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Old 07-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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Anyone have any idea what the story is on this very cool Falcon?

I was doing a search for Cobra motors and I came across this photo. I couldn't find where it was mentioned in the forum, it just popped up from this site on cobras Welcome to Club Cobra...The world's largest non-biased Cobra site! - Club Cobra



Pretty damn interesting, I don't ever remember seeing it before.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:16 PM
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Funny thing is after seeing the photo again posting it here that garage and location look an awful lot like it could belong to a car collector I know across the bay! I don't know him personally or I would call him, but I went to his house a couple of times with a friend to see his private collection.

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Dont know. It has that " Talladega " lookin rear hatch/roofline in the back, and that is definitley KOOL.
Gotta be a custom. I dont recall EVER seeing anything like it on a falcon.
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I have been a member at Club Cobra for many years, but have never seen that car before. Very cool. I want
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I was doing a search for Cobra motors and I came across this photo. I couldn't find where it was mentioned in the forum, it just popped up from this site on cobras Welcome to Club Cobra...The world's largest non-biased Cobra site! - Club Cobra



Pretty damn interesting, I don't ever remember seeing it before.

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Guys this is one of three "Falcon Challenger's" built by Holman & Moody in 1962. The Falcon Challenger had a stock 164-horse 260ci V-8, four-speed, 3.50:1 gears, handling package, larger tires and four-wheel Airheart disc brakes. The Challenger Falcons in 1962 ran at Sebring and LeMans, as well as Nassau. There is one being restored in North Carolina for the guy who owns the other two. Must be nice! The idea was to sell these at selected Ford dealerships
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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My God boothboy is there anything you don't know?

That is very cool history, how could we have missed this?

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Explains the huge trunk lid and small window. Don't think most customizers would do it that way
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holman and moddy mods

holman and moody also did some roof swaps on full size Fords to run the Ovals. I think it was Fireball Roberts that got the high bid to buy The scrap metal from Fords Engineering Lab There were a few pieced together cars on the tracks before any were built in the assembly plants. Ford changed the Crash Book specifications to allow crunching the fronts ends to get less wind resistance also a few cars had smaller windshields and chopped roofs.
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Guys this is one of three "Falcon Challenger's" built by Holman & Moody in 1962. The Falcon Challenger had a stock 164-horse 260ci V-8, four-speed, 3.50:1 gears, handling package, larger tires and four-wheel Airheart disc brakes. The Challenger Falcons in 1962 ran at Sebring and LeMans, as well as Nassau. There is one being restored in North Carolina for the guy who owns the other two. Must be nice! The idea was to sell these at selected Ford dealerships
See the guy sitting in the #18 Cobra? Yep that's Carol Shelby. The cars were on their way to the Nassua races.
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Neato.., thanks for the post

Really reminds me of the Bill Thomas Fastback '64 Chevy II Nova's. Someday I'd like to clone one of these Nova's as a street car, it's on my bucket list.

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Way cool boothboy.
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They tried the fastback thing with the cobras too


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