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Title: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: BGlover67 on March 08, 2018, 09:54:56 AM
Ok, just posting this for the slim possibility that it actually is something of interest to anyone on the forum.  I was recently communicating with a guy, who is out in the hills of California, who claims to have acquired lot's of unusual prototype engines from his uncle.  He said that he has what he was told was an original Mark III frame (although missing some support structures), but was acquired from SA many years ago.  Obviously, I'm very doubtful about a claim like that.  I also know nothing about original Cobra frames.    Thoughts, comments, flames?

Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: Bob Gaines on March 08, 2018, 02:07:46 PM
Ok, just posting this for the slim possibility that it actually is something of interest to anyone on the forum.  I was recently communicating with a guy, who is out in the hills of California, who claims to have acquired lot's of unusual prototype engines from his uncle.  He said that he has what he was told was an original Mark III frame (although missing some support structures), but was acquired from SA many years ago.  Obviously, I'm very doubtful about a claim like that.  I also know nothing about original Cobra frames.    Thoughts, comments, flames?
Start by confirming any SA vin in the typical location on the upright. That will "help" with determining if possibly a car or just car parts IMO.
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: Cobra Ned on March 08, 2018, 10:25:22 PM
I am not aware of any missing chassis that Shelby American might have had, much less any that might have been sitting around such that they may have been sold as an incomplete part, especially if it may have had a VIN.
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: mickmate on March 27, 2018, 07:07:25 AM
It looks like a continuation (4000/6000) chassis with the rear cowl hoop and the door side bars. Having said that there are a couple of other odd features like the motor mounts, maybe SB and the raised trans cross member.
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on April 04, 2018, 12:04:41 AM
I am not aware of any missing chassis that Shelby American might have had,
bbbbut there were 50 in Texas  ::) I heard they are finally building those numbers but they will be track only cars. Is that reason due to the fact that CA cancelled the titles on them?
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: CSX 4133 on April 04, 2018, 11:35:34 AM
It looks like a continuation (4000/6000) chassis with the rear cowl hoop and the door side bars. Having said that there are a couple of other odd features like the motor mounts, maybe SB and the raised trans cross member.

My early 4000 series's frame looks nothing like the one pictured.
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: rkm on April 04, 2018, 02:14:18 PM
Could be an EFX chassis. Any evidence it has been or needs to be shortened 6 inches?
Title: Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
Post by: BGlover67 on April 04, 2018, 03:13:17 PM
Not that I am aware of.