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together and it was purchased by a

European collector who had it shipped

to Cobra Automotive in Wallingford,

Connecticut where it was disassem-

bled down to the bare tub and rebuilt

as a full-specification MK IV coupe so

it could be vintage raced in Europe.

Agapiou’s garage, prior to the car’s sale. In a sense, it’s a shame that a historical one-of-one car like this was converted to something

of which ten others already exist. But it’s a matter of the golden rule: he who has the gold makes the rules. The engine was a 494

cubic-inch magnesium Boss 429. It would have been the basis of Ford’s Can-Am effort if they had continued with a factory effort.

J-9 completed as a MK IV coupe.