Author Topic: Can anyone ID this museum car?  (Read 1421 times)

Cobra Ned

  • SAAC Registrar
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Can anyone ID this museum car?
« on: January 11, 2022, 12:47:54 PM »
There is a red 427 Cobra in an unidentified vehicle museum. Can anyone here ID either the museum or the car?

SunDude

  • SAAC Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 97
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 06:28:39 PM »
I believe that was CSX3184 at the Saratoga Auto Museum. It was on display there in the spring of 2016.
Like my father, I have just two emotions: Rage and Supressed Rage.

Cobra Ned

  • SAAC Registrar
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 06:38:56 PM »
Thanks, Sun Dude!

Richstang

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2439
    • View Profile
    • 1967 Shelby Research Group
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 10:36:48 PM »
Nice work as always SunDude!

It certainly looks like a match.
1967 Shelby Research Group 
www.1967ShelbyResearch.com
www.mewe.com/join/1967shelbyresearch
www.facebook.com/groups/1967shelbyresearch

1991-1993 SAAC MKI, MKII, & Snake Registrar

Cobra Ned

  • SAAC Registrar
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 326
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 08:31:16 AM »
Not your typical story behind that car. It was stolen, dumped in a river, discovered by accident, recovered, and fully rebuilt by two well-known names in the Cobra world, Chris Liebenberg and Geoff Howard.

deathsled

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2996
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 02:45:16 PM »
"Dumped in a river."  What the hell is wrong with people?  You steal it because you want it, right?  Then you dump it in a river.  Whatever....
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

shelbydoug

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5080
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 03:59:13 PM »
"Dumped in a river."  What the hell is wrong with people?  You steal it because you want it, right?  Then you dump it in a river.  Whatever....

Criminals are sometimes referred to as dysfunctional sociopaths.

The guy stole the car and hit and killed a pedestrian with it and was wanted on a vehicular murder charge if I recall the story correctly.

Sam Prock who found it, I believe was a tow truck driver at the time and heard the story and the rumor that it was dumped off of a pier in the Hudson. Thought he new the spot, went diving and guess what he found?

There was something about the car being held as evidence by the Police for a while after it was recovered?

I met Sam about 100 years ago at a Cobra Club meeting in Sparta, NJ, at Buchheim's place. I think it was in 1876 or around there?
« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 08:01:54 PM by shelbydoug »
68 GT350 Lives Matter!

propayne

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 816
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 07:58:44 PM »
It's interesting when a car for sale or at auction is described as having "no stories"...

Now THAT is an f'ing story!

- Phillip
President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

gt350shelb

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 657
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 08:17:21 PM »
Last time i saw it it was looking like this ........ When i cut end off main tube  there was still water in it ! 

cool car nice owner !
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

silverton_ford

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 984
  • Been dreaming of a Shelby since I was 7.
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 11:14:19 PM »
There was an article about the car in Hemmings Muscle Machines - October 2015.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1966-shelby-427-cobra

Cobramax

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2022, 12:45:06 PM »
Sam Prock's CSX 3184 is currently on display in the Mustang Owner's Museum in Concord, NC. It is a beautiful car. Sam did an excellent job of rebuilding the car many years ago and it still looks great today. I examined it in detail a month or two ago and it is outstanding. Sam is a great guy, too.