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  1. #1
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    The end of the road for me

    Well after many years of happy Cobra driving. Its time to stop.
    My back problem and shoulder have got incr4eaqdingly worse to the point where I cant even get out of the Cob
    without help, and that doesnt please me at all.
    So my correctly registered V8 Sumo has to go. Complete with Towbar, hood, Sidescreens, tonneau cover and even a spare wheel that fits in the boot
    Sprayed professionally several years back, Mercedes Mountain Grey. Always garaged.
    I'm looking for offers around £25K
    I'll bung some pics up tomorrow or people can email me for some.
    Its gonna break my heart.
    MKIII Pilgrim Sumo. 3.5 Litre Rover V8 Towing an Eriba Puck Caravan



  2. #2
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    Very sorry to hear you are struggling with a cob I'd expect it will come to us all at some point 🤔😧

  3. #3
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    Bad news...maybe time to use the cash to trade up to something open top but easier to drive....or easier for your Mrs to drive?
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

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    Best of luck with the sale Ken, I suspect a lot of us will reach that stage before reluctantly selling!

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    That’s sad but it will come to us all. Good luck with the sale and whatever will fill your time instead

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    I’m increasingly getting more self conscious getting in and out especially with the Daytona although that might be due to lack of technique. You have a “cool” car but you certainly don’t look cool especially when you have to say “a little help here?” or spill out onto the ground without it!
    Having said that when I first got into Cobras I did notice that owners seemed a bit “more mature” than other kit car owners. But there’s a perfectly simple explanation for this: they ain’t cheap to build so you have to be in a more financially secure phase of your life (older). Why does nature treat us men so unfairly?
    GLWS Simon.
    Dek

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    Thanks for all the good wishes. Ive been putting it off for ages, but went out for a blast the other day and just couldnt6 get out and had to call the mrs to help me.
    I've got 3 collapsed discs in my spine plus arthritis, Plus some weird problem with my shoulder.
    Ah well Ive had a good run

    I wonder if I could put a V8 in an invalid scooter?????
    MKIII Pilgrim Sumo. 3.5 Litre Rover V8 Towing an Eriba Puck Caravan



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    Sorry GLWS KEN!
    Dek

  9. #9
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    Hi Ken

    Sorry to hear that you have to give up your beloved Cobra. It must have been a very difficult decision, one I am not looking forward to in the future.

    As Kevin says maybe time to invest in an easier convertible to drive.

    All the best for the future.

    Rob
    Rob

    AK Gen I - 4.6l Rover V8, Stage III heads, MC1 cam
    On the road March 2019

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Thanks for all the good wishes. Ive been putting it off for ages, but went out for a blast the other day and just couldnt6 get out and had to call the mrs to help me.
    I've got 3 collapsed discs in my spine plus arthritis, Plus some weird problem with my shoulder.
    Ah well Ive had a good run

    I wonder if I could put a V8 in an invalid scooter?????
    I'm not sure about a V8 in a scooter but you could get some AC badges for it,
    therefore still keeping in the AC theme if you know what I mean .
    AC's in Benfleet did have some imput a long while ago, then came the fast version
    as we know.
    It is sad to see what comes as we age and health issues, I myself has had
    multiple schlorosis for sometime now and have no intention of giving into it.
    If I have to yield to it will be putting the AC badges on whatever transport that
    I will be using .
    Good luck with what you do next.
    Chris.

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