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Built in:Los Angeles, United States
Produced in:1964
Numbers built:5
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 14, 2013
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Chassis: CSX2260
Chassis CSX2260 was the second Cobra built to FIA Roadster specifications. It made its debut at the 2000 km of Daytona race in the hands of Jean Guichet and Jo Schlesser. Starting eighth, they failed to reach the finish due a piston failure. Two weeks later, Ken Miles used the car to win the USRRC GT race at Augusta, scoring the first victory for the type. Miles recorded another class victory at Phoenix before the car was shipped to Europe for the remainder of the season. It was subsequently raced at the Targa Florio and two hill climbs with a sixth and second in class at Sierre Montagna as the best result.

Ahead of the 1965 season, the car was sold to Radford Racing along with FIA Roadster CSX2301 for $7,500 each. Unfortunately the season was cut short for the team when CSX2301 was fatally crashed by Tony Flory at Brands Hatch. Presumably for carnet reasons, CSX2260 was subsequently sold with the number CSX2301. This mix-up of identities has recently been discovered and the confusing history cleared up entirely. Now beautifully restored, CSX2260 is a regular entrant at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion where it is seen here in 2011 and 2012.


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2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2012 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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