He earlier had built his wife a Cobra with auto trans. Dunno how many of those got built, suspect very few. What a collectors item that would be.
On that note, nevermind his business treasure, nearly any car in his collection could make someone flithy rich.
posted on 05/11/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT
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posted on 05/11/2012 2:25:21 PM PDT
(God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
Never saw an article about the auto Cobra that I recall. I lived as a teenager on a street call Pershing Dr. Main street to get into Playa Del Rey from Jefferson Blvd. Stop sign before the street, and many a muscle car launch as the street was straight and 4 lanes. You could easily hear the Cobras, and this one shifting auto.
Remember the early 260/289 Cobra went for $3500. The later 427 was $7000 IIRC. Of course, what 15 yr old kid could dream of that.
I think that he built two 1966 427 Cobras with twin turbochargers and automatics. He gave one of them to Bill Cosby which he made the album 200MPH about. Great man. RIP.
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