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Florida Region SAAC / Re: Fourth of July 2020
« on: July 04, 2020, 12:30:48 PM »
Amen!

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Shelby American History / Re: Shelby Dealerships 1963-1970
« on: July 01, 2020, 01:47:37 PM »
Pete, can you list what is printed in the registry?  State by state list of dealerships?  I'll help with the data entry, as long as SAAC would give permission.

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Shelby American History / Shelby Dealerships 1963-1970
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:36:33 PM »
Does anyone know of a website that has a complete list of all the dealerships that sold Shelby's back in the day?  I know there is an appendix in the registry, but is there one online?  Sometimes I'm away from the registry and want to confirm a dealerships did in fact sell Shelbys.  I know Pete's Coralsnake site has a section, but I didn't see a definitive list.

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: #2995 - Ebay
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Wasn't it the excepted norm to just paint everything underneath the car flat black back in the '80s?  I've seen so many like that I've come to the conclusion it was normal.  No-one seemed to care much about what was under the car just that the paint was super shiny and the engine bay was clean.  I can't really find fault with it, it was just the evolution of the hobby.  I figured that's why folks like Ed Meyer, Bob Gaines and Bob Perkins were such innovators.  Bob P made such a splash with his undercarriage detail of Boss 302 and 429's.  It was something most folks just didn't think to do. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGPR8S15lBU

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Wanted to Buy / Re: 3m white scotch locks
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:16:00 PM »
PM sent

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Hand etched VIN plates
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:21:10 PM »
Anybody know why, If they were die stamping in '65 & '66, they went with hand engraving for the early '67's?
My guess is that there was a problem with tooling (lost,stolen ,damaged?) and that they had to identify the cars somehow in the mean time so the hand etched was a simple fast solution  The hand etched plates sufficed until proper stamps were available. At least that is the most plausible explanation I can think of given the evidence. Who knows how many hand etched were done and then later replaced by SA. We know that the proper stamped replacement vin plates that were not used have come up for sale before which indicates what was supposed to happen. I think it was the #51 car that had its genuine metal stamped plate come up for sale on an ebay auction.  The owner of the car had the hand etched plate which had never been replaced.  We only know of the ones that were missed (still hand etched) and didn't get replaced. It would be cool to have both. ;)

Yes, it was.  I secured it so it wouldn't get cloned by another NC resident from Burnsville.

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Looks like Eisenhower Park.

M.

I used to live in East Meadow and I think Mike might be right.

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Did you see the rather lack luster ‘65 convertible I posted that sold for $27,500?

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=10861.0

Is there suddenly a jump in first generation Stangs?


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Up For Auction / 1965 Mustang Convertible on BaT
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:38:43 PM »
Am I missing something? Replacement block, bad tires and suspension? Very strong money considering the world these days.  I know, before you say it, it only takes two bidders that really want it to drive up the price, but I'm still surprised.  Then again, they are pretty rare, they only made, what a million of them?   :o. (exaggerating, of course)

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-ford-mustang-convertible-52/

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 289 3-Speed

This 1965 Ford Mustang convertible was assembled in San Jose, California, and was acquired by the current owner in 1990. The car is finished in orange over a white vinyl interior and is powered by a 289ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Features include a white convertible top, chrome bumpers and trim, and four-wheel drum brakes. Service in October 2018 included a brake fluid flush, a fuel system flush, a brake adjustment, and replacing the battery. This Mustang is now offered on behalf of the seller’s sister with service records, two keys, and a clean California title.

A walk-around video is provided above and a driving clip can be viewed below.

A start-up video can be viewed below and an additional driving clip is available here.

Power is routed to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission, and additional underside photos can be viewed in the gallery.

The car was painted its current shade of orange in June 2000 and features a replacement white soft top. The front valance, the windshield cowl, the left quarter-panel extension, and the windshield gasket were replaced prior to the repaint. Rust was also repaired on the rear panel. The seller notes evidence of a collision in the engine bay, and repairs to the floors, firewall, and right quarter panel were performed in 2001. Paint chips are visible on the cowl, and over 150 photos of the paint and brightwork can be viewed in the gallery.

14″ steel wheels feature full Mustang-branded covers and wear Goodyear Regatta whitewall tires. A brake fluid flush was performed in October 2018. The seller states that the tires are in need of replacement and that the suspension is in need of service.

The interior features seats upholstered cream vinyl, along with matching door panels, a vinyl top boot, and replacement black carpeting. The seller notes that neither the horn nor the radio is functional and that the driver-side door body identification plate has been removed.

Instrumentation consists of a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for fuel level and temperature. An aftermarket voltmeter is mounted to the underside of the dashboard. The five-digit odometer shows 65k miles, approximately 5k of which were added by the current owner since 1990. True mileage is unknown.

The 289ci V8 was reportedly rebuilt and fitted with a replacement block during previous ownership and features a two-barrel carburetor. Service in October 2018 included an oil change and flushing the fuel tank, fuel system, and carburetor. The seller notes that the engine stumbles at low RPMs.


Winning Bid   USD $27,500 by jmarietta
Auction Ended   Monday, June 8 at 4:03pm
Bids   56

BaT Essentials
Lot 32410
Seller: Mr_Persnickety
Location: San Francisco, California 94107
Chassis: 5R08A130177
65k Miles Shown, TMU
289ci V8
Replacement Engine Block
Three-Speed Manual Transmission
Repaint in Orange
White Vinyl Interior
Replacement Soft Top
Service Records
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
Model Page: Ford Mustang 1964.5-1966
Category: American





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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: someone got a deal!
« on: June 08, 2020, 01:03:04 PM »
Seemed like a great deal to me.

Probably around $20,000 not paid to a big auction house for one thing. ::)

+1

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« on: June 04, 2020, 05:13:53 PM »
https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=161762309

69 currently for sale in Norway. Not mine.

VIN# AF07JB29448

Claims to be special order for Eduardo Velasquez wife.

John,  thanks for posting.  How much does that translate into in terms of US dollars?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« on: June 04, 2020, 05:12:39 PM »
We have put together a Google research group to discuss the Shelby de Mexico's.  If anyone has any more information, or just wants to discuss them, please reach out to me and I'll add you. 

Like most of you, my first taste of these cars was a 1971 GT351 which is really nothing more than a rebadged Mustang.  The '69s seem to have a few more unique items, but it's the 1967s that intrigue me.  If you read Eduardo Vélazquez's account of what was done to the '67s and how it was performed under Shelby American's supervision, you can't help but be interested.  To date, no 1967s have surfaced either in the states or in Mexico.  Imagine a Lil Red look alike complete with 1967 style nose, hood, trunk and spoiler, but with a modified 289 under the hood.  I'd like to see one.  With a supposed production number of 169, it's hard to believe their aren't any of them out there.

As I told my friend Anthony (aka RoadReptile), just remember that both the first R model and the stunt Bullit turned up sitting in a field in Mexico.  Perhaps a few '67s are just waiting for someone to discover them?  Anyone up for a road trip? ;D
I would bet for the right money Eduardo would find one. That is if he is still alive. Seemed like a very nice man but I got the impression there was a little of the ole snake oil salesman in him just like CS.  He used to come consistently (maybe 10 in a row) to the Mid America Show but hasn't come in the last 15 maybe.

Bob isn't the first to imply this, in fact of the 6 1969 cars that have shown up over the last few years more than a few are suspected to be "continuation cars',  so he was very much following Shelby's lead.  I'm just wonder why he didn't do a '67/68?  Maybe too much work with all the extra fiberglass pieces needed?

Unfortunately, I did hear that he might have passed on by his own actions, which if true is quite sad.  Does anyone know for certain?

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:28:27 PM »
We have put together a Google research group to discuss the Shelby de Mexico's.  If anyone has any more information, or just wants to discuss them, please reach out to me and I'll add you. 

Like most of you, my first taste of these cars was a 1971 GT351 which is really nothing more than a rebadged Mustang.  The '69s seem to have a few more unique items, but it's the 1967s that intrigue me.  If you read Eduardo Vélazquez's account of what was done to the '67s and how it was performed under Shelby American's supervision, you can't help but be interested.  To date, no 1967s have surfaced either in the states or in Mexico.  Imagine a Lil Red look alike complete with 1967 style nose, hood, trunk and spoiler, but with a modified 289 under the hood.  I'd like to see one.  With a supposed production number of 169, it's hard to believe their aren't any of them out there.

As I told my friend Anthony (aka RoadReptile), just remember that both the first R model and the stunt Bullit turned up sitting in a field in Mexico.  Perhaps a few '67s are just waiting for someone to discover them?  Anyone up for a road trip? ;D


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The Lounge / Re: Texas Town of the Day
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:25:57 PM »
Was Pete's account hijacked by his grandson?   ???

Really makes me long for forum 1.0

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Up For Auction / Re: A Shelby for sale South of the Boarder
« on: June 01, 2020, 06:24:33 PM »
Marti report

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