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Old 03-11-2003, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
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confused AC Cobra a ford?

Does the average Ford blue blood feel the AC Shelby Cobra is one of the gang, or a hybrid mutt of sorts?
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What about the Sunbeam Tiger then?
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The cobra is one of the vehicles that define ford for me (even if its not strictly a ford) But i think it's tru blue blood lay with the man behind the machine, and his subsequent involvment with performance fords.

I'm not overly familiar with the Tiger, so canny comment on that :)
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I like the cars, but I always prefer cars that wear the Ford badge alone rather than a mixture of names/badges.
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What about the Sunbeam Tiger then?
Ford actually owned AC. Sunbeam only used Ford motors I think.
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AC supplied the initial bodies but Carrol Shelby did the rest with Ford supplied parts.... yes, it's a ford....
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sunbeam used the windsor small blocks and sold quite well .. until Chrysler bought them out... couldn't have chrysler selling pommy cars with Ford engines!
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Ford actually owned AC. Sunbeam only used Ford motors I think.
Yes I think it was a contract??. Maybe not too different from Tickford though A.C built there own body..

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Yes I think it was a contract??. Maybe not too different from Tickford though A.C built there own body.
I'm pretty sure AC had nothing to do with the Cobra. Carol Shelby took the AC Ace, modded it a bit, dropped a 302/351/427/whatever in there and called it a Cobra.

Is it a Ford? Hmmmmm I guess. The engine is, but that's it really. The body isn't Ford (even if Ford owned AC that's like calling an XJ220 a Ford).
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