The hardest part
Undoubtedly, the most difficult part of building a
replica car is selecting the color. I've always driven red cars, but red is
for Ferrari's. Yellow - Corvette. Blue? Almost every Cobra is Blue
with White stripes - I don't want to be like everyone else. (The original
racing colors were to be white with blue, but Ole Shel' had some issues with
the establishment, so he chose blue with white)
My wife has always preferred white cars, she drives a white Miata. Without her, this project would have never been possible. I had always admired the Racing Beat Miata . My choice was made: White with Red/Blue stripes. The initial pages of this website included a retouched photo with this selection.
One day I say a photo of a 66’ GT350, White
w/ Blue but this one had a bright red pit stripe on the left fender.
(sometimes erroneously referred to as “rookie stripes”, they served to identify which
car of a multi-car team was coming into the pit)
The die was cast. My final choice was 2009 Ford Performance White (HP) with 1996 Ford Royal Blue Metallic (KM) stripes and 1999 Ford Performance Red (ES) pit stripes.
Like everyone else? There aren't many white cobras. Of the original 343 CSX3000 series, there were only 24 white
©2009 - Paul R. Proefrock