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Rich Sufficool
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In 1963 Shelby's AC Cobra roadster received a souped up K-code 289 replacing the venerable 260 and it was back to the races with the idea of continuing to kick Corvette's butt. Once again the number '98' graced Ken Miles' 2nd place Road America entry. I was kind of intigued by the scalloped red background to the white '98' withing the white roundel as well as the curious extended front bumpers (or push bars?). I'm sure our Cobra savant Frank Lemire can explain them. For someone like me, I bought this Exoto model back in the day because I thought it was the cutest car in the lineup (I can hear Frank groan as I write this... he takes these things way too seriously. LOL)

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john3976
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This is a super nice detailed car by Exoto. Here it is on the Hauler ready to go to the race track. 

 

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Christopher Moroni
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Excellent pics as always Rich.


   
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 Josh
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I thought Frank would have answered this question by now. The extensions on the front jack bars are to prevent the jack from hitting the front air intakes under the facia. 

Joshua J. Shy


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@josh Thanks, Josh. I remember Frank wasn't happy with extended bars but I couldn't remember if he explained them. Tony K. (Exoto) was such a stickler for detail that I had to believe they were correct.


   
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