The Red Cobra – First In The Water Shots.

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Get out your comments. We have the first in the water photos of the Red Cobra, doing her thing. Amazing folks out on the water and bringing some serious Hemi energy to our little community. To quote someone I overheard. ” Wow, Chris Craft should have made more of these”. I will add that I was busy at the tent but saw her go out and on the water the Red with the blue skies and so on is spectacular.

Rumble Rumble

That is one happy chappy!

This was one of the first times she has been in the water for years, after some wonky restorations. But the Kobra King Katz’s marina did there thing. And it delivered big time.

Holy SHIP!

One note. These were shot by Kent at the worst possible time of day. The sun at this time blows out all of the drama. But Kent is a trooper and made it work. And we are tickled Red over it all.

Jaw dropper

13 replies
  1. Troy in FLA
    Troy in FLA says:

    Kent O (JR) may only be 95# soaking wet, but he sure is a Heavy Weight when it comes to getting the perfect shot!

  2. Steve Anderson from Michigan
    Steve Anderson from Michigan says:

    That’s pretty spectacular! I still prefer the gold and the black, but variety is the spice of life, after all. I have so many questions, like how unobtainable would a boat like this be? And how many months did it take Katz to do this boat from start to finish? They really do beautiful work from what you can tell from photos!

  3. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    Awesome boat and amazing photography. In my opinion, the blonde wood looks out of place on this boat. I think it would look better if the blonde wood was stained a deep red. Does anyone agree with me?

    • Steve Anderson from Michigan
      Steve Anderson from Michigan says:

      I am not sure I like the red with the mahogany color, but I would love to see it with the blonde areas in black.

      • Beanieincecil
        Beanieincecil says:

        I think the red is visually to much of a “lump” of red. I would break it up by painting the fin gold or something similar to the blonde.

  4. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    The skippers sleeves match the boat perfectly…🤗 I must admit the red fin just doesn’t look right to me, but I admire the research done to establish the authenticity of it on that boat and the superb restoration that resulted as evidenced by the photos.

    • RivaDella
      RivaDella says:

      A Cobra is the essence of “too much”, and the red (or the black) just moves the needle a bit more. Love them both!

  5. Matt
    Matt says:

    The Blonde wood makes it. In person its insane nice. There was a gold one at the show and the red one popped like a mother. Like any real great art.. Not that ART BTW, it evokes an emotion and isnt that the purpose of a COBRA? I LOVVVVVE IT

  6. Rivaguru
    Rivaguru says:

    A big salute to: Seth Katz and his great crew, The Late Great Mile Murley for his last and best 331 Hemi, and especially to The Owner of this unique Cobra for the desire and fortitude to restore it properly.

  7. ART A
    ART A says:

    Well this ART is a traditionalist and I think that the gold looks the best.
    When I saw Pete Beauregard’s BLUE painted finned Cobra it was just plain ugly. At least the red and black are presentable.

  8. Steve Anderson from Michigan
    Steve Anderson from Michigan says:

    Make no mistake, I love all of the cobras! I just have some I feel are ever so slightly more beautiful than the others!

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