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1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« on: August 16, 2021, 12:09:33 PM »
Would anyone happen to know the Shelby ID for this Coventry Motors parade lap car?
The event is noted as Laguna Seca; June 9, 1963

The caption said 260, but would the “Powered by Ford” fender emblem indicate a 289?
It appears to have full bumpers with a rear exiting exhaust.

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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 12:37:14 PM »

The caption said 260, but would the “Powered by Ford” fender emblem indicate a 289?

Thanks

Not an engine size badge, production car side emblems started with CSX2001.

It appears to be a very early car as it does not appear to have "Shelby quick open" bonnet latch handles.
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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 12:48:41 PM »
Thank you for that information Dan
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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 05:07:11 PM »
Rich, if that's  a 2000 car, I went through my 4th. edition of the  registry, and found twenty nine cars, 1st one  CSX2019

 and the last one CSX2552 that passed through Coventry, there are also a number of cars that the selling dealer is unknown.  I

 haven't yet read up on each car.

Is the person behind the wheel in the military ?, he has a patch on his shoulder.

Mike
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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 07:05:32 PM »
Rich, if that's  a 2000 car, I went through my 4th. edition of the  registry, and found twenty nine cars, 1st one  CSX2019

 and the last one CSX2552 that passed through Coventry, there are also a number of cars that the selling dealer is unknown.  I

 haven't yet read up on each car.

Is the person behind the wheel in the military ?, he has a patch on his shoulder.

Mike

Thanks Mike.
29 new cars is too many to attempt any ID. I was hopeful someone might know. Maybe, maybe not.

Not sure if that is a military, security, or other service patch. It's too blurry when I try to zoom in.

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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 10:33:22 PM »
There's likely no way we'll ever know for sure what car that is. Coventry bought several black/ black early Cobras, all with painted wire wheels and options such as wind wings and sun visors, as seen in the photo, prior to June of '63.

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Re: 1963 Coventry Motors Cobra - ID?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2021, 08:18:49 PM »
Thanks Ned

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