The attached YouTube video clip is a low resolution sequence from the Penn Bros 427 Cobra video. Keep in mind the full 47 min video is in broadcast quality digital video.
THE PENN BROTHERS 427 SHELBY COBRA
This forty-seven minute video takes a look at the story of a 1967 427 Shelby Cobra that was purchased brand new by the Penn Brothers of Lebanon, Pa. They turned the car into a full time drag race vehicle in 1969 and raced it until 1976. After its last race in '76 it was put up on jack stands in their garage and it has remained that way ever since.
I was invited to their garage in 2008 and I was able to video tape what it looks like today then I sat down with Joe and Jack to talk about the history of their car. What an incredible and interesting story.
I believe they are only one of eight original owners of 427 Cobras left in the country. Now you might think they would be tempted to sell the car for mega bucks but, not so. After you hear them tell their story you will understand that no amount of money can persuade them to sell it.
During my interview I also learned they still have the ramp truck that hauled the Cobra to the races back in the day. It is also parked in their garage just like it was when they last used it in 1976.
I have also included some original movie footage of the Cobra racing at York US 30 Dragway back in the 1970's. The then and now comparison is unbelievable.
If you are a fan of the Shelby Cobra cars or just someone who loves a story about some regular guys who have held on to their first racecar I believe you will enjoy this video. Get your copy today on DVD or VHS.