Author Topic: Long shot for Cobra Identity  (Read 1663 times)

honker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 975
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2021, 02:54:49 PM »
"They couldn't figure it out they were just hubcaps?" - WOW!!! that is one that I have never heard before!

 ;)

Bit off topic, not surprised, many years ago my mother took her new Subaru for a service at the " dealer"  no less, when we picked

 the car up I looked at the wheels and one of the discs had three of the fake wheel nuts broken off  ??? one of those wtf moments

 when I  walked back into the service department  and told them, I wonder if the tech kept his job ! The did put a new disc on right

 there.

Mike
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 03:03:32 PM by honker »

Side-Oilers

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1591
  • SAAC member since 1981.
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2021, 03:08:08 PM »
   Downey was still "safe" in '67. Middle class , safe to walk the streets. Sachs and Sons L/M was across the street and Yeakle Bros Chrysler Plymouth was next to Downey Ford The oldest "original" McDonald's location is right down the street too.

And the original Chris & Pitts BBQ restaurant too, Randy. 

My parents' best friends lived in Downey, and we'd visit several times a year.  Yes, a nice safe little town, in the day.
Current:
1968 GT500KR owner since 1982 (now running Shelby aluminum 427 S-O)
Kirkham Cobra 427

tesgt350

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 492
    • View Profile
    • FRIENDS OF THE HAWK
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 03:25:10 PM »
More than likely the photo was taken in 66, that's a Galaxie next to it, and it's a 66
It's a 67 Mustang in the lower right corner.

Looks like a White 66 Falcon in the lower right corner.

SCJSTU

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 130
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 04:52:48 PM »
Just for reference of the building,  here's a pic I have in my files, I think this is one of those shots that was used in high school year

 books. Odd that they would show the car with out wheel discs  ::)

Mike

I worked in Downey,Ca in the 80's on Firestone Blvd.......hubcaps get stolen at night ya know?
Many Fords,Hot Rods,Motorcycles
I just canít make up my mind

69mach351w

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1471
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2021, 08:40:46 PM »
More than likely the photo was taken in 66, that's a Galaxie next to it, and it's a 66
It's a 67 Mustang in the lower right corner.

Looks like a White 66 Falcon in the lower right corner.
Definitely not a 67 Mustang, no quarter finned scoops below 1/4 windows.

shelbydoug

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3905
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2021, 09:55:00 PM »
Just for reference of the building,  here's a pic I have in my files, I think this is one of those shots that was used in high school year

 books. Odd that they would show the car with out wheel discs  ::)

Mike

I worked in Downey,Ca in the 80's on Firestone Blvd.......hubcaps get stolen at night ya know?

It can always be worse? I've heard stories of the new Corvettes falling off of the lifts.

"Directions? We don't read no stinkin' directions! Wee'ze profensionals".
68 GT350 Lives Matter!

68blk500c

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2021, 10:56:24 PM »
Foreground has a 66 Mustang convertible on the left; a 66 Fairlane Country Squire station wagon in the center; a 66 Falcon coupe on the right.

In the shadowed background is a much older pickup.

That's the way I see it.

Coralsnake

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3828
  • Original Posts: 10,264
    • View Profile
    • theCoralsnake.com
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2021, 07:45:21 AM »


Bigger view showing 1967 Mustangs

You can see horizontal grille bars.

I appreciate all the help so far

If anyone has any Downey items, they can be added to upcoming article
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 07:50:29 AM by Coralsnake »
Shelby researcher, theCoralsnake.com webmaster, Conelec CEO

Side-Oilers

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1591
  • SAAC member since 1981.
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2021, 11:24:00 AM »


Bigger view showing 1967 Mustangs

You can see horizontal grille bars.

I appreciate all the help so far

If anyone has any Downey items, they can be added to upcoming article

I love the (circa 1959-60?) Ford logo next to "Downey" on the building.

Bonus points for anyone who can i.d. the building across the street from the dealer (in foreground)...by the shadow of its sign.

Good article on Downey Ford...
https://www.thedowneypatriot.com/articles/looking-back-on-downey-ford

« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 11:30:26 AM by Side-Oilers »
Current:
1968 GT500KR owner since 1982 (now running Shelby aluminum 427 S-O)
Kirkham Cobra 427

gt350hr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
  • Randy Gillis in real life - 5353 original posts
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2021, 11:38:02 AM »
   Reply 14 Sachs & Sons Lincoln Mercury. Sponsor of Jack Chrisman and Bill Shrewsberry's drag race Comets.
Celebrating 46 years of drag racing 6S477 and no end in sight.

SCJSTU

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 130
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2021, 03:56:02 PM »
did ya'll know the Carpenters are from Downey?....Karen and car buff brother Richard.....
Many Fords,Hot Rods,Motorcycles
I just canít make up my mind

Cobra Ned

  • SAAC Registrar
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 247
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2021, 06:57:07 PM »


    Ned , I'm sliding off topic but IIRC Theodore Robbins in Costa Mesa ( also local to me) had three Series 3000 cars and two took a couple of years to sell. ( like '68 or 9) . At least one was a 428. Do you know those car numbers.
    TIA,
    Randy

Randy, Theodore Robins did get 3 427 Cobras, and each was actually a 428 car. CSX 3264 was red and was bought in the early '70s by Rod Stewart; CSX 3272 was silver; and CSX 3292 was green.

chris NOS

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 313
  • 5S241 actual owner
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2021, 05:25:42 AM »
Just for reference of the building,  here's a pic I have in my files, I think this is one of those shots that was used in high school year

 books. Odd that they would show the car with out wheel discs  ::)

Mike

Interesting to see the gap between door and front fender , not in today standard concours restoration !!! :D

gt350hr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2061
  • Randy Gillis in real life - 5353 original posts
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2021, 10:58:52 AM »
Thanks Ned!!!!! The silver one must have sold as the red and green were the ones I saw in the showroom. My friend that worked there was over Wed and related that the Robbins family was pretty desperate to get rid of those two. She didn't remember Rod Stewart buying the red one, but "he" might not have been there to do it.
   Randy
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 11:10:33 AM by gt350hr »
Celebrating 46 years of drag racing 6S477 and no end in sight.

shelbydoug

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3905
    • View Profile
Re: Long shot for Cobra Identity
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2021, 11:09:44 AM »
Thanks Ned!!!!! The silver must have sold as the red and green were the ones I saw in the showroom. My friend that worked there was over Wed and related that the Robbins family was pretty desperate to get rid of those two. She didn't remember Rod Stewart buying the red one, but "he" might not have been there to do it.
   Randy

I'm probably remembering this incorrectly but I thought the story was that Stewart "bought" the car from a used car dealer around 1975 after reading the press that it was "the fastest car ever offered to the public"?

What I remember is that the car was flat bedded to him at his home. When it arrived he jumped in, drove it around the block and said he didn't want it and take it out of here.

At the time and probably still, he was a Porsche 930 guy.

I don't remember the story being tied to the original Ford dealer as a new car purchase?

That was a story revolving around the SOA and might have been before SAAC existed?

Ned. How off am I on this story recounting?
68 GT350 Lives Matter!