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Title: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: SFM66H on November 29, 2020, 07:31:52 PM
I've long been trying to find the source of this great Carroll Shelby photo that I have, of him looking up to the night sky. Is it at Sebring I wonder?? Anyway, I've had it for so long that I always thought I recalled that it was from some magazine. I was astonished when I removed it from its sleeve and found that it was actually from a 16-page Ford '70 Performance Buyer's Digest.

Now, I have two different 1970 Performance Buyer's Digests - one dated 8/69 and one dated 1/70, and it's definitely not in either of those two. Each of mine have 16 pages, and every page is numbered in both versions. The Torino page on the back side of the Shelby photo is not numbered, so it is absolutely from a different dated Performance Buyer's Digest than the two I have.

Does anyone here have the Buyer's Digest that contains this Shelby photo? If so, I would love to see the cover, learn the date of it and hopefully acquire one for myself!

Thanks,
Kieth     

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Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: 6S1568 on December 01, 2020, 03:10:09 PM
Hi Kieth, I read just read your request regarding the Performance Buyers Digest, and I just wanted to let you know that I went through all my literature, and I can't help you either. Perhaps one of our BIG time collectors will read your post and be able to help you. Good luck 
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: JD on December 01, 2020, 04:47:35 PM
The back of the head of the guy in the COBRA jacket looks as though it might be Phil Hill - maybe Sebring '65?

Just a thought...
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: 69mach351w on December 01, 2020, 08:29:43 PM
I can't see a Performance digest magazine putting a '65 photo in a 1970 digest. Both cars are '70 cars. JMO
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: SFM66H on December 01, 2020, 08:41:38 PM
I have the actual page literally in my hand, or I wouldnít believe it either. The image that I stitched together is of both sides of the same piece of paper. Iíve had the Shelby photo in an album for decades, but only very recently pulled it out of the plastic sleeve and looked at the backside of it.

What really has me wondering, is why Ford would have been aligning themselves so much in 1970 when, if you will, Ďthat (Shelby) ship had sailed.í  That they would attach an entire page photo of Shelby on the backside of a page of 1970 Torino artwork is beyond puzzling to me now.

Again, I have two other different Ď70 Performance Buyerís Digests (different dates) and neither of them have this Shelby photo inside. Sadly, I must have had the entire brochure at one time, but apparently elected to discard the rest of it as I found the Shelby photo more interesting.
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: Side-Oilers on December 01, 2020, 09:07:22 PM
Would it have something to do with Ford buying the Cobra name for $1, and then promoting several of their '70s models with some sort of Cobra name?

A pix of CS with the Cobra logo was probably still cool to many Ford performance car buyers in 1970.
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: SFM66H on December 01, 2020, 09:19:00 PM
Well, that all makes good sense, and I agree with your thoughts.

I guess I was still stuck back in time a bit before that, when Ford was introducing/promoting all the Mustang models (Mach 1, Boss, etc.) that were in direct competition with the Shelbys. Thatís what prompted my line of thinking when I made those observations...
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: goingthing on December 02, 2020, 09:14:53 AM
My guess is that is not from the 1970 Performance Digest. That page is not 16 in there. I believe that is a magazine advertisement. If you look on Ebay there are several two page ads of that exact advertisement. Yes they talk about the Performance Digest in the ad but its from a magazine or other publication.
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: Special Ed on December 02, 2020, 10:11:39 AM
I think the add was more about selling fords new 429 cj  scj models .  I had a 1970 429 scj shaker torino cobra and it was a separate model by itself blacked out hood grill etc and snake emblems and COBRA lettering with snakes. It also had special unique cobra door panel emblems and dash emblems for the unique cobra model.
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: FL SAAC on December 02, 2020, 10:31:20 AM
I've long been trying to find the source of this great Carroll Shelby photo that I have, of him looking up to the night sky. Is it at Sebring I wonder?? Anyway, I've had it for so long that I always thought I recalled that it was from some magazine. I was astonished when I removed it from its sleeve and found that it was actually from a 16-page Ford '70 Performance Buyer's Digest.

Now, I have two different 1970 Performance Buyer's Digests - one dated 8/69 and one dated 1/70, and it's definitely not in either of those two. Each of mine have 16 pages, and every page is numbered in both versions. The Torino page on the back side of the Shelby photo is not numbered, so it is absolutely from a different dated Performance Buyer's Digest than the two I have.

Does anyone here have the Buyer's Digest that contains this Shelby photo? If so, I would love to see the cover, learn the date of it and hopefully acquire one for myself!

Thanks,
Kieth     

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Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: SFM66H on December 02, 2020, 10:48:11 AM
My guess is that is not from the 1970 Performance Digest. That page is not 16 in there. I believe that is a magazine advertisement. If you look on Ebay there are several two page ads of that exact advertisement. Yes they talk about the Performance Digest in the ad but its from a magazine or other publication.

Okay, wow - thatís a very keen observation of yours, Thanks for chiming in! After you posted that, I did go back to my page, and yes, it does now feel more like magazine paper, youíre right. The Performance Buyerís Digest pages are a bit heavier, like a brochure type of paper would be. That, and the fact that every page in both of my Digestís do have page numbers on them (and this page does not) lends all credence to your theory.

Thatís whatís so cool about bouncing stuff like this off of other sets of eyes. My mind was just preset on what I thought it was, therefore it kept me from considering other explanations.

Off to eBay now to contact the sellers of those Torino ads, and find out whatís on the backside of them!

Thanks again,
Kieth
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: goingthing on December 02, 2020, 01:54:00 PM
Keep us updated on what you find. Interested in which magazine and month it was in and what the Shelby picture went with on the opposite page. Could have been a story or part of a advertisement.
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: SFM66H on December 04, 2020, 08:35:19 AM
So far, Iíve run into misinformation, false leads and frustration. But I think I finally uncovered the crumb of information I needed, and have placed an order.

Waiting to have it in my hands though before I confirm the source here...

Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it,
Kieth
Title: Re: HELP with Carroll Shelby Photo in '70 Performance Buyer's Digest
Post by: TA Coupe on February 09, 2021, 07:44:05 AM
What did you ever find out

     Roy.