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Title: Original Shelby $5000
Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 04:29:56 PM
This is an original GT500, Acapulco Blue, saddle, convertible. $5000

1 of 17 built (all 17 are currently on the road, so lawsuits are optional)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Shelby-GT-500-Convertible-Crushed-Cube-Display-Item/383147421841?hash=item59355db091:g:8ewAAOSwSEldeUTK
Title: Re: Original Shelby $5000
Post by: Shelby_r_b on September 11, 2019, 04:31:25 PM
Ah...wow.  :o
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Post by: BGlover67 on September 11, 2019, 05:01:06 PM
I wonder how they came up with that price?  Not many 'crushed 1968 Shelby GT500 convertibles' around as comp's. 
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Post by: gt350hr on September 11, 2019, 05:03:05 PM
  "Perfect project for an experienced body man" ;)
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Post by: terlingua11 on September 11, 2019, 05:26:38 PM
ok, so who's the seller. Sold many little Shelby related items recently. In Manchester Connecticut. Looks like a large display case in the back of the first image. Cleaning house?  8)
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Post by: Bill on September 11, 2019, 05:49:27 PM
For the man that has everything  ;)

ok, so who's the seller. Sold many little Shelby related items recently. In Manchester Connecticut. Looks like a large display case in the back of the first image. Cleaning house?  8)

Mustangs Unlimited has been slowly and semi quietly been selling off various cars and such for over a year.  8)
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Post by: Don Johnston on September 11, 2019, 05:53:36 PM
Anyone check the tags for matching numbers? ;)

Good item for a driving school to caution owners of special, high powered toys to learn how to handle thier investment properly.
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Post by: Rickmustang on September 11, 2019, 06:04:31 PM
That will buff out!!!
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Post by: FL SAAC TONY on September 11, 2019, 06:16:05 PM
affordable and definitely not a trailer queen...my kind of car...
Title: Re: Original Shelby $5000
Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 06:39:58 PM
I can see enough in those photos to tell me its the real car.

I researched all 17 Blue/saddle GT500 convertibles to find the “Get Smart” car.
Title: Re: Original Shelby $5000
Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 07:51:16 PM
For the record

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/8-110919170028.jpeg)
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 11, 2019, 07:57:42 PM
I wonder how much that weighs?
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Post by: 557 on September 11, 2019, 07:59:12 PM
Nice ride....... :o
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Post by: Coralsnake on September 11, 2019, 07:59:47 PM
If someone loads all the pictures we can point out the Shelby unique parts
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 11, 2019, 08:02:30 PM
I would enjoy seeing that, Pete.  Fun tutorial.
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Post by: kjspeed on September 11, 2019, 08:08:10 PM
The registry indicates that this beauty was once owned by a Robert Gaines in the 90's. Was it still a mangled parts car at the time or was it a cube already?
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Post by: Bob Gaines on September 11, 2019, 08:10:11 PM
The registry indicates that this beauty was once owned by a Robert Gaines in the 90's. Was it still a mangled parts car at the time or was it a cube already?
Mangled parts car
Title: Re: Original Shelby $5000
Post by: Shawn on September 11, 2019, 08:37:11 PM
Probably still beat a Corvette too
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Post by: deathsled on September 11, 2019, 09:09:56 PM
The Art Institute of Chicago should buy it for display.  I've seen far worse where artwork displays are concerned.  This one has some artistic value to it.  Maybe a story behind it as well.
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Post by: cbrown on September 11, 2019, 09:28:28 PM
Dude I can fix it my old man’s a TV repair man he has an awesome set of tools!!!

Chris
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Post by: Chris Thauberger on September 11, 2019, 09:59:01 PM
Well the grill is fairly obvious...
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Post by: 68blk500c on September 11, 2019, 10:43:56 PM
It shows to be a prior to Feb. 21 production, due to quarter reflectors.  Anyone have the Marti?
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Post by: 68blk500c on September 11, 2019, 10:50:19 PM
My guess is that tie rod end won't have a B stamped.
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Post by: SCJSTU on September 11, 2019, 10:52:30 PM
Pete are you saying there is a car tagged 1740 on the road now?

There goes the value..........ooops
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Post by: 67 GT350 on September 11, 2019, 10:52:36 PM
Frame machine?

I bet the Marti report says its "another" 1 of 1.
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Post by: 68blk500c on September 11, 2019, 10:53:54 PM
bumper to fender bracket
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Post by: Doug B on September 11, 2019, 11:00:28 PM
Definitely Mustangs Unlimited in CT. I recognize that heap having been to a few Sunday Show of Shelbys events over the past few years.
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Post by: JD on September 11, 2019, 11:21:51 PM
Images...first 4
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Post by: JD on September 11, 2019, 11:22:43 PM
second set...
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Post by: GT350Lad on September 12, 2019, 02:27:25 AM
Certainly looks like a project car  ;D
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Post by: Don Johnston on September 12, 2019, 04:13:12 AM
Did they submit a current color photo for the 67 Registry? ::)
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Post by: kjspeed on September 12, 2019, 09:33:08 AM

+1 That definitely needs to be in the registry.

Did they submit a current color photo for the 67 Registry? ::)
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Post by: Grumpy on September 12, 2019, 10:16:57 AM
Ahhh Peter DeSilva . I bought a set of 427 SC rims an tires from him in the early 70's before I even had a Cobra.
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Post by: countrysquire on September 12, 2019, 11:33:05 AM
It is a GREAT piece of garage art.  Not sure about $5,000 worth, but quite the conversation piece.
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Post by: SCJSTU on September 12, 2019, 12:38:26 PM
so is there a car tagged 1740 on the road now and titled as such?
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Post by: gt350hr on September 12, 2019, 03:20:20 PM
     Popcorn..........
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Post by: Coralsnake on September 12, 2019, 08:08:05 PM
See the original post, there are 17/17 Acapulco blue, GT500 convertibles, with saddle interiors still on the road
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 12, 2019, 08:15:36 PM
A paint color change comes to mind, for this cube, or one of the 17. 
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Post by: Bigfoot on September 12, 2019, 08:29:56 PM
Cool man cave thing.
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 12, 2019, 08:55:54 PM
Biggie, I think you need this.  Kiwi would've made one of his own, of course.  Didn't he have a Snap-On car compactor in his back yard?