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Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2020, 10:29:36 PM »
Although the registry indicates 2125 was painted Bright Blue, it is incorrect, due to an inability to differentiate between blues at the time. We know now that 3 cars were painted in a color that AC Cars labeled "Blue Metaline." And this was at the same time they were using "Princess Blue," a very similar but different color.

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« Reply #121 on: July 24, 2020, 01:26:27 PM »
I got to see this car at Amelia Island this!!  It is one of the prettiest Cobras I have ever seen!!!!!  WHata color!

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« Reply #122 on: July 24, 2020, 06:49:55 PM »
I got to see this car at Amelia Island this!!  It is one of the prettiest Cobras I have ever seen!!!!!  WHata color!

Well, let's see some pics, man...!!
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« Reply #123 on: July 26, 2020, 10:41:07 AM »
While we're on the subject of blue...The bulk of blue small block Cobras were painted what AC Cars called "Bright Blue." Over the years, this has come to be seen as synonymous with Ford Guardsman Blue. But they were different colors. The AC color is technically known as "AC Jewelesence 19028-N Bright Blue." So, if you want your Bright Blue 289 to be fully correct...

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Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« Reply #124 on: July 26, 2020, 03:29:28 PM »
While we're on the subject of blue...The bulk of blue small block Cobras were painted what AC Cars called "Bright Blue." Over the years, this has come to be seen as synonymous with Ford Guardsman Blue. But they were different colors. The AC color is technically known as "AC Jewelesence 19028-N Bright Blue." So, if you want your Bright Blue 289 to be fully correct...

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I have an original paint "Bright Blue" in color bonnet from a Cobra hanging on a wall. As far as I know it has been hanging as wall art on some Cobra owners or another display wall for decades. In a round of original used Cobra part trades between a group of Cobra owners I ended up with it. While you could call AC Cars "Bright Blue" and Ford "Guardsman Blue" similar, they are not the same.
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« Reply #125 on: July 27, 2020, 10:52:05 AM »
Dan, why would anyone paint their wife's hat blue?   :D

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« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2020, 01:51:57 PM »
Dan, why would anyone paint their wife's hat blue?   :D

That's funny, "hood" if you prefer.
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« Reply #127 on: July 27, 2020, 02:01:04 PM »
OK. Let's not even get started on what's in the boot.

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« Reply #128 on: July 27, 2020, 02:19:25 PM »
OK. Let's not even get started on what's in the boot.

I got somebody in the UK really mixed up once when I used "hood" to describe that big hinged panel covering the engine bay. As in why would somebody open their soft top to get to a battery disconnect in the engine bay. The occasion being described was the owner of CSX2050 fumbling around trying to find the key to the Budget® latches so he could disconnect the battery before the car burned up. It was a short period of fumbling around but with hot wiring smoke rising from the car it was exciting for the Cobra's owner. Memory says the key was on a string hung around his neck the rest of the event weekend.
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« Reply #129 on: July 27, 2020, 08:57:50 PM »
I have encountered the same confusion, but fortunately not in as drastic a situation as the one you describe. How could anyone confuse a hood with a bonnet, a trunk with a boot, or a top with a hood? It boggles the mind.

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« Reply #130 on: July 28, 2020, 11:33:08 AM »
I had seen Blue Metaline listed a few times, but had never actually seen it.  Absolutely stunning.
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« Reply #131 on: July 30, 2020, 11:42:27 AM »
coming back to 2142 for a moment, here's a photo I have in my files of the Schlesser car at Mount Ventoux, hill climb in 1965.

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« Reply #132 on: August 05, 2020, 09:59:52 AM »
Harrison-Huttinger CSX 2128 1964 Road America 500.