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Up For Auction / Re: 1975 Ford Classic car hauler
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:45:58 PM »
looks great, interesting that the speedo is in KPH

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on dealer signs - I picked this up some time ago

Evidently it was a dealer sign, can't be sure of course - but seems well made and has ford embossed in the metal sides-  regardless, lights up the cave nicely

is pretty large - 10ft x 2ft approx

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The Lounge / Re: Just in case you need to feel a bit cooler, Hi from OZ
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:38:00 PM »

Roos are fine, just don't corner one in the wild....

Agree, it's the drop bears you need to worry about


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Appeals / Re: Good wood Festival of Speed questions
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:01:58 PM »
Out of the ordinary, but has anyone from SAAC ever been to the world known Goodwood Festival of Speed?

If so, as a driver, car owner or spectator?
We have a factory backed race car that may qualify.
Looking for any information before we submit a request for Invitation for the 2020 Event.
Thanks in advance,
John

We went in 2018 as spectators (but would love to take a car one day)

You could try talking to the members, from what I understand if they want your car then they will bring it in for you (cover costs) but as others have mentioned, needs to be pretty special or relevant.

On relevancy, each year there are different themes (and sub themes) as well as major publicity type events - on 2018 there was a celebration of DG's career with many cars that he had been part of represented - real ones, no clones (even a Boss from Australia was shipped in, a few from the US). There was also Fords release of the Bullet so they also bought in the one remaining original movie car

Was also a milestone for Landrover (70 I think), so they have car #1, #2 etc etc there as well. People we were with had a car there as well (on display at the main house, not on track), was not a race car but a lovely period light truck

Summary - needs to be real, needs to be relevant/unique/special

cheers


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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: New 1966 Shelby Registry
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:18:26 PM »
Got it in AU - looks great, not my pic against the car (but hey, they all look the same  :))

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Wanted to Buy / Re: WANTED: 1966 Sapphire Blue GT350, 4 Speed Car
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:33:03 PM »
Vern - can't help with the car, but like your friends goals - "complete a set of 66's" - nice  :)

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Up For Auction / Re: Wrecked 66 GT350?
« on: May 30, 2019, 09:27:14 PM »
Credit to the seller though, he has updated the Ad (he actually seems like a genuine seller)

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Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 #69
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:08:22 PM »
Interesting coincidence, its sister #068 is for sale atm as well (around $US 422k)

https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/detail/shelby-mustang-680865


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no expert - on my 65 track car  I run 225/60R15 Yokohama A032R's

These are not period correct obviously (and although they are "street legal" I would not recommend for street use as they tend to flick up loose stones etc). The choice of tyres in 60R15 is not very wide unfortunately, on my Shelby I run BFG TA's (which are also not period correct, but convenient)

 

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The Lounge / Re: Right Hand Drive?
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:17:40 PM »
Not sure anyone has the exact (registrars would have some idea I guess)

Early on in Australia, cars needed to be converted and I know there is at least 3 x 66's done

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: SFM5s444 restoration is continuing
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:47:46 AM »
Mark

Deepest sympathies on the passing of your wife, can only imagine the effort it takes to "dust off" and move forward

There is another thread on the forum about the decline of SAAC/Interest waning on our cars etc  - Well your story proves to me that we are going strong - nothing is more stirring than the passion, personal connections and willingness to share our Shelby stories

I really appreciate your post (backstory) and look forward to your updates

cheers

greg

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Ask a Registrar / Re: 1966 GT350 Docs
« on: August 09, 2018, 08:32:09 PM »
What a great story!  Truly, the people that I've met through the Shelby community are top-notch (registrar or not).  I was telling a buddy today how I've had 2 different people from the old forum read my posts and PM me to ask for my mailing address.  Both times, I received a large manila folder with information about the dealership that my car was originally sold through, as well as detailed documents showing the differences between the assembly line / Shelby assembly manuals for early 67 cars.  Both times I offered money in return, and both times I was met with "No worries - enjoy!"  And, there are plenty more similar stories I could share.

A first class group of people for sure!

Agree 100%, we all want the history on our cars and sometimes it turns up unexpectedly

A while ago I was chatting with Scott at Cobra Automotive when ordering some bits (conversation came up about my car, I knew it had been through their shop around 10 years earlier) - Scott had a quick think, does a bit of digging and then sends me around 35 photos on when it was inspected etc (and by our very own Howard)

Was fantastic - these are now the earliest pics of have of the car, so really appreciated

cheers

greg




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Up For Auction / Re: Bring a Trailer 1966 GT350 Race car
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:01:15 PM »
That's a great find - best of both worlds really and kudos for the owners in storing the original parts (front wings as well, keep those vins intact)

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The Lounge / Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:12:53 PM »
American Gangster

Has been discussed previously (old forum), clone for the fire shot but s1886 used in the movie I think




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guessing you have seen this one - https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/shelby/gt350/1926584.html

I noticed it for sale when I bought my 65 clone in Feb 2017 - they were asking much more back then, at 45k I like it and would have taken it over mine (I like the more track focus)

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