CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS

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« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2017, 11:37:45 AM »
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« Reply #145 on: July 07, 2017, 11:48:28 AM »
66 Shelby 427 Cobra Chassis Number  CSX3259

Chassis number CSX 3259, is a stunning, genuine street Cobra that enjoys both excellent history and outstanding preparation. According to the Shelby American World Registry, it was originally billed by AC Cars to Shelby American on April 12, 1966, before being invoiced to Stark Hickey Ford, of Royal Oak, Michigan, in suburban Detroit, for $6,275 on June 30. It was sold to its original owner, Jim Rayl, of Kokomo, Indiana, in August 1966 and proceeded to remain in the United States until the 1970s. It is known to have accumulated only 21,700 miles by 1979. It appeared at the First Annual Brown County, Indiana, Shelby American Automobile Club meet in 1978.

In 1979, the car was exported to England and was sold in 1982 to Michael Burgel, of Germany, who registered it in that country as BO-W8. While mostly street-driven, it was also raced occasionally in European Cobra events. Later, it was acquired by Frank Sytner, the 1988 British Touring Car Champion, before its return to the United States.

In 2003, the car was acquired by Doug Johnson, and the chassis was prepared for entry into the Monterey Historics. Unfortunately, it made contact with a guardrail in competition. Following the incident, the Cobra was completely restored and has since been shown numerous times. Photo-documentation of the accident damage and repair is available for review upon request, as part of a documentation file that also includes an old California pink slip, numerous California state inspection receipts dating back to 1970, a copy of the original invoice from AC to Shelby America, photographs of the body stamp in various locations, and receipts from the car’s European ownership period in England and Germany.

In its present ownership, the Cobra has undergone a comprehensive cosmetic restoration by noted Shelby guru Mike McCluskey, of California. It has been finished to its original “street car” configuration in red over black (as when new), with proper Smiths gauges in a stock dashboard and correct new seat upholstery and carpeting. The 427 “side-oiler” under the hood, described by an RM Sotheby’s specialist as being “extremely powerful,” has been fitted with proper Holley “side-winder” intake and exhaust manifolds, as well as correct carburetors and exhaust pipes. All of the under-panels and the gas tank are correct as well, and the car still rolls on its original Halibrand wheels shod in proper BF Goodrich tires.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #146 on: July 07, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
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« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2017, 11:52:10 AM »
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« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2017, 11:53:39 AM »
Some of the crew.
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« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »
Steve32 in white T shirt.
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« Reply #150 on: July 07, 2017, 11:56:32 AM »
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« Reply #151 on: July 11, 2017, 08:07:17 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. :-[

I watched that car many a time as well!
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« Reply #152 on: July 11, 2017, 08:10:06 PM »
 ;) Can't post too many Cobras! And that coming from a "Chevy Guy"!
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« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2017, 02:52:07 PM »
Dan Gurney, at speed, in the Cobra he shared with Phil Hill at Sebring 1963.
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« Reply #154 on: July 12, 2017, 03:23:48 PM »
Nurburgring 1000 KM, 1964, Bob Bondurant/Jochen Neerpasch, DNF.
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« Reply #155 on: July 12, 2017, 03:24:54 PM »
Sebring 1964, Jo Schlesser/Phil Hill, 3rd place.
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« Reply #156 on: July 18, 2017, 11:08:14 PM »
Cobra stripped of it's shell. ;)
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« Reply #157 on: July 18, 2017, 11:18:04 PM »
Cobra stripped of it's shell. ;)
Ken in the seat.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #158 on: July 19, 2017, 02:35:22 AM »
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« Reply #159 on: July 19, 2017, 02:37:06 AM »
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