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Original license plate frame?
« on: December 12, 2021, 03:00:03 PM »
I believe this to be an original Cobra Carroll Shelby Motors license plate frame.  Can anyone confirm this as original from back in the day or possibly an early repo?

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Jon

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Re: Original license plate frame?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 11:17:21 AM »
Nope, not original frames. The first tell-tale is that originals do not have the two mounting holes on the bottom.

George Schalk

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Re: Original license plate frame?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 12:13:08 PM »
Typically, the originals will have the manufacture cast into the back of the frame, which is "THE BOWER CO".   Your frame appears to be an earlier reproduction.
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Re: Original license plate frame?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 05:42:35 PM »
I believe this to be an original Cobra Carroll Shelby Motors license plate frame.  Can anyone confirm this as original from back in the day or possibly an early repo?

Thanks
Jon

Your pictures match a pair I bought from Branda in the late 70s or early 80s.
2nd owner of 67 GT500 #1183 since September 1976