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Parts For Sale / Re: 67 nose support
« on: December 20, 2019, 09:54:49 AM »
I'm confused on which version you are making-for outboard cars? 

Up For Auction / Re: Craigslist Ad for Shelby parts
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:44:33 AM »
I had some interest in a couple of parts, but never received a reply.  Probably better off anyway.


Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 #69
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:33:18 AM »
I wonder the same thing...was it real money? 
Auctions can be tricky.  Even when a car "sells" there are instances when its "sold" to a friend of the auction house, the commission isn't paid by the "buyer" and the car pops up again at another auction a year later. 

This seemed like a pretty strong bid for the car, but I didn't see it in person.  Non original engine I assume, but the car has some neat in-period history.  Seemed like a fair price to me?

Up For Auction / Re: 65 GT350 #69
« on: May 17, 2019, 04:27:13 PM »
I was told second-hand that it bid to $450k today and no sale. 

Parts For Sale / Re: 1967 NOS and Original Shelby Parts
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:17:15 PM »
PM sent

Excellent work.  Thank you. 

Mike C

Up For Auction / Re: '65 GT350 on BaT
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:21:39 AM »
Agreed, I didn't mean to suggest that I hope they get the $289k even though that's what I said !   ::)

To clarify, I hope they reach a selling price they are comfortable with!  Again, I'm thinking $200k range would be fair to me.  I am assuming the Ford VIN's are present on the fender aprons...

Mike C

Up For Auction / Re: '65 GT350 on BaT
« on: April 01, 2019, 03:10:02 PM »
Yeah, maybe not the best venue I agree?  Seems like I saw a '66 GT350 prepared in a similar manner bring more money at one of the auctions in Monterey ?  It may have had period history.
This car looks well prepared to me.  I like it a lot.    Hope they get what they are asking. 

Mike C

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: VIN # stampings
« on: March 27, 2019, 04:17:31 PM »
I was able to get a look at the engine for my GT500, which had a completion date at Ford in early Jan, '67. (Jan 9th)  What is a reasonable range of date codes for the engine to be a likely match for the car?
I was unable to see a date code on the block as its sitting on the floor and not easy to get to...I found an casting date of August on the cylinder heads.  Both heads share the same August date.
Would it be plausible for a an early Jan completion at Ford to have August cylinder heads?

I know this thread is a little old but it took me a while to get a look at some of the date codes.  It is the correct C6ME-A block.  Just haven't seen the date code yet on the block. 

Mike C

Up For Auction / Re: '65 GT350 on BaT
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:07:53 AM »
I'm extremely interested in this because it's similar in many ways to my own car, #159.  It's a "weapons grade" race car as the guys in Sports Car Market call them.  Cars that are prepared exclusively for the track, or pure race cars. 

My thoughts are that cars like this should remain race cars.  It would take so much work and effort to "undo" what has been done that little originality would remain.  It would have been replaced and erased.  My own car was converted to a race car in the 70's by a well known racer in the Shelby world, Don Cummings.  It has far more history as a race car than a street car.  Why erase all of that?  Same with this car.  Its got a great look and I'm sure it performs well.  Is there a penalty on the value?  Of course.  I have no issue with that at all.  Its not a concours or original car.  I have no idea what that price penalty is, or what it should be.  I guess we'll see if it sell.   I don't worry too much about that title issue, as I have purchased cars from no-title states and simply presented the bill of sale in Ohio and I was issued a clear title.  This applies to pre-1973 or whatever it was for the particular state.   Yes, a thorough history needs to be established to make certain that a title doesn't pop up in another state, but that's shouldn't be that hard with ownership history and intact Ford VIN number on the aprons of the car. 

Related to this but maybe a separate topic is an analysis of how many '65's have been modified and made into track cars?  As I read through the new '65 registry and look at the pics it seems like a very high percentage of cars have some small tasteful mods.  I was going to do a causal count but didn't get around to it.  I'm guessing 20% maybe. 

Regardless this is very very cool car in my view.  And with the cost of restoration back to original specs, it would make more sense to go buy a "correct" '65 vs. converting a car this modified back. 

I'll be very interested to see where it closes.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say around $200k.

Mike C

Appeals / Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:03:29 PM »
Sent you a PM.  I made a purchase sales-tax free in Mexico from an authorized dealer.

Mike C

Parts For Sale / Re: 67 and 68 parts available
« on: March 02, 2019, 03:10:56 PM »
Me too! 

Mike C

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 SHELBY REGISTRY 2019 EDITION
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:16:15 AM »
Jut got mine!

The addition of color is nice. 

And my car is pictured not once, but twice... 

It's erroneously pictured with the listing of car #169.   My car is of course #159.   I'm not sure where the picture came from as I didn't submit the one printed with #169.  The number of the car is on the door but I guess it slipped by?

Mike C

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: VIN # stampings
« on: February 28, 2019, 04:30:12 PM »
Mike:  I've never seen a VIN on a 67 GT 500 engine...

If the date on the block is correct then it very well might be original to the car...

Good news?

May be good news.  I didn't really look closely at casting info when I saw there was no VIN present .  Now I need to take a closer look and see what I have.   


1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: VIN # stampings
« on: February 28, 2019, 03:56:06 PM »
I've never seen a 67 GT 500 with a VIN on it's engine.....

Wait-  You've not seen a GT 500 with a VIN on its block??  I was unsure of the originality of my engine due to the lack of a VIN.

Mike C

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