One of 26 original coil spring, 289 powered cars, and the third last Cobra ever built325hp (est.) 289 cu. in. solid lifter overhead valve V8 engine with four dual throat Weber 48IDA carburetors, four-speed transmission, four-wheel independent coil spring A-arm suspension, and four-wheel Girling hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90h
All these COB MK III series cars were right drive, of course ? there was no other choice. Incorporating all the evolutionary improvements from the entire production run, and carrying the ultimate development of Fordfs 289, they represent the dream Cobra for the uncompromising enthusiast who demands the best ? in both performance and handling. The example offered here, COB 6124 is one of the 26 similar cars built on the later and much stiffer and stronger chassis. Also, COB 6124 is a 1967 car, thus it was completed and titled before the emissions regulations affected further development. It was built in 1967 and delivered in 1968 with its title reflecting this lineage.
According to the Shelby American Registry, COB 6124 was the third to last Cobra ever built. Finishded in Guardsman Blue with a black interior, it was sold new by Victoria Motor Works (Godalming, Surrey, U.K.) to Robert Hewitt. By the early 1970s, the car was owned by Willie Hillary, still in the U.K. In 1980, COB 6124 was offered for sale by Grant Cars, at which point it was sold to an American collector, Illinois resident, William Richardson. He offered it for sale in 1983, at which time it still wore its original colors. Five years later, it was offered again, this time by John Bassett of Chicago, IL, who sold it to the vendor in December of 1989. In the early 1990s, still a low mileage and largely original car, the Cobra was treated to a repaint in black, and fitted with 7.5h and 9.5h Halibrand wheels, flared rear fenders, competition fuel filler, hood scoop, and a chrome roll bar. the COB6124 was back to highly original condition in every respect . Original fuel filler, Original Dunlop wire wheels. steering wheel, Dash, Carpets, etc...It is not only really hard to find such a well restored example, also such a detail correct and original car is almost non existent