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Title: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: silverton_ford on September 10, 2019, 05:01:58 PM
NOT MINE.

I stumbled across these today on Ebay.  I have never seen these photos before.  Looks like the Essex Wire team in the back at SAI LA.  Some great photos in the back of SAI and a couple inside the shop working on CSX3009. (Do not copy....   :P :o ;D)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N553-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-BACK-VIEWS/372763578835?hash=item56ca70d1d3:g:9qcAAOSw8t5ddRnm (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N553-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-BACK-VIEWS/372763578835?hash=item56ca70d1d3:g:9qcAAOSw8t5ddRnm)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N555-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-NO-92-93/372763581785?hash=item56ca70dd59:g:D3wAAOSw4NlddRsH (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N555-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-NO-92-93/372763581785?hash=item56ca70dd59:g:D3wAAOSw4NlddRsH)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N551-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-92-FORD-GT-40/202774249499?hash=item2f3649801b:g:SI0AAOSwZ~xddRjd (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N551-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-92-FORD-GT-40/202774249499?hash=item2f3649801b:g:SI0AAOSwZ~xddRjd)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N549-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-GREAT-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-MUST-SEE/372763574100?hash=item56ca70bf54:g:TqEAAOSwwXJddRes (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N549-1965-NEGATIVE-DRIVER-GREAT-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-MUST-SEE/372763574100?hash=item56ca70bf54:g:TqEAAOSwwXJddRes)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N550-1965-NEGATIVE-TWO-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-MUST-SEE/202774248402?hash=item2f36497bd2:g:KcQAAOSw3~BddRhz (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N550-1965-NEGATIVE-TWO-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CARS-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-MUST-SEE/202774248402?hash=item2f36497bd2:g:KcQAAOSw3~BddRhz)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N556-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-NO-93-SEE/202774255621?hash=item2f36499805:g:OrcAAOSwBV1ddRxk (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N556-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-NO-93-SEE/202774255621?hash=item2f36499805:g:OrcAAOSwBV1ddRxk)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N554-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-IN-AUTO-SHOP/202774252571?hash=item2f36498c1b:g:ZwwAAOSwcKZddRpr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N554-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-IN-AUTO-SHOP/202774252571?hash=item2f36498c1b:g:ZwwAAOSwcKZddRpr)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh)



Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: davez on September 10, 2019, 05:27:21 PM
Looks neat
In the final photo 552 there is a dark cobra. The roof is folded in at the top mid. Does it look wrecked and smashed in from the rear?
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: honker on September 10, 2019, 05:37:12 PM
Thanks for posting ! those are neat photos  8) there is a lot to see in the background of these images, the Gt350s, there is a pickup

 in one of them also, and for SZABO, maybe something unseen re: buildings, inside & out  ?

Mike
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: silverton_ford on September 10, 2019, 05:37:32 PM
Looks neat
In the final photo 552 there is a dark cobra. The roof is folded in at the top mid. Does it look wrecked and smashed in from the rear?

Yeah, I think you are right.  Sure looks like the back half of the car is pushed up and buckling in the middle of the wheel well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh)
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: silverton_ford on September 10, 2019, 05:38:17 PM
Thanks for posting ! those are neat photos  8) there is a lot to see in the background of these images, the Gt350s, there is a pickup

 in one of them also, and for SZABO, maybe something unseen re: buildings, inside & out  ?

Mike

Yeah, exactly.  A lot of great detail in the background.
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: Cobra Ned on September 10, 2019, 05:47:26 PM
Looks neat
In the final photo 552 there is a dark cobra. The roof is folded in at the top mid. Does it look wrecked and smashed in from the rear?

Yeah, I think you are right.  Sure looks like the back half of the car is pushed up and buckling in the middle of the wheel well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh)

Definitely. Bent upwards from the rear.
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: honker on September 10, 2019, 05:52:21 PM
In the right back ground of the photo above linked by Cobra Ned, any ideas on the trailer with the logos above the stacks of tires and rims ? I lose resolution when enlarged.

Mike
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: davez on September 10, 2019, 05:53:50 PM
maybe someone was doing doughnuts and backed it into the blast wall nearby. kind of looks like the same angle. Someone ended up in trouble wrecking a new car. Oops sorry boss
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: kjspeed on September 11, 2019, 08:36:14 AM
The Cobra in N554 looks like it has a Weber DCOE crossram configuration rather than the usual 48IDA's. I've never seen that setup on a Cobra before.
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: gt350shelb on September 11, 2019, 08:44:49 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/70505360_10158729210724027_6672322867901759488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQk2kbchOJmckxMjGro8i6JS4wHkFoPrjdh6Zp89D7nf3hibL_nfkUFkELkjXHuG19g&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=e2cdee5c7189b040cb645cc9bea186a8&oe=5DFF9EDE)
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: tesgt350 on September 11, 2019, 09:12:27 AM
Looks neat
In the final photo 552 there is a dark cobra. The roof is folded in at the top mid. Does it look wrecked and smashed in from the rear?

Yeah, I think you are right.  Sure looks like the back half of the car is pushed up and buckling in the middle of the wheel well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N552-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-NO-93-FORD-GT-40-SEE/372763577223?hash=item56ca70cb87:g:43AAAOSwJsNddRlh)
It's crumpled up high just behind the Door, looks as if it fell back off a Lift.
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: Richstang on September 11, 2019, 10:10:56 AM
WOW great finds Brian!!!

These are an incredible group of photos from around 10/65.

That BENT up 289 Cobra must be mentioned in the registry somewhere?
All those completed 66 GT350s, some R models, and that huge tire pile...What are they for or from?
Have we seen that dark painted trailer behind the tire pile before? (with the angled vertical stripes.) Who was that for?

The LAX details are fantastic, such as;
-The side entrance to the blast wall. I didn't know that was there
-The back west corner of the race hanger. I believe that ground floor section was just added on, at that time.
-Inside the race hanger. It looks really dark in there...must be the film speed.

Is that is Skip Scott with the 'B' version of that 'King Cobra' CM/1/64 B in the Pete Brock designed body version.
I'm not sure there are many photos of that car in the ESSEX WIRE livery floating around.
Very nice to see that teams' haulers as well. I've never seen them before.

So much to see in these photos!

THANKS for posting!!!
 :)


Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: 6R07mi on September 11, 2019, 12:54:43 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/N554-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-IN-AUTO-SHOP/202774252571?hash=item2f36498c1b:g:ZwwAAOSwcKZddRpr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/N554-1965-NEGATIVE-GREAT-SPORTY-RACE-CAR-ESSEX-WIRE-FORD-GT-40-IN-AUTO-SHOP/202774252571?hash=item2f36498c1b:g:ZwwAAOSwcKZddRpr)

Essex Wire was/is a long time Ford supplier. I remember getting Ford Heavy Truck electrical  components from Parts & Service Div. with Essex Wire tags.

Since Skip Scott raced a former Tour-de-France Mustang at 65 Daytona Continental, and later P1026 under Essex Wire were they a "semi-factory" team ?
 
But how unusual was it to have SAI provide "service bay" floor space in the hanger to a race team?
Perhaps it was how they were provided the latest race modifications??

just wondering

jim p
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: BGlover67 on September 11, 2019, 01:06:58 PM
Wow Bri, nice find!  Someone in This forum really needs to acquire them.  They are negatives to boot.  just think how much stuff like this is still sitting in drawers at home, or in a shoebox in someone's attic.
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: Shelby_r_b on September 11, 2019, 02:18:50 PM
AWESOME find! 

And, by the looks of the pictures, the 66s must be early, given the side shot of one with Cragars.

Also, if my eyes don't deceive me, it looks like the ones in the upper right hand corner (facing away from the camera) don't have reverse lights.  Could this picture have been taken prior to the end of September 1965 when Carryovers were stacked like cord wood waiting for parts in order to ship???   
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: mlplunkett on September 22, 2019, 09:13:55 PM
Looking at his other items has anybody seen an early Shelby with a vinyl top?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/N674-1965-COLOR-NEGATIVE-AMERICAN-SPORTY-CAR-GREAT-MUSTANG-G-T-350-LONG-BEACH/372779688315?hash=item56cb66a17b:g:0rAAAOSw2wZdh6Ao
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: BGlover67 on September 22, 2019, 09:37:02 PM
Been discussed many times on the forum:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a13531287/1966-shelby-gt350-vinyl-top/
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: J_Speegle on September 23, 2019, 12:24:36 AM
Looking at his other items has anybody seen an early Shelby with a vinyl top?

Yep 6S001

But the one in  the picture posted in the ebay ad is possible a different car or something else is going on. Notice the interior
Title: Re: SAI - Essex Wire Team Photos on Ebay
Post by: acman63 on September 23, 2019, 12:49:00 PM
yep  no pony interior.  Ive seen two different cars of the outtakes of the 66 Sales brochure and always wondered if there were two cars used in the ads