Shin­ing ex­am­ple

New Zealand Classic Car - - BEHIND THE GARAGE DOOR -

Start­ing with an orig­i­nal 1965 AC Co­bra chas­sis and, be­lieve it or not, the orig­i­nal 427 side-oiler en­gine, Si­mon Tip­pins from Cre­ative Me­tal­works had a rather for­mi­da­ble task on his hands. As the body had long gone, Si­mon be­gan to scale some pho­to­graphs, then con­struct a wire buck be­fore tak­ing to his English wheel­ing ma­chine to start shap­ing the new al­loy body. The car was also con­verted to right-hand drive, and, once the body was com­plete, it was metic­u­lously pol­ished to per­fec­tion. The car is now driv­able and is in the fi­nal stages of as­sem­bly.

Keep an eye out for a full fea­ture soon.

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