Rich Mason -- 1964
Cobra 427 Prototype "Flip-top"
This car was Carroll
Shelby's answer to the Corvette
Grand Sport. The lightweight Stingrays were more than a match
for the 289 Cobras at
major events in 1963 and 1964.
Rich Mason in the corkscrew. The
car is known as the "Flip-top" Cobra because the whole front end lifts
up race-car style, rather than the standard hood used on production Cobras.
Shelby and Test Driver
built this beast with an aluminum 390 cid engine. It was raced by
Miles at Nassau in 1964 and later became the test mule for the later 427
Cobra production cars.
Archer -- 1966 427 Cobra
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