1963 AC Cobra CSX 2051SOLD

AC Cobra CSX 2051

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CSX 2051 is notable for being not only one of the earlier and rarer examples but also as an independently prepared race car with an extensive period history. 2051 was completed in November 1962, invoiced to Shelby American, shipped to New York and delivered to George Reed, owner of RRR Motors who wanted to race! Reed immediately upgraded 2051 with a roll bar, race tyres and sway bars and entered it at Sebring in the FIA 12 hour event in March 1963 with co-driver Nate Karras. 2051 was then advertised at the end of the year in Competition Press "Cobra ? fully race prepared, mag. Wheels, HD suspension, roll bar, Goodyear race tires, competition headers, deep sump oil pan, Spaulding ignition, oil cooler, f/r sway bars, Webers, 260 cu.in. dyno tested engine? The next owner, Pat Manning installed a 289 motor and raced the car with sponsorship from Broadway Ford of Chicago. Over the following years, 1964-1970, 2051 was raced at numerous circuits and events throughout the US including Elkhart Lake, winning the 'Badger 200', Road America and Meadowdale. 2051 continued to be campaigned in the States before coming to the UK into the hands of the present owner in the late 1990's. He entrusted marque experts Foxcraft Engineering to fully restore the car for historic racing and during the works it was found to be in unusually original condition for a car with such an extensive racing history. At this point the original worm and sector steering was converted to the later rack and pinion Mk II spec. Since then 2051 has been one of the most reliable and competitive entrants in the most prestigious events including Le Mans Classic, Tour Auto and the Goodwood Revival. With class wins at Brands Hatch Superprix, Nurburgring Marathon, Donington Historic GP, Monthlery, Dijon and Spa Six Hours! A rare opportunity to acquire an independently prepared competition Cobra that not only has an extensive period racing history but which also has been meticulously prepared and is proven in continuing to race successfully in historic racing to this day.

Reference Number 49379

as of 8/19/2009

Car 1963 AC Cobra CSX 2051
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