CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #224 on: October 08, 2017, 06:00:24 PM »
Daytona Coupes.
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #225 on: October 08, 2017, 10:55:08 PM »
Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby discussing the new Shelby American Cobra at the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours endurance race.  Hill, Ken Miles and Lew Spencer would drive the No. 12 Cobra to a tenth place overall finish and 1st in their class. 
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #226 on: October 22, 2017, 11:10:45 PM »
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #227 on: November 05, 2017, 08:13:08 PM »
One boat load of Cobras. :o
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #228 on: November 05, 2017, 08:16:08 PM »
 8) 8) :)
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #229 on: November 06, 2017, 12:30:13 AM »
Dean Moon's shop
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #230 on: November 06, 2017, 12:30:52 AM »
Shelby
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #231 on: November 06, 2017, 12:32:00 AM »
Shelby returns in 1963
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #232 on: November 06, 2017, 12:32:45 AM »
Shelby and Phil Hill in the pits
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #233 on: November 06, 2017, 12:34:12 AM »
Shelby American mechanic fettles the Bruce McLaren/Ken Miles Ford GT40 Mk2
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #234 on: November 06, 2017, 12:36:31 AM »
SHELBY #SFM6S2115 ORIGINALLY SOLD AT RUSS DAVIS FORD.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #235 on: November 06, 2017, 12:37:19 AM »
SHELBY #SFM6S2115 ORIGINALLY SOLD AT RUSS DAVIS FORD
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #236 on: November 06, 2017, 12:45:12 AM »
1963 Shelby Cobra 289 ‘Dragonsnake'CSX2093
Highlights
•The winningest competition Cobra in history
•Authenticated and certified by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) as a true and correct original car
•Senior award winner badge and Race car certification badge
•National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) record holder in retired classes AA, A, B, C/ sports
•Won 7 NHRA National events with Bruce Larson or Ed Hedrick driving
•Won the 1966 NHRA World Championship while owned and driven by Ed Hedrick
•Undisputed best winning record for the 6 factory and independently prepared Dragonsnakes
•Documentation of NHRA national records
•Show quality full and accurate restoration by Ziegler Coach, LA
•Deluxe side curtains and optional chrome front wire wheels included

CSX 2093 was the 93rd Cobra built and is one of only eight cars modified with the Shelby-developed Dragonsnake package designed to maximize drag racing performance. Depending on options, the package could swell the bottom line to a whopping $8,990, a huge sum in 1960s-era dollars.

Owned by Jim Costilow and piloted by drag racer Bruce Larson, later of USA-1 Funny Car fame, the Dragonsnake dominated the NHRA’s A/SP, AA/SP, B/SP and C/SP classes in 1964. It set all new records in the 1965 season and won the NHRA Springnationals, Winternationals and U.S. Indy Nationals that year. The Cobra was so successful that it overshadowed Shelby’s factory-sponsored Dragonsnake, much to Shelby’s dismay, and thereafter factory support for the privateer effort began to dry up.

Later, with subsequent owner Ed Hedrick behind the wheel, CSX 2093 went on to win the 1966 Springnationals and U.S. Nationals. It also chalked up class wins at the 1967 Springnationals, Winternationals, U.S. Indy Nationals, and finished out the season with the World Points Championship. It continued to set records in 1968. All told, CSX 2093 held national titles in four separate classes.

The Costilow/Larson Dragonsnake has been authenticated and certified by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) as a true and correct original car, and has also won that organization’s Senior Award and Race Car Certification badges. It has undergone a completely accurate and show-quality restoration by Ziegler Coach of Los Angeles, CA and is presented exactly as it competed, including the Weber-carbureted 289 Ford V-8 with Ballanger side mount headers, 4-speed transmission, Cobra Sunburst rear wheels with slicks, wire front wheels, removable hardtop and eye-grabbing Magenta metalflake paint.

Offered with full documentation of its NHRA national records, this is not only the most famous and successful of the eight Shelby Dragonsnakes; it is in fact the winningest competition Cobra in history.

From Mecum Auction
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

  • Hero Member
  • THANKS TO MY DAD & MOM,WIFE GLYNIS & SON STEVEN
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #237 on: November 06, 2017, 12:50:16 AM »
1963 Shelby Cobra 289 ‘Dragonsnake'CSX2093
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #238 on: November 10, 2017, 12:02:51 AM »
 ;D
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark

29bowtie

  • Hero Member
Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #239 on: November 10, 2017, 12:17:48 AM »
 8) 8)
Professionals built the Titanic, An Amateur built the Ark