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Up For Auction / Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« on: Today at 01:44:15 PM »
By the time you add $100,000+ for the restoration You'll only be upside down a few thousand on this one.

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Up For Auction / Re: SFM6S2393. To Be Auctioned Off
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »
Is this the one that was not licensed by Shelby or had the license permission revoked and periodically comes back up for auction? It also was used in a magazine car cover with CS, I believe. 8)
First of the CS continuation car saga. He reactivated his mfg lic and J Brunk of Beverly Hills Mustang built the cars. They had to be 80% new to qualify as "new" manufacture. They were not a licensed build but an actual SA manufactured new car.. They were all junk and needed a lot of work when Brunk got done with them. There were 12 4 for Brunk, 4 for CS and 4 to sell and pay for all 12. Brunk had some health problems and car builds were real slow.

Ponysite for the win. Not one of the 12 Shelby/Brunk manufactured ones - but one built when CS realized he could make easy money just selling you a license to build your own Shelby.

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The Lounge / Re: Have you ordered the limited edition 2021 Mustang Mach 1
« on: October 15, 2020, 06:45:29 PM »
History repeats itself. Drop the unique Shelby and replace it with a easier to produce quasi performance model.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Mid Nite Confession
« on: October 14, 2020, 06:32:48 PM »
They can't restore it now. They'd lose CSs signatures. As a business exercise CJ Pony Parts should build a clone and show both cars together showing what's possible with their products.

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Probably Freidman. How do we tell the 4 small block roadsters apart? 108, 109, 111 & 112. This is a good article on 109. I always remembered Dean Jefferies referring to his GT40 as his retirement project. A toy he was going to do after he closed his shop. PS 110 was a big block. I do realize the history of this car as the only one to run LeMans but being a SoCal guy I'm really torn that it is restored to original rather than how completed by one of SoCal's most famous and well known customizers. He also had some sketches he'd done for mild customization but left the body stock due to rising value.  (He arguably did start the Pirate Porsche trend https://petrolicious.com/marketplace/dean-jeffries-1956-porsche-356a-gs-carrera-coupe many years before it became popular) 

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2018/11/08/ford-built-five-gt40-roadsters-but-only-one-raced-in-the-24-hours-of-le-mans


Hallo again,

i found two pics on a FB Site "GT350Lady" but without any source or Infos...





we can clearly see the GT/108 with blacked hood and Racestripe

and luckywise we can see a GT350R, a Daytona, a GT40, a Cobra
and a Lotus Ford ?

because of Richstang we know that the GT40 was P/1004, thx for that Info

but where or when was the Pic made ???


a Detail we see in the backround is that tower and so
Richstang and myself tryed to see that Tower on Watkins Glen,
because we know the GT/108 was on that Timecode in the same look

i found some pics for Watkins Glen with a tower but it seems to be
two different because in the direct Pic we see no forest in the backround

on the bird view pic there was everywhere forrest behind the tower

Maybe somebody here has any thought or know something about Watkins Glen
or even better the standort from the towers








i tried to maximize the tower and worked a little bit of the pic
i marked my thougts on the Pic



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They played our local theatre. I must have gone the second day as the show stunk. They got a lot of bad press in town afterwards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoZrdjzj3nI
http://mildequator.com/performancehistory/concertinfo/1968/680119.html

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The Lounge / Re: Special Edition Ford Pinto
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:57:03 PM »
62 thru 65 Impalas . The Chevys made good fishing cars with their monster trunks.

Foose fixed glaring flaw;

Imposter is currently on display at the Route 66 museum in Oklahoma. It's owned by a very nice Canadian couple who love sharing it with everyone. They also own Foose's first production Hemisfear which became the model for Chryslers Prowler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwufGvry5wU

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Those are greet. Gotta love the name SkairLane  ;D
Here's another A/FX Mustang, with a cammer (at the 3-Dog Garage)


Good luck with the story

Gas' second A?FX Mustang. The first broke an axle and crashed. Ford gave him this one when they realized the crash wasn't his fault. Gas moved to Russ Davis Ford from Downtown Motors (where he raced a Galaxie and Tbolt) in Los Angeles to be near his car prep/mechanic Les Ritchey who owned Performance Associates in Covina. Les was killed in his A/FX Mustang in 1966 and Gas started using Ed Pink for engines. This photo is how the car was in 66 with the R Model window frames. Les also built all of Shelby's drag Cobras and Mustangs.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Hertz Speedmeter lock
« on: October 12, 2020, 12:10:42 AM »
Looks like they repurposed spare tire locks - http://www.garybeaupre.com/Site/Spare_Tire_Locks_Page1.html

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BS tires weren't that wide then. Are they fiberglass? Shelby or anyone else at the time would have used steel as that was required by all sanctioning bodies at the time for racing. Also by that time Shelby American as we know it was gone and I don't believe that Shelby Racing Company was doing any outside work. Galpin also had at that time as today had a very capable custom shop. Gardena was the tire warehouse. Shelby always kept the tire business/location separate from the others. It might have stemmed from when he was originally at Moon Equipment selling GoodYears out the back door while Dean was selling Firestones out the front. Neither tire company was happy when they found out and told them to separate or lose their franchises. Shelby Racing was in Torrance (If I remember) today it's a paint company.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Recent discussion on Morrison's 67 G.T. 500
« on: October 11, 2020, 04:29:35 PM »
Has anyone thought of looking for Morrison's car using the Ford VIN? Worked for Craig Jackson and Lil Red.

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Up For Auction / Re: 67 Minus Unibody!
« on: October 09, 2020, 02:37:24 PM »
Is this the elusive '67 Boss engineering mule?   ::)
Yes - it has been fully restored using the 3rd fender bolt back from the drivers side of the original.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Are you a Shelby gearhead?
« on: October 08, 2020, 08:55:54 PM »
a single Daytona Super Coupe (which never competed). - - It was not completed either. It sat unfinished for decades.

Shelby put Ken Miles in charge of creating a special lightweight Cobra powered by an experimental 500-hp all-aluminum 390 cubic inch big-block. - - This was a proof of concept idea for the 427 Cobra. Nassau was a race where people brought cars that offered creative rule interpretation. It became known as the Flip Top (and the Pelican while Royal Kreger owned it)

Shelby officially ended the production of Dragonsnakes when he stopped building 289 Cobras. - - Shelby did not produce the Dragon Snakes. They and the GT350 drag cars were farmed out to Les Ritchey and his Performance Associates in Covina CA for conversion. He was killed in his A/FX Mustang at Fontana in 1966 which may account for the lack of 427 drag cars.

Pete Brock-designed five-spoke alloy wheels made by Cragar. - - - Hadn't heard this one. Cragar offered the wheels with a plain steel rim and chrome trim ring. I thought they were already a Cragar product when CS selected them. Maybe Brock added the chrome rim.

Shelby’s involvement with the Mustangs that wore his name began to decline in 1968 when A.O. Smith in Michigan began assembling the cars at the request of Ford. - - - Shelby American's production of GT-350 & 500s ended mid way through 1967 when Ford assumed ownership of all the assets and trademarks. CS became a race team contractor at that time.

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The Lounge / Which Cobra - Paul Petersen
« on: October 07, 2020, 06:59:04 PM »
With the James Dean thread going I thought of another actor that did have a Cobra, Paul Petersen. Halfway down in his bio it's mentioned. http://www.paulpetersen.com/bio.html
He was the first President of the newly organized Cobra Owners Club of America (when they only allowed owners of Cobras to be members). At $9,000 it must have had a lot of options.

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