Author Topic: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196  (Read 3827 times)

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This is one of the luxuries of being in the NorCal region of SAAC. How can you not love it. This was also a few years back on a gorgeous day, Mini Nats 25 I think it was. Anyway, enjoy the photos from my perspective, as it's rare to have a car like this in front of you to freely photograph.

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The last image is my favorite.

Cheers
~Earl J

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Another great sequence of photos for a very unique Cobra. (No pardoning needed for multiple posts sharing great photos! Thank you)

It must be tough getting into or out of with the drop down gullwing doors.
CSX2196; I see an all out purpose built race chassis with a couple of hinged body panels that look similar to a Cobra. I do not see a "turd".
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Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.
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Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.

Yes, you are correct. It was at SAAC1, but I saw it parked. Rich Rodeck painted it from the silver it was back to Guardsman blue at Jack Schroll's shop in Oakland. Speaking of Jack, 6S001 (who owned it at the time) was at SAAC 1 as well but only as a painted white shell on a trailer.

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Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.

Yes, you are correct. It was at SAAC1, but I saw it parked. Rich Rodeck painted it from the silver it was back to Guardsman blue at Jack Schroll's shop in Oakland. Speaking of Jack, 6S001 (who owned it at the time) was at SAAC 1 as well but only as a painted white shell on a trailer.

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Jack owned it then. He had just finished painting it. One of these days I'll dig out the slide I have of it on the trailer. The only other car that was on a trailer was a CSX3000 series with a 3 window coupe body on it. For the ridiculous price of $6,000 but that included another 10 wheels that were in the bed of the truck. Duane Bowers had his 427 there fresh from it's Gumball Rally repaint - someone leaned on it by the rollbar and left a dent. He was not happy.
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Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 12:14:47 PM »
I have some pics I took at SAAC 1, not many but some. I'll see what I too can dig up.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 12:31:42 PM »
When posting pictures like this, you post ALL you want!

I am looking forward to seeing pictures from SAAC1 as well.

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Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 03:30:46 PM »
Yes, please DO NOT stop the flow of pics...PLEASE!
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 06:46:45 PM »
Somewhere in a box in my closet I have a photo of this car after it hit the wall at the Portland (PIR) historic races in the late 1990's.  Something happened to the brakes and the front corner hit into the wall pretty hard.  The car also tangled with one of the Edelbrock sister's 66 GT350's during the accident.  He was able to limp it to the pits on it's own power.  I didn't get the full story at the time.  I just remember it limping through the chicane on it's way to the pits because I was sitting in the grandstands across from the chicane. Once I made it to the pits the car was loaded up in the enclosed trailer and I wasn't able to see it up close.  The Edelbrock car had some new dents as well but nothing as major.
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Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 08:44:44 AM »
Yes please,

Let the pics come from SAAC1