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TLegate

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« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2012, 13:03:37 »
Sir Shep (many belated congratulations, by the way :) I couldn't agree mor regarding flexi-cars. I used to rally and autotest (etc) a Frogeye and that thing performed way above its potential, aided by some suicidal driving...ahem....on road rallies of beloved memory.
   
   The potential of a 427 was demonstrated on one occasion by Bill Murray at the Revival and he really drove that thing hard, finishing just outside the top ten at Goodwood, against the 'faster' cars. Just not quite enough to catch the GT40s (but I guess back then we're talking roller-rockers etc etc, are we not?)
   
   The ability of an Ace-type chassis to flex was best demonstrated by Flavien Marcais at the Revival when he co-drove LOY 500, Nick Wigley's Tojeiro, in the first 'dusk' race. Flavien was really on it that day and I will alway remember the car visibly twisting as it went through Madgwick, holding second for much of the race against 3-litre C-types and Astons. It was ridiculous, but it worked, one of the best drives I've witnesed - proper fun! We went and checked the car afterwards and he'd split the paintwork all over the car, bits falling off in places!! That's what you call 'flex'.....I love it....

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« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2012, 15:53:58 »
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Originally posted by westcott
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   I missed the last chance to get the real thing in 2001 to buy a black/black 289 for 190.000 DM or a red/black427 with rollhoop and side pipes for 220.000 DM, both from the same owner. I shold have bought the 427 that year instead of the house.[;)]
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   190,000 DM translate into 95,000 € or 77,000 GBP. Last year a 1963 260 Cobra was offered here for 385,000 € and sold shortly thereafter. I think this is a very good illustration of the increase of prices for vintage cars over the last decade as previously discussed in this thread.
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« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2012, 21:45:41 »
Thames Ditton Cobras are now the preserve of those who inherited them and City bankers - just as well Mk IVs and replicas are available for more ordinary mortals!

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« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2012, 01:33:56 »
It will be interesting to see what this sells for. RM indicates somewhere near $190,000 invested (cost plus restoration).
   
   http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=DM12&CarID=r147
   
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« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2012, 13:21:23 »
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Originally posted by jrlucke
   
It will be interesting to see what this sells for. RM indicates somewhere near $190,000 invested (cost plus restoration).
   
   http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=DM12&CarID=r147
   
   John
   

   
   AK 1164 is a very nice car - the Sterling equivalents are £77,000 - £108,000.
   
   I suspect the US obsession with having a 'CSX' chassis number will mean a low offer.
   
   
   This one (below) at $89,000 (£55,000) is cheaper and certainly looks like an unmolested original example of a MkIV even though the chassis number is not quoted. Interesting colour scheme too!
   
   http://www.bellevuecars.com/newandusedcars/8663/1735514/a2fb5e81-ca32-423b-8106-4fd2f2c869cf/none/1988-AutoKraft-Cobra-Bellevue-WA-98004.aspx

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« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2012, 10:32:23 »
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Originally posted by dart427
   
- AC Cobra MKIV 460 & Tremec: 109 K€ , offered since a few Days..... We will see!
   
   -AC Cobra MKIV 302 upgraded: 119.5K€, offered since 4 Years!!!!!!! Price a few weeks ago by 10K€ reduced.
   
   Prices for MKIV are not underpriced. Prices for Plastic Kit Cars are extremely overpriced!
   
   The value of a Car is exactly what a buyer is prepared to pay for it.
   
   
   

   I have just seen that the asking price for the MkIV 460 has been reduced to 99,000 €.

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« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2012, 14:46:25 »
AK1121 is currently listed for sale on Club Cobra, at an asking price of $89,000 USD.
   
   CLICK HERE: http://www.clubcobra.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=4564
   
   No affiliation with the seller, just passing along the info.

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« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2012, 13:05:43 »
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Originally posted by marklotus
   
I had my car AK1121, an excellent example, listed on Ebay at $89,000 and it didn't sell.
   

   
   Probably not the right place to sell this type of car.