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Up For Auction / '68 Engineering Development car #00056 Gold SAAC winner
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:38:17 PM »
Was judged at SAAC 44 and won Gold, GT500 Gold Convertible...

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Inaccuracy still the norm - Why?
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:44:21 PM »
I'm sure others saw the Hemmings Motor News October 2019 issue featuring 18 pages of Carroll Shelby automobile content.  I was appalled at the quantity and level of inaccuracies from such a great publication, my head nearly exploded.

When I read that copy-and-paste heresy that Hemmings - who of all people should know better - wrote for the world I wanted to write a letter but I was so wound-up I thought better not as anything I would have written would have been prefaced with much profanity and questioning of their family heritage.

To my surprise and delight when I was reading the letter to the editor section in the November 2019 issue I see that SAAC's own Greg Kolasa did write a letter detailing (very politely) the inaccuracies related to the '65-'67 Shelby's and to HMN credit they ran it even though the letter fills almost a whole page.  That was just the inaccuracies in one part of one of the stories in the 18 pages!

Greg, once again you do the true Shelby community a service - THANK YOU.

Why can't  publications and auction houses do a little research first?

Rant over,

SAAC-44 / Images from SAAC 44
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:11:39 PM »
Here are some '67's at the track today...

SAAC-44 / Concours and Popular Vote Event Dates??
« on: July 09, 2019, 02:01:35 PM »
The SAAC website states the = Concours Judging and Popular Vote Car Show are both on Saturday;
But I've heard from a very reliable source that the Concours Judging is Friday and the Popular Car Show is Saturday!

Can someone at SAAC HQ confirm, for all, the correct schedule please.


The Lounge / Summer 2019 Issue of The Shelby American
« on: June 23, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »
Not sure if a thread for this has been started but the Summer 2019 Issue of The Shelby American is really good!

Thanks to all involved!

Yet another variation on the '67 Shelby's - they seem to be never ending.

This is in regards to the Nose Support/License Plate Bracket, a Shelby specific part that had some changes over the production run.

There were two gauges of steel used the earlier version(s) where heavier gauge (don't have that gauge difference handy at the moment).

The two more easily seen differences are the vertical end plates, early cars had holes in them and the later (majority) did not. 

The second visual difference is the style of the license plate bracket that is welded to the support bracket.  Very early have two support brackets jutting forward to the actual bracket the license plate attaches to.  There is a drawing dated 10 12-66. Later  about a month (11-12-66), this bracket became a one-piece plate with a 90 degree bend to attach the license plate to.

The repro versions available are typically the thinner gauge material, without the holes in the end plates and the solid license plate bracket.

CSX 2000 Series / Car CSX2517 Jet Car article
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:46:51 AM »
In Hemming's Classic Car the July 2019 issue, page 100, "Reminiscing" is the brief ownership account of Leif Ortegren's time with the Cobra that had been converted to have a Jet engine. 

Footnotes on the car on page 339 of the newest Leaf Spring Cobra Registry is a very interesting read.

Have purchased a rear hatch for a daily-driver and a another SAAC member was kind enough to get it from the salvage yard (they do not ship) and has it at his place which is east of San Francisco.

Is anyone in that area coming east to attend SAAC 44 and has room in their truck, van or trailer to transport this?  I will compensate "dead Presidents".

The hatch measures about 52 x 38 x 12 and weighs about 70 lbs.

PM me please.

Thanks for any help...

Parts For Sale / '67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip
« on: March 28, 2019, 03:41:57 PM »
All the '67 Shelby's got this piece regardless of which grille version they have.  It goes over the lowest edge of the bottom of the grille to prevent the grille from damaging the paint.  See images below without and with.

There is a thread on the SAAC Forum that touches on this, here is the link:

These are available $20 each including shipping in the continental USA. (additional shipping charge to Canada or elsewhere). Additional pieces, at same time of order, are $16.00 each additional.

Please send me an PM (Private Message) with your name, US postal mailing address and the quantity you want and I'll provide Payment Methods, PayPal (to an account that is not my e-mail) or US Postal Money Order. 


Also, have Headlight bucket grommets available too

Parts For Sale / '67 Headlight Bucket Grommets - New Made in the USA
« on: March 28, 2019, 03:38:05 PM »
I had a mold made to reproduce the '67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets that are in the back of each of the 4 headlight buckets.  On many cars these are missing or very hard and tear when taking them out for restoration.

These new parts are very accurate and even have the "69" with a line under it on the one side as well as the split, see attached image. The mold and parts were made in the USA.

2 Grommets $30.00 includes shipping in the Continental the USA.
4 Grommets $50.00 includes shipping in the Continental the USA.
Each car uses 4, one for the back of each headlight bucket (additional shipping charges for out of the Continental US). Additional grommets, over 4, at same time of order are $12.00 each.

Payment Methods:
PayPal or US Postal Money orders.

Either way, please PM (Private Message) me with your name, US postal mailing address, the quantity you want and the payment method and I'll reply with the info.

Note: The buckets used were stock Ford parts the Shelby workers punched the existing small hole on the back of each to a larger size.


Als have lower grille protective strips available too:;msg=46101;topic=5394.0

Up For Auction / '68 GT500 On Bring-a-Trailer
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:48:48 AM »

Lot #15982
Seller: Americanmusclecarsales
Location: Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
Chassis: 8T02S143521-01663
73k Miles Shown
428ci Police Interceptor V8
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
3.50:1 Rear Axle
Wimbledon White over Black Knit Vinyl
Parked From 1976-2014
New Starter, Plugs, and Wires
Factory Build Sheet, Dealer Invoice
Elite Marti Report
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
Additional Charges From This Dealer: USD $0 Document Fee

This 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 was sold new at Ed Martin Ford of Indianapolis and is said to have been parked from 1976 until 2014. It was purchased by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage in 2017 and was acquired by the selling dealer in 2018. The car is powered by a 428ci Police Interceptor V8 paired with 3-speed automatic transmission and finished in Wimbledon White over a black interior. Factory options include a 3.50:1 rear axle, power steering, power disc brakes, extra cooling package, Sport Deck rear seat, tilt-away steering wheel, AM radio, shoulder harnesses, and tachometer. A new starter, ignition component, fuel line, and exhaust parts were installed in 2018. This GT500 is offered by the selling dealer in South Carolina with a build and order sheets, a dealer invoice, a 1974 Indiana license plate, stock parts, an Elite Marti Report, and a clean Texas title.

The Lounge / 2018 SAAC Annual - it's out
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:44:27 PM »
Got mine today... NE Ohio,

Up For Auction / '67 Shelby GT500 BaT #2798
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:41:38 AM »
On BaT (Bring a Trailer) '67 Shelby GT500 car # 67400F7A02798

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
Lot #13791
Seller: emark
Location: Los Angeles, California 90025
Chassis: 67400F7A02798
73k Miles Reported
428ci V8
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Recent Brake & Carburetor Work
New Radiator, Engine Mounts
Night Mist Blue/Black Knit Vinyl
Deluxe Marti Report
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
Additional Charges From This Dealer: USD $0 Document Fee
Model Pages: Ford Shelby Mustang, Ford Mustang 1967-1968
Category: American

This 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 was delivered new to Dockery Ford of Morristown, New Jersey and reportedly retained by its original owners until 2010, when it was sold to a New Hampshire collector and placed in storage. The car is finished in Night Mist Blue with white stripes over black knit vinyl upholstery and powered by a 428ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. It was acquired by the selling dealer in 2017 and freshened in 2018 with a new radiator, spark plugs, battery, fluids, braking components, and more. This GT500 is reportedly recognized by the Shelby Registry and is offered in California with a Deluxe Marti Report as well as a clean New Hampshire title.

Lime Gold is the original color according to the Marti Report, and the car is believed to have been repainted in its current Night Mist Blue in the early 1980s. The seller notes that the finish has weathered poorly and shows a number of imperfections. Cosmetic features include white Le Mans racing stripes, chrome bumpers, and outboard grille lights.

Aluminum 10-spoke wheels wear older Viper TR Radial GT tires that the seller notes are in need of replacement. Braking is from powered discs equipped from the factory up front and drums at the rear, and the seller notes that the system was refreshed in January 2018.

The black interior features knit vinyl upholstery and matching carpets. Factory options include a folding Sport Deck rear seat, shoulder harnesses, courtesy light group, and interior decor package.

Additional equipment consist of power steering and an AM radio as well as an optional tachometer and trip odometer. The 5-digit odometer is said to show 73k miles, approximately 1,000 of which were added by the selling dealer.

The 428ci Police Interceptor V8 is equipped with a dual-quad carburetor setup and paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller reports that the car was refreshed in January 2018 after being housed in long-term storage, with the work reportedly including installation of a new radiator, spark plugs, battery, and engine mounts as well as carburetor rebuilds, a cooling system refreshment, and fluid changes.

Some corrosion is noted underneath the car, and additional images of the undercarriage are available in the gallery below.

The Deluxe Marti Report lists original equipment and delivery at Dockery Ford of Morristown, New Jersey.

The Lounge / Peter Revson Parts Brochure
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:35:33 AM »
Was going through some of my dad's Pantera stuff and came across this Pantera and Capri aftermarket parts brochure.

Has anyone ever seen one of these?  It's 12 pages, black & white, with blue and red on the front & back cover.

The Lounge / Help Identifying a Weber Intake for a Pantera...
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:45:14 PM »
Can some of you help Identifying the source of this Weber intake for a Pantera?

The guy that bought my dad's '72 Pantera is trying to find out who made these. 

(He also needs some help with tuning the carbs (48 IDA's) but that's another topic.)

He sent me a photo I couldn't find of how the rear deck lid and top grille was modified.

Upload folder is full can't add images.

Intake has DETOMASO PANTERA cast in the top and "507 01 007 - 1" cast into it too.

"Cobra Jeff" you out there?

(Lost my license in this car, dad was in the passenger seat)

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