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This was taken on the walk beteween Refuge corner and Binscarth. March 2012
Picture added on 04 December 2012 at 23:12
Comments:
An "invalid" in more ways than one!
Added by Neil Johnstone on 05 December 2012
These vehicles, were made by AC Cars Ltd,the makers of the AC Cobra! Have a look at 1970's football matches when ITV4 show them, there are usualy several of these cars dotted around the touch line!
Added by Al Hine on 06 December 2012
These cars were built to order to suits the needs of disabled drivers. At the end of the cars useful life they were scrapped. I "acquired" one in the 1980's and as kids we ran it as a field car. It had a Villiers 500cc engine and was steered by a single sided handlebar with a twist grip throttle. You pushed the handlebar down to brake. The body shell was removed before we got it and being a 3 wheeler it easily rolled. How we survived is a miracle!!
Added by Ian Tait on 06 December 2012
Is it still there?
Added by Richard Evans on 11 December 2012
Al,AC cars didn't make the Cobra.They made the AC Ace,which was the base car for the Cobra...it was Carol Shelby who acquired one and dropped in the V8 and modified it to turn it into the Cobra.
Added by Richard Gorn on 11 December 2012
As long as we're trying to be precise, Shelby's name was Carroll. There might be room for argument as to the party who actually made the muscle-car Cobra out of the rather effete Ace. It might be fairer to call it a joint venture between AC and Shelby.
Added by Ian Hourston on 18 December 2012
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