Shortly after Exner presented the Revival-Cars in the Esquire magazine (issue December 1963),
the American Copper Development Association decided to produce a show car.
The design of Virgil Exner was chosen,
a chassis (VIN: CSX 2451) of a Shelby Cobra was lengthened 18 inches,
and coachbuilder Sibona-Basano from Torino, Italy built the body.
For about a decade the car toured all over the world.
In June 1979 the car was offered for sale, for $165,000.00!
Later, the car was part of an interesting car collection, owned by William Lyon, who is also the owner of the Exner Bugatti.
A look at the interior...
The gauges are fakes, the real gauges are behind the
the car was a prototype, and so the original owner had no intention to drive the car.
And finally a look at the engine, a 289-Cobra.
In August 2011, the car was auctioned at Monterey,
by RM-Auctions. The high-bid was $ 660,000.00!
But Mr. Lyon also sold there three pre-war Mercedes, in total for more than $ 11,000,000!!!
Esquire Magazine, December 1963
Collectible Automobile, December 1992 (4 pages, 4 photos, photo feature)
Virgil M. Exner, sr.
Virgil M. Exner, jr.