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  1. #11
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    - big money only comes from those with race heritage or other distinguishing history, but even so, something not quite right about the numbers quoted....

    https://www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk/p.../1964-AC-Cobra
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    This makes for uncomfortable reading on a number of levels and whilst I do feel for the owner of the 'Cobra', it would be wrong to apportion all blame to the DVLA.
    When investing in a car of this value, there are a number of bodies that common sense would suggest you would refer to very closely indeed before writing out your cheque for £250,000; the AC Owners Club, who hold all the original chassis records and indeed the SAAC would be two obvious points of reference.

    In terms of value, £250,000 for a genuine, original Cobra back in 2014 would have/should have rung alarm bells. Just to illustrate, there are two purported 'original' cars for sale in the UK as we speak for roughly twice that amount, and in less than 10 minutes you can access comprehensive prior history relating to the authenticity of those cars if you know where to look, which might just influence whether you chose to invest in either of them.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the piece does not show the actual car in question, relaying on library images instead and nor does it clarify who sold the car to this buyer.

    Never has the term Caveat Emptor been more appropriate.

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    Aluminium bodied 427 side oiler in 'Street' trim

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    Cobra.jpg

    Hope its not this one. If it is he should have been well aware what he was buying.

    It says under picture in Mail , picture of car.
    Andy


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    I think many of you are missing the point of the case - purchaser buys a car with a logbook stating "historic" and relies on that "in part". The DVLA have already, at that stage, decided that they are investigating that same "historic" status (which they themselves validate as it's on the logbook - a document created by them) but don't alert the purchaser.

    It's a fairly unusual set of circumstances but it seems to me they might well be expected to owe a duty of care to him.
    Cobra not quite as shiny as my head

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    Surely DVLA play no part in vehicle ownership, they simply maintain a database of registered keepers, not owners. They do not verify the accuracy of the records in that database; it would be an almost impossible task but they do correct errors that they become aware of.
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    Myles D-W

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    The full story hasn't come out yet so we are all guessing. What's the little door handles on the front of the doors? Door handles?

    Andy

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    Lights to illuminate the roundels I'd suggest. This story is now bubbling on the other forums - ACOC and on the Facebook page of The Cobra Register.
    Aluminium bodied 427 side oiler in 'Street' trim

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    Lights, obvious really. Thanks.


    Andy

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