Sunday, 29 November 2015

AC Cobra

On 28 March 2015 I showed a couple of photographs of an AC Cobra competing in the HSCC Summer Race Meeting at Oulton Park in July 1992. Here's a photograph of the same car at the Aston Martin Owners' Club's Historic Car Races at Oulton Park six years earlier, in September 1986.
It was entered and driven in the HSCC John Lelliott Post-Historic Road Sports Championship race by Aidan Mills-Thomas - who was the entrant and driver in the Oulton Park race six years later. The programme of the event again shows it as having a 4727cc engine, but strangely shows it as a 1967 car and not 1966 as it was said to be in 1992. The 'E' at the end of the registration number indicates that the car was registered between 1 January 1967 and 31 July 1967 (this was the year that the registration year changed from January-December to August-July, so the 'E' registration period only lasted for seven months), but it's possible that the car was actually built in late 1996.

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