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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2020, 02:51:50 PM »
Did the cars run really well with 2x4's?
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2020, 03:02:07 PM »
Yes they did..... Remember 55 years ago that was cutting edge technology. 2 fours or a stack of webbers was what the DR. ordered. Today a heavily messaged 750 DP  will tow most anything around the track. Technology has come a long way from the dark ages. But we love those days so leave everything alone, that one stimulates all the senses.

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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2020, 05:23:44 PM »
why do they call thse cars  slab sides.  they are 260  or 289 cobras
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2020, 09:50:33 PM »
...maybe it has something to do with the fender edge treatment (flat vs compound rolled flares), and/or the lack of engine compartment fender vents  ?  Just a thought...
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2020, 10:04:53 PM »
The AC Ace fits the definition better......no wheel lips.....that's slab side

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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2020, 10:55:31 AM »
The AC Ace fits the definition better......no wheel lips.....that's slab side

The term was coined, most historians agree, in the 1990s when somebody was describing the latest new replicar body style offering coming available.  For whatever reason instead of saying a replicar of a stock Cobra, they called out a "slabside" shape and not the “FIA” shape of the cut back door race cars (which were not all “FIA” prepared).  The name stuck for replicars and has since grown to include original Cobras EXCEPT the special competition cut back door race Cobras of 1964-65.  Some owners of original Cobras find the term distasteful if used to name a 1960s original Cobra of any in period variation factory or otherwise.
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2020, 02:53:30 PM »
I have heard Carroll use the term.  Not sure when that first was, but that might mean something.
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2020, 04:02:15 PM »
That's nothing. You should see the naughty photo of Barbara Eden under the hood.  :D
That's nothing. You should see the naughty photo of Barbara Eden under the hood.  :D
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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 02:22:38 AM »
Just to give you an idea of how the car looks like today having it carefully brought back to the livery of its successful years with Chet Mcfallo.

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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2020, 04:28:31 AM »
Thank you , awesome !

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Re: Amazing 289 sold
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2020, 08:55:00 AM »
Thank you , awesome !

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Great photo as well  8)
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