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Built in:Los Angeles, United States
Produced from:1963 - 1965
Predecessor:AC Shelby Cobra Mk I 260
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 15, 2014
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Chassis: COB6044
Finished in Princess Alice Blue with a red interior, this Cobra was delivered new to AC dealer K.N. Rudd in the Summer of 1965. The first private owner was Clive Joseph, who acquired the car nearly a year later. He did not own the Cobra long as he sold it on in December of 1966. It changed hands twice before it entered long-term ownership with John Sewell in 1975. He used the car extensively and did not sell it on until 2001, when it joined the stable of historic racer Bill Bridges. He had COB6044 prepared for racing and painted it the same colour yellow as the famous 'Hairy Canary' that was also in his ownership at that time. Bridges sold the car on in 2006 and it then had several owners before being acquired by another British historic racer in 2016.

He had the Cobra meticulously restored and prepared by specialists Brooklands Motor Company (formerly K.N. Rudd) and BGMsport spending in excess of £200,000. This turned out to be money well spent, as German pro racer André Lotterer managed to claim the pole position in the blue ribband RAC TT race at the 2019 Goodwood Revival, setting the fastest lap for a Cobra around the track to date. He did this, despite having never driven the car before practice. The owner started and kept the car in contention before Lotterer took over. After a fierce battle with his former team-mate Romain Dumas and Oliver Bryant in other Cobras, Lotterer managed to grab the lead and ultimately the victory.

In the summer of 2020, the owner consigned one of the quickest genuine Cobras in existence to British dealer William I'Anson.


Chassis details
Manufactured in July 20, 1965
First owner Clive Joseph
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  Article Image gallery (788) Chassis (3) COB6044 Specifications