Wednesday, 15 June 2016

AC Cobra

This car took part in the Inter-Marque Championship race at the Aston Martin Owners' Club's Historic Car Races meeting at Oulton Park in September 1986.
It's John Atkins' 4.7 litre 1965 AC Cobra, shown in the programme of the event as being entered by ACOC Cobra Register. The chassis number is COB6058, the 'COB' apparently showing that it was made at Thames Ditton by AC Cars and intended for the home market - as opposed to the ones intended for export which were prefixed 'COX'. All the Thames Ditton cars then had a number beginning with '6', and a subsequent '0' showed that it had a leaf sprung chassis (like this car) or a '1' that showed it had coil springs.

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