Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Blobcat, May 25, 2019.
That would explain the car showing as a Jaguar 420 ? Although I can't see how
Strange one, very unusual. Never heard of anybody shortening a 420 chassis before. That is a big car to use as a starting point. If you wanted to use the Jaguar 420 engine, which was a good one, wouldn't you graft it into a smaller chassis rather than go to all of that trouble ??. Plus of course there is the width of the 420 to contend with as well
Looking more closely it appears to be a replica 1960s AC Cobra LeMans. The bulk of Cobra replicas use Jag running gear with a custom chassis.
That's it isn't it
Pretty sure. Rear lights are wrong but the lights appear to follow 2 different styles - one as per the original and one as per the old photo. The boot is also different but again there are 2 styles.
I had one of those.........but it was a slot car.......
A friend of mine had a replica Cobra. He got rid of it and bought a left hand drive 4.2 E Type from California. He converted it to right hand drive with a kit that I think he said was produced in Oz. It is now a beauty, completely rust free and in bright Red. I am a bit jealous of him I must say
Here's some history:
"Unique to this series of six cars is the shorter, bottom-hinged trunk lid, designed to allow the fitting of an aerodynamic hardtop, which extended back over the original trunk opening. The rear of the hardtop was secured at the two holes in front of the trunk latch, which also served to attach bungee cords when the hardtop was not used. The top had side vents behind the sliding Plexiglas side windows. The resulting drag reduction let these Cobras achieve higher speeds on the 3.7-mile-long Mulsanne Straight. The aluminum hardtop was bolted to the windshield frame and to the convertible top attachment sockets at the rear of each door. Because the hardtop covered the original gas filler, the cap had to be re-installed high in the roof, with a tube leading downward to the original filler neck. For the convenience of fuelers at Le Mans and other long-distance events, and to keep fuel away from the driver, the filler was also moved rightward."
The green car looks to have a half conversion - hardtop and fuel filler but not the altered boot lid.
If I had the money....
It was a Roadster too. Just a dream Rory
I regularly go to MrsLK's work and drool over their cars...
That is probably the most beautiful sports cars ever made
This one popped round the other day can let you know when he sells, would be a lot less than those on the site!
Mercedes SL500 R231
Like the plate.!!
The only downside to that car for me would be the automatic gear box, not a good feature on an 'E' Type. I think I remember they were only three speed as well weren't they ?
Yes extremely rare, adds a lot to the value for that reason...
Mercedes SL500 R231
BMW owners do it too! I saw a 330i with a V8 badge. The badge was old script Ford with the V behind the 8, or vice versa if you prefer...
I guess poseurs come in many flavors. LOL!
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