Friday, August 25, 2017

original owner family finally parting with their Shelby AC Cobra, sold for 1.1 million. CSX 2344

Cobra CSX 2344 was originally delivered to Florida, finished in Princess Blue over black leather interior.

 It was sold new to Robert Lindauer Sr. on 24 July 1964, who traded in a 1963 Corvette convertible on this Cobra. Within Lindauer’s first month of ownership, the car was driven over four thousand miles, which included a trip to Chicago to visit his parents and to New York for the 1964 World’s Fair.

Robert Lindauer Sr. was a trained engineer working as a fuel cell and cryogenics engineer on the Apollo program at NASA during a pivotal time in the space race

The Cobra has been in storage in a climate-controlled garage since 1974 on jack stands and run occasionally in order to make sure it remained in running order.

In 2010, CSX 2344 was brought to Charlotte, where it was entrusted to Lee Holman of Holman-Moody fame. Holman focused on bringing the car mechanically back to running condition, leaving the cosmetics untouched and just as it left the factory in 1964.

It's very original; original power train, and upholstery, the car still has its original carpeting, convertible top, tonneau cover, top irons (wrapped in newspaper from 1970), seat belts, owner’s manual, jack, grease gun, original spare tire, original water pump, fuel pump, fan belt, and the original keys on their original Shelby keychain.

The car even retains a complete original tool kit, virtually unobtainable in the Cobra community.

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