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Title: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: 427 Cobra on January 20, 2018, 09:46:24 AM
CSX3190 in 2010
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: G.Pellegrino on January 23, 2018, 07:55:39 PM
Does this count???
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Post by: mark p on February 11, 2018, 02:07:51 PM
Photos at the 3-Dog Garage of their 2 recently restored beauties. CSX3010 and ??? (I don't have it noted)
These are "original image" size, you may have to zoom out a little to see the full photos.
(https://i.imgur.com/MI30EdH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bpT9XD2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5zAkgnH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VCu2dda.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S65gmXc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g7hYDFT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lj0QGGD.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: mark p on February 12, 2018, 12:30:42 PM
and one from SAAC-33:
(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/339-120218122823.jpeg)
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Post by: Richstang on February 12, 2018, 01:31:51 PM
Photos at the 3-Dog Garage of their 2 recently restored beauties. CSX3010 and ??? (I don't have it noted)
These are "original image" size, you may have to zoom out a little to see the full photos.
(https://i.imgur.com/S65gmXc.jpg)

I have the second car noted as csx3261. That was a great day at the 3Dog Garage!!!
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Post by: mark p on February 13, 2018, 12:45:28 PM
^^^ Thanks Rich, I was hoping that someone would "fill in the blanks"  8)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Grumpy on February 13, 2018, 02:15:39 PM
Does this count???

Hey they all didn't live a sheltered life  :o
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: mark p on February 16, 2018, 11:40:43 PM
Dan - do you remember the #??
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Grumpy on February 17, 2018, 07:40:33 AM
Dan - do you remember the #??

Ummm ya BUT maybe the new owner wouldn't like to see his car like this. I believe he has owned it since the very early 80s.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX 4133 on February 17, 2018, 11:05:13 AM

My first thought when seeing the picture of the shell being walked was Flintstone car.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: gt350shelb on February 17, 2018, 06:31:58 PM
not sure but I think these are all eltee 's  427  maybe he will chime in with the history again
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: gt350shelb on February 17, 2018, 06:59:54 PM
dealer
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Post by: honker on February 17, 2018, 10:25:00 PM
On the old forum Coralsnake ? posted this photo for me that I took at Mosport in Canada in 1967.I think this was eltee's car ? and he told a story about that trip to Canada ?

Mike
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: gt350shelb on February 17, 2018, 10:42:00 PM
 I cant believe after he destroyed a 289 cobra   and walked away a 427 was the replacement ....... but hey he still has it.  I could not find the pictures of the 289 car.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: KerryBWhite on February 17, 2018, 11:14:32 PM
On the old forum Coralsnake ? posted this photo for me that I took at Mosport in Canada in 1967.I think this was eltee's car ? and he told a story about that trip to Canada ?

Mike

Buy the way, is Eltee still on the forum, have not seen or heard from him in a while
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: honker on February 19, 2018, 02:29:10 PM
gt350shelb, Is this Eltee's 289 car your talking about ? In the one pic of the crash you can see the nose of a '66 Oldsmobile Toronado, I think that same car is in the photos of the red 427 in post # 10 on the previous page.

In my files I have the red 427 marked as CSX 3324 ? ? is that correct ? ?

Mike

If these photos should be on another thread, I can delete and move, but thought they are relevant to the discussion here ?
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX2259 on February 19, 2018, 02:52:25 PM
That is a 289 Cobra
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Post by: honker on February 19, 2018, 03:21:07 PM
In my post I do say that it is a crashed 289.

Perhaps I confused the matter by talking about the Olds Toronado and the red 427 car  in post #10 on the previous page  ???

Posted those pics because gt350shelb mentioned this incident, I don't know my Cobras well enough to judge if the crashed car is a CSX 3000 car  :-\   I need some education on the different series .

Mike
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Post by: A-Snake on February 19, 2018, 03:59:41 PM
gt350shelb, Is this Eltee's 289 car your talking about ? In the one pic of the crash you can see the nose of a '66 Oldsmobile Toronado, I think that same car is in the photos of the red 427 in post # 10 on the previous page.

In my files I have the red 427 marked as CSX 3324 ? ? is that correct ? ?

Mike

If these photos should be on another thread, I can delete and move, but thought they are relevant to the discussion here ?

Yep, that's the 289 that Eltee crashed in high school. Owing to his salesmanship, Eltee convinced his father to purchased a 427 for him to attend college. ;)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on February 19, 2018, 06:27:28 PM
Photos are of Eltee's CSX 2389, which is still out there.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: gt350shelb on February 19, 2018, 07:09:28 PM
yep csx3324  in my notes
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Post by: 2112 on February 19, 2018, 09:30:40 PM

Yep, that's the 289 that Eltee crashed in high school. Owing to his salesmanship, Eltee convinced his father to purchased a 427 for him to attend college. ;)

This must have taken place in the universe that is Parallel to the one I am in.     :o
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: 67_1183 on February 19, 2018, 10:06:07 PM

Yep, that's the 289 that Eltee crashed in high school. Owing to his salesmanship, Eltee convinced his father to purchased a 427 for him to attend college. ;)

This must have taken place in the universe that is Parallel to the one I am in.     :o

That universe is orthogonal to mine.  Not even close.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: A-Snake on February 19, 2018, 10:13:21 PM
Photos are of Eltee's CSX 2389, which is still out there.

Still as a coupe or is it now a roadster again?
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: 2112 on February 19, 2018, 11:01:59 PM
That universe is orthogonal to mine.  Not even close.

It took an act of God to get my parents to upgrade from an electric mower (with 100ft cord) to a snapper with a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton).
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on February 20, 2018, 10:34:07 AM
2389 is still in its metamorphosis phase as a coupe these days.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: shelbydoug on February 20, 2018, 10:53:37 AM
2389 is still in its metamorphosis phase as a coupe these days.

Even an elephant doesn't have a gestation this long?
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on February 20, 2018, 06:53:20 PM
Keep hoping it's going to shed its carapace and go topless...
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: SunDude on February 20, 2018, 07:51:52 PM
CSX3006 is currently on display at the Toronto auto show:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4611/25438458957_ae9891f7ee_b.jpg)

So are CSX2026 and GT40 P/1080, but they don't fit the subject of this thread.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: PhilS on March 05, 2018, 08:23:28 PM
3353 getting closer.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 05, 2018, 09:58:16 PM

Great pictures, thanks for posting.
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Post by: mickmate on April 03, 2018, 01:46:43 PM
The blue street car you posted is 3354 next numerical car from Phil'.
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Post by: gt350cs on April 03, 2018, 02:28:31 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on April 04, 2018, 12:00:34 AM
...... BUT maybe the new owner wouldn't like to see his car like this.
History is history best not to try to ignore/rewrite it. Too many of these cars have been rebuilt from a tag or 1 part. I'd guess that there are at least 50 air cars in the mix. Ned probably knows which ones and many stories.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: honker on April 20, 2018, 12:08:04 PM
Info from A-Snake that this is CSX 3270, at the time of this photo, 1984 was owned by Dwight Dehne from Toronto Canada. I think this car had a cammer in it at some point ?
I only have the Mustang registry, could someone scan the history for this car from the Cobra registry and PM it to me ?

thanks, Mike

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/426-040418115018.jpeg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on April 22, 2018, 09:23:02 PM
3270 used to belong to Carter Gette, a wealthy Ford dealer in Millbrook, NY who played with a lot of Cobras back in the 60's - 70's. He did install a cammer 427 and used to wind the engine well past what most people would have dared.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX2259 on April 23, 2018, 02:21:09 AM
Dang spell check!
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Post by: Cobra Ned on April 23, 2018, 12:44:41 PM
Yep!
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Post by: shelbydoug on April 23, 2018, 01:11:12 PM
3270 used to belong to Carter Gette, a wealthy Ford dealer in Millbrook, NY who played with a lot of Cobras back in the 60's - 70's. He did install a cammer 427 and used to wind the engine well past what most people would have dared.

Ha! If you ever wanted to know what a steel 427 crankshaft looks like after crashing through the oil pan, and embedding itself into the asphalt, Carter knew.  ;)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: honker on April 23, 2018, 03:42:22 PM
here's a pic of the cammer in 3270, august '72, Reading PA..Shelby meet ?

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/426-230418154018.jpeg)


(no credit for photo)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: BGlover67 on April 30, 2018, 08:43:06 PM
Someone posted this polaroid for sale on eBay.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/196-300418204129.jpeg)

Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on May 01, 2018, 11:34:45 AM
It's a generic narrow-hip 427 in dark green, but unless you have more data -  such as a VIN - the photo isn't worth much.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Side-Oilers on May 01, 2018, 02:09:26 PM
Would any of these denote any particluar VIN range?

Fender-mounted side mirror

Rectangular taillights

Halibrands in place of Sunburst wheels
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: shelbydoug on May 01, 2018, 03:49:50 PM
Lets see if i remember this correctly? Rectangular tailights on on the first and second group of 427's.

CSX 3000's and CSX 3100's. I believe the round tailights begin somewhere in the CSX 3200's and are used until the end of production.

The "narrow hip 427's" are a group of I think 25 cars in the CSX 3100's. I want to say in the 3125 to 3150 or so but in that area rather then the end of the 3100's.

Apparently they were a "test run" of sorts to gauge customer opinion as an alternative to the big rear flares and the 7" wide Sunburst wheels.

The narrow fender cars got voted off of the island.  ;)



I do remember a period of time in the early '70s when "Cobra discovery" was going on and some were questioning the narrow hip cars as not original cars.

I remember Tony Hogg having a silver one while he was editor of Road & Track mag. I think it was a CSX3140 something car? Maybe 3142?

I used to be able to do this without a Registry. I'm sure Ned still can? Is time and distance the same as old age and senility?
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: honker on May 02, 2018, 04:40:44 PM
Found this on the ClubCobra site, from back in 2012, it is suggested Tony Hogg's car was # 3154 ? ?

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/era-speak-bob-putnam/116342-tony-hogg-road-track-editor-old-csx-427-car.html


Mike
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: shelbydoug on May 02, 2018, 07:32:48 PM
3154 according to the Registry. You had to make me open the book huh? ;)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on May 02, 2018, 09:20:15 PM
There were 13 green narrow-hip 427s built, between chassis numbers 3129 and 3158. This photo could be of any one of those, unless there were some way to identify where/ when the shot was taken and narrow down the possibilities. Even if we could ID the VIN, the photo probably only has value to the car's current owner.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: honker on May 02, 2018, 09:26:47 PM
shelbydoug, thanks for the confirmation on 3154 , sorry for making you open the registry  ;)
I know what you mean about time and distance, or old age and senility.
I was heavy into competition Ferraris at one time, never  owned one, but if you threw a chassis number at me I could tell you the history of that car, not any more ! now I have to pull a book off the shelf, I get more pleasure from that I think, then looking things up on the 'net.

Mike
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Post by: Side-Oilers on May 02, 2018, 09:35:36 PM
Just a guess as to the location of that pix, but it looks similar to house styles in the SoCal area, in those days.

Yes, I realize that's extremely slim to no evidence.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: eltee on June 10, 2018, 11:37:43 AM
not sure but I think these are all eltee 's  427  maybe he will chime in with the history again
....you could'a left that last one off there...or at least dialed 911
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: eltee on June 10, 2018, 11:41:25 AM
Accidental self banishment...not sure if I remember how to navigate...:/
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Post by: shelbydoug on June 10, 2018, 06:25:07 PM
shelbydoug, thanks for the confirmation on 3154 , sorry for making you open the registry  ;)
I know what you mean about time and distance, or old age and senility.
I was heavy into competition Ferraris at one time, never  owned one, but if you threw a chassis number at me I could tell you the history of that car, not any more ! now I have to pull a book off the shelf, I get more pleasure from that I think, then looking things up on the 'net.

Mike

I had the job of "Cobra Registrar" back under the old Cobra Club. The President, Bruce Jodar, called it the "Historian". Probably with a little tongue in cheek?

It was pretty easy to instantly remember details of cars. It had something to do with instant acceptance of the CSX chassis number.

I suppose you could say, I got over that?

I don't think Ned ever has?

Some of the street cars were like clones of each other but even by 1974 or so many had distinguishing "marks" that set them apart.

It's said that a mother duck can distinguish the ducklings from each other by their voices? I wonder if that's how Scudder does it?  ;D
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: eltee on June 11, 2018, 08:35:44 AM
He's struggling to emerge...but...Uh..UH...can't seem to get his photos to post.

(https://s33.postimg.cc/fxzk0413j/IMG_0144_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)




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Post by: eltee on June 16, 2018, 09:19:43 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/rlnohxljz/Scan_Pic0108_20.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)free photo hosting (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: eltee on June 16, 2018, 09:22:44 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/rmxmbaxnj/427_Saturday.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Still sexy after all these years
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Post by: eltee on June 16, 2018, 09:24:26 PM
Quaker State Station back in the day....1968...Clarion, PA

(https://s33.postimg.cc/sp7stvyhb/Andy_A.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Richstang on June 18, 2018, 10:58:12 AM
CSX3131 at Amelia Island - March 11 2017

This Cobra continues to keep my attention. I love these narrow hips.
(Should it have Sunbursts?)


(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/204-180618105454-1521299.jpeg)

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/204-180618105455-15511798.jpeg)
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Post by: CSX2259 on June 18, 2018, 12:02:13 PM
Yes on the Sunbursts.
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Post by: 557 on June 18, 2018, 12:48:17 PM
My God those cars are pretty!!! :)
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Post by: CSX 4133 on June 18, 2018, 04:38:29 PM

Very nice pictures, thank you for posting them.
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 18, 2018, 04:46:08 PM
Yes on the Sunbursts.

Nope. All the street cars delivered in the fall of '65 came with the 7.5" Halibrand "Cobra II" wheels. The Sunburst wheels, which were designed by Peter Brock and manufactured by Kelsey-Hayes, weren't ready until very late in '65, hence only cars delivered after then came with them. They came about because they were less expensive for Shelby than the wheels he was buying from Halibrand.
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Post by: Dmxf on June 18, 2018, 06:15:31 PM
Yes on the Sunbursts.

Does someone have as-delivered images of 3131 showing Sunbursts? Cars as late as 3154 came with 7 1/2" Halibrands, although some made it through early due to non-sequential delivery dates and prototype releases, etc
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: eltee on June 29, 2018, 05:39:27 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/t3pfx87vj/DSC_7796_2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Richstang on July 01, 2018, 07:57:17 PM
Yet another beautiful narrow hip Cobra. This was the cover photo on SAAC's Facebook page.

Surprisingly, I wasn't able to ID the CSX number even with the CA plate.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/204-010718195219.jpeg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: A-Snake on July 01, 2018, 10:05:59 PM
COX6111, a AC 289 Sport.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Richstang on July 01, 2018, 11:12:15 PM
^^
Thanks you sir!
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: SunDude on July 02, 2018, 06:46:04 AM
CSX3031 in the showroom at Legendary Motorcar, Oct 2014

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2946/15296320977_38b1c146f7_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2948/15296318897_bbb5d175ee_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5603/15479748081_798738928f_b.jpg)
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Post by: CSX 4133 on July 02, 2018, 06:53:18 AM

Beautiful pictures, thanks for posting them.
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Post by: SunDude on July 02, 2018, 06:55:24 AM
Technically not a "CSX3000" car, COB6127 is an original AC 289 Sports "Cobra" that was converted to LHD and had its 327 (289) stroker replaced with a Holman & Moody 427FE. It is currently for sale in Montreal: www.johnscotticlassiccars.com/en/used/1967-ac-cobra-cob6127-contact-john-scotti/10717477/

(https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/62980599-770-0@2X.jpg?rev=1)
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Post by: Shelby_r_b on July 02, 2018, 08:26:06 AM
Great pics - thanks! 👍🏻
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Post by: rkm on July 02, 2018, 01:33:32 PM
Let's see I f the market knows anything. That's a pile of money for this car.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX 4133 on July 02, 2018, 03:25:07 PM

It certainly has been through a fair number of owners over the years.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: PhilS on July 08, 2018, 01:19:09 PM
(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/547-080718124112.jpeg)
This is 3239 at Shelton Sports Cars in Ft Lauderdale in the mid 90s. They either bought or consigned it from Dr Segu in PA. Apparently he didn't drive a stick and the car had been idle for some time. I was told vermin had nested in the side pipes. It had about 5000 miles on it when I bought it and was a very good car. It did need some mechanical attention so we built a high horsepower 427 for it and freshened the mechanicals. That engine may still be in the car. I sold it at B-J around 2000 for $227,500 hammer. We've come a long way.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: PhilS on July 08, 2018, 01:22:19 PM
Looks like I'll have to resize my pics.
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Post by: SunDude on July 08, 2018, 02:05:31 PM
CSX3239 has since been restored to street spec. It was bid to $1.0 million USD at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018, but did not sell.

https://azure.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1966-SHELBY-COBRA-CSX3239-ROADSTER-212962
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Post by: 67_1183 on July 08, 2018, 02:10:49 PM
Looks like I'll have to resize my pics.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/547-080718124112.jpeg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: SunDude on July 08, 2018, 02:13:46 PM
A few photos of CSX3022, an original 427S/C "semi-competition" roadster, taken by me at the Cobra Experience museum in Martinez CA, June 2015.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/370/18709023044_2c09596b39_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3772/19325480562_0573dcac99_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/281/19143934438_4bb863b495_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/274/19143908160_ce0d57282e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: CSX 4133 on July 08, 2018, 10:26:47 PM

Great! Thanks for posting these photo's.
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Post by: shelbydoug on July 09, 2018, 07:55:26 AM
I've "known" that car from before it was delivered new. VERY interesting to see it's current condition.
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Post by: Dmxf on July 09, 2018, 03:45:39 PM
This is 3239 at Shelton Sports Cars in Ft Lauderdale in the mid 90s. They either bought or consigned it from Dr Segu in PA. Apparently he didn't drive a stick and the car had been idle for some time. I was told vermin had nested in the side pipes. It had about 5000 miles on it when I bought it and was a very good car. It did need some mechanical attention so we built a high horsepower 427 for it and freshened the mechanicals. That engine may still be in the car. I sold it at B-J around 2000 for $227,500 hammer. We've come a long way.

That car comes with a very original spec 428 engine. Surprised if it wasn't installed for the auction that it wasn't even mentioned, as it would be desirable for many buyers to have on hand for 100% "day 1" correct
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: PhilS on July 11, 2018, 11:12:41 AM
Dmxf, I was not aware of that. It would certainly be a plus in the current environment of correctness. The car has recently sold btw.
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Shelby73 on July 21, 2018, 09:44:12 PM
3251 back in the early 80s when we first got it.
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Post by: dsblk93gt on July 28, 2018, 07:43:10 PM
CSX3218 in 1971, Robert Moore just purchased it from the woman in the photo who I believe was getting divorced. Mike, the boy in the photos, sent me these a few months ago I have one more.
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Post by: cali_kr on August 08, 2018, 05:54:15 PM
The day I got to drive the 198 car....
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Post by: eltee on October 15, 2018, 09:03:38 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HW6VFGWH/Hershey-2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bd2y2B2F)
(https://i.postimg.cc/K8Dz7CHd/Hershey-2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75bwwtDV)

Was wet, then it got dry...a perfect Fall day
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on October 16, 2018, 09:50:04 AM
Eltee, I guess the real question is, did you get me any chocolate? :D
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: eltee on October 16, 2018, 09:52:53 AM
Sorry Ned.....I had it, but.......I ate it :/
Best part, even the shampoo smells like chocolate...
and the chocolate martinis at the hotel...prettydamngood
Next year:/
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: mark p on March 28, 2020, 08:12:27 PM
hmmm... no one has posted for a while. I was digging around and thought of these pix from 3-Dog Garage:
(https://i.imgur.com/5zAkgnH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MI30EdH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/S65gmXc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g7hYDFT.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: Cobra Ned on March 31, 2020, 02:37:27 PM
For anyone keeping track, the black car above is CSX 3010 and the green one is CSX 3261.
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Post by: SBCARGUY on March 31, 2020, 03:36:43 PM
3132
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Post by: mark p on March 31, 2020, 04:03:33 PM
For anyone keeping track, the black car above is CSX 3010 and the green one is CSX 3261.
Thanks Ned.
Here is the sign describing the the Black Car:
(https://i.imgur.com/4GN2haT.jpg?1)
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Post by: dmb496 on May 16, 2020, 09:15:48 AM
Several photos I took of CSX3010 at SAAC 44.
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Post by: Cobra Ned on May 16, 2020, 05:16:49 PM
Let's step back in time. Set the Wayback Machine to 1972. Here are shots of a 427 Cobra in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area from 1972. This car and the Mustang behind it were apparently parked at Andy's Esso station for several years. Maybe Andy owned both? The Cobra reportedly had a Holman-Moody modified engine and the owner felt it made the car unsafe. Don't know who modified the hood. Surely someone here knows more???
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Post by: mark p on May 16, 2020, 06:30:16 PM
... Set the Wayback Machine to 1972. .. The Cobra reportedly had a Holman-Moody modified engine and the owner felt it made the car unsafe.

"unsafe" = probably a lot of fun in this case?   ::)
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Post by: Cobra Ned on May 17, 2020, 02:07:54 PM
Yeah, probably was a LOT of fun. I was just quoting a friend who took the pictures many years ago, based on what he was told at the gas station. It sure would be nice to find someone from the area who could fill us in on more details.
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Post by: SunDude on May 17, 2020, 04:02:05 PM
here's one I had not seen before: CSX3109

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49895079408_28db03b9e2_b.jpg)
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 10, 2020, 04:16:26 PM
Here's a shot of CSX 3107, which was recently sold through Northwest Euro in Washington state:

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Post by: shelbydoug on June 10, 2020, 05:16:20 PM
3107 looks like a skinny fender car? 3109 doesn't. Is it the tire size?
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 10, 2020, 06:01:56 PM
I suspect is is more likely due to major body work following a crash. Note the width of the front flare at its leading edge. And the rears do appear to have been worked on.
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Post by: shelbydoug on June 10, 2020, 06:51:42 PM
Which one is right?
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 11, 2020, 09:22:20 PM
Doug, if I understand your question, the contours of the body of 3109 are more correct than those on 3107.
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Post by: shelbydoug on June 12, 2020, 07:25:51 AM
Doug, if I understand your question, the contours of the body of 3109 are more correct than those on 3107.

From before I even saw a 427 Cobra up close in detail, I'd hear owners "debating" about how other cars were "wrong". They were talking about things like the rear fender flares and how CSX 3200 cars with 428s weren't "real Cobras".

I suppose the term "more correct" is consistent with that "Cobra social etiquette"?  ;D

This isn't a complaint by me. Just an acknowledgement of, "that's just the way it is" and I suppose part of the mystique to the Cobra?

I will always value and seek out your friendly yet factual views on Cobras. Thank you.
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 12, 2020, 10:19:31 AM
Let's acknowledge that there were a few different flare configurations and the cars did vary somewhat. But the idea the the 428 cars weren't real Cobras is silly. They were built on the same assembly line at AC Cars and Shelby American, so...
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Post by: jguyer on June 12, 2020, 11:12:03 AM
Other than it's 1976 in Dearborn, MI. I don't remember much about this car.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/187-120620111011.jpeg)
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Post by: shelbydoug on June 12, 2020, 12:56:20 PM
Let's acknowledge that there were a few different flare configurations and the cars did vary somewhat. But the idea the the 428 cars weren't real Cobras is silly. They were built on the same assembly line at AC Cars and Shelby American, so...

Of course but it seems that every CSX 3000 car is different in fender configuration even one number apart.

The 289's are at least consistent. That is if you don't compare the left side of the car to the right side?  ???
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Post by: Cobra Ned on June 12, 2020, 07:29:11 PM
Other than it's 1976 in Dearborn, MI. I don't remember much about this car.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/187-120620111011.jpeg)

I'll take a guess and say it's CSX3274.
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Post by: honker on September 22, 2020, 05:39:46 PM
Thread on Ken Miles with CSX3002 at Lakeside Australia, November '65. Couple of another Cobra as well, not sure if it's a 3000 ?

Mike


http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?556-Ken-Miles-and-CSX3002-427-Competition-Cobra-at-Lakeside-1965
Title: Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
Post by: MichaelM on September 23, 2020, 05:18:27 AM
The other Cobra is COB 6033 formerly owned by Ron Thorp.
https://www.bowdensown.com.au/collection/ron-thorps-1964-ac-shelby-cobra (https://www.bowdensown.com.au/collection/ron-thorps-1964-ac-shelby-cobra)
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Post by: SunDude on September 23, 2020, 10:37:14 AM
CSX3001 - The Bordinat Cobra, aka XD Cobra, was a Ford styling concept built on a coil-spring 427 Cobra chassis. The car was powered by a 289 Hi-Po V8 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, and the body was vacuum formed from Royalex composite material. The car was shown at the 1965 Detroit auto show.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8107/8570405828_6a16183924_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50369020716_381af8fb9b_c.jpg)
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Post by: 2112 on September 23, 2020, 01:14:40 PM
Beautiful design, Especially the coupe.
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Post by: pbf777 on September 23, 2020, 01:27:33 PM
     Tail lights look similar to the ones on the '63-'64 Riviera.             :)

     Scott.
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Post by: honker on October 12, 2020, 11:53:45 AM
CSX3159 aprox. 1981,  I wonder if the little guy is a Shelby fan ?

Mike
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Post by: Cobra Ned on October 14, 2020, 12:34:35 PM
I suspect he is. I imagine he also misses his dad, Carl Mentz, who left us in July. RIP, Carl.
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Post by: Cobrabob on October 14, 2020, 04:46:36 PM
Very sorry to hear Carl Mentz has passed away. He was a good guy.
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Post by: mark p on October 14, 2020, 10:15:07 PM
Very sorry to hear Carl Mentz has passed away. He was a good guy.

+1  :(
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Post by: 6s2020 on October 22, 2020, 05:49:45 AM


Ken Miles 1965 Lakeside Raceway , Queensland, Australia

I was probs there that day. would have been 7yo
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Post by: owenkelley on October 30, 2020, 12:21:17 AM
Pictures of CSX3134 taken at a car lot in Beverly Hills about 40 years ago.
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Post by: camp upshur on October 30, 2020, 02:28:49 AM


Cinturato CN36s.....magnifique
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Post by: Cobra Ned on October 30, 2020, 05:38:27 PM
I'm thinking that was at the Rodeo Coach dealership.
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Post by: owenkelley on October 31, 2020, 12:53:18 AM
That sounds correct. I was trying to remember the name of the lot, but it was escaping me. There was a Lamborghini there as well, but the only car that meant much to me was the Cobra. My fiancee ( now wife of almost 40 years) and I were visiting my sister in So. California and we stumbled upon this car. I had been looking for a Shelby for a couple years at this point, but a 289 Cobra was running about $30,000 and a 427 Cobra around $60.000. We bought our '67 GT500  about 2 1/2 years later for $7800. A far cry from what a Cobra was bringing in those days, but still a pretty good stretch for a 22 year old kid in 1982! $60,000 in those days was like $1,000,000 today!


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Post by: Cobra Ned on October 31, 2020, 11:02:02 AM
Rodeo Coach supposedly sold it for $70k, so the time frame sounds correct. When I was 23, I only had to come up with $5500 for a 289 roadster. A stretch, yes, but thankfully well before the prices managed to rise right out of sight. Glad I got in when I did, even though just about everyone said I was nuts. I believe in the slogan "He who laughs last, laughs best."  :D
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Post by: owenkelley on November 01, 2020, 10:29:46 AM
Very true! People thought I was crazy buying a 15 year old Mustang for 50% more than it sold for new! Glad I hung on to it through all the years. There were times when it was tempting to sell it, when we bought our house, put daughters through college.......Managed to keep it and I'm driving it to breakfast this morning!
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Post by: mark iv on January 01, 2021, 04:29:56 PM
     Tail lights look similar to the ones on the '63-'64 Riviera.             :)

     Scott.

Mercury units
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Post by: 67411F--0100-ENG. on January 01, 2021, 05:28:11 PM
Hello Everyone,

Here are some photos of 427 Cobras and a 289 Cobra that are remembered as "royalty" in the history of the RMVR vintage races that were held on the streets of Steamboat Springs, Colorado from 1984-1998.  The first photo (1986) shows CSX3261 owned and driven by Chek Beuf on the left, CSX3274 in the middle owned by Dave Murray and driven by Bill Murray, and CSX2226 on the right which at that time was owned and driven by Dave Lipsky.  Bill Murray won the race in 1984 driving CSX2226.  He sold the car (CSX2226) to Dave Lipsky who won the race in 1985, 1989, and 1990.  Bill Murray won the race in 1986, 1987, and 1998 driving CSX3274.  Bob Bondurant won the race in 1988 when he was invited to drive CSX3261.
The second photo shows CSX3274 as it looked in 1987.  The third photo shows Bob Bondurant in CSX3261 after winning the race in 1988.  The last photo shows Bill Murray in CSX3274 on his way to winning the race in 1998.

Thanks,
Eric
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Post by: AZFAST1 on January 02, 2021, 09:23:37 PM
Here is 3017, the Supersnake twin Paxton car before being painted back to blue for the BJ Auction  where it sold for $5.5 m. It was black when we recieved it and had a whole 3 weeks to get it done for the auction catalog.
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Post by: AZFAST1 on January 02, 2021, 09:26:50 PM
Here are a few more of 3017 before auction
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Post by: A-Snake on January 03, 2021, 12:42:05 PM
Here is 3017, the Supersnake twin Paxton car before being painted back to blue for the BJ Auction  where it sold for $5.5 m. It was black when we recieved it and had a whole 3 weeks to get it done for the auction catalog.

That is CSX3015 not 3017
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Post by: A-Snake on January 03, 2021, 12:42:52 PM
Here are a few more of 3017 before auction
Again, this is CSX3015 ;)
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Post by: 2112 on January 03, 2021, 01:59:48 PM
Were Aeroquip fittings available and used back then?

If not, was it just steel fuel line?
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Post by: Side-Oilers on January 03, 2021, 02:47:47 PM
2112:  I don't know if such A/N fittings were available back then.  (Doubtful on the braided stainless line.)

I kinda think the silicone spark plug wires were not.

Looks like that driver's side carb is running a little fat.
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Post by: AZFAST1 on January 03, 2021, 04:01:47 PM
A-snake, sorry you are obviously correct! I was going on poor memory!
Thanks, Glenn
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Post by: AZFAST1 on January 03, 2021, 04:11:50 PM
We also painted 3017 quite a while ago, which is why my other post had that number, had them confused!
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Post by: pbf777 on January 03, 2021, 04:58:13 PM
    Yes, I believe Aeroquip Fittings were available (back then) but more of a borrowed product from the aircraft industry rather than product marketed so directly to the automotive racing scene as took place later.       

    But those are definitely more "modern" Holleys in place!      :(

    Although the use of the Edelbrock X-F66 cross ram 8V intake was what was available "on the shelf" at the time to execute the desired separation of the two Paxtons and their respective cylinder responsibilities, it unfortunately does not provide an even spacing of intake valve actuation events to each individual plenum, as would a true 180 intake manifold if it were utilized; otherwise one would/could apply a 180 "Flat" crankshaft to "fix" the intake manifold shortcomings.      ;)

    But then,........... it's just not a perfect world, is it!      ::)

    Scott.