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Posted by John Davis 
SE Pa., USA   usa

Does anyone have any idea who might have manufactured this restyling kit? It was made to fit on an MGB. This is my son's car and he purchased it as shown.
Thanks, John
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Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

You are calling it a Cobra kit but it looks much more like a "Sebring" kit. The works cars had something like that by in the day. At least on the front.
The rear looks home made as the conventional part would not have the "shelf" and would allow removal of the rear bumper while offering a smoother look.
No idea who made it if indeed it was mass produced. Ought to be an attention getter when finished, and I hope you two will.



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Tim Guntly
Cherry Valley, Illinois, USA   usa
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There is a cobra kit but does not look like that. I think it was called Cal Ace
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Roger Pratten
Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom   gbr
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Not a Sebring Kit, The factory Sebring Car's just had the bumpers removed and the front and rear valance's rounded off and wheel arches fitted.



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Clay Johnston
Mt. Olive, MS, USA   usa
1972 MG MGB

Looks like a "long-nose" kit that was used to create the early 60s "Works" cars look.
SE Pa., USA   usa

This is the side view. Perhaps that will help identify it. This car has been stored inside since 1976, so I guess it is indead a barn find. My son has toyed with the idea of selling it, but it doesn't seem to happen. It is a 72B registered in Pa. as a 67 I think, so it can pass state inspection without side markers. That would have been a problem with the state.
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Chris Spindler
St Augustine Florida, USA   usa
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SE Pa., USA   usa

Thats one of his toys. A 72 RS/SS. I think he has had that for at least 15 years or so. Bought it thru Hemmings Motor News out in Denver. He also has a B that he drives pretty regularly.
John
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Lost in the California mountains, USA   usa
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Looks like a home-made job to me. Never seen one like it. Also, the long-nose MGB was very much different.




G W
Evansville, Indiana, USA   usa

I would go for the unique look. When I see some one copy a Cobra with an MG I have to ask why not just build a Cobra. That looks original which would be then copying something.
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robert schau
Reston, VA., USA   usa
1973 MG MGB
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Looks completely hand made to me. From the side it actually looks like the nose is shorter for some reason. The "no door pull" looks good.
Personally I would keep and refresh the look. It's quite different.
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Metuchen, NJ, USA   usa

Don't know what the kit is but I like the look.
Just add a shortened windscreen to make it a little less "MG":



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Derek Nicholson
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada   can
1961 MG MGA

Not ant kit I've ever seen, but I imagine that with a nice paint job and a wide set of Minilites it would look pretty nice. Then a V8 to make it as fast as it looks. smiling smiley

Better looking than the Cal Ace, IMHO.

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Jeff Schlemmer
Minnesota, USA   usa
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It looks like the back bumper is actually welded in place with the ends trimmed off - is that right? I'd have to remodify the front light openings - it looks like they block the headlights toward the center of the car where the beams would normally overlap. Otherwise I like the looks of it. Clearly an original design!



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Rich McKie
Steveston, B.C., Canada   can
1997 MG MGF "VVC"

Someone put a lot of hours in on that car. Looks like they removed the body line where the chrome side trim strips mount as well. That's a huge job!
I don't care for the rear "bumper" but the nose looks quite good.

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G W
Evansville, Indiana, USA   usa

Derek up North Wrote:
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Better looking than the Cal Ace, IMHO.


Far better then a Cal Ace!

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John Larsen
Lynden, WA, USA   usa

This is a close-up of a fiberglass front end available "back in the day". I think it was pinned down to being an Ashley although I think there were others as well. Speedwell comes to mind. This one was on a AH bugeye. Could be they took the front piece only and faired it into the sheetmetal.

John



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