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I've not been posting many new cars here, but in memory of Carroll, I though I would post up a recent purchase.

From the Del Prado collection (a European Parts-works series)comes a nice little 427 Cobra. This is a poor attempt to replicate CSX3022, one of the true 17 or so 427 Competition cars built before Shelby canned the program due to the FIA's non holmagation of the big block car. The balance, around 34 chassis' were made into the 427S/C cars. I won't argue the numbers because you can find any number of sources to support about any variation!

This is the Scuderia Bear entry for the 1965 Sebring 12 Hours where it finished 10th overall and 1st in class at the hands of Bob Grossman and Ed Lowther. As is so often the case, this car seems to always be replicated as it appears today and not in the original configuration as raced at Sebring. In this case the main issue is the windscreen. The model is shown with a competition screen when the car actually raced with a full screen in this livery.

But with these easily available for $10 to $15
US I can work with it!







 

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Was the real car actually light blue or is the picture just discolored with age or is it the blue sky just reflecting off the paint?
 

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Good question, I do not have a copy of the registry so I really can't say. I find images of it looking both ways (at times silver and at time light blue) but again, all the modern replicas are replicating the car in it's current state shown below so it is always silver. Good question, I wish I knew the definitive answer as well.

 
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