There are many interesting Cobra stories. One that nobody heard at the time is
that while the Cobra Club expert was testifying for DMV in our case, explaining
that without the front tower and VIN stamping in it the car could not be
'original,' I had in my possession the original worm and sector front tower,
still attached to the frame rails, from the car that was registered to the then
Cobra Club president. My client instructed me, for political reasons, not to
spring that surprise on the expert.
Incidentally the McKlusky was our expert witness but he only agreed to testify
if we would not ask him any questions about his then relationship with Shelby.
That was shortely before Shelby found those 50 some cars he had built and lost
in the '60's.
From: Roland Dudley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 1996 16:51 PM
To: email@example.com ("Ernest E. Gilbert")
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: RE: deep philosophical questions
> This brings to mind what I hope is an interesting story worth the bandwidth
>to list members.
> I recently handled a case involving Cobra CSX2049 in which the question was
>"what is a car." My client has most of the original car in the form of a stack
>of parts remaining after it was crashed at Riverside International Raceway
>killing the driver. He a
After reading the write-up on this car in the SAAC registry, I'm
surprised anyone would have ever wanted to touch it. It seems to
have had an almost continuous history of questionable ownership from
it's crash in '66. It's one of the longer entries. What a mess!
There is another interesting case concerning a Shelby Team car that
crashed in a race in the early '60s. The car was witnessed by a number
of Shelby employees being cut up and tossed into a dumpster. Today a
car with this serial number is owned by a man in the UK.