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NY Cobra
« on: January 03, 2021, 02:07:25 AM »
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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 01:49:50 PM »
The Webbers look tilted, like a Gurney-Weslake engine ??

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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 07:41:19 AM »
I am a member of this mustang club in NY.  That photo is from a long time ago I will share it with our members to see if anyone remembers the car or knows who the owner was at the time, or if they took a better photo with the chassis number.
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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 08:42:44 AM »
The Cobra was COB 6046, owned at the time by Eric Weissberg, then of Wooodstock, NY. He was the banjo soloist on the song "Duelling Banjos" used in the movie Deliverance.

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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 06:29:22 PM »
The Webbers look tilted, like a Gurney-Weslake engine ??

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Good eyes. Yes the car ran a full-tilt Gurney-Weslake 289.

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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:58:31 AM »
Google shows he passed away this time last year. Do you have new ownership of this Cobra?
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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 12:38:08 PM »
Weissberg sold it in the early '90s and it went back to Europe. It has gone through a few more owners since, and was last available in 2013 through William Loughran Ltd. in Lancashire, England.

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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2021, 11:46:55 PM »
The Cobra was COB 6046, owned at the time by Eric Weissberg, then of Wooodstock, NY. He was the banjo soloist on the song "Duelling Banjos" used in the movie Deliverance.

Yes I remember now. Thanks. Charlie Brown was a friend of Eric's I think and was a session player who owned a 65/66 Shelby and eventually sold it to Bob Aliberto. Many years ago.

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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 11:52:05 AM »
  IIRC    Peter Marcovicci did the engine for that car "in the day".
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Re: NY Cobra
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2021, 01:09:43 PM »
I never met Eric. As I recall he would come to a meet, stay about ten minutes and leave.
I sure know Charlie but haven't seen or heard of him in thirty years or so?

His license plate was "Triger". I was a passenger in that '65 on the track at Utica in '78.
I can tell you that even though the speedometer only reads to 120, the needle goes much higher.

Charlie would drive and I'd watch the oil pressure gauge through the turns. It was hot that day. At least 95 and everyone got sun burned and looked like cooked lobsters.

Jobe Spetter was in front of us in his "Brother in law Bob's '65". He had nitrous in that car and would run right up on the bumper of a GT500 until it blew it's engine on one of the straights. We were running flat out.

The cloud was still there for us and we just had to drive through it like they do in NASCAR. I can attest that was at 135. I was there, sitting strapped into the suicide seat with a banjo player driving.  ;D

See, who said we shouldn't take passengers at speed on the track? The lawyers? Why do we let them in?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2021, 01:24:54 PM by shelbydoug »
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