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Default AC Cobra or Shelby Cobra ?

I'm sure the Shelby Cobra historians can chime in. The AC company continued to produce the AC Cobra and this particular Cobra has a big block body with a 289 under the bonnet.
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The VIN of the car will tell you:

CSX prefix Carroll Shelby Export
COB prefix Cobra Britain (RHD)
COX prefix Cobra Export (LHD)

All originated at AC Cars in Thames Ditton

The original CSX Cobras were small blocks (2000's VIN's) and big blocks (3000's VIN's)
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What is the publish date of this article? I'm no Shelby historian, but I wouldn't call it a Shelby. While the body was built to be a Shelby, they never touched it. I'd call it a Cobra for Export.

Not really like 1969 Douglass Yenkos, which were also untouched by Yenko, and just badged/striped by Douglass, with Yenko's approval. (sort of) To my way of thinking, Douglass Yenkos are real Yenkos, albeit wi.th an asterisk to differentiate from Canonsburg Yenkos.
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The car in the article is COX6123, was blue/black leather and in 1997 was thought to still be in the hands of original owner Mr. Zucker. Perhaps someone with a new registry can chime in with its current caretaker. These were referred to in the book as “Mark III/289” cars and AC gave them a 61xx numbering system and they’re all COB or COX prefixes. They’re numbered COB6101 to COB6127 (with some COX’s in there, as stated, usually LHD). There’s also some chassis numbered 6128 to 6132 that were sold to Paramount Film Service for use in movie work. All were sold later and most became the basis for Cobra replicas of some sort.
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The best of both worlds, the 427 body and coil over shocks with a small block motor.
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Latest registry still lists Donald Zucker as the original and current owner. It was offered for sale in July of 1980, but didn’t sell.

Brian Angliss continued making aluminum body parts in England off of the original body bucks for repairs and restorations into the early 80s. In 1984 he began producing full aluminum bodies that were very close to the original 427 Cobra specifications - being produced off of the original manufacturing jigs, dies, tooling, and body bucks. Edsel Ford enthusiastically supported the effort and provided the AC MK IV Cars with certified engine and transmission combinations. These cars were relatively high priced by 1985 standards ($47,500.00). Just over 200 examples were sold before production ceased in 1987.
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COB6105

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