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Mike_Senar

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1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« on: June 10, 2022, 01:10:48 PM »
[]Hello from San Diego,
  I recently picked up (what appears to be an original) export brace that maybe someone here can use.   Looks and sounds like it is original (with the research I have done) and I will answer any other questions about it with pictures.  This way YOU can be sure...   P.M. me with a cell # and I will send any other pictures needed.   And, after further price/value research it seems the one on E-bay for $2,200.00 will never sell and I thought just half of that amount was good.   Guess I am fooled...     So, $600.00ish is good???
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Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 05:34:09 PM »
Sorry about the lag.  I couldn’t seem to get pictures to work until now…??!

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Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 04:34:48 PM »
I purchased an original 65-6 export brace, including the shock tower caps, from Orlando Mustang in 2006, for $550.

Now, the reproductions (brace and caps) look virtually identical. Just knowing if it's original, may be the determining factor I may buy an original for more money.

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Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 04:52:49 PM »
All the originals I have seen and the two I currently have, has a hole on the passenger side arm for
a strap. The original one on my car has the hole and the one from a Mustang in Sweden I have in my attic
also has it. As far as I can tell the one shown is an original.
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Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 10:24:49 PM »
That is one of the craziest most outrageous subtleties I ever heard of. I went out just now to look at mine and wouldn't you know it had that little hole. Shelby American subconsciously protecting the provenance of these cars? I wonder.
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Re: 1965-66 (?original?) Shelby export brace
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 12:31:55 AM »
I believe there is a newer repop that is nearly identical to originals including the passenger side arm hole. You could check with Brant to get his opinion on how the compare. 

https://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/65-66-SHELBY-BLACK-EXPORT-BRACE-CORRECT-BRACE-WITH-EVENLY-SPACED-HOLES-P1241.aspx
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