In February 2003, Bill Bridges purchased CSX 2151 and the car was brought back to the UK for the first time since being shipped to Los Angeles aboard the S.S. Loch Loyal in July 1963. Bill painstakingly restored CSX 2521 to its original specification and the distinctive canary yellow livery that it had when it as being raced so successfully in the 1960’s.
The ‘Hairy Canary’ is one of the few SAAC confirmed Independent Competition Cobras and has raced all its life, from winning the 1963 Hawaiian Grand Prix Cup in the hands of its first owner, Dick Neil, to competing at the Goodwood Revival no less than12 times. Further contemporary history includes the Modena Cento Ore, The Shelby 50th at the Monterey Historics, Springbok Trophy in South Africa, Le Mans Classic, along with countless European historic meetings.
Absolutely ‘on the button’ and ready to race, chassis CSX 2151 is one of the most recognizable, original and widely raced Shelby Cobras in the world.