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History Race car door I.D.?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by STUKA, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. STUKA
    Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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    Not sure where this belongs,but I recently aquired this old race car door from the estate of a longtime employee of the Joe Anderson Custom Shop in L.A..
    I figure if he kept it all these years it may be of some importance.
    Im just wondering if anyone recognizes what car it may have been on.
    What make/ model,etc?
    History of the actual race car would be amazing but thats a long shot.
    Thanks for any help.
     

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  2. oldiron 440
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    It looks like the 289 AC Cobra door.
    20191003_113527.jpg
     
  3. STUKA
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    Dang, you guys are right. Oddly enough, I have some paperwork to him from Carroll Shelby. I didnt put 2+2 together
     
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  4. el Scotto
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    Holy shit!!! That is the coolest!! :cool:
     
  5. The37Kid
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    Shelby used AC bodies early on, that looks like an English door latch. May be from an early 289 Cobra. Bob
     
  6. Is the door aluminum? HRP
     
  7. Corn Fed
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    If that is AC Cobra, you need to track down the guy who had the rear 1/2 of one on here a few years ago.
     
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  8. STUKA
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    It is aluminum, yes.
     
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  10. rr64
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    If the door was installed at AC Cars it will have a chassis number stamped into it under whatever that brown piece is on the door mount bracket. If it was a service replacement there should not be a number stamped there. It could be a ACE, ACE RS2.6, or Cobra door based on frame structure but not a late 427 Cobra door (early maybe).
     
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  11. STUKA
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    "3452"
     
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  12. STUKA
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    Turns out the man who owned the door worked for Shelby,and is included in this list of deceased employees.
     

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  13. rr64
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    Cobras don't go that high. I don't know about ACEs. Could it be a double strike?
     
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  14. Offset
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    Run it across the auction block got to be worth a million five at least.

    Great find and thanks for share the photos and story.
     
  15. STUKA
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    A bit of dyslexia..sorry.

    3052

    Final answer.
     
  16. Hey man that's neat! Also good to see your screen name pop up. It's been a while brutha!
     
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  17. Squablow
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    That is super awesome. Even the old number showing through, I hope you can find out what specific car it was on originally.
     
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  18. rr64
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    427 Cobra race chassis CSX3052 it seems, reconstructed after a serious crash. Based on the Registry it was blue at one time. Neat wall decoration.
     
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  19. STUKA
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    I can see the blue paint under the silver
    Thank you very much for the insight.
     
  20. Now to find pics of the car! I looked last night but came up empty...
     
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  21. rr64
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    You are welcome.
     
  22. cool wall hanger... thanks for sharing.. went back and looked at the tail section tread also..
     
  23. Jon SSS
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    How about this.
    1966 Sebring Race
    Shelby Cobra #6 with the roundel on the door.
    Maybe?
     

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  24. 6sally6
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    Het JonSSS......I recognize the picture in your avatar!!!!! Charger driver in the Bullitt movie!!!!
    COOL. Although I'm a big Mustang fan that black Charger always made a big-stupid-grin pop up on my big head!
    Nice
    6sally6
     
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