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Old 12-23-2018, 01:12 AM
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Well, as Dan has pointed out, Cobras were prepared by SA, not AC - and SA were known to use Massey-Ferguson parts in other areas, so given that M-F were based in Ontario until '88 it's quite possible that SA sourced these lamps from there as well.
From my days of building race-replica 3000s, I know BMC and many other British teams used the L534 MGB numberplate lamps for the statutory Le Mans roundel illumination requirements, and wondered if AC used them on the Le Mans Aces, but can't find a close up good enough for identification purposes. It seems possible that having driven for Aston Martin, etc. Shelby stuck the same ol' lamps he was used to from the British teams on the Cobras - don't know. But M-F might well have been the source for these.
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