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Old 01-26-2020, 06:46 AM
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This Cobra is for sale locally. Seller dosen't know what the Mfg of the kit was. I'm thinking it is a Butler. Can anyone tell from the pics if it is a butler or not?
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Also how ins the room in a Butler?

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Looks like a West Coast to me.
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Certain things look like it, but certain things do not. The dash doesn't look right and neither does the gas filler location. Without more info, it is hard to say. A Butler would have a Jag IRS, and a MG front end. The shifter will come out of the tunnel right about at your elbow, although that may depend on which trans is in it.
If you do a search through the archives, there are posts telling you how to check. There should be a number on the frame I think on the drivers side behind the front wheel.
It could be an Arntz, but you would need more pics of the interior and engine compartment.
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It does have a Jag rear & MG front end
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Looks like a West Coast to me.
While the roll bar is very similar to my WCC, there's not enough 'droop' in the rear fenders, nor are they wide enough to be a WCC. The dash is also very different than WCCs. Mine also has beehive taillights, not tombstone - though that's minor.
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It does have a Jag rear & MG front end
More than likely it is a Butler or Arntz. As mentioned, if it is a Butler, did through the old posts and there are numerous posts stating how to find the serial number on a Butler. Arntz never used numbers, so if the number is not there, it is probably an Arntz.

I could be wrong, but I do not recall ever seeing a Butler with the gas tank inlet where that one is located. I know Arntz put a tank in that location. Either way, you would not go wrong. What engine does it have?
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A couple more clues. It has 10-79 welded on a chassis cross brace and G+R welded on anouther brace.
I also have a VIN, but dont want to post. Is there somewhere I can look up the VIN/SN?
No letters preceding the numbers
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A couple more clues. It has 10-79 welded on a chassis cross brace and G+R welded on anouther brace.
I also have a VIN, but dont want to post. Is there somewhere I can look up the VIN/SN?
No letters preceding the numbers
I would have to crawl under my car, but I am pretty sure my Arntz has the same thing welded on the frame with roughly the same date.

More than likely, it has a VIN from a certain state. You would have to contact the BMV in that state and do the research. My car originally came from California, so it has a California VIN plate. The VIN is pretty worthless.
As mentioned, if it were a Butler, it would have a serial number on the frame behind the front wheel. Arntz had nothing.
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I see a whole lot more Butler Cobras with internal trunk hinges than Arntz.
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I see a whole lot more Butler Cobras with internal trunk hinges than Arntz.
Hmmm...my Arntz has internal hinges. I never paid any attention either way. Now I have to start looking.
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My Arntz has external trunk hinges
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