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Question: listing in order the most historically significant Cobra roadsters  (Voting closed: June 03, 2008, 02:21:12 PM)
CSX2002 - 5 (16.7%)
CSX2019 - 2 (6.7%)
CSX2127 - 1 (3.3%)
CSX2128 - 1 (3.3%)
CSX2129 - 0 (0%)
CSX2136 - 0 (0%)
CSX2137 - 5 (16.7%)
CSX2138 - 1 (3.3%)
CSX2154 - 0 (0%)
CSX2155 - 0 (0%)
CSX2156 - 0 (0%)
CSX2259 - 2 (6.7%)
CSX2260 - 0 (0%)
CSX2301 - 1 (3.3%)
CSX2323 - 0 (0%)
CSX2345 - 8 (26.7%)
CSX2385 - 0 (0%)
CSX2409 - 0 (0%)
CSX2430 - 0 (0%)
CSX2431 - 4 (13.3%)
CSX2458 - 0 (0%)
CSX2459 - 0 (0%)
CSX2488 - 0 (0%)
CSX2494 - 0 (0%)
CSX2513 - 0 (0%)
CSX2514 - 0 (0%)
CSX2557 - 0 (0%)
CSX2558 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 10

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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2008, 12:38:50 PM »

The front sheet metal on 2260 was badly hammered out, and eventually replaced. And it would be interesting to know when the movie, which was released in 4/67, was filmed. Obviously it had to be before 5/66. Unless the car wasn't 2301 at all.

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2008, 01:03:50 PM »



The photo looks to be, the Nurburgring pits on 5/23/1965, since the GT40 is FAV's driven by Trintignant/Ligier (1003).

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2008, 02:46:59 PM »

I'm sorry, but unless the list includes some other significant cars, per Kranky's previous post, the vote isn't very meaningful for me.  2473 would have to be on the list.  Don Roberts won an incredible number of races, one national championship that could have easily been three, and ran as fast as some of the best 427's when he had to.  2196, Miles' "Turd," should also be on the list because of its historical message that Shelby had an answer for Duntov's Grand Sport - the 427 Cobra.  To vote on an incomplete list makes me feel like a Democrat in Michigan.     

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 03:08:24 PM »

2002, the first ever Cobra.

2026, the first SCCA A-Production championship winning Cobra driven by Bob Johnson. HeadSpin HeadSpin HeadSpin

I'll put in a vote for 2473 since it was the SCCA B-Production champion also, great job Don. Chug a Lug Chug a Lug Chug a Lug

And thanks CSX for backing me up, Chug a Lug

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 05:46:49 PM »

Hey Ron;  youre the one that asked me to get a sample list,  can we make a poll where we fill in the numbers?

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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2008, 09:34:56 PM »

??
not to get off subject but does anyone know where 2011 is now after being auctioned off last year ?

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2008, 11:19:57 PM »

Well let's put it this way, 2011 is a very interesting Cobra historically speaking, but needs a lot of work to ever be track worthy again, it might have become a static display in a museum hopefully. Anyways, 2011 was sold by Mr. West, the third owner, on February 2007 to it's fourth owner from San Diego.  2011 was again sold this year, (January, 2008), at the RM Auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona to the current unknown, fifth owner. HeadSpin

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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2008, 11:40:31 AM »

Not unknown. The buyer was Paul Andrews, Jr. from Texas. (No relation to Paul Andrews from Rhode Island, formerly NJ.)

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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2008, 03:15:40 PM »

What about the last Cobra to be competitive in SCCA... Bill Murray running 2226 in the 1980's?

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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2008, 03:39:52 PM »

You mean this 3 wheeler?



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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2008, 05:54:00 PM »

It's interesting the degree of variation in front to rear tire heights raced on Cobras over the years. Many early pictures, like '63-'64, show front tires approximately as tall as the rears. Later 60's images (incl many 427's) show much shorter fronts, which seemed to mirror what was going on in Indy and F1 cars. Now, F1 cars have gone back to fronts as tall as and even a tad taller than rears. The supposedly best handling slicks for Cobras have fronts almost the same height as rears, although they also supposedly have notably stiffer sidewalls than, for example, the 6.00's and 8.00's. The shorter front tire would help high speed aerodynamics some, but it would seem easy enough to just crank the spring seats down with the taller front slicks to lower the chassis to the same point as with the 6.00's. It would be neat to hear Bill Murray's perspective on this front to rear tire height aspect ratio, given his extensive racing experience with the cars.....

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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2008, 05:01:33 PM »

Have several more three wheel shots when he raced in St Louis.  Ahhh, the good old days.

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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2008, 10:05:15 AM »

Have several more three wheel shots when he raced in St Louis.  Ahhh, the good old days.


Lets see em!

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2008, 05:41:04 PM »





Was that 10 years ago already?

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