On January 2, 1963, this 1962 Shelby Cobra, serial number CSX2032, was invoiced to Lance Reventlow of Scarab racer fame. Lance was a man of leisure whose sporting pursuits were supported by his family’s vast fortune (his mother was Barbara Hutton, heir to the Woolworth and E.F. Hutton empires).
Reventlow bought this rare car from Carroll Shelby who had recently purchased the Venice Body Shop from Reventlow after his Scarab race cars fizzled out. They had been friends and competitors for years, and had even been teammates when they both were active racers. This video is a promotion of the story about CSX2032 as it heads to the auction.