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 Post subject: Cobra vs Jaguar
PostPosted: Apr Fri 03, 2020 12:29 pm 
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A while back there was a thread on the movie Ford vs Ferrari, and we got a little into the Shelby Cobra.

Here's a neat video of a Cobra vs E Jag, from about three years ago. The cars actually drift!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wcWwtQ1f9c

Btw, I used wonder what kind of company made the original AC Cobra. An English friend explained A.C. stood for Auto Carrier, and sent me this photo of one of their more typical products. Of course, this is before Carroll Shelby got his hands on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cobra vs Jaguar
PostPosted: Apr Fri 03, 2020 3:25 pm 
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The AC Cobra used the body of the AC Bristol which was a very impressive
car in its own right. A friend owned one. There were a number
of US firms that used Brit components. Another example is the Metropolitan.
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 Post subject: Re: Cobra vs Jaguar
PostPosted: Apr Fri 03, 2020 6:30 pm 
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zarco wrote:
The AC Cobra used the body of the AC Bristol which was a very impressive
car in its own right. A friend owned one. There were a number
of US firms that used Brit components. Another example is the Metropolitan.
Steve

The Cobra used the AC Ace body (and chassis in the early cars). The Bristol connection was just an engine AC bought from them to use in late production Ace's to improve on their own less powerful 2L engine. "AC Bristol" was just shorthand for an AC Ace with a Bristol engine. Of course Shelby bought the Ace body/chassis with no engine.

Awesome racing video BTW.


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 Post subject: Re: Cobra vs Jaguar
PostPosted: Apr Sun 05, 2020 7:46 am 
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shinkuukan wrote:

The cars actually drift!



Drifting, aka throttle steer, has always been a part of road racing.

Great video, super expensive collectibles at full throttle as they were meant to be driven. Did you notice the Cobra pulling the inside front tire off the ground a little here and there? He was driving it as hard as he could.

And that's not just any old E-type, either. It's a factory lightweight racer, one of only 12 made. Far more rare than the Cobra, the last one I heard sell went for $7M. And he's still out there on the track swapping paint, getting bent up and beating it as hard as he can.

Sorry to digress.

Here's an A.C. Ace, what Shelby started out with when creating the Cobra. Notice the skinny tires...

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 Post subject: Re: Cobra vs Jaguar
PostPosted: Apr Sun 05, 2020 9:05 am 
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shinkuukan wrote:
Here's a neat video of a Cobra vs E Jag, from about three years ago. The cars actually drift!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wcWwtQ1f9c

Rob
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