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The Cars => 1967 Shelby GT350/500 => Topic started by: BGlover67 on November 24, 2018, 05:43:11 PM

Title: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: BGlover67 on November 24, 2018, 05:43:11 PM
I was looking through an older Hemmings article about John Atzbach's indescribable Shelby collection:

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2015/02/Shelby-Nirvana/3746831.html

In the article he mentions acquiring some items from ex-Shelby American employee and well known SAAC member Chuck Cantwell.  Included are some prototype VIN plates, including plates for cars 001 and 002 in 1967.  I found it very interesting that they were initially considering following the 5S, 6S, 7S designation.  It's also curious that they would have had to have two different plates, one for a GT 350 and one for a GT 500.  That is some cool stuff!

Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: Richstang on November 24, 2018, 06:33:55 PM
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: Bob Gaines on November 24, 2018, 06:36:15 PM
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.
John bought 0002 a few years ago and still has it in his collection.
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: BGlover67 on November 24, 2018, 07:12:20 PM
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.
John bought 0002 a few years ago and still has it in his collection.

He has a couple 002's...
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: mwilson7 on December 06, 2018, 11:31:48 PM
Does anyone know where 001 is?
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: Bob Gaines on December 07, 2018, 12:38:29 AM
Does anyone know where 001 is?
Safe in my man cave.
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: mwilson7 on December 07, 2018, 12:52:04 AM
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: Bob Gaines on December 07, 2018, 01:12:38 AM
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?
Dark Moss Green.
Title: Re: Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
Post by: BGlover67 on December 07, 2018, 04:32:02 AM
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?

Here is a nice article about Bob's Alpha '67 from 2013:

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1305-1967-ford-shelby-mustang/