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Vincent998

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AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« on: July 13, 2022, 21:09:09 »

SunDude

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2022, 23:34:44 »
The Hurlock family are adamant that AC Cars never built these EFX chassis in the 1960s. Very puzzling for spectators like me.

Anyone else see this "project"?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-ac-cobra-efx-chassis/

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2022, 04:34:24 »
I am by NO means an expert on AC cars. But: how to explain the 1977 letter on AC letterhead explaining exactly what this frame is?

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2022, 11:30:33 »
they say no "M.G. Wright" ever worked for AC Cars in Thames-Ditton

I am by NO means an expert on AC cars. But: how to explain the 1977 letter on AC letterhead explaining exactly what this frame is?

Vincent998

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2022, 16:10:12 »
How do they explain the letterhead etc? Is it all supposed to be some kind of forgery? And what about the other history described in the Cobra Registry? Inquiring minds want to know ...

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2022, 11:21:57 »
I'm curious too

How do they explain the letterhead etc? Is it all supposed to be some kind of forgery? And what about the other history described in the Cobra Registry? Inquiring minds want to know ...

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2022, 12:08:34 »
The AC Cars letterhead is "interesting". I looked up the postcode from the address line at the foot of the page and it is not recognised. Rather strange as the houses built on the factory site would normally inherit the old post code. Does anyone recognise the author's name M G Wright? It doesn't ring a bell with me. All rather strange. Andy.
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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2022, 22:48:02 »
I have received an email from one of our ACOC Members who wishes to remain anonymous, confirming that MG Wright was in fact Jock Wright who was Service Manager for AC Cars before Fred Larrimore. He cross referenced books by McLellan and Bancroft, and Rinsey Mills both of which mention Jock Wright. Another mystery solved!  Andy.

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2022, 20:28:12 »
Did not sell at high bid of $37,502 USD

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2022, 16:15:38 »
There will be an article on this EFX chassis in the August ACtion.

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2022, 11:07:26 »
Hi, just to clarify, my father, MG Wright was Marcel Graham Wright commonly known as Jock Wright.
He worked at AC Cars post war as Service Manager and also Manager at the Casino Hotel Taggs Island.
He then became Sales Manager when Jock Henderson retired, with Assistant Manager Keith Judd.
He retired in July 1977.

Best wishes

Graham


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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2022, 12:16:35 »
John Hurlock has since acknowledged that M.G. Wright was Jock Wright, but he and his father Charles continue to insist that AC Cars never built the eight EFX chassis in question. The "conversation" about this on Facebook has been quite nasty at times, too.

Hi, just to clarify, my father, MG Wright was Marcel Graham Wright commonly known as Jock Wright.
He worked at AC Cars post war as Service Manager and also Manager at the Casino Hotel Taggs Island.
He then became Sales Manager when Jock Henderson retired, with Assistant Manager Keith Judd.
He retired in July 1977.

Best wishes

Graham

rstainer

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Re: AC 428 EFX chassis for sale
« Reply #13 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