The SHELBY AMERICAN
Spring 2016 28
If you’re in the paint department of a big box store and you see this advertise-
ment sitting on the shelf, you’ll do a double-take like Pete Doriguzzi did as soon
as you see the mouth of a 427 Cobra staring at you.
Long time Cobra owner (since 1972) Chuck Schwab of Wallingford, Connecticut
spotted the small image of a Cobra in the corner of a local newspaper’s ad sup-
plement. It caught his attention because it was the same color as the car that
has been parked in his garage for the past 44 years.
Robert Boote of Vestal, New York says,
You never know what you’re going to
find on Craigslist.
” To prove his point
he found a complete 427 SOHC en-
gine, reportedly with zero miles and
rebuilt by Holman Moody for a mere
$50,000 or best offer. The seller is near
Westfield, Massachusetts. He might
want to set up one of those “take a
number” machines like they have in
the supermarket deli to keep the
horde of buyers manageable.
Is eagle-itis contagious? On a recent
cruise to Southeast Asia accompany-
ing her husband, Jami Young spotted
the coiled snake on a food wrapper.
Does what he has rub off? We’ll have
to keep an eye on this situation. We
might need to look for an antidote.
Don Johnson of Honolulu, Hawaii
couldn’t help but notice this in the on-
line version of London’s
paper. The first thing he thought was
that we were having a new building
erected for SAAC HQ in downtown
Sharon. Not quite. It’s actually a pro-
posed skyscraper designed by a Russian architect. He hopes a developer in Asia
or the Middle East will express some interest in building a tower shaped like
a serpent’s body coiled on a round base. A nightclub or restaurant would be
built in the snake’s head. It is named “The Asian Cobra Tower.” In the Middle
East, snakes are reportedly seen as a sign of wisdom. We’re keeping an eye it
as a possible site for a future SAAC convention.