After viewing the 1/16th scale AC Cobra 427 I was selling on ebay, Dr. Robert Gingold contacted me about building a 1/16th scale model of his full scale Cobra 427.
Dr. Gingold is the current and 3rd owner of chassis CSX3133.
After a couple of long phone calls...him checking me out and myself checking him out we agreed to do this. He purchased the old MPC/AMT 1/16th scale Cobra 427 on ebay and had it delivered to my home.
He also mailed a professionally produced 12 page brochure with many detailed photos of the car.
He purchased the car in 1974 after seeing an ad in Autoweek describing a full competition 427 Cobra racer with many spares for $12,000.
The car had been out of the public eye for over 37 years, finally making it's first public appearance at the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan in July 2012. The car was awarded a Gold Ribbon for the Most Desirable Car in the Show and a huge Silver Cup award, the Best Driving Award for the car the judges would most like to take home.
Here's Dr. Bob struttin' his stuff:
The car is painted a 1984 Chrysler Nightwatch Blue AY69SC9. Picked up a 12oz aerosal can from Automotive Touch Up Paint http://www.automotivetouchup.com
After the model arrived, I started work on modifying the body by adding the scoop for the oil cooler and the side vents.
Body mods complete ready for primer
All primed in Tamiya White