CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS

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« Reply #128 on: June 10, 2017, 02:02:24 AM »
Terry Bagley with Shelby CSX 2000.
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« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2017, 02:04:06 AM »
King Cobra
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« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2017, 02:05:37 AM »
Lew Spencer – Jim Adams Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe in the pits.
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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2017, 02:09:45 AM »
Coming off the airport into Hanger Turn was Dan Gurney in his Cobra and William Kimberly in his Briggs Cunningham prepared Jaguar E-type. (Bill Stowe photo)
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« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2017, 02:11:08 AM »
Lew Spencer prepares to get into a Shelby Cobra at the 1963 Sebring race His #16 Cobra that he shared with Ken Miles lasted only 56 laps. He then jumped to the Dan Gurney – Phil Hill Cobra that finished 29th. (Tom Bigelow photo)
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« Reply #133 on: June 10, 2017, 02:12:53 AM »
Phil Hill’s #12 Shelby Cobra was far in the lead at the end of the first lap. Look closely and you will see the Ferrari of Pedro Rodriguez chasing him. (Tom Bigelow photos)
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« Reply #134 on: June 10, 2017, 11:23:33 AM »
The Shelby-American Inc, Cobra Daytona faired better than Ford’s original GT40 Mark I, winning the GT class and finishing 4th (after Ferrari’s 1-2-3) at the 1964 24 hours of Le Mans.  Just six of these stunning specimens of American muscle were made between ’64-’65 as Shelby had turned his attention towards the GT40 project.
So heres the big question. If you could have either a Cobra Daytona Coupe, or any Mk GT-40 to convert to a quasi-street driveable fantasy machine, which would you pick?

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« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2017, 12:14:37 PM »
The Shelby-American Inc, Cobra Daytona faired better than Ford’s original GT40 Mark I, winning the GT class and finishing 4th (after Ferrari’s 1-2-3) at the 1964 24 hours of Le Mans.  Just six of these stunning specimens of American muscle were made between ’64-’65 as Shelby had turned his attention towards the GT40 project.
So heres the big question. If you could have either a Cobra Daytona Coupe, or any Mk GT-40 to convert to a quasi-street driveable fantasy machine, which would you pick?
Hands down a GT40 Mark IV with a Tunnel port with cross stack injection.
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« Reply #136 on: June 16, 2017, 07:00:12 PM »
 8) 8) :) There will never be another man like him!
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« Reply #137 on: June 20, 2017, 07:02:47 PM »
Nice 1963 AC cobra at Windsor Castle. :) ;) Great location for a car show.
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« Reply #138 on: June 24, 2017, 02:06:04 PM »
Gurney 1969 Trans Am Shelby at Seca.
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« Reply #139 on: June 24, 2017, 02:07:36 PM »
427 Street Cobra
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« Reply #140 on: June 24, 2017, 02:09:19 PM »
GT 40
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« Reply #141 on: June 24, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
1963 Shelby Cobra CSX2085
It is rare to find a car that has been street-driven and raced in as many forms of competition as this Cobra. CSX 2085 was initially shipped to Ford in Dearborn and originally bought by Jacques Passino for $5,182. The car was shipped off to California the following year. It was then purchased and modified by Bob Gage, a friend of Carroll Shelby and godson of Ken Miles. Miles assisted in the car's competition conversion, which included a fuel cell, roll bar, Weber carburetors, hood scoop, brake ducts and a competition windshield. The car and owner were shipped to England, where they claimed eight victories during the 1965 racing season. After this season, it returned home and was returned to street trim, however its competitive streak still glowed as the car was auto crossed and even drag raced successfully.

Bob Gage sold the car in 1969. It visited Florida and then was tucked away in Canada for a decade. The current owner purchased the car in 1996, upgrading it to current vintage racing specs and returning it to its rightful place, the race track.
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« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
I remember a Wimbledon White 289/webers B/P Cobra racing and winning pretty regularly at Westwood in the late sixties, wonder where that car is now. Wish I had more info or some pics. It had torq-thrusts on it.

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« Reply #143 on: June 24, 2017, 03:46:09 PM »
Google to the rescue. according to the VRCBC website, his name was Ray Cooke. Now that I have heard it again, I knew that, but the crusty old drug addled synapses let me down. :-[