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Old 11-04-2006, 08:12 AM
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Default How many original Cobras were made?

A frequent question asked on the forum...just how many Cobras were built in the 60's and what was the mix?

Here is the breakdown of the 998 "true" original Cobras manufactured in the 1960's:

Leaf Spring Cobras:
260 ci engine Street Cars - 62
260 ci engine Factory Works racers - 4
260 ci engine Factory-prepared racers - 1
260 ci engine Independently-prepared racers - 7
260 ci engine Dragonsnake - 1
Total 260 ci engine production - 75
289 ci engine Street Cars - 453
289 ci engine Factory Works racers:
-Standard Competition - 2
-Sebring race cars - 3
-LeMans race cars - 2
-LeMans replica racers - 3
-427 Prototype Flip-Top - 1
-289 FIA cars - 5
-Daytona Coupes - 6
-USSRC Roadsters - 6
Total 289 ci Works race cars - 28

289 ci engine Factory-prepared competition cars:
-Standard Competition - 2
-LeMans prototype - 1
-LeMans replicas - 3
-USRRC roadsters - 5
Total Factory prepared competition cars - 11

289 ci engine Independently prepared competition cars - 21
289 ci engine Dragonsnakes - 4
289 ci engine bare chassis for Mercer Cobra - 1
289 ci engine Willment Racing Coupe - 1
289 ci engine COB/COX Street Cars - 59
289 ci engine COB/COX Race Cars - 2
Total 289 ci engine Cobra - 580

Total Leaf Spring Cobra 260 & 289 cars - 655


Coil Spring Cobras:
427 Street Cars - 260
427 Prototype Competition Roadsters - 2
427 Production Competition Roadsters - 19
427 Semi-Competition Roadsters (S/C) - 31
427 Daytona Super Coupe - 1
427 Chassis only - 3
289 COB/COX Cars - 27
(427 Paramount Film Cars - 5, have been removed from the original Cobra totals)

Total Coil Spring Cobra - 343

GRAND TOTAL Leaf and Coil spring cars - 998


Please PM me if you have any questions or clarifications to the list.

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