Cobra CSX 2128 was originally built as a Team Shelby racecar for the 1963 Sebring race for drivers Dan Gurney, Lew Spencer and Dave McDonald. To get it ready in time rumor has it that it was painted with a spray can. The car went on to wide exposure on the cover of the “Hey Little Cobra” record album. Allen Grant was a Shelby employee who aspired to be a team driver. He sold CSX 2128 to Coventry Motors with the provision that he be the driver. Allen Grant was out to impress Carroll Shelby with his racing abiity so to make sure his Cobra was as visible as possible on the race track, he had his buddy George Lucas an aspiring movie maker to design an eye-popping livery. The strategy worked - Alen Grant became a team driver in Cbra Daytona.
The team had a matching big rear-window ’56 Ford pickup which I hope to eventually build a model of. Allen Grant has his own replicas of this car and the truck. Another replica has been built as a prize give away car.
CSX 2128 has been restored back to its origibal livery.
Edited by Phildaupho, 26 November 2012 - 06:14 PM.