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Old 06-01-2017, 01:25 AM   #241
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Cobra no. 256:
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:41 PM   #242
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I note the above about Cobra #032 being re-bodied, but found this on youtube. Looks like NZ possibly?

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Old 26-02-2017, 10:31 PM   #243
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Is this the real deal, Cobra #2 badge?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-XC-C...8AAOSw-RFYsrLm
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Old 27-02-2017, 08:41 PM   #244
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Dont think so - it should be:

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Is this the real deal, Cobra #2 badge?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-XC-C...8AAOSw-RFYsrLm
Not the real deal, the bottom row of numbers/letters should align with the top writing, not centered like it is if that makes sense?
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Old 27-03-2017, 02:54 PM   #246
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Anyone know where BF Cobra #164 may be?
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Old 27-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #247
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Anyone know where BF Cobra #164 may be?
Pretty sure that that one is in WA. Will stand corrected but I am thinking that the owner also has a BF Cobra as well
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Old 27-03-2017, 04:54 PM   #248
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Pretty sure that that one is in WA. Will stand corrected but I am thinking that the owner also has a BF Cobra as well
I believe your that thinking of coupe 164 which that owner had bf cobra #149.

I'm looking for BF FPV Cobra #164.

Thanks for input Paul appreciate it.
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Old 22-05-2017, 10:14 PM   #249
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I have #174 in WA. I also have BF Cobra #184. Anyone know where ute #74 or #84 is?
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Old 19-07-2017, 04:48 PM   #250
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To bring an old thread up but is there any registry for BF Cobra Build numbers?
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Old 18-10-2018, 06:57 AM   #251
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Cobra number 396 for sale at Lloyd’s online auctions. Sitting at $104k atm.
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotD...=0&lid=1622406
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Old 18-10-2018, 07:13 AM   #252
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Cobra number 396 for sale at Lloyd’s online auctions. Sitting at $104k atm.
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotD...=0&lid=1622406
My son sold his #338 for around 100k about 12mths ago(went to WA) Cheers
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Old 18-10-2018, 07:23 AM   #253
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An updated list

1
2
5 Dead or not?
6 Re-bodied???
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
26
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31
32 Re-bodied???
33
34
35
36
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40
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54
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70
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78
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81
85
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102
107
108
109 Dead
112
115
116
120
123
127
130
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133
134
137
140
147
149
151
152
153
155
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160
162 Stolen
164
166
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180
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201
202
206
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209
211
212
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109 Dead
223
224
226
229
230
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249
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254
255
257
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267
269 Dead
270
276
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284
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293
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300
301
302
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313
315
317
320
321
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333
335
337
338
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340
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342 Dead
343
345
348
349
350
351
355
357
358
360
361
362
363
365
366
368
369
372
373
376
382
383
385
386
388
389
391
392
393
334
397
398
400

A combined total of 202.

#31 has recently changed hands and hopefully, after languishing in a carport for many years, it will see the light of day again.
396 is not on this list. Is it another to add? Authenticity needs to confirmed obviously.
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Old 18-01-2019, 11:49 AM   #254
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I am only new to the Forum but am the owner of #254 and have been since 1986.
When I lived in Rockhampton, QLD around 1990, I ran into an aboriginal named Allen who owned a Cobra, so naturally I pulled up to check it out. I can't remember all the details but remember clearly it had a glove box plate that read the same as mine with the cobra pic,the word "COBRA", but had the word "PROTOTYPE" instead of a number. I did look at the body number and it wasn't JG65UM... , and the build date was I think late 1977.
Allan managed a pub there and I saw it regularly, its rego was 777-NNX (QLD).
I have attached a photo of it. I left Rocky in 1996 and don't know what happened to it.
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Old 18-01-2019, 11:59 AM   #255
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I am only new to the Forum but am the owner of #254 and have been since 1986.
When I lived in Rockhampton, QLD around 1990, I ran into an aboriginal named Allen who owned a Cobra, so naturally I pulled up to check it out. I can't remember all the details but remember clearly it had a glove box plate that read the same as mine with the cobra pic,the word "COBRA", but had the word "PROTOTYPE" instead of a number. I did look at the body number and it wasn't JG65UM... , and the build date was I think late 1977.
Allan managed a pub there and I saw it regularly, its rego was 777-NNX (QLD).
I have attached a photo of it. I left Rocky in 1996 and don't know what happened to it.
perhaps it was one of the 13 pre-Bathurst cobras 'JG65TE', they were December 77 builds.
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Old 18-01-2019, 01:05 PM   #256
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Hi,
got a few more Cobra's to add.

#198 advertised on Muscle Car Stables , listed as Sold, 5.8,Auto, AC,PS,PW
#268 advertised on Aussie Muscle Car Sales, Sold, 4.9, Manual
#378 advertised on Aussie Muscle Car Sales, Sold, 4.9, Auto, AC,PS,PW

I also have photos from the 90's I took of every Cobra I saw, but not sure if they are still alive or not. They are numbers 009, 032, 036, 042, 053, 064, 074, 093, 099, 114, 124, 153, 162, 180, 189, 199, 226, 254, 266, 303, 315, 316, 333, 343.
I have been collecting info on Cobras for a long and have lots of ads from Unique Cars, etc, if anyone would like me to see if I have an advert for their car. I have kept a register of what options each Cobra i have seen had too.
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Old 18-01-2019, 01:07 PM   #257
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Yes 335JET, that's what I think now, back then, there wasn't a lot of info and I was confused but it did look like a real one.
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Old 17-03-2019, 08:39 PM   #258
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My son is doing a project at school on the Cobra's, he got curious about Cobra No1 and if it was still around. Young bloke did a Chassis number check on the net and came up with this.

Results for JG65UM00001K as at 17/03/2019 17:22 AEDT
Registration number:
ATY685
Registration status & expiry date:
Cancelled - 04/06/1982
Vehicle:
1978 WHITE FORD COUPE
VIN/Chassis:
JG65UM00001K
Engine number:
JG65UM00001K
Registration serial number:
1820444
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Not available
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Stolen vehicle
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None
Goods carrying vehicle:
No
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No
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:18 PM   #259
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I bought #358 from the Trading Post in 1996. It was outside Nanango in country Qld so got up early in Brisbane and was the first one there on a Saturday morning. Didn't know a lot about the history of Cobras and what to look for but took a gamble. I had to go into town to find an ATM to put down a deposit and, by the time I got back, there were 4 groups of men trying to convince the owner to sell it to them. Thankfully he was honest and said 'first in best dressed'. I didn't have the cash to buy it outright so had to borrow from Avco(does anyone remember them...) at a substantial interest rate. When people saw the condition it was in, I was told I was mad... We drove it as a daily driver for years and even transported it to NSW while we lived there for a while - until we could no longer fake a Qld address and it was never passing NSW rego. It was taken back to bare metal in 2008 and professionally restored over a 12 mth period. The engine, gearbox, brakes, exhaust etc were all done at the same time - the engine getting some 'magic' parts allegedly by an ex Dick Johnson Racing mechanic from the 70's/80's. Unfortunately, the restorer went bust a year or so after I got my car back because the owner got very sick and couldn't manage the workload. With them went all my pictures of the restoration - yes I should have downloaded them and actually thought I had, but can't find them... The interior is yet to be done - even though I have had the material safely stored for 12 years. Also, the fuel pumps bladder has deteriorated so am looking for a mechanic in Brisbane North to fix it and service the engine. For business reasons I am probably going to have to sell it in the next 3-6 months as I have other priorities now so if anyone can recommend a Trimmer or mechanic, I'd be grateful.
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#258 is up for sale on Gumtree now. Price is $30,000. Car appears to be in very poor condition but apparently has the original engine. Located in Donnybrook WA
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I've had a look at #258. Car was involved in rollover years ago and has just been left to rust outside for years. Many people would suggest that the car is beyond salvage and so is really only suitable for numbers and parts. Owner is a genuine honest person who is not out to rip anyone off.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:30 PM   #262
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Was that the same one that was in Mundaring a while back?
https://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11480252
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266 is alive and well,mate owns it and its getting plenty of love.

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nice does your mate own all of them or just the cobra!?
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Just the Cob.
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Yep, as above.

I believe there was only ever 1 actual Cobra that did race at Bathurst. It ran in 1979 carrying race #35 driven by Parsons/Radbold. It was painted with Red stripes instead of blue. I heard it was a Cobra number in the low 200 range and was returned to road going trim.

I heard it still survives.
IIRC 209 was raced at Bathurst by Dicky. Happy to be educated one way or the other.
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IIRC 209 was raced at Bathurst by Dicky. Happy to be educated one way or the other.
As Bearman said it was Cobra #35 but it was raced by B Parsons/T Rabold and unfortunately DNF...

Dicky/Gary Scott raced the Bryan Byrt XC GS500 Hardtop which unfortunately was also a DNF, this car was sold at auction not so long ago...

1978 saw Moffat/Ickx & Bond/Gibson with Cobra's but pretty sure thy where just XB GT's mocked as Cobra's, also Dick/Schuppan was in another XC GS500..

Edit: just realised how old Bearman's post is that you replied to lol.....
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