1966 Motion Shelby AC King Cobra & 427 Engine Sound on My Car Story with Lou Costabile

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  • Published on Nov 17, 2016
  • On “My Car Story” we're in Rosemont IL at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals on 11-17-16.
    We’re looking at a 1966 “Motion” Shelby AC Cobra named “King Cobra” with a 427 engine in Black paint with a Gold top.
    This is NOT a kit car, this is the REAL DEAL.
    The car's Owner is Irwin Kroiz. Irwin shares in 2013 he received a phone call to see if he was interested in purchasing the car, and he decided to move forward with the offer. In 1966 the car was brought to Motion Products Inc (MPI) a performance shop to create a Shelby Cobra Drag car. Irwin shares in 1966 before a NASCAR race they had drag races and this car was the national record holder.
    To see details on next year’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, go to www.MCACN.com
    ENJOY!
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Comments • 66

  • 351 Charlie
    351 Charlie 5 years ago +9

    When I was a kid (in the 60's) my brother would take me along with his buddy who ran his '69 428CJ Mach 1 at U.S. 131 Dragway. We saw the Cobra race on multiple Sat. nights. It won every race with no challengers coming close! Ahh . . . the good old days.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  Year ago

      Hi 351 Charlie, FUN times :-) Thank you for viewing & sharing. Hope you see many more cars on this TheXvid Channel you enjoy. Please subscribe, and hit the "bell" so you can see all the cars when they are uploaded on this TheXvid Channel, Lou

  • Ikeytoo
    Ikeytoo 5 years ago +2

    Thanks for this video, Lou! I owned CSX3159 from 1974 - 1981. Great to see it again.

    • ClutchPedalReturnSprg
      ClutchPedalReturnSprg 2 years ago

      Hi Ikeytoo, Lou Costabile failed to feature the " specialty " gear shift of CSX - 3159. What brand was that shifter. Was it a Hurst? Camera panned too fast for me to read. My eyes aren't all that great anymore too.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Hi Carl, I'm scheduled to visit Carlisle PA this year in July 14th & 15th for the Chrysler Nationals (& Hurst / Olds Nationals too) Glad you were able to see your car again :-) Lou

    • Ikeytoo
      Ikeytoo 5 years ago

      BTW my name is Carl Mentz and I live in PA

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago +1

      You're welcome. You have great taste in cars :-) Lou

  • ww2Mollison
    ww2Mollison 5 years ago +2

    SWEET.JIMMINY.That thing is like a B-52 stuffed into a Piper Cub. Thank you. The real thing...and thanks to Irwin for letting Lou do this...

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Yes, you are correct, and I feel very privileged Irwin shared his car to video, glad you enjoyed it and thank you for such a wonderful comment, Lou

  • John Runion
    John Runion 2 years ago

    I love the smell of racing fuel in the morning.The King reminds me of The King Speed Shop logo,in Lansing,IL.They also built and sponsored a number of national record holders,also.

    • John Runion
      John Runion 2 years ago

      @Lou Costabile I could only imagine the thrill of piloting this monster.In '66 I was blessed to cruise in one of these AC's,albeit a lesser 289 version a racing friend owned.I owned a '64 GTO at that time and swapped rides for a couple hours from a now defunct drive-in called Sammy's.It waslike driving a go-cart,awesome handling and power.I always wondered if he was as worried about his car as I was mine,LOL.This was not an uncommon practice back then between good friends,tho.I was looking very seriously at a '64 XKE Jag at $1,000 more,before i settled for my GTO.You could say I blew it,but the Goat provided me with much excitement.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  2 years ago +1

      Hi John Runion, Happy to read this car / video brings good memories for you :-) Lou

  • Wends Schumacher-Milburn
    Wends Schumacher-Milburn 5 years ago +1

    Lou! God bless yuh, you found a genuine Cobra, and a quite historic one at that.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      We're good, we're good :-)

    • Wends Schumacher-Milburn
      Wends Schumacher-Milburn 5 years ago

      Lou Costabile again, my apologies. Don't know what possessed me to be so smarmy and sarcastic. I've seen this car myself about 10 yrs ago-wonderful historic Cobra.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Hi Wendell Milburn, God bless yuh too :-) Lou

  • Ryan Landry
    Ryan Landry 5 years ago +2

    Wow, amazing Cobra!
    Thanks Lou!

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      How cool is that driving this one! Thank you for sharing, and I'm glad you were able to see this video, Lou

    • Denise Sudia
      Denise Sudia 5 years ago +2

      Lou Costabile I drove this car one time,the original owner was a friend of mine.we both lived in New Jersey ,it was a long time ago and I will always remember this car before it's drag racing days.its great to see it preserved.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Hi Ryan, Glad you like this one, and happy to share this video with you. Thank you for commenting, Lou

  • Jock Boy
    Jock Boy 5 years ago +1

    Love the fact that there's still AC on the pedals showing where the cobra originally came from

    • Julian Neale
      Julian Neale 4 years ago +1

      That's exactly what I looked for too, as Shelby often tried to change to identity of the cars. It has the original radiator that was made in London and also the correct British Smiths gauges. I'd like to have seen AC's manufacturer's plate to make sure it's real, as without that it's a fake... This looks like a real car though and i'm sure it'll be there. All the kit cars emulate the AC Cobra.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Yes, pretty cool, thanks for catching that detail, Louj

  • Dane Hawes
    Dane Hawes 4 years ago

    I was fortunate enough to view this car in Cincinnati earlier this year and decided to see if there was anything on youtube featuring it after going through some of my photos. Of course it's on your channel. As always top notch content.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  4 years ago +1

      Hi Dane Hawes, Glad you were able to see this one in person. Thank you for the very kind comment regarding bringing top notch content :-) It's my pleasure, Lou

  • Linda Morrison
    Linda Morrison 5 years ago +1

    Now that is a cobra! Wow

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Hi Linda Morrison, It was such a treat to video and share this one. Glad you like it :-) Me too, Lou

  • Art Trombley
    Art Trombley 5 years ago +1

    That's the real deal there. :-))

  • Meridian 714
    Meridian 714 5 years ago +1

    Gorgeous!

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago +1

      Hi Meridian 714, Glad you like this one. Hope you find others on the Channel you'll enjoy too, Lou

  • D. Clayton Rhodes
    D. Clayton Rhodes 5 years ago

    Yes sir folks, stay tuned. We are actually going to start this thing. Please. Probably the only joy this rich guy gets out of this car is wiping the dust off every few days.

  • Benjamin Rodriguez
    Benjamin Rodriguez 2 years ago

    Best hardtop I’ve seen where can I purchase.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  2 years ago

      No idea. Hoping a Viewer can share knowledge.

  • Mark's Snakepit
    Mark's Snakepit 2 years ago

    Great vid Lou!

  • Captain Tom's Sea Stories

    thought I heard a choir when I saw this clip , thanks for showing , true royalty

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  4 years ago

      Hi radioguy1620, That's funny :-) Glad you enjoyed this one, Lou

  • Machine Gun Nest
    Machine Gun Nest 5 years ago

    What a place all that nostalgia...wow

  • Lockdown Bakeoff
    Lockdown Bakeoff 5 years ago

    Just fitted a hardtop to my Cobra, check out the collection video on my channel. Hope you like it 😊👍🏼

  • Captain Tom's Sea Stories

    Definitely an
    Austin Powers, Muuahahaaaah car, cant imagine owning this thing,

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  4 years ago

      Hi radioguy1620, Well I've come to realize you can't own them all, however it's nice to see them and enjoyable when Care Takers will share them with us :-) Lou

  • TheNokturnalTimes
    TheNokturnalTimes 5 years ago

    Wow, you found a true diamond :D

  • 63 grand sport
    63 grand sport 5 years ago

    The owner knows how to get into a Cobra, dont see that very often.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago

      Clearly there is a "trick" to it :-) Thank you for viewing and commenting, Lou

  • Benjamin Rodriguez
    Benjamin Rodriguez 2 years ago

    Where can I purchase the hardtop.

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  2 years ago

      No idea. Hoping a Viewer can share knowledge.

  • Kit Bear
    Kit Bear 4 years ago

    Yep, that's a cobra.

  • Jono Willetts
    Jono Willetts 5 years ago

    Irwin don't like running his motor does he?

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  5 years ago +1

      Hi Jono Willetts, I actually think he likes running the motor based on the smile on his (and my face), however we were videoing indoors and the WHOLE PLACE knew when we started it :-) It was fun, Lou

  • Walter Lefferts
    Walter Lefferts Year ago +1

    Odd to see , It IS a Street Version NOT a Competition version , it has Side pipes as well as Under car Exhaust ... Ash tray , Glove compartment too , which ONLY the Street 427 Cobras had . It Is CSX3159 Delivered to Larsen Ford in New York
    Must have been modified from a Street Version 427 . Cool Car though With the FIA Wheels . Odd also that it has NO Roll Bar
    Same as the Street 427 Cobras . That hardtop would not fit over a Roll bar anyway .

    • Walter Lefferts
      Walter Lefferts Year ago

      @Lou Costabile
      Hello Lou , thanks for replying .I have worked and restored Many Fabulous Cars over my 53 years of Restorations
      I look forward to seeing Many more Classic and
      Amazing Automobiles on your channel ...
      Best of Luck
      And Thanks for your interest !
      Walter~

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  Year ago

      Hi Walter, Thank you for viewing and sharing your knowledge. Hope you see many more cars on this TheXvid Channel you enjoy. Please subscribe, and hit the "bell" so you can see all the cars when they are uploaded on this TheXvid Channel, Lou

  • Jonathan Halsey
    Jonathan Halsey 2 years ago

    Audio is not great

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  2 years ago

      Hi Jonathan Halsey, Yes, when you're at a live cars show vs a controlled environment it's going to get loud. You do the best you can do, with what you have, when you can, where you can, and this is the result. Hope you see many more cars on this TheXvid Channel you'll enjoy, Lou

  • Alistair Kendall
    Alistair Kendall 4 years ago

    God! That was so boring

    • Lou Costabile
      Lou Costabile  4 years ago

      Hi Alister Kendall, What kind of cars do you like? Lou

  • Jason McMillan
    Jason McMillan 4 years ago

    7:42 People.