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David Beck
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This came through the contact page, if you have any information let me know and I will pass on. Dave

AC Cobra 289 Reg MHX 528 C British Racing Green Black leather seats Message Body: Gd Afternoon I owned the above car in the late sixties/seventies. Is it still around ?? I loved the motor, had to sell it, was too expensive to upkeep alas !! Regards Val

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Doesn't show on the DVLA records Dave, so presume either exported, re-registered or dead.  A look in the Shelby Registry would probably reveal more.  I'll try and remember to look it up.  The chassis number would help greatly, of course.

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'MHX 528C' is COB6028*, originally Vineyard Green with black interior, RHD car consigned to John Willment.  First owner is unidentified, registered in 3/65.  Owned by Tony Parker in the UK in the late sixties, rebuilt following an accident.  Carried the reg '6960AC' from 1974.  Later history is in the Registry.  It was painted bright green in the eighties, and.... 'it is believed the bodywork was reconstructed in fibreglass, retaining alloy bonnet and bootlid.'  Oops.  It appears that it now carries a reproduction chassis plate which has been incorrectly stamped as 'COB6208'.

As I said above, don't know where it is now, and it's not on the DVLA computer with the MHX reg.  It is showing there as 6960AC, and is still some shade of green.  Is 'Val' Tony Parker?

* That makes it the car immediately before 6029, the Haynes Museum car.  Interestingly COB6029 wasn't supplied until a fair bit later in the year.  Not quick forecourt movers, these Cobras...

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That's a rather odd history isn't it?

It appears to have been an original car that has transformed into a replica over the years. 🤔 

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Thanks Roger I will pass this on.

 

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Posted by: @paul-blore

That's a rather odd history isn't it?

It appears to have been an original car that has transformed into a replica over the years. 🤔 

Paul

Probably not so odd, given the speed with which the aluminium rots against the steel a fibreglass fix might have made economic sense in the early eighties.

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Photos of 6960AC COB6028 Taken at Good wood circuit 1989

 

https://flickr.com/photos/sundudecan/galleries/72157646900419976/


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