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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 SHELBY REGISTRY 2019 EDITION
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:13:59 PM »

I own car #00503, but I don't have info that will help here.  I do have original Shelby paperwork for about 100 cars from #00500 to 00600 that I found under the carpet in my car.  I think I was told somewhere along the line they threw the paperwork in every 100 cars or so?  I will dig it out and post some pics.  Pretty neat find.

Mike C

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Recent extraction 1967 GT500 down since 1974
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
Does anyone know what the ask was on the car?  Marked sold.  Just curious.
I own #00503, produced on Jan 9, (my birthday) two days prior to this car's birthday of Jan 11. 

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: white GT350 with huge flares
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:47:28 AM »
Here is a pic of my '67 #00503, with huge steel flares very similar to the ones pictured above!

These were steel flares with a fair amount of bondo added.  This car was from the LA area and supposedly modified in the late 60's or early 70's with these flares.  As much as I thought it was a cool tribute to the '70's I had to remove them!  The quarters were otherwise perfect.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: SFM5s444 restoration is continuing
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:23:43 PM »
I had not seen those-not sure if they were posted on the old thread.
Those have to be some of the coolest pics of a '65 GT350 I've ever seen.
Most of us dream of such a find!


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: SFM5s444 restoration is continuing
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:54:30 PM »
I'm very sorry to hear your wife passed.  At the same time I am glad you posted and are back working on it.  We can all relate to life happening. 
I look forward to you updating all of us.

Mike C. 

I need to shop it to be sure I'm being treated fairly.
I tried State Farm but they won't cover my '65 because it is raced.  I only want towing, storage and paddock but they want nothing to do with it because I track the car sometimes.

The Lounge / Who are you guys using for insurance for your cars?
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:45:55 AM »
Who are you guys using for insurance? 
I have a policy with Heacock Insurance and the carrier is American Modern Insurance.  I think there was a recent change with American Modern.
My rates have gone up.
I've got 5-6 cars covered with them.

Anyone else using another insurer and have any recommendations? 


Mike C

Parts For Sale / Re: 428 CJ exhaust mannifolds
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:26:27 AM »
Soon to be in Cincinnati...I bought them...   

The Lounge / Re: 65 R replica vintage racer on ebay - Opinions please.
« on: April 02, 2018, 03:26:59 PM »
This looks like a really well prepared street/track car.  I can tell you first hand it's somewhat stressful to vintage race an authentic '65 GT350.  I've often thought about building a replica and this is great start.  You'll likely not run in the front of the pack if you do decide to race this car as-is, but it looks to be a very well done compromise of a street/track car.  I can tell you many times I wished that my car was streetable.  Also, it's damn hard to campaign a car and keep it looking this nice.  Most are tattered and show some battle scars. 

I should buy this car and warehouse mine! 

Personally the early cars are what I like.  I have no interest in a late model and don't think its an easy comparison. 

Mike C

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: For you '65 GT350 sleuths...
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »
doubt it was 22      The realy early venice cars didnt have that center rib

The seller was a bit eccentric (aren't we all?)... Wasn't a Shelby or even a Ford guy.  He claimed the local lore/legend was that the hood was off an R model that was raced in the northwest. 
He was convinced the marking on the hood was related to the VIN.  Looks like valve lash and maybe timing info to me...So it may have come from a car that was raced? 
Finding an old photo with that #22 would be a possible way to identify some history on the hood. 

Jim:  You didn't call me back about my '67 GT500!  lol

Mike C

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: For you '65 GT350 sleuths...
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:23:11 PM »

Is that another hood against the wall by the luggage rack?

Yes, complete with battle scars from an incident at Mid-Ohio during an SVRA vintage race... :-[

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: For you '65 GT350 sleuths...
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:02:30 PM »
I don't know anything about the hood but what its leaning against looks like a contraption that holds removable hardtops that came on many
European cars.

It's a roof rack off of my 23 window VW bus...   ;D ;D

Does anyone recognize the hood?   Is this an early...mid or late production unit?


1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: For you '65 GT350 sleuths...
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:17:12 PM »
Yeah, I thought so...
I think that thread is gone!?   ::) ::) ::)

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: For you '65 GT350 sleuths...
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:59:32 PM »
For bonus points can anyone identify in the first pic what the hood is leaning against?? 
 Hint:  It's specifically for a European vehicle. 

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