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Post Early Cox information help requested
I have acquired the Cox from Jeroen Booij in Holland and it is back in the UK now.
I don't have any documentation with it and after a little research have found out that it Originated in Bolton, possibly late 1967, moved to Swansea, then to Belgium and now back in the UK.

I have found 3 possible, but tenuous, clues to it's identity:
2 small (rivet?) holes in the steel monocoque alongside the right front shock absorber, approximately 2" apart
007 stamped into the steel monocoque above/alongside the front subframe upper mounting (under a layer of mid-grey paint which looks to be the first colour coat applied to the bare steel, covered by a layer of very bright orange paint)
Light Metallic Blue paint on the doors which appears to be the first top coat colour.

Any assistance in identifying more information about this car would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Trevor


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Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:48 pm
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
We have traced the original builders location and are working on his identity.
The car was a kit most likely built up using a written-off but nearly new Austin 1100 complete engine and two second hand mini subframes.
A trip to Manchester is now planned to gain access to Local authority registration records for around September/October 1967 to see if any Cox was registered.


Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:51 am
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
trevorhp wrote:
We have traced the original builders location and are working on his identity.
The car was a kit most likely built up using a written-off but nearly new Austin 1100 complete engine and two second hand mini subframes.
A trip to Manchester is now planned to gain access to Local authority registration records for around September/October 1967 to see if any Cox was registered.


Well that was not productive. Not a single Cox was registered in the Bolton/ Greater Manchester area in 1967 or 1968.
Back to the search.


Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:09 pm
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
Good luck with the search


Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:16 am
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
Just a thought but did you try Stockport town hall records… :wink: :idea:

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:59 pm
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
Another thought, given the nature of Kit car builders, there is a good chance that even though
it might have been purchased in 67/68, it might not have been finished for a year or 2...
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Simon G


Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:04 pm
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
It probably was not registered as a Cox, but kept the donor Mini registration.

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:54 am
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
Thank you guys for all the information.
Never thought about Stockport so another trip is looming.
It is quite possible that the original donor registration could have been used and yes it could have been much later at the end of the build.(was that a common thing?)
I am planning a trip to talk to the guys in Bolton but need to go armed with a bit more information to make it worthwhile.

Other progress:
Full FIA rollcage now ready for installation
Purchased a new roof section from Hambly Sportscars (Most helpful family business) to replace the badly repaired roof following the removal of a sunroof by a previous owner.
Happy days in the shop to look forward to. :lol: :lol:


Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:19 am
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
The reason I suggested Stockport town hall was, there is another 1967 early cox a few numbers after your (007) and it was registered there…… :idea:

If it was me, I’d think it was worth asking a few questions there…

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Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:58 am
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Post Re: Early Cox information help requested
Thank you for the suggestion thats very interesting.
We will be making a trip up quite soon and will make the necessary appointment to view their records.
Fingers crossed.


Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:51 pm
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Where is my Number Plate?

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No problem, I hope you get lucky… 8)

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