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BBK

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« on: August 01, 2017, 06:36:31 »
Very nice looking 289 Cobra built by David Wagner for sale on Hemmings, with chassis designation COX 6146.  Not sure how this is possible if AC Cars, I would believe, would only be able to grant the using of this chassis number?  No mention of this being an aluminum or fiberglass car.
   
   https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ac/shelby-cobra/1984026.html

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 09:30:33 »
Believe this is called "odour rodent"
   
   COX6146 should theoretically be a '67/68 coil spring chassis number, not a leaf spring chassis
   
   Everything just looks very new, CSX8000 series new, but one could be mistaken....
   
   Price is about right for a good CSX8000 series car as well
   
   "AC Cars Eu. Ltd." are still issuing numbers, though who is the keeper of the bible is anyones guess and are they willing to show it to the general populace.... don't think so

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 10:43:39 »
Weren't LHD cars for the European market supposed to use °C and km/h for temperature gauges and the speedometer?

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 13:27:04 »
quote:
Originally posted by BBK
   
Very nice looking 289 Cobra built by David Wagner for sale on Hemmings, with chassis designation COX 6146.  Not sure how this is possible if AC Cars, I would believe, would only be able to grant the using of this chassis number?  No mention of this being an aluminum or fiberglass car.
   
   https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ac/shelby-cobra/1984026.html
   

   
   Wagner restores original Cobras and builds new cars -- usually Kirkhams -- for customers. Most likely this car began as a Kirkham kit.

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 13:45:14 »
No, depends a little on when the car was built. EU regs. accept that the speedometer can have dual scales, MPH and KM/Hr, directive 75/443/EEG and 2000/7/EG apply.
   /Paho

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 23:55:02 »
It sure looks like a Kirkham, built by Dave Wagner.
   If that's what it is, price seems crazy high, $75,000 higher than other Kirkhams, $50,000 higher than Shelby alloy continuation cars.

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 11:00:16 »
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Originally posted by paho
   
No, depends a little on when the car was built. EU regs. accept that the speedometer can have dual scales, MPH and KM/Hr, directive 75/443/EEG and 2000/7/EG apply.
   /Paho
   

   
   Yes, but in this case there is no dual scale in the speedometer. I would have thought that a vendor insisting on a Euro (ROW) spec car would have checked such details.
   This is perhaps nit-picking but considering the asking price for a car that is most likely a recent build, I would expect such details to be correct.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 00:06:17 »
Surely if it has a 'date-code correct' 1965 289 motor, it ain't correct?  A '65 289 block would be a 6-bolt, and as a leaf-spring car this should have a 5-bolt.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 08:34:29 »
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Originally posted by Rob.Hendriks
   
Believe this is called "odour rodent"
   
   COX6146 should theoretically be a '67/68 coil spring chassis number, not a leaf spring chassis...
   

   And I`m sure AC stopped at 6128!

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 14:28:10 »
Not if A.L. Has "the book"! There may be hundreds more!

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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 16:48:24 »
I believe anyone can give a car the VIN of their choice. Problems arise only when an attempt is made to:
  • road-register it in some (but not all) jurisdictions
  • pass it off as something it isn't
  • have it recorded in an authoritative register

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