That sucks! These cars become almost priceless and to race them is shear lunacy!
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RCR GT40 - 1051P clone, $old
FFR 7991 - becoming a 289 FIA with a Mr. Bruce body, 331, dual quads, T-5, IRS, Trigo pin drive wheels, and Goodyear billboards http://www.bills289fia.com
This is old, post from 2010,but the owner may be Rob Walton
I have been trying to figure out where the 6 Daytona Coupes are located: Does anybody have the information to fill in the blanks:
1. CSX 2286 - Owned by Rob Walton of Wal Mart. I believe it is in the USA, but I have no idea where.
2. CSX 2287 - Simeone Collection in Philadelphia
3. CSX 2299 - Shelby Ameriican Collection in Boulder Colorado
4. CSX 2300 - Owned by Jim Spiro in New Orleans, LA
5. CSX 2601 - Just sold at Mecum for $7.25M. No idea to whom or where it went in the world
6. CSX 2602 - The last article I could find said it was in Japan.
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Rob Walton is a very good driver, and the car is very well sorted and was running a strong third (out of about 40 Cobras) when this happened. He races at the Historics a lot, and I've seen him win against a big field of Cobra roadsters and Corvettes. So, as someone said before, more power to him for bringing it out. It'll be back.
Love this story! That's what race cars do...race and crash. Makes for an interesting story. The good news is no one was seriously hurt. Fix the thing and get it back on the track!!! Money is just money. Have fun in THIS life!!!
Almost all the Cobra's entered in Saturdays race, were not pussyfooting around the track, which you might expect for such rare cars. They were running them hard out.
The Coupe was running third at the time of the crash, and had already run several laps at speed, (on Thursday and Friday as well). I think it was a mechanical failure, and not driver error. Really a shame, but fortunately he didn't collect anyone else during the off.
Entering Turn 5, they were braking from speeds of 120+, so a brake failure at that point could be catastrophic..
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Thank God for guys like Walton or we'd only see these things behind velvet ropes under flo lights.
They are steel and aluminum, it can all be beat back into shape. Unless it's a full out fire (unlikely with today's fire systems) it would be pretty hard to wreck 'em beyond the ability to be fixed.
I'd have finished a long time ago if I knew they were this fun!
FFR 4888: Street Cobra: No Scoop, No Pipes, No Rollbar.
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