Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - camp upshur

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7
1
The Lounge / Re: Price of a nice 65-350 in 1990-1991
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:27:48 PM »

A solid 65 driver, 1974-1975, could be had for $3500~. The LA Times, then, and for many years after, had a 'Shelby' section in the regular classifieds including many Cobra drivers. R model GT-350s were very hagged out from club racing, autocrossing and cumulative damage did not command a premium, I shopped some which were totally thrashed, thinking 'who in world would ever want this?'
There are members on this board who bought 65's for less than $500.

2
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:43:07 PM »

Two young men lost their lives here.
There is something unseemly, if not revulsive, about this opportune cast of characters, their transparent stories and the co-opting of this horrible circumstance for a few shekels and the chance to drive a 'Cobra' on the cheap. All it took was a little 'integrity'.
No one is fooled here.


3
SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:44:53 AM »

The Cobra Experience Museum purported this as CSX 3232?
Could this be ‘true’? Perhaps a McCluskey??
(this makes the recent beat down of CSX 3016 look mild)

4
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: How were '67's delivered to Shelby by Ford?
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:47:26 PM »


I don’t think I have ever looked under a 1967 Shelby Mustang, I’ve been cloistered in the 1965 GT-350 world. :o
What I do know from the 1965 world is that era photos have consistently been the most accurate source in dispelling and enlightening in areas of confusion. Since all of these cars in this one picture have primer noses I would hope my 1967 colleagues would be keeping an eye open for a production line photos w painted noses perhaps.
Love those 67s though, especially w the centered lamps! Cheers!!

5
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: How were '67's delivered to Shelby by Ford?
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:53:50 PM »


If you look closely at the pic you can see that all if the cars had primer noses, i.e. none of them were pre-painted prior to install (for all of those mentally gifted such as myself!).

6
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: How were '67's delivered to Shelby by Ford?
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:46:46 AM »
Couple more:
(click to enlarge)
(FWIW-in post #9 that's a UAL B720-talk about inefficient!)

7
Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 at RM Monterey
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:14:07 PM »

Stephen,
I did not mean to infer that Bill DenBeste had passed. Sorry for any confusion induced. It was my belief that the owner of this car prior to being in Bill’s showroom. Perhaps I’m incorrect? Pls advise.
Thanks
Steve A

8
Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 at RM Monterey
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:26:09 PM »
Very nice car.
I believe it has been in Denbeste's since the owner passed away (?).
Too bad pics aren't of higher resolution.
I've heard (but haven't verified) that it is a Conover restoration.
Note the 6" wheels.

9
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: What heads for a 427 in a GT500 clone?
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:20:50 AM »
67BoB,
You may want to take a look at BBM.
http://bearblockmotors.com/

10
The Lounge / Re: 289HP Questions
« on: August 04, 2019, 05:40:28 PM »

A Mercury K code is a 289/210hp whereas a Ford K code is a 289/271hp.

Here is my engine block:

11
1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Friendly warning
« on: August 02, 2019, 03:41:58 PM »
Blair Patrick is active on the FE Power forum: CaptCobraJet.

12
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Steel Rim Paint Color
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »

15” x 6.00”

C5ZX-1007A

13
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Steel Rim Paint Color
« on: July 29, 2019, 05:45:35 PM »


Paul,
Is that a 1962 Buick color? 😮 Ouch!
It looks great though!!
Steve

14
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Steel Rim Paint Color
« on: July 29, 2019, 12:36:14 PM »
That is how I found mine some 45+ yrs ago (I'm second owner).
This really highlights the problem of: 'words once written take on a life of their own' which has been so problematic for the accurate restoration of these first year cars.
If only we had something like the NCRS.

Now if only the myth of the 15” x  5 1/2” wheels could finally be dispelled....

15
1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Steel Rim Paint Color
« on: July 29, 2019, 12:47:16 AM »

champagne beige

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7