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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1485 on: September 03, 2019, 10:23:07 AM »
Tony, thanks for posting, that's the FMN Onca I believe, kinda cool, but quirky  ::) here's another image I have in my files.

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https://oppositelock.kinja.com/that-one-time-alfa-almost-accidentally-made-a-mustang-l-1798711304
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1486 on: September 04, 2019, 12:22:00 PM »
Has this picture been used before? First time I have seen it. Gary
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1487 on: September 04, 2019, 02:33:11 PM »
   No doubt it's up and running again better than ever LOL
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1488 on: September 04, 2019, 03:34:53 PM »
Or at least the VIN plate is.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1489 on: September 04, 2019, 05:06:03 PM »
Doesn't look good for the driver nor passenger  :(  can any one make out the plate on the tow truck, might help in I.D

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« Reply #1490 on: September 04, 2019, 07:21:29 PM »
I'm thinking the wrecked 427 Cobra pictured above is CSX3232. Its history shows that it was white, used Sunburst wheels, and was wrecked at night, after a wedding, when the driver came upon an unexpected 90-degree turn in the road. The report said the car slid into a tree on the passenger side of the car, and bystanders suggested the Cobra was split in half. Looking at those photos, taken at night, everything fits the narrative but for the car being split into 2 pieces. Yet if you look at how long the driver's side of the car is in the top photo, and notice where the rear of the hood tray is sitting in the bottom shot, it is clear the car was severely bent and might well have broken in two when the tow truck pulled it away from the tree. Two people died in the wreck, sad to say, and it is likely that drinks at the wedding reception played a part in this, as if anyone really needed another reminder...

Update: Photos of 3232 prior to the accident show the same tires as those in the wrecked shots.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1491 on: September 04, 2019, 08:00:32 PM »
Thanks for the info, Ned.   Sad ending for all involved.

BTW:  Looks like the car has an aftermarket (Hurst?) shifter and knob.   
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1492 on: September 04, 2019, 09:44:55 PM »
Ned, what year did the accident happen?

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1493 on: September 04, 2019, 10:17:25 PM »
I'm guessing, by the haircuts of the young people, around 1966-67.
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1494 on: September 05, 2019, 12:44:53 AM »

The Cobra Experience Museum purported this as CSX 3232?
Could this be ‘true’? Perhaps a McCluskey??
(this makes the recent beat down of CSX 3016 look mild)

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1495 on: September 05, 2019, 07:39:39 AM »
There has been more then one wrecked Cobra. Terms can be debated. I'd consider the term wrecked to be applicable here with little significant debate possible.

Considering what those pictures show, the safest comment is that the current CSX3232 is not the same car to have left SA. In fairness anything can be repaired given enough time and money but for someone even with "credentials" to state that the current car has the "original chassis" leaves me speechless.

It's either a result of complete faith and complete belief in a divine intervention or one of incredulity? At this point I'm not sure which one it is? I need to also consider that the experts comment about "complete chassis originality" might have been tempered by an inhuman amount of beer consumption which apparently was expected from said individual?

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1496 on: September 05, 2019, 08:28:57 AM »
I'm thinking the wrecked 427 Cobra pictured above is CSX3232. Its history shows that it was white, used Sunburst wheels, and was wrecked at night, after a wedding, when the driver came upon an unexpected 90-degree turn in the road. The report said the car slid into a tree on the passenger side of the car, and bystanders suggested the Cobra was split in half. Looking at those photos, taken at night, everything fits the narrative but for the car being split into 2 pieces. Yet if you look at how long the driver's side of the car is in the top photo, and notice where the rear of the hood tray is sitting in the bottom shot, it is clear the car was severely bent and might well have broken in two when the tow truck pulled it away from the tree. Two people died in the wreck, sad to say, and it is likely that drinks at the wedding reception played a part in this, as if anyone really needed another reminder...

Update: Photos of 3232 prior to the accident show the same tires as those in the wrecked shots.

If you look at the distance between where the Carb is and the Shifter is, I would have to say the Trans or Bell Housing broke as well.

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« Reply #1497 on: September 05, 2019, 09:54:07 AM »
The wreck occurred in 1968. The car's owner, Jim Cornell, had purchased it just a month before he and a friend lost their life in it. The Registry explains the car's convoluted history, including the fact that the title and parts changed hands and the current 3232 was rebuilt from genuine parts even if they didn't originate with 3232.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1498 on: September 05, 2019, 10:20:01 AM »
The wreck occurred in 1968. The car's owner, Jim Cornell, had purchased it just a month before he and a friend lost their life in it. The Registry explains the car's convoluted history, including the fact that the title and parts changed hands and the current 3232 was rebuilt from genuine parts even if they didn't originate with 3232.

I read the Registry footnotes on the car. I know that in a previous discussion you and I had about another car,  not this one. you wanted to emphasis to me, in your own  words. "whatever that car is, it isn't the car that left SA".

I think that is a very fair statement.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #1499 on: September 05, 2019, 11:28:58 AM »
The wreck occurred in 1968. The car's owner, Jim Cornell, had purchased it just a month before he and a friend lost their life in it. The Registry explains the car's convoluted history, including the fact that the title and parts changed hands and the current 3232 was rebuilt from genuine parts even if they didn't originate with 3232.
Does it give the Location as Lorain County , or Elyria, Ohio? A guy who has the original photos of the accident is asking. Gary
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