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3 Real Ones sell for $7 mil at auction

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Bring that S/C to the next autocross and see how those 52 year old tires hold up. Plenty of tread.....they'll be fine.

As much as I appreciate a low mileage car, its kind of a shame that it hasn't been driven more than that. And now driving it could devalue it.

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The stage 3 performance upgrade were Weber carbs....those came from my car. Steve bought them from me thru a connection from Mr Mustang aka Bill. Some how I had bought 4 of the original Webers used at Le Mans when the race the GT40’s and sold them to him..... I have pictures of them on my 428fe
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Define "Real".
As in original, "not a replica", built by Carroll Shelby and his team in the 60's. Maybe you're being sarcastic, I'm not sure.

If we're trying to go into semantics about "original" being AC cars that had body work done and a Ford V8 shoved into them, that's fine, but they're still "real" and "original".
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What's interesting to me is the second Cobra pictured, the Viking Blue one, totally looks like a poorly done kit car from that angle!!

I don't know that you'd be able to convince anybody otherwise, I certainly wouldn't believe it was real.
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What happens to the 289 Dragonsnake. Did it not sell? Not make it to auction?

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What happens to the 289 Dragonsnake. Did it not sell? Not make it to action?
Looks like it was bid to 1,400,000 but did not sell.

Still available if you would like to go for it.

I am really surprised that the high bid for the Cheetah was only 250,000.


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What's interesting to me is the second Cobra pictured, the Viking Blue one, totally looks like a poorly done kit car from that angle!!

I don't know that you'd be able to convince anybody otherwise, I certainly wouldn't believe it was real.
That is probably because you are used to looking at replicas.

Originals had several different rear fender styles. And within that, each car varied. The wide hip with non-lipped rear fender on that Cobra is not the prettiest version in my opinion. Not many replicas use that rear fender. If it is not the style you are used to seeing, it looks wrong. The skinny rear also tires look wrong after seeing most replicas with rears anywhere from 285 - 315s. Also, when you say Cobra, almost everyone pictures a 427 S/C. Street Cobras and 289s, especially slab sides, look wrong to most people.

You know how you can tell it is an original???? Look how poor the door fit is. That is how they were.

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