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Dragonsnake Cobra article
« on: September 10, 2021, 08:54:12 PM »

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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 09:06:16 AM »
Great article. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 10:29:06 AM »
Thanks for posting, two images I have in my files of CSX2427, might have been on the old forum ? The colour shot I have dated

 2019, the b&w is in period, any ideas where that was taken ?

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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 10:48:50 AM »
The top photo is in original owner garage and that is the trailer he hauled cobra around in pulling it with his matching yellow t-bird. I went with steve to montery 50th cobra show when he showed it at the track.

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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 11:48:12 AM »
I was fortunate to have driven csx2427 at Sears & Thunderhill. The previous owner really believed the cars “should be driven”. He also owned csx2196….aka Flip Top. Was also fortunate to drive that very scary car!

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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 02:19:38 PM »
He also owned csx2196….aka Flip Top.....that very scary car!
I only got a detailed look at SAAAC1 of that cobbled up experiment when Royal Kreiger owned it. It was nicknamed the Pelican at that time.

Did Les Ritchey do the development and building of the Dragon Snakes? He did the GT350 drag cars.
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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2021, 08:32:01 PM »
Thanks for posting
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2021, 08:40:03 AM »

Did Les Ritchey do the development and building of the Dragon Snakes? He did the GT350 drag cars.



No. The drag race Cobras were in house projects.
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Re: Dragonsnake Cobra article
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2021, 08:42:33 AM »
Thanks for posting, two images I have in my files of CSX2427, might have been on the old forum ? The colour shot I have dated

 2019, the b&w is in period, any ideas where that was taken ?

Mike

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The second image, black and white photo, was taken in the dealer's show room prior to the car leaving the dealership.
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