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Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:11:55 PM »
Check this thing out any bets on where the auction ends?

eBay item number: 293788514894

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 01:27:18 PM »
It's wild that the top half burned and melted but the lower half didn't. The right person could save it- bummer about the shock towers. Based on the look of the gauge cluster I wonder of the VIN tag melted away.

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 01:52:14 PM »
There must be quite a few cars that are destroyed on west coast. Any way to know? Insurance companies will be raising cost to cover all the fire damage.......

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 01:54:32 PM »
Wow, what a loss.   :(
Up to $27 and change last I looked. 

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 06:49:52 PM »
CA emissions car. Very hard to restore....
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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 07:12:24 PM »
Doesn't look like a fair but instead an exposure burn from the rear. Because of this it was likely much kinder on the unibody metal than if the cars interior had been fully involved. Saw a similar situation today while out driving. In that case the car was parked in the driveway about three foot from the garage door. Garage caught fire and the door was open or burnt through allowing the flames to exit and rise exposing the cars upper panels to the high heat.

Seen this hundreds of times
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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 07:17:42 PM »
I spoke with the owner and he felt very confident that he would sale it for at least $25K.  I hope the new owner puts it back on the road and it isn't re-bodied.  Since the SAAC knows the VIN it should motivate the next caretaker to catalog the restoration. 
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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 07:23:53 PM »
Bids are  past $27,000 right now. 

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 01:44:15 PM »
By the time you add $100,000+ for the restoration You'll only be upside down a few thousand on this one.
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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 04:05:17 PM »
For the record, when the auction site disappears.

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This low mileage Shelby has been sitting for 40 years. It was last registered in 1980 and has 38K original miles. The title is clear and is currently on a planned non-operation. The Marti Report says it's one of 35.It still has the original paint. The floors and chassis are solid (see photos). It is a R-Code, 428 SCJ/Drag Pack car with 3:91 rear end gears. Grabber blue with black interior, fold down seat, tach dash, AM radio, power steering, power brakes, visibility group. It has the original wheels but not the original tires. The motor is missing, the original vin numbered close ratio toploader transmission is being sold with the car and a replacement set of OEM shock towers. The car has been modified for drag racing. It was in a flash fire and burned from the waist line up. The bottom of the seats, bottom of the door panels, and carpet are not burned. All of the glass is shattered. The dash, steering wheel, top of the door panels, seat backs, top of the fenders, hood and trunk lid are burned (see photos). The roof is dented. It steers and rolls well so it's easy to move around. More photos are available and the car can be inspected with an appointment. The car is being sold as is, the deposit is not refundable, no returns and buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping.

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2020, 04:52:48 PM »
Hot car.....

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2020, 05:07:31 PM »
By the time you add $100,000+ for the restoration You'll only be upside down a few thousand on this one.

This will be a beautiful rare car once done.
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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2020, 05:42:04 PM »
How rare is this car?  What would one bring today fully restored?  Yes the restoration would certainly be on the high end here not to mention the cost of "Shelby" parts the melted.

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Re: Fire Burned GT500 on eBay
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2020, 10:01:08 PM »
How rare is this car?  What would one bring today fully restored?  Yes the restoration would certainly be on the high end here not to mention the cost of "Shelby" parts the melted.

There were 172 close ratio 4 speeds cars and the ad states the Marti breaks it down to 1 of 35.
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