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Title: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: Cobra Ned on January 11, 2022, 12:47:54 PM
There is a red 427 Cobra in an unidentified vehicle museum. Can anyone here ID either the museum or the car?
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: SunDude on January 12, 2022, 06:28:39 PM
I believe that was CSX3184 at the Saratoga Auto Museum. It was on display there in the spring of 2016.
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: Cobra Ned on January 13, 2022, 06:38:56 PM
Thanks, Sun Dude!
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: Richstang on January 13, 2022, 10:36:48 PM
Nice work as always SunDude!

It certainly looks like a match.
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: Cobra Ned on January 14, 2022, 08:31:16 AM
Not your typical story behind that car. It was stolen, dumped in a river, discovered by accident, recovered, and fully rebuilt by two well-known names in the Cobra world, Chris Liebenberg and Geoff Howard.
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: deathsled on January 14, 2022, 02:45:16 PM
"Dumped in a river."  What the hell is wrong with people?  You steal it because you want it, right?  Then you dump it in a river.  Whatever....
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: shelbydoug on January 14, 2022, 03:59:13 PM
"Dumped in a river."  What the hell is wrong with people?  You steal it because you want it, right?  Then you dump it in a river.  Whatever....

Criminals are sometimes referred to as dysfunctional sociopaths.

The guy stole the car and hit and killed a pedestrian with it and was wanted on a vehicular murder charge if I recall the story correctly.

Sam Prock who found it, I believe was a tow truck driver at the time and heard the story and the rumor that it was dumped off of a pier in the Hudson. Thought he new the spot, went diving and guess what he found?

There was something about the car being held as evidence by the Police for a while after it was recovered?

I met Sam about 100 years ago at a Cobra Club meeting in Sparta, NJ, at Buchheim's place. I think it was in 1876 or around there?
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: propayne on January 14, 2022, 07:58:44 PM
It's interesting when a car for sale or at auction is described as having "no stories"...

Now THAT is an f'ing story!

- Phillip
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: gt350shelb on January 14, 2022, 08:17:21 PM
Last time i saw it it was looking like this ........ When i cut end off main tube  there was still water in it ! 

cool car nice owner !
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: silverton_ford on January 14, 2022, 11:14:19 PM
There was an article about the car in Hemmings Muscle Machines - October 2015.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1966-shelby-427-cobra (https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1966-shelby-427-cobra)
Title: Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
Post by: Cobramax on April 15, 2022, 12:45:06 PM
Sam Prock's CSX 3184 is currently on display in the Mustang Owner's Museum in Concord, NC. It is a beautiful car. Sam did an excellent job of rebuilding the car many years ago and it still looks great today. I examined it in detail a month or two ago and it is outstanding. Sam is a great guy, too.