It is rare to find a car that has been street-driven and raced in as many forms of competition as this Cobra. CSX 2085 was initially shipped to Ford in Dearborn and originally bought by Jacques Passino for $5,182. The car was shipped off to California the following year. It was then purchased and modified by Bob Gage, a friend of Carroll Shelby and godson of Ken Miles. Miles assisted in the car's competition conversion, which included a fuel cell, roll bar, Weber carburetors, hood scoop, brake ducts and a competition windshield. The car and owner were shipped to England, where they claimed eight victories during the 1965 racing season. After this season, it returned home and was returned to street trim, however its competitive streak still glowed as the car was auto crossed and even drag raced successfully.
Bob Gage sold the car in 1969. It visited Florida and then was tucked away in Canada for a decade. The current owner purchased the car in 1996, upgrading it to current vintage racing specs and returning it to its rightful place, the race track.Also photographed at :