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The Mobra Story
never released !

"the AC COBRA ... a way of living"
I am always looking for COBRA stuff, like pictures, stories, clubs, etc.. If you have any of that, please send an email to: Luuk de Boer luukb@xs4all.nl Thanks.

Here is the never released story about the Mobra. If you know more about this please mail to the below emailaccounts.

In 1966, Carrol Shelby stashed a few Cobra bodies away for future use anf 2 of his employees (?, I don't know ANY names, but Phil Remington has came up...) contacted Chrysler drag-race engine builder Buddy Martin to build them a 426 Street Hemi for "a special project". The Hemi was fitted with aluminum Offenhauser heads, a Moon intake with 4 Weber IDA 58mm cross-ram's, and a New Process A-833 4-speed manual. These two employees contacted Carrol and wanted the go-ahead and he said "OK", after all, he didn't really like Ford, he there for his own purposes. The "Mobra" as it was dubbed was fitted with the aforementioned 426 Hemi and 4-speed, along with a Chrysler Dana 60 posi-traction rear-end with 4.11 gearing, large Jaeger competition gauges, and the complete interior from the standard Cobra, less the ass backward Mustang shifter. A 1965 Barracuda shifter was fitted to the car. This is were it gets muddled. Their were supposedly 7 made, 4 with Webers and 3 with Hillborn mechanical fuel injection, all with 4-speeds and the above things. According to my source (E-MAIL if you need more info...), they were driven and tested around Buckinghamshire and near Newcastle- upon-Avon in England, away from Shelby's English production and Shelby-American. >From what I could tell, all 7 still exist in the US, Britain, and Switzerland. Then in '67 when Ford introduced the GT40, a "prototype" was "acquried" in England and sent to a shop in south London were Carrol, Dan Gurney, and Bruce McLaren secretly met to build a Hemi-powered GT40. This engine was also built by Buddy Martin and had Hillborn mechanical injection with a flow rate of 1500cfm (Cubic Feet per Minute), along with the ZF 5-speed transaxle used in the GT40 and DeTomaso Pantera. This car was never seen after '68, it was seen driven onto a covered trailor and loaded onto a giant crate headed for the US via ocean-going vessel. It may or may not have run at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut and then was never seen again. It may have went to the crusher, but I have my doubts about such a rare car.

If you know more about this story mail RACEHEMI@aol.com or/and luukb@xs4all.nl

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