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Post by kaiserbilly1 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:50 pm


After 17 years of ownership, my Hawk 289 is now up for sale. If you are interested please send me a PM.
Here is the full specification.

1963 – 1996 AC Cobra 289 Mk2 by Hawk Cars

Built to a very high standard using all new or fully reconditioned parts by a professional motor engineer between 1995 and 1996, this well known Hawk 289 is now offered for sale.
Correctly registered as a “Hawk 289” on the V5, this vehicle is classed as a tax exempt historic vehicle, therefore having free road tax.
The vehicle comes with a full history file including original invoices from Hawk cars and all subsequent receipts, MOT certificates and tax discs. Finished in Jaguar metallic titanium with black leather interior, the full specification is as follows:-

Accurate Hawk Cars 289 body shell fitted to a powder coated round tube chassis.
Paint work carried out by Buchan Automotive in 2008 is a base coat of Jaguar metallic titanium with a top coat lacquer finish.

Hawk cars round tube chassis.

The engine and ancileraries being bought new, in a crate, from the Morgan Motor Company, is a Rover 3.9 EFI V8 and is their “Plus 8” specification. The engine has covered a genuine 42100 miles and has been upgraded with a “Tornado” ECU chip, coil amplifier, fuel boost valve, Magnecor HT leads and new distributor cap.
An oil cooler, with remote oil filter has also been fitted.
In addition the engine is fitted with Hawk Cars headers and a bespoke straight through stainless steel exhaust system. The combination of all of the above delivers circa 230 BHP and is more than adequate for fast road use.
The engine has had an oil (Millers) and filter change every year, even if not needed, and runs at a very healthy 50 PSI when cold / hot.

Rover LT77C 5 speed. Fully rebuilt with all new bearings, seals, and gear set in 2010 by Mackie Transmitions, having covered only 2000 miles since the rebuild.

MGB rear axle with 3.3 crown wheel & pinion fitted. Two new half shafts, all new bearings spacers, and seals, replaced by Top Gear in 2011.

Front: - Ron Hopkinson conversion, coil springs, Bilstein shock absorbers, poly bushes and anti roll bar.
Rear: - Lowered CHAT 20 leaf springs, Bilstein shock absorbers, poly bushes and panhard rod.

Rack & pinion, steering rack being replaced in 2008.

Front: - MGB V8 discs & callipers with “greenstuff” pads.
Rear: - MGB drums with new wheel cylinders fitted 2011.
System flushed with new silicone brake fluid 2011.

MGB V8 radiator with Kenlowe electric fan.
Wheels & Tyres
5 x Dunlop painted wire wheels, with 215 x 70 x 15 Pirelli P4000 tyres fitted, all have excellent tread depth, the spare never having been used, is an Avon Turbo speed.
4 x chrome spinners with AC Cars logo.

Fitted with a Hawk Cars wiring loom, matching Smiths instruments with uprated LED bulbs, period map reading light, 12V power socket, P700 tripod head lights with upgraded halogen bulbs, L542 rear lights, L539 front indicators, air horns and a recent new battery.
New Cibie spotlights with halogen bulbs have also been recently fitted.

Black leather bucket seats, matching dash board and door cards, with black carpeting.
Willlans 4 point harnesses fitted.

Weather equipment
Black mohair hood and tonneau cover with side screens and hood bows.
The side screens and hood bows each have a tailored storage bag.

Bright work
Chrome roll over bar, chrome front and rear nudge bars with chrome overiders, chrome “period” petrol cap, plus replica Raydot mirrors with thumb screws.

Chrome Hawk Cars windscreen with glass wind wings and tinted sun visors.

General condition
In the first 7 years of life since build, this car only covered 6500 recorded dry miles.
Being in my ownership for the past 16 years, she has always been used in the dry where possible. Stored in a dry, dehumidified garage, with the battery on trickle charge and only run in the summer months the car is always fully cleaned underneath before storage each winter.
No expense has been spared on the upkeep of this car and I have enjoyed many miles of trouble free motoring.
This car is not a “trailer queen”, but is a genuine, well sorted, high quality used Hawk 289 that has a bit of “patina” about it that adds to the look of authenticity.
It should be noted that the stripes and roundals are stick on and can be removed should you wish to return the car to more of a roadster look.
The car has also been signed by famous Cobra racing drivers Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore and the son of John Tojeiro, Robin, to add an extra layer of authenticity.
Hawk 289’s of this quality and history rarely come onto the market, this one being a fraction of the price of what it would cost to build a vehicle of similar specification today.
All inspections are welcome, no time waters please.
The car is located in Glasgow, Scotland.

Price £39500.00

NB, the private number plate COB3A is not being sold with this vehicle, but is available under separate negotiation.

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Post by StewbieC » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:55 pm

Sorry to hear you are selling up Bill!
Hope all is well and hope all goes well :cry:
Hawk 289, maximum smiles per mile..

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Post by 289fan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 pm

What are you asking for the plate?

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Post by clive » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:49 pm

289fan wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 pm
What are you asking for the plate?

Cheers, Clive.

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Post by John H » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 pm

Sad day Bill to hear you are selling her. I pleased I had my trip to Silverstone last year in her at least. Good luck with the sale, whoever buys will be getting a great well cared for car. John
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