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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: VIN with a missing number
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:52:19 AM »
Just a thought or two

Is it worth the investment to purchase ten Marti reports. One for each possible iteration of the VIN. Would the visible clues on the shell possibly assist with matching the shell to a report. I.E. colour or date codes on sheetmetal?

Also, and I don’t know how you would go about it, can you get the metal scanned in some way? I am thinking I have seen people discover hidden stampings (due to damage) with some sort of scan

The Lounge / Re: The one that got away that you never forgot.
« on: October 09, 2021, 05:09:26 PM »
A number of years back I was
At Orlando Mustang and he had an amazing survivor 65 Shelby in the
Shop that he had picked up for a well known Shelby dealer. I was in love

Peter called him and handed me the phone. He said it’s for sale $26500. I laughed and thought a non Shelby fastback is so much less and said thank you


Also had a GT500KR. Paid $25,500 circa 2002
For it

Go insanely frustrated at one point with the car and sold it…….

Another DOH!

Recently sold my 66GT350. Hopefully that wasn’t a big error 

The Lounge / Re: Referral/suggestion needed.
« on: October 02, 2021, 03:26:04 AM »
CAS are garbage beyond measure. And they
Have been for decades. It’s criminal they are allowed to sell them at all

I have many of these cars pass through my hands so experience a lot of these radios

The one that seems to work the best is the retro sound unit. BUT!  They are archaic in use. Someone said to me recently “I have to relearn to use it every time” and that’s a spot on description. It’s a very archaic design

The Lounge / Re: Just thought I would share this comment...SCARY
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:31:10 PM »
I live in England, From 2030, All new Petrol and Diesel engine cars are banned from sale. Not heard a peep about the rest of what the post is saying.

The Lounge / Re: Who says Mercedes are the perfect car?
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:22:13 PM »
Their Vans rust beyond belief
 I see them all the time with rust pouring out of the seams

What a poor way to advertise your quality.

As stated above. They haven’t been too shelf in many years

Read up on the dissolving wiring harnesses they had a while back

Up For Auction / This guy may have some history for you
« on: August 30, 2021, 05:48:50 AM »
Saw this on Facebook

Very cool

I’ve taken a lot of 67/68s apart and never noticed a bump out there. Pretty neat

Seen a few clever places where they put a more modern retractor behind that panel though

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Shelby Prices Today?
« on: August 03, 2021, 05:47:04 AM »
I sell regular Mustangs in Europe. I buy 90% of them from the states

Prices are crazy. In eighteen months the price of my target cars has went up $10-15k. Also selling prices here have jumped an equal amount. I’m not making any more margin.  Just the cost of doing business has went up

I do think Covid has caused prices to rise tremendously. Folks had a lot of free time and extra money whilst not going on holiday or work in some cases

I would love it to continue but have seen roses nearly
Every month. Now is that when a guy tries to price his car he looks on the net and sees an $80k 68 C code Fastback so he asks 80?  I think there is a lot of that

I used to try to buy cars as soon as they were listed but lately have bought them after not selling for a few weeks at a higher price than I paid

I also recently sold my 66 GT350 driver quality car

I probably paid over the odds when I bought it but loved the body integrity, color and trans it had. I had what I felt was a lot in it and advertised it for exactly that amount. Someone saw the value in it. I sent them a bus load of photos and videos. They sent the money and sent her back to the US

We are not on this earth for a long time. Also I think our freedom to use these cars may be curtailed at some point. Who cares if a car appears ten percent over the odds. Buy it snd enjoy it. Future generations will be starting at them on display wishing they could do what we take forever granted

The Lounge / Re: I jumped off of a cliff
« on: July 29, 2021, 01:23:21 AM »
2003 we had a big house, 2 new cars and a money spinner business in Orlando Florida

Got fed up and sold up.

2004 moved to England. £400 car, horrendous cheap tint apartment. Shipped over
1m3 of our stuff at that time. Cost more to send our dogs over than to come over ourselves with all our stuff (stuff shipped a few years later)

I now import and sell classic Mustangs. Dream job most days :-)

Balsy move we have never regretted

Good luck sir

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB Fibreglass parts for 68GT350
« on: July 23, 2021, 01:32:59 AM »
Orlando Mustang just mentioned they have some original fibreglass to me the other day

Good luck in your hunt

Cheers. Peter

I put my car on the market without any clue as to the recent rise in prices. I am building a comically large garage and by selling my 2 personal cars it took any pressure off for the build cost. Both my cars sold much faster than expected. I put a price on my Shelby that was exactly what I had in it and several folks contacted. One decided the price was good for him and he bought it. Amazing sale. I am happy and now that he has received it, he has confirmed he is happy.

Up For Auction / Re: #1601 GT350 on ebay, not my car.
« on: June 27, 2021, 03:35:02 PM »
Addendum. Car turned out to have one VIN instead of three including hidden ones and that VIN was not for the Shelby in question or any other for that matter

Up For Auction / Re: #1601 GT350 on ebay, not my car.
« on: June 04, 2021, 03:45:30 AM »
Had a guy come to my shop a few weeks ago. A lovely gent obviously of some means. I showed him the car and he honed in on on. It was not finished yet so couldn’t be driven

He was very interested but “didn’t want to wait”

He left and the next day contacted to say he bought a Shelby at over twice the price of my car

I said “did you see what the registry said about it?”

He said “the what?”

Some folks want shiny and they want it now

Of course they shot up. sold mine a. few months ago :-)

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: t5 conversion question
« on: May 09, 2021, 01:53:22 PM »
2170 66 Shelby was converted. T10 to T5

No cutting. Even without the slic shift shift arm relocate arm that modern driveline sells

Driveshaft needed shortening.

But. I always had a driveline vibration from day one. “Buyer of my car was notified of this)

It was determined by a chassis shop that the driveline angle needed adjusting. I ordered Ron Morris adj engine mounts but never fit them as the car sold (mounts sent with the car)

An excellent conversion. I have owned many cars with them. I had the “factory look T5 arm from modern driveline

They now sell a much more capable trans then the T5. Much higher load rating

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