Friday, January 10, 2014

1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra CSX3016 Sebring Class Winner

After Cobra racer Tom Payne injured himself in a garage accident, his friend, Ferrari driver Bob Grossman, offered to drive Payne’s Cobra at the 1965 Nassau Trophy Races and wound up winning his class. Upon returning home Grossman immediately sold his Ferrari 250LM and ordered a production Competition Cobra from Shelby, one of only 23 of a total of 343 427 Cobras eventually built. CSX3016 was shipped to Grossman’s Foreign Car City in West Nyack, New York on February 28, 1966. Grossman entered the car as number 6 in the 12 Hours of Sebring, painted Silver Mink with Red, White and Blue stripes, Halibrand wheels, Black roll bar and Black side exhaust. With Grossman and Ed Lowther sharing driving duties, the car finished 10th overall and 1st in class, Production Sports Cars over 5.0 Litres.
The Bob Grossman 427 Competition Cobra will cross the block at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction Saturday, January 25th at 3:15 PM. Ya gotta be there.