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14kenyons

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Ace or Cobra? Or neither?
« on: September 07, 2015, 16:08:02 »
Was at the Shere Hill Climb yesterday and a chap rolled up in a black Cobra (well, same shape); Le Mans hardtop, but no badges anywhere. I was told it had been imported from the States and was a genuine 60's Cobra, lots of history, etc. Then he opened the bonnet. AC Thames Ditton chassis plate clearly stamped AEX1107 and a CLB engine number.
   Maybe it is a rebodied Ace, maybe not, but sure isn't a Cobra!

nikbj68

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 17:20:35 »
Oh I really hope he didn`t pay REAL Cobra money for it!
   The register does show it as an AC-engine Ace "now completed as a Cobra replica".
   I`ve seen it, reg no 4 CSX, will find photo soon.
   [edit: number corrected!]

TLegate

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 17:36:15 »
Took part in the Shelby Cup race at the Goodwood Revival in 2012, driven by Evans/Moyes. (4CSX) Helped get the number of entrants to 30. Nice that Goodwood can be so accommodating and permit an Ace to compete....
   
   Thank heaven they don't accept replicas!

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 17:40:09 »
But Kirkhams :-)

nikbj68

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 00:42:54 »
Here we go:
   
   

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 11:25:23 »
All members need to do is to check the Club's website at Model directory/Cobra (Thames Ditton)/Appendix-Replica leaf spring cars:
   
   VIN Asserted AEX1107 Year made 2010 Reg CSX 4 Colour Blue Trim Black Last known owner Glynn Evans Location UK Additional information "Based on a US sourced 'project with many Cobra parts fitted'. FIA HTP.
   (AC Ace chassis number)"

   
   The website describes all seventy one known Cobra replicas (cars asserting a period AC or AC-like VIN) outside the Americas, most with more detailed additional information.
   
   It makes a very revealing read for Cobra enthusiasts and (IMHO) is worth our modest annual subscription.
   
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