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Up For Auction / Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« on: March 27, 2021, 12:17:11 PM »
It needs it's own theme song music. Best of luck on the auction.

She sure does!  Thanks Doug!

Up For Auction / Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« on: March 27, 2021, 09:09:15 AM »

Before 101 goes live today, I wanted to once again thank Pete for all his help, guidance and wisdom putting her back to her engineering days.  I would have trusted no other person and all I can say is that Pete is the best, and i am grateful to know him and call him a friend.

101 is a special and unique Shelby.  She will be the legacy car in the Shelby history books that she deserves to be.

Also a call out to Phil for making me aware of her 10 years ago.  Who would have thought Phil?  Time has flown by!

Also to Jason Billups and Mike McCullough, who assured me she would get special attention, marketing and recognition at Barrett-Jackson.  They delivered on all three of those commitments, and quite frankly...........101, Shelby, Conelec and Pete Disher deserved it.

Hope she lands in great hands and is showcased for all to appreciate.


This is a nice recap of Friday's events and top sellers from BJ's website.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Coralsnake Updates April 2021
« on: March 21, 2021, 07:45:51 PM »
Thanks Pete,  your contribution isn’t recognized enough.



Up For Auction / Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« on: March 16, 2021, 08:08:00 AM »


Thanks for all you have done to get 101 ready for this auction.  I share your excitement and hope she lands with someone who truly values her.


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:42:10 PM »

Wishing you a speedy recovery good sir!!

News from HQ / Re: Sad news - RIP member John Guinta - madeulook
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
John was a wonderful person and the most passionate fan of all things Shelby.

RIP good sir.  A finer and classier person will not be found.

Condolences to the entire family.

Very sad for all, especially the Windy City group.

The Lounge / Re: 101 Factory Engineering car passes all function checks
« on: February 09, 2020, 06:47:16 PM »
My salute to Pete Disher, aka The Coralsnake.

It seems like yesterday I was called by Phil (aka gt350shelb) about a 68 "engineering" Shelby for sale.  I had just purchased a 68gt350 vert (1505) that Phil had inspected for me.  He piqued my interest about this special car, and we began to negotiate to have her purchased.  The Conzo brothers had taken great pride and interest in 101 and I believe it was a tough decision to let her go.  I felt fortunate to have her.

Phil took 101 to his home and helped me get her tuned up and have some components back on to have her more like her original, non-engineering self.  Thank you, Phil, for your help, advice and for just being there at the beginning.  You are a true gem good sir.

After acquiring 101, I came to know about Pete and his special interest in these cars.  You could say it was more than just special interest.  He has an absolute fascination and passion for these engineering cars.  No one person knows more about them than Pete Disher. 

I also came to admire all of Pete’s knowledge on 68 Shelby’s, including his beautiful Coralsnake and the webpage dedicated to all special 68’s.  Again, I doubt many know more about these cars than Pete, and his website is pure magic for all enthusiasts. 

Pete, like several on the SAAC forum, has a unique skill set for Shelby’s and I decided early on that I wanted Pete to bring 101 back to it’s “engineering” days.  For this to happen, I had to wait for Pete to finish another car he was working on, and that took almost 2 years to start the process of restoring 101.  It was all worth the wait. 

Since Pete began, we have had many conversations, meetings, a few trips and a passion to get 101 to a certain point in her life.  Some decisions along the way much easier than others.  No one could have done the work with the level of detail required than Pete. 

I feel fortunate to know Pete the restorer, the historian, the enthusiast and the friend.

I will write a more complete story of 101 and document it’s history in the near future.  It’s a fascinating story, and I have so many pics to share. 

For now, I just want to say Thank You Pete.  It was well worth the wait.  I enjoyed the ride immensely and hope to share a few more rides with you in the future.

Your friend,

Jose (aka IlliniCane)

SAAC-43 / Re: It has begun - SAAC 43
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:58:41 PM »
Thank you to all who posted pics and comments.

Truly appreciated!!  God Bless You!

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Post a picture of you 68 Shelby
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:21:50 PM »


News from HQ / Re: Welcome back...
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:27:46 PM »

Nice to have the forum back, even if its a reboot. 

Thanks to Ron and all involved. 

You are not taken for granted!!

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