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The Cars => 1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 => Topic started by: Bill on September 01, 2018, 09:51:40 AM

Title: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bill on September 01, 2018, 09:51:40 AM
A friend took this as the Woodward Cruise this year.

Orchid I believe is the color, Ed ?

Picture hopefully fixed

(http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2909.0;attach=8500;image)

Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: acman63 on September 01, 2018, 10:43:25 AM
no pic
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: csheff on September 01, 2018, 11:05:22 AM
That was Ed's car
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Special Ed on September 01, 2018, 11:42:05 AM
Special  Eds special order paint midnite orchid mettalic (69 one year only purple thunderbird color) 4;30 w-code drag pack loaded GT 500 vert the only w-code shelby convertible made & was special ordered by robert lowe( president of goodyear out of akron ohio area )along with a purple 69 thunderbird for Mr. Young & his wife to have new matching cars. While we were at woodward  with both w-code verts i was interviewed by channel 7 ABC news & we were right after the interview with the couple who bought the  blue first 64 1/2 vert & they still own it. U can see tv interview at
Wxyz.com  about 30 min in i believe. 50 years later i took the car back to  woodward dearborn where it was built then to 50th cj norwalk meet then to wadsworth ohio ford dealership where is was ordered from & spent its early days on those streets again on this trip.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 01, 2018, 11:47:59 AM
FYI in case you didn't hear Ed mumble at the end ,that is original paint on the car and although it might not be the shiniest the paint is only original once.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bill on September 01, 2018, 12:18:22 PM
no pic

Fixed, I think  :o
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Special Ed on September 01, 2018, 12:50:40 PM
yep picture now thanks bill   note the set of original shelby cobra f-60-15  vintage tires
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 01, 2018, 01:55:23 PM
yep picture now thanks bill   note the set of original shelby cobra f-60-15  vintage tires
That car has always been my favorite of your cars. The addition of the Cooper Cobra tires is just a little over the top for me . No denying that those are fun tires.  I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bill on September 01, 2018, 02:19:27 PM
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 01, 2018, 03:38:59 PM
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
I already have a grabber orange one. ;)
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Special Ed on September 01, 2018, 04:01:49 PM
For those who dont know Shelby had a tire & wheel companys in the early 70s  (Look at my ebay store nos poster HOT ONES from SHELBY international inc.) The tires on my shelby are wide SHELBY SIXTY And they have a cobra in a circle between SHELBY & SIXTY . Shelby tire sold different size low profile wide 60 series tires and were like the mickey thompson low profile tires from that era and were short lived since the new radial tires were coming out in the mid 70s.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: corbins on September 01, 2018, 07:50:11 PM
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
I already have a grabber orange one. ;)

I want one !! 
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bigfoot on September 02, 2018, 12:18:27 AM
Nice color.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: shelbydoug on September 02, 2018, 07:22:44 AM
A friend took this as the Woodward Cruise this year.

Orchid I believe is the color, Ed ?

Picture hopefully fixed

(http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2909.0;attach=8500;image)

When you mount the surf board, it has to go upside down with the curve going down? Was there a SAI bulletin on that?
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: BGlover67 on September 02, 2018, 07:42:35 AM
Thanks for posting Bill.  We had always heard about Ed's 'Special' original paint GT500, but it's nice to finally see a picture of it.  That purple really screams 'the '60s'!

Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Richstang on September 02, 2018, 11:28:22 AM
Nice wig hanging off the board.
 :P
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bigfoot on September 02, 2018, 02:05:29 PM
Ed Car
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Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: shelbydoug on September 02, 2018, 02:11:04 PM
So what's with all of the ladies around the car? A chick car?
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 02, 2018, 03:58:21 PM
So what's with all of the ladies around the car? A chick car?
That is a picture from Ed's wedding.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 02, 2018, 04:05:56 PM
Here is the wig in use. ::)
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Bob Gaines on September 02, 2018, 04:07:35 PM
For those who dont know Shelby had a tire & wheel companys in the early 70s  (Look at my ebay store nos poster HOT ONES from SHELBY international inc.) The tires on my shelby are wide SHELBY SIXTY And they have a cobra in a circle between SHELBY & SIXTY . Shelby tire sold different size low profile wide 60 series tires and were like the mickey thompson low profile tires from that era and were short lived since the new radial tires were coming out in the mid 70s.
I wonder what Chris Brown's opinion of those tires is ?
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: cbrown on September 02, 2018, 06:24:58 PM
Lol.    I forgot about that     Thatís back when I had more hair and was a lot crazier !!!

Chris
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Special Ed on September 02, 2018, 10:16:19 PM
Thats purple haze beer we were drinking & when drinking beer u gotta  go when u gotta go  hah ha.
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: SCJSTU on September 02, 2018, 11:46:12 PM
Ed, that color is fricking awesome.......love the convertible!
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Richstang on September 03, 2018, 09:44:13 AM
Here is the wig in use. ::)

Whoa...now there two of them...Yikes!!!

And Chris, what did those old tires do to you?
Title: Re: One of One GT500 convertible
Post by: Special Ed on September 03, 2018, 01:25:32 PM
The purple car (with all the girls around it (imagine that) was taken at our wedding in front of ferdinand church (donnas home town) along with 4 other 69-70 dragpack gt 500 verts along with a boss 429 that was used in the wedding party cruise to local bars on the way to the reception in huntingburg along with about 600 guests. The 3 purple car triangle photo was at tulsa mid america meet & we had a purple haze meet getting all 3 known 1969 special order paint midnite orchid mettalic cars together Tony Kings drag pack 4 speed  black interior & Kelly Schutz 428 cj with a/c auto white interior mach 1s & we had 6-packs of purple haze beer to celebrate this special purple reunion.