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  1. #101
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    John Toj Cobra's owned

    I will speak to my cousin to see if he can recall if his Father traded in any other Cob's that may have passed through the gates and back out again. I have loved reading this thread and so many peoples brilliant memories of cars . where has Beachcomber gone....
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  2. #102
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    very interesting thred this a lot of names from the past hears a picy of the very first demo car dax built, haveing its first thrashing round the yard by rob loaring(top engine tunner now ) and a bloke we called tarkwin, what a pile of crap that was but every body who whent out in it wanted one
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    Smile

    Fantastic stuff Gary, is it just me or is the front arch a different shape from the current one?
    Was wondering roughly what year this would be?
    Didn't realise you were on here, welcome and as others have said thank you for the never to be forgotten ride in green demo A427 DAX, which put me on course to call Dave Brookes and realise the dream!
    My car is at Dax for suspension set up May 19, will you be around that day?

    Paul/runt
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    'John Woolfe Black' . . SOLD.
    New alluminum DB 427S/C number 002 ordered

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    hi paul
    that was daxs first mould the arches were not only a diferent shape but one was 2" futher forward than the other and when you looked down the sides of the car it looked like a bannana the door locks were bog door bolts and the petrol tank was a galon can held in the boot with a bungee strap,
    the year was 1983 / 84 the chasis was built by pat hanson it had so mutch bump steer evan hiting a cats eye would send you to the other side of the road, the only good thing i can say about it is driveing that pile of poo realy sharpend up my driveing skills ready for driveing some proper cobras later.

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    Smile

    Well you certainly can make the current car dance, I could never hope to drive like that, a rare gift.
    Clearly DJ's have developed there machine continuously over these 25+ years, I'm sure I speak for all when I ask; any Cob info from 'prehistory' welcomed on this amazing thread, thanks again Gary.

    Paul
    DB REPLICAS DAX number 106 in
    'John Woolfe Black' . . SOLD.
    New alluminum DB 427S/C number 002 ordered

  6. #106

    Best source of reference for COB6000 serial cars?

    Hi all,

    Can anyone suggest the best source of reference(s) for finding more about about specific COB6xxx serial cars, preferably pictoral? Since I'm planning to build a 289 FIA replica and it's going to be right-hand drive as a matter of course, I really wanted to be able to base it on either one original vehicle, or at least taking inspiration and detailing from a combination of genuine UK/European competition 289s.

    Can anyone advise?

    Many thanks,

    Tim.

  7. #107
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    there are many sources on the web.

    But here is a good starting point:

    Home - Shelby CSX Info

    but you will also find magazine articles and books very useful.
    Rinsey Mills book (now out of print) is the bible, but may well be available from your local library - my local librarians were very obliging.
    Simon Taylor's book on AC cars is also good, and ofcourse the master book reference: 'Cobra: the first 40 years' by trevor legate is worth purchasing.
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  8. #108
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migge View Post
    Beachbomber!

    From another thread and only ma opinion:

    As far as I know, was the BRA289 a splash from John Atkins 289. If you read the SAAC registry you will find out, that this 289 (if I remember right!) was always a car with many discussions etc. "air car" and so on. It even went so far that some Cobras, still racing !!, were in the discussion of the the AC Club: reat or not real etc. So if the BRA289 was a clone from the Atkins 289, it's a clone of a car built in the late 70th or early 80th.

    Do you know more about the 289 slash history?

    Cheers
    Migge
    John Atkins has owned more than one Cobra,one of his cars was for sale recently,that was a pretty original car,he did sell another car that could have been described as an air car some years ago.
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  9. #109
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    This is Alan Faulkner-Stevens' original AC CRS Cobra, built in 2000 and one of 37 CRSs built. A nice understated car:

    Dragon Wheels Restorations


    Note the Kirkham, bottom left and AC Cobra MkIV being restored in the workshop.

  10. #110
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    What an excellent article !
    Thanks a lot .
    I would like to copy it to the german cobra site ?

    Do you allow that ?

    Best Regards

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