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COBRA?
« on: May 22, 2020, 08:22:05 PM »
Is this a Cobra on this Hauler?  If so, what does anyone know about it?


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Re: COBRA?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 07:37:06 AM »
judging by this enlarged version of the photo, I'd say yes:

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 07:58:10 AM »
Found a couple more from the same photographer, who may have snapped these during the Ford Custom Car Caravan.

Is the Cobra CSX2048...?





« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 10:07:48 PM by SunDude »
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 09:29:08 AM »
CSX 2048 I believe, tough to see on my phone this early am
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 09:45:42 AM »
Is that an emblem/logo suspended in the grille on a cross-bar?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 10:05:29 AM »
Is that an emblem/logo suspended in the grille on a cross-bar?
I noticed that also.  My first thought was a glove of the person who loaded the cars.  But no....
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 10:21:55 AM »
Is that an emblem/logo suspended in the grille on a cross-bar?

it appears to be the only custom item on this Cobra (for taking part in Ford's Custom Car Caravan)
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 10:34:48 AM »
CSX 2048 did join the Ford Custom Caravan and was red/black with the features this car has, so - I agree it's likely that car.

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 01:30:03 PM »
A little better picture labeled as taken at the Oakland Roadster Show


Interesting car with a mix of features that make it impossible for me to deduce which chassis it might be. Some features no doubt added after first completion.
Appears to a light blue body color, other than special orders, colors added around CSX2104 I think.
It is wearing a S1CS-C mascot emblem we think was introduced around CSX2133.
The grille nacelle area has had all the normally visible wiring moved somewhere and the cavity seems to have been nicely painted all one color.
Odd custom replacement ornamental nacelle trim replaces the stock grille.
Rear view mirror style used only very briefly early on.
Bishop cam and peg steering chassis.

Anybody have a list of participants in the 1964 Oakland Roadster Show?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 02:04:25 PM by Dan Case »
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 04:41:00 PM »
Very cool pic of Ak Miller (center in dark blazer).

As I recall the Ford Custom Caravan of Cars started off early 60s w customs, but by 1964 was centered more around Ak And the Total Performance theme.
On that rig w the Cobra are:
-a Jeffries custom Falcon;
-a Winfield Econoline;
-an Alexander Bros Galaxie custom; and
-an awesome R code 64 Galaxie (note L/W grille).
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 06:48:17 PM »
Cool.

Have never seen the Alexander Brothers custom Galaxie before. Some interesting design features.

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
I love their work.

I wonder if that Galaxie still exists?

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