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SunDude
11-01-13, 03:20 PM
Check out these pics of a psychedelically painted original Cobra (actually, it’s an AC 289 Sports), which I found over on some of the U.S. Cobra forums.


The car (chassis COB6107) was painted by Dudley Edwards for Tara Browne, a young London socialite (heir to the Guinness fortune) who was killed in a car crash and who may have served as the inspiration for the Beatles song, "A Day in the Life." Tara's father was Dominick Browne, a member of the House of Lords for 72 years.



He blew his mind out in a car,

He didn't notice that the lights had changed,

A crowd of people stood and stared,

They'd seen his face before,

Nobody was really sure

If he was from the House of Lords.


At the time these pics were taken for the Dec 27, 1966 issue of LOOK magazine the car wore the registration plate GYK 768C.


http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachments/all-cobra-talk/21631d1357850825-mystery-ac-cobra-1966-dsc_0121.jpg http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachments/all-cobra-talk/21632d1357850844-mystery-ac-cobra-1966-dsc_0122.jpg


More period pics.


http://alumni.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Dudley%20and%20Doug%20with%20Cobra%201966.jpg
http://www.godfreytownsendmusic.com/Cobra.jpg


Jump to 1:50 of the video to see Tara Browne driving COB6107 through downtown London.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQJCXIF7q_c


The car is now painted solid purple and wears reg plate KPK 392C. Keep an eye out for it at car shows in the U.K.

garyjettrike
13-01-13, 02:12 PM
I wonder if he got a lot of grief for not painting it blue with a white stripe

hurricaneharold
14-01-13, 08:16 PM
Check out these pics of a psychedelically painted original Cobra (actually, it’s an AC 289 Sports), which I found over on some of the U.S. Cobra forums.


The car (chassis COB6107) was painted by Dudley Edwards for Tara Browne, a young London socialite (heir to the Guinness fortune) who was killed in a car crash and who may have served as the inspiration for the Beatles song, "A Day in the Life." Tara's father was Dominick Browne, a member of the House of Lords for 72 years.



He blew his mind out in a car,

He didn't notice that the lights had changed,

A crowd of people stood and stared,

They'd seen his face before,

Nobody was really sure

If he was from the House of Lords.


At the time these pics were taken for the Dec 27, 1966 issue of LOOK magazine the car wore the registration plate GYK 768C.


http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachments/all-cobra-talk/21631d1357850825-mystery-ac-cobra-1966-dsc_0121.jpg http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/attachments/all-cobra-talk/21632d1357850844-mystery-ac-cobra-1966-dsc_0122.jpg


More period pics.


http://alumni.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Dudley%20and%20Doug%20with%20Cobra%201966.jpg
http://www.godfreytownsendmusic.com/Cobra.jpg


Jump to 1:50 of the video to see Tara Browne driving COB6107 through downtown London.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQJCXIF7q_c


The car is now painted solid purple and wears reg plate KPK 392C. Keep an eye out for it at car shows in the U.K.

I have seen and photographed this car on two seperate occasions.

Firestarter29
16-01-13, 07:26 AM
I wonder if he got a lot of grief for not painting it blue with a white stripe

No but there was a lot of debate about what shade of blue he should use for the blue sections.... ;)

Rather puts mine in the shade, but although I like the idea this psychedelic paint scheme hides the curves of the car so I guess it might look better in a photo than it did in real life. I wonder how much LSD was consumed during its creation ??

(LSD in this context is LySergic acid Dyethylamine not Limited Slip Diff)