made their own chassis: cutting and grinding was an in-house activity.

Robin Stainer

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Sundude,

The ACOC Cobra register records this as the original CSX2016, imported into the UK in 2011 by Peter Bradfield.

ACOC Cobra register appendix 2.1 (Replica Leaf Spring Cars) records a replica CSX2016 made circa 2012 reg 111 JX "Constructor unknown. Fast-back hardtop, short bottom-hinged boot, cut back doors, six-point roll cage, Rose-jointed, 6.5"/8.5" Halibrands, side vents, rack & pinion.  FIA HTP."

Both cars have the same last known owner.

The SAAC Register has further public domain detail.

RS

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Recent ACs / Re: Again?
« on: June 13, 2022, 17:59:22 »
Companies House records:
      -David Gabriel CONZA appointed director of AC Cars Limited (05226569) on 9 June 2022
      -AC Cars Limited as having £1 cash at bank and in hand and £1 shareholder funds on 31 December 2020
      -AC Cars Limited as being being dormant in the years ending 31 December 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20.

RS

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Recent ACs / Re: Again?
« on: April 28, 2022, 20:27:22 »
Not a single owner of the AC brand has prospered in the last forty years and not a single 21st century press-release promise has ever been realised. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but it's the only way to bet.

May's forthcoming announcement is awaited with interest.

RS 

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General Forum / Re: AC Cobra Ghia 1965
« on: March 30, 2022, 16:17:24 »
Nothing has been heard of the CSX3063 Ghia since 1966.

The ACOC classifies it as destroyed by parting out in 66 or shortly thereafter, with no trace of the Ghia bodywork since having been seen since. A replica 427 numbered CSX3063, US constructed forty-five years later, remains in the US.

RS

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General Forum / Re: AC Cobra Ghia 1965
« on: March 29, 2022, 20:24:53 »
CSX3063 is the car number, exclusive of RS typos.

Car number, AC’s then Factory Ledger term, is the equivalent of today’s VIN. There’s only one VIN worldwide, only one BEX333 worldwide and only one CSX3063 worldwide. ‘Car number asserted’ is more generous for both Aces and Cobras, as per ACtion’s recent article.

RS

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General Forum / Re: AC Cobra Ghia 1965
« on: March 29, 2022, 17:37:56 »
CSX6036 it is, the Factory Ledger reading:
   1-6-65   A.C Cobra chassis only   CSX6063   By rail to Ghia S.T.S Via Agostino D.A. Moteseltro 5. Turin Italy.

The intention was, I believe, for it to read 'da Montefeltro'.

RS

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Recent ACs / Re: New AC Ace RS
« on: February 13, 2022, 09:51:35 »
Truly? Continuation? Just vs other activities? The facts you need are (a) in the public domain and (b) on the internet - see AC Cars (www.accars.eu) and companies house (www.gov.uk).

RS

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Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Re: CSX 2000 to CSX 2074 Photographs
« on: February 03, 2022, 09:55:19 »
February ACtion’s Cobra Corner has a two-page review of Bob Walker’s magisterial work.

RS

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Recent ACs / Re: New AC Ace RS
« on: January 30, 2022, 10:39:17 »
Petey,

Your question can’t be answered unless you define what you mean by ‘real’. Once specified the facts you need are (a) in the public domain and (b) on the internet.

RS

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Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Re: CSX 2000 to CSX 2074 Photographs
« on: January 17, 2022, 14:13:48 »
Bob Walker’s volumes 1&2 (CSX2001 to 2075) are reviewed in February’s ACtion. He’s working on vol 3 (2076 to 2125), which won’t be published for a while.

Vols 1&2 are magisterial.

RS


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Recent ACs / Information Sought
« on: August 09, 2021, 15:44:22 »
Leaf-spring Cobra VIN CSX2069 has recently appeared on the tracks, last as car 98 at the Silverstone Classic RAC Historic Tourist Trophy.
 
Both ACOC and SAAC registers record 2069 as believed destroyed in the 60s. Any information regarding the current car's origin would be much appreciated, either on this forum or in confidence to rstainer@radcothouse.co.uk or 01367 810231.

Thanks

RS

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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Re: 1957 AC Bristol for sale
« on: June 01, 2021, 21:12:46 »
The forum’s purpose is to support the preservation and enjoyment of ACs. It is not, in my understanding, to provide a free-of-charge business platform for sales agents and other businesses.

Such agents and other businesses are always welcome to place paid-for advertising in ACtion.

RS

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