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« on: May 18, 2017, 11:22:14 »
Forgive me if this well known, but a fleeting memory crossed the aged brain cell this morning about a sixties TV series called The Rat Catchers which I enjoyed when I was about 10.  An internet search revealed very little has survived, although the opening moments of one episode do, and I was surprised to see COB6018:


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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 12:02:32 »
This is Robin Pearce's car originally owned by Robert (Bob) Burnard, thus RB 38.
   At 35secs you'll see an interesting driver challenge: three up in a Cobra. With sensible discretion the Pinewood director uses back-projection and a wind machine generating very un-Cobra-like mini-buffeting.


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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 16:44:39 »
This car was also seen to good effect in the 1970 produced, but 1971 released ITC 'B' movie, The Firechasers, starring Chad Everett, an American actor who also owned a Cobra in real life, CSX2515; originally finished in Rouge Iris, but later repainted by Everett in a dark silver, carrying the California registration number PGE667.

Ordered new by Everett from Hi-Performance Motors Inc in January 1965, he kept that car until 1975 and it was later purchased by Lynn Park in 1985.
I believe 6018 also made an appearance in the 1973 Twentieth Century Fox production 'Digby, the biggest dog in the world', once a stalwart of childhood Christmas day mornings on ITV in the late 1970's and starring Jim Dale.
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