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Cobra Caravan pictures in NYC Dec 2, 1965

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Richstang:
Here’s some links to several fantastic vintage pictures found over on the REVs Digital Library website. These photos were taken at the midtown Manhattan stop in the former "Union Carbide Building" 
We see the Cobra Caravan Trailer pictured from both the front and back.   
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=630232&collection=p17257coll1
 https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=631303&collection=p17257coll1


Inside the building lobby (on the ground level floor) is Carroll Shelby with a few others. The '66 GT350 with a sign board confirms the location.
Note the damage to the front valance. The MFG plate '2S 013' helped Steve Sloan and Howard Pardee to suggest this is 6s120
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=629382&collection=p17257coll1
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=630759&collection=p17257coll1


The CSX3011 Cobra is outside under building in open lobby with trailer parked outside in background
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=631584&collection=p17257coll1


Also parted outside the lobby are two GT350s the R model 5r213 and likely the street model 6s249
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=631645&collection=p17257coll1


The #11 Daytona CSX2286 shown in a side view.
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=631549&collection=p17257coll1

No pictures of the GT40 P/1004 were found.

69mach351w:
This is the Stuff I really enjoy seeing!

Thanks Rich for posting.

Rich ;)

ChicagoChris:
Very cool.
What was the reason they were on display?
Were there that many car racing fans in Manhattan?

honker:
Rich, thanks for posting, great stuff as always !

There are two threads on this, not sure where to put these ? if it doesn't fit will delete or move.

I hope I'm not getting ahead of you here ? Some stuff I have in my files, which I'm sure you have. Some of this might have been

on forum 1.

The only image I have of the GT40..where is that ?

The schedule on the back of the truck.

A hand out, not mine  :'( internet find

What's the story on the GT350 and truck on a residential street ?

Mike

6R07mi:

--- Quote from: honker on March 29, 2021, 11:30:22 AM ---Rich, thanks for posting, great stuff as always !

There are two threads on this, not sure where to put these ? if it doesn't fit will delete or move.

I hope I'm not getting ahead of you here ? Some stuff I have in my files, which I'm sure you have. Some of this might have been

on forum 1.

The only image I have of the GT40..where is that ?

The schedule on the back of the truck.

A hand out, not mine  :'( internet find

What's the story on the GT350 and truck on a residential street ?

Mike

--- End quote ---

Mike, this photo is on the surface street in front of Cobo Hall, where the Detroit Auto show has been held for decades.
It has been changed and enlarged as you would expect.  The interesting thing is the street is a "U" around the freeway ramp that comes up after running under Cobo Hall.

Back in 2016 at the NA International Auto Show, Ford had J5, 5R002 and I believe #66 2016NGFGT race car there, I'll have to look for my photos.

regards

jim p

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