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Posted By: Harvey Goranson
Posted On: Monday June 22, 2020 at 11:19 AM
 
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Matrix 1964 AC A98 Cobra Coupe from Le Mans

This car was produced at AC in the UK, and gained notoriety when it made a 185-mph run on the M1 motorway.


Jack Sears and Peter Bolton were teamed to drive the car at Le Mans. After dealing with some sabotage (newspaper placed in the fuel tank!) things went well until tragedy struck around 10:15PM. A tire failure resulted in a collision with Baghetti's Ferrari 275 P, and the Ferrari crashed into three young spectators, killing them (they were in a prohibited area). Bolton suffered minor injuries, but the car was out of the race.


One can see the similarity with Carroll Shelby's own Cobra Daytona Coupe. Compare the pic above with the TSM model of CSX2287 below.

Matrix has been making some great sports cars lately in their MXR series, including the Ferrari 250GT, M-B 300SLR, Lister-Jaguar, and two Group 44 SCCA Jaguars.

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Matrix 1964 AC A98 Cobra Coupe from Le Mans by Harvey Goranson #28289
Your outstanding pics really show that this model is excellent Harvey..this one is on my 'next' list by BenD Lampson #28289.1
Better move fast, Ben. by John Kuliak #28289.1.1
Well John, it looks like Burbank house of hobbies is out of them also..... by BenD Lampson #28289.1.1.1
Great. Congrats, Ben! (EOM) by John Kuliak #28289.1.1.1.1
Well done, Harvey. Good pictures and fine information. Thanks. (EOM) by David Holcombe #28289.2
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Hope you like yours Ben! by Harvey Goranson #28289.3
Got this baby recently. Great pics! (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #28289.4
Footage of the AC A98 Cobra Coupe being started....turn up your speakers.....................(video) by BenD Lampson #28289.5




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