Author Topic: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!  (Read 16600 times)

mark p

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2020, 04:03:33 PM »
For anyone keeping track, the black car above is CSX 3010 and the green one is CSX 3261.
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Here is the sign describing the the Black Car:
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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2020, 09:15:48 AM »
Several photos I took of CSX3010 at SAAC 44.
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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2020, 05:16:49 PM »
Let's step back in time. Set the Wayback Machine to 1972. Here are shots of a 427 Cobra in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area from 1972. This car and the Mustang behind it were apparently parked at Andy's Esso station for several years. Maybe Andy owned both? The Cobra reportedly had a Holman-Moody modified engine and the owner felt it made the car unsafe. Don't know who modified the hood. Surely someone here knows more???

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2020, 06:30:16 PM »
... Set the Wayback Machine to 1972. .. The Cobra reportedly had a Holman-Moody modified engine and the owner felt it made the car unsafe.

"unsafe" = probably a lot of fun in this case?   ::)
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« Reply #94 on: May 17, 2020, 02:07:54 PM »
Yeah, probably was a LOT of fun. I was just quoting a friend who took the pictures many years ago, based on what he was told at the gas station. It sure would be nice to find someone from the area who could fill us in on more details.

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2020, 04:02:05 PM »
here's one I had not seen before: CSX3109

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« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2020, 04:16:26 PM »
Here's a shot of CSX 3107, which was recently sold through Northwest Euro in Washington state:


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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #97 on: June 10, 2020, 05:16:20 PM »
3107 looks like a skinny fender car? 3109 doesn't. Is it the tire size?

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« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2020, 06:01:56 PM »
I suspect is is more likely due to major body work following a crash. Note the width of the front flare at its leading edge. And the rears do appear to have been worked on.

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2020, 06:51:42 PM »
Which one is right?

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2020, 09:22:20 PM »
Doug, if I understand your question, the contours of the body of 3109 are more correct than those on 3107.

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #101 on: June 12, 2020, 07:25:51 AM »
Doug, if I understand your question, the contours of the body of 3109 are more correct than those on 3107.

From before I even saw a 427 Cobra up close in detail, I'd hear owners "debating" about how other cars were "wrong". They were talking about things like the rear fender flares and how CSX 3200 cars with 428s weren't "real Cobras".

I suppose the term "more correct" is consistent with that "Cobra social etiquette"?  ;D

This isn't a complaint by me. Just an acknowledgement of, "that's just the way it is" and I suppose part of the mystique to the Cobra?

I will always value and seek out your friendly yet factual views on Cobras. Thank you.

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« Reply #102 on: June 12, 2020, 10:19:31 AM »
Let's acknowledge that there were a few different flare configurations and the cars did vary somewhat. But the idea the the 428 cars weren't real Cobras is silly. They were built on the same assembly line at AC Cars and Shelby American, so...

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« Reply #103 on: June 12, 2020, 11:12:03 AM »
Other than it's 1976 in Dearborn, MI. I don't remember much about this car.

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Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« Reply #104 on: June 12, 2020, 12:56:20 PM »
Let's acknowledge that there were a few different flare configurations and the cars did vary somewhat. But the idea the the 428 cars weren't real Cobras is silly. They were built on the same assembly line at AC Cars and Shelby American, so...

Of course but it seems that every CSX 3000 car is different in fender configuration even one number apart.

The 289's are at least consistent. That is if you don't compare the left side of the car to the right side?  ???