Author Topic: Two prototype Cobras, CSX2367 and Tom Cotter at Detroit Historical warehouse  (Read 1173 times)

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Lori and I drove CSX2367 to The Detroit Historical Societyís warehouse Tuesday morning (30 miles, 32 degrees!) to provide our Cobra as comparison to the two prototypes stored there.  Tom Cotter was filming two episodes of Barn Find Hunter - one on the 200 donated cars stored there at old Fort Wayne and the other episode on the Cobra Cougar and the Bordinat Cobra, both built on Cobra tube chassis.  These two cars have been seen at a few shows over the years, neither currently runs, and they are in ok condition.   Iíll post when this episode is available to watch, should be a fun show.   The cars are all stored in car cacoon  bubbles, and are a wide variety from Brass, to Scarabs, to multiple prototype/show cars.  Dave
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More photos at Old Fort Wayne
CSX 2367.   Jaguar SS100,XK120, Etype, Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet, 1961 Maserati Vignale Spyder

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They made an appearance at SAAC-29 in Michigan.

propayne

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Here is the press release photo for the Cougar II, front and back.

Wonder what the future holds for it? Will it ever run and drive again?

- Phillip


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I think it was Jeff Burgy who first tracked these down about 20 years ago. Long before "barn find" became a term.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2023, 07:55:51 PM by 98SVT - was 06GT »
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Jeff Burgy was also the person to work on one of the Cobras to first get the hood open..... cable was broken. and replace some of the missing pasts such as the intake... Perhaps he will chime in and tell the back story on the cars and we can give him credit where credit is due... Jeff is a super guy with a true love of the Marque.... 

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Beautiful pictures
thanks for sharing with us
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Jeff Burgy was also the person to work on one of the Cobras to first get the hood open..... cable was broken. and replace some of the missing pasts such as the intake... Perhaps he will chime in and tell the back story on the cars and we can give him credit where credit is due... Jeff is a super guy with a true love of the Marque.... 

+1

Jeff is long time Shelby guy and SAAC is lucky to have his efforts and support for many years!!
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Jeff Burgy was also the person to work on one of the Cobras to first get the hood open........ Jeff is a super guy with a true love of the Marque....
Jeff and Ken Young are 2 guys who haven't missed a convention. Around SAAC 30-35 Kopec said he had enough an cut an attendance trophy in half. Ken & Jeff each got half and Rick told them when one of them missed a convention he'd have to give his half to the other one.
There is probably an article on the cars in the magazine already.
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Unfortunately, Ken Young missed his first convention at SAAC 48, I was hoping to see him there. 

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Thought I'd add these scans of two magazine covers from my collection.

- Phillip

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Also, a big thank you to Mike Scott, aka Honker, for sending me that terrific issue of Track & Traffic from Canada!

- Phillip
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Propayne (Phillip), Do either of those magazines have pictures of the engine compartments?

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No, unfortunately no engine shots  :(

- Phillip
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