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10-12-2009, 09:35 AM
When I was Picking up my new old boat restoration project the Gentleman who was selling it also had an awesome collection of toys in his toybox. My son took some pictures of them and I finally got him to part with them. Everything is orig except the cobra...it is a kit.








Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 09:38 AM
rojo equis

10-12-2009, 09:44 AM
Buncha gas guzzlers :)

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10-12-2009, 09:49 AM
OH Crap! go the Cobra motor out of sequence...sorry.

10-12-2009, 11:20 AM
I drove a Cobra kit car like that once... built by a friend of mine. The angled shift was really hard to get used to.... instead of moving it fore/aft, it was more like up/down. His Cobra had a 5.1 liter Ford V8 in it... dangerously fast.

Imagine it with the 427 side oiler.

Im sure the record of 0 to 60 and stop has been broken by now, but the Cobra had it for a long time.

Paul Pless
10-12-2009, 12:54 PM
Im sure the record of 0 to 60 and stop has been broken by now, but the Cobra had it for a long time.0 to 100 to 0 in 10 seconds flat!!!

Some original Shelby road legal cars left the shop with over 600 horsepower.

10-12-2009, 12:58 PM
Let/s not forget the A.C. part of their name.

John B
10-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Lets forget it, its a kit.
How about the early muzzie fastback and more of the stingray:D

10-12-2009, 01:36 PM
0 to 100 to 0 in 10 seconds flat!!!

Yea that was it :)

10-12-2009, 01:46 PM
Anyone know what that boat is in the picture of the 'Stang? Mini-transat?

10-12-2009, 01:55 PM
looks like a mini 12

10-12-2009, 02:21 PM
I suppose I should have asked but I was more interested in the little Dinghy that was there:


John B
10-12-2009, 02:26 PM
Not one of the spruce goose dinghies is it ?

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10-12-2009, 09:56 PM
That's the way to build a dinghy !

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
10-14-2009, 10:16 PM


That boat in the background appears to be a 2.4 Meter or a Mini-12, the main difference is the 2.4 meter has hand controls for the rudder instead of pedals. The 2.4 Meter is a disabled sailing boat (400 lbs of removable lead in the keel), I know a non-profit that has a couple of them, that is trying to start a disabled sailing program (disabled are already using the boats, but they want enough to have a fleet for small regattas). If that fellow does not use that boat and would like a nice tax deduction, please have him contact me. Since the boat would be used by the non-profit and not sold for proceeds, the donor would be able to set the Fair Market Value themselves, and they are expensive boats, so the write-off would be good. Plus, he would be benefiting a disabled sailing program and have their eternal thanks. Thanks.

Bob Myers
10-14-2009, 11:41 PM
Not one of the spruce goose dinghies is it ?

Here's one for sale on craigslist. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/1421203211.html

I know of another one. I wonder how many are out there?