Price said some of his management staff and guests had been invited by 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the movie, to attend a preview in November at Baywest.
“It was a bit frustrating to watch at first because I know all the real-life characters personally and how things happened and I felt it wasn’t being depicted quite right. But by the end I understood how they had put it together and why, and it was great.
“We were very proud to see the cars and to know that they had been produced right here by us.”
An engineer by trade, Price, 73, began his career in construction and was involved in top-level powerboat racing before joining the automotive industry in the 1980s.
“At the time people were getting tired of cars with no character and real cars were making a comeback. There was also a classic car kit you could buy and put together in your garage.
“So I took that and looked at the high end of the US market and thought I could do something different. We would build a classic car that would be complete and that would look and drive like the real thing down to the smallest detail.”
In 1992, he ran an advertisement “Don’t buy a kit. Buy a Cobra” which ran in most American car magazines and followed this up with appearances in a Hi-Tech demonstration model at the Houston Car Show and at Run and Gun drag race meets across the US.
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