I missed the very beginning of that part of the show but...
The Guy who brought it to the "Pawn Stars" claims to have towed it away for
The Cobra Expert/Restorer said it was a Shelby and worth $60K as is.
The Pawn Stars and the Guy settled on $30K for the shell/suspension.
The Stars then put $80K into it saving $20K by putting in vinyl seats and
carburetion verses leather and fuel injection (yeah right).
That's $110K and the car is supposedly worth $159K according to Mr. Cobra
Personally, I think the whole thing was a set up for publicity...I don't
believe much in reality tv.
The best best part was the Old Man burning up the track at 25-30 mph.
> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:38:00 -0800
> From: SLaifman@SoCal.rr.com
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [Tigers] Pawn Stars
> I wonder if you ever watch the fun "Pawn Stars" (NOT Porn Stars) about
> a Pawn Shop in Las Vegas run be a man, his father, his son, and a dumb
> and dumber employee.
> People come in to sell or pawn the strangest things. Yesterday's Show
> included a Tow Truck operator that brings a car shell on his truck. If
> he tows the vehicle, and sends the know owner a written notice, and
> there is no reply after (I think) 1 week - it's his!!!!
> It appeared to be a Shelby body, all aluminum - not fiberglass - and
> frame/suspension. All look new and never built any further into a car.
> He accepted a $5,000 offer, after a Shelby repair shop found the "CSX-
> " stamped into the frame. (They hid all the other numbers but the "X".)
> They had him rebuild it to original specs, 427 CID and all. It even had
> the knock-off spindles they put the Shelby wheels on. Painted the Blue
> with white if was sure nice. They opted for high quality synthetic,
> rather than leather seats - and it had the "Shelby" Signature.
> Shelby may have acknowledge the authenticity, but I know he'll sign
> anything for a donation to his supported charity. I know, because I
> have a signed "T" shirt. I just stopped by the Woodley Park car show,
> but didn't have my Tiger with me.
> I suspect that this shell "fell of a truck" from the L.A. P.O.E. from
> it's birthplace at AC cars in England, where they build the chassis and
> body, and never got to the Shelby factory at the LAX airport property.
> Wow. A Brand new Cobra, complete with all Shelby or OEM sourced parts
> for about $30,000. They will sell it, and probably have lots of offers
> by now. But, if your in Vegas - take a look.
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