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« on: May 09, 2008, 07:41:10 PM »

Hello Everyone,

I originally posted this as a reply to a thread in the CSX 4000, 7000, and 8000 section.  But it really belongs in the CSX 3000 section, so here it is again.  I dug through my old pictures again and found these.  These photos were taken in September of 1983 at a SAAC-Colorado Region event held at Continental Divide Raceway near Castle Rock.  I do not have the serial number of the Cobra or the then owner's name.  Maybe it is CSX 3305........?  The first picture shows Bill Murray driving the car back into the paddock area after giving the owner of the car (in passenger seat) the ride of his lifetime.  As I recall the owner was white as a sheet and seemed to be very happy to still be alive after Bill showed him what the car was really capable of doing.  The second picture is obviously the wonderful 427 SOHC engine that was in the car.  It was pretty awesome to see that car flying around the track with Bill Murray at the wheel.

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Eric





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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 05:23:58 AM »

Hello to Eric and all on this interesting thread.The car you photographed may also have attended the convention in 1978 which was Pasadena/Ontario.If memory serves,they drove it from Colorado-California at a steady 80 mph and were able to avoid being ticketed.What an awesome car!!! Smiley Smiley Thanks for bringing back some great memories.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 08:07:35 AM »


It was at the convention at the Pasadena Hilton. I recall at that time that it was equipped with mechanical fuel injection.

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 07:56:40 PM »

I recall the owners name was John Bloemen ,  think thats how it was spelled.  I believe the car ended up getting restored with the more appropriate 427 MR

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 05:32:44 AM »

Good memory, Jim. The owner's name was Rene J. Bloeman and the car was 3208. It is in MI today and at last report still had the SOHC in it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 05:37:48 AM »

It is in MI today and at last report still had the SOHC in it.





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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 10:41:20 AM »



Now that is a FULL engine bay!

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008, 01:54:45 PM »

Eric,
You were right about the vin number being csx3305, it was owned by Ken Wilhelm of Denver back then.  I had just finished lowering the engine mounts by 1/2" and installing a hood scoop to clear the SOHC engine, I also stripped and painted the beast.
Bill

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 02:54:17 PM »

Eric,
You were right about the vin number being csx3305, it was owned by Ken Wilhelm of Denver back then.  I had just finished lowering the engine mounts by 1/2" and installing a hood scoop to clear the SOHC engine, I also stripped and painted the beast.
Bill

Bill,

Thanks for checking your records and finding the information to identify the car and then owner's name.  I will have to add CSX3305 to the list of real Cobras I have actually seen over the years.

Eric

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 05:22:38 AM »



Here are a couple more pics of CSX3208:

This shot was taken at SAAC I in Oakland, CA, in 1976





the engine room:





engine room from the RF wheelhouse (chain tightening session):





and here's another shot of how it looks today:




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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 12:59:23 PM »

This same SOHC Cobra was at Hershey for SAAC#2 in 1977.  I remember being at a rest area on the turnpike when it went by on its way home.
Great sound at full speed.
Dave in Indiana

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