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Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Kissimmee 2021 - Shelbys
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:19:51 AM »
Itís interesting. 2021 may see the most 68 GT350s at auction...ever in a single year. Iím guessing the results of Kissimmee will knock a few loose.

Up For Auction / Re: 67 GT500 for sale in Chicago
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:17:47 AM »
They already jacked the price up from $150k to $160k they must've been watching that Mecum auction :) this week

I noticed and thought the same thing.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1134 On Its Way
« on: January 15, 2021, 10:36:10 PM »
Looks great, Greek - congrats!

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Kissimmee 2021 - Shelbys
« on: January 15, 2021, 03:20:27 PM »
Carroll's 427 just hammered...$5.4M!!!

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Kissimmee 2021 - Shelbys
« on: January 15, 2021, 02:39:27 PM »
F123 (68 GT350 fastback with auto, no air)...just hammered for $200K!!!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Checkered Flag : Jim Cowles (acman63)
« on: January 06, 2021, 12:33:18 AM »
Itís truly hard to believe that Jim is gone.

Jim is THE person who introduced me into the Shelby world. I visited his shop and lusted over the cars I saw; which led him to help facilitate the purchase of my first Shelby. I went on to purchase many parts from him. And, I eventually purchased the fastback shell from him that has become my GT350R restomod - again, for which he supplied many parts.

Iím deeply saddened by Jimís passing. He was not a perfect person (as non of us are), yet I treasured knowing and interacting with him. I pray that I get to see him again some day.

I miss you, Jim. I may not have said it enough, but thanks for all you did for me.


River City Region SAAC (Sacramento CA) / Re: covid cars and coffee
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:26:59 PM »
Nice! Thanks for sharing!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: I came here a year ago looking to buy.
« on: November 24, 2020, 02:52:23 PM »
Thanks for posting the additional pictures - she looks great!

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Restoration progress
« on: November 09, 2020, 07:24:31 PM »
DEFINITELY getting there!  Nice, Dave!

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Mecum special on Shelbys
« on: November 01, 2020, 06:38:42 PM »
It was enjoyable.  And, as noted, primarily geared towards promoting 2 of the 2021 Mecum Kissimmee Shelbys.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1134 On Its Way
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:18:04 AM »
Congrats on the progress, Greek!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: '67 GT350, no. 20 - Falcon Hood Prop
« on: October 21, 2020, 03:22:02 PM »
Quick question, why would a two digit 67 gt350 have more value then three, four digit car? I understand the earlier cars had inboards and the roof scoop lights but what would make them more desirable? On the 66 carryover cars I understand the draw - they are unsold 65's, so what's the draw on a two digit 67 ? since the entire production run was all made in the same place with the same SJ supplied cars?

P.S. not trying to start a fight I just want to understand the interest.

Great question. Having owned an early double digit 67 and now a 66 Carryover, I can share a view on both. 

The entire 67 model year went through a number of running changes (JD has put together a great document that captures all, if not most, of these changes). Whatís especially unique to the early 67s are parts for which have not been reproduced (outside of a one-off situation): i.e.; the one piece slant grill. These unique (often times rarely used) parts make these 67s (IMO) extremely attractive.

As far as 66 Carryovers: contrary to what has been expressed in the past, these cars were not unsold 65s. In short, they were a batch of 252 1965 HiPo Mustangs ordered to allow 1966 Shelby GT350 production to continue with our a break, given the shutdown for retooling required by Ford. Chuck Cantwellís book and the website will do much better justice in explaining these cars and the changes they represent from non-Carryover 66s.

I hope this helps!

Appeals / Re: Original owners manual for 1968 # 389
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:33:12 PM »
Very thoughtful, Bret!

MY friend and I just returned from Florida trailering a Shelby that was in a storage container since 1989. The Shelby # is 3472.  The restoration started in 87' but didn't get far with it. I'm sure we will have several questions moving forward with the project.

Nice find! Congrats! Would love to see more pictures as well.

+1 and thanks for the heads up, Bob!

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