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Re: Look what I can do!
« Reply #165 on: February 03, 2019, 07:56:21 PM »
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« Reply #166 on: February 03, 2019, 07:56:58 PM »
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« Reply #167 on: February 03, 2019, 08:01:45 PM »
Some of the Healy ads do list specific cars, but my current copies are not good enough to read
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« Reply #168 on: February 03, 2019, 09:27:30 PM »
Wow!!!! That is very much appreciated!!! I will post a shot of the rear of the car of the Healy script for the coral snake website.
There were: one gold, one blue and one red (mine), The blue was wrecked in the 70's. The other two survive here in Calgary.
Again, many thanks.
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« Reply #169 on: February 03, 2019, 11:59:18 PM »
In 1971 I bought my mustang hardtop, medium options for $3,700. I know that was a lot compared to prices I have seen for cars sold stateside over time.
$5100. Was a big price in 67, for a 350, as in the ad. What would that car have sold for in the U.S.?
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Re: Look what I can do!
« Reply #170 on: February 04, 2019, 11:56:19 AM »
Do you have access to the papers? i may be able to point you at an ad or two...
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« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2019, 07:01:54 PM »
With Pete's great work I now have several great ads for framing. Attached is the ad for the blue convertible which as mentioned was wrecked in the 70's.
The original list of over $6100.00 would have been right up there with a well optioned T-Bird or Lincoln, so no surprise they were slow to sell. 
Again Pete, thanks +++.
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« Reply #172 on: February 06, 2019, 07:18:42 PM »
Fifty-four hundred dollars in todays money is over $38,200. today.
Waitin' for the day I get my first '70 Shelby convertible!

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« Reply #173 on: February 06, 2019, 08:34:01 PM »
Darn.  Maybe they will chime in.  Thanks!

Being a Harrisburg native, I haunted Francis For Fords constantly during the '60's Shelby era. I saw my first GT 350 there in November of 1965 (6S101 - See photo, that's me sitting in it).

Francis did not do much Shelby advertising but I recall an ad they ran in the Patriot/Evening-News, Harrisburg's daily paper, in early 1967 advertising a batch of '66 GT350H's that they had bought out of the Hertz disposition program. I recall that ad included a photo. This may give you something to search for.

The iconic photo of the '66 350's lined up in front of the Francis showroom appeared in the July 1966 issue of the east coast drag racing magazine Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, as part of an article on the construction of the Turbo Stang, a Turbonique powered '66 Mustang fastback exhibition drag car, which Francis sponsored. I was the one who dug this photo up and originally posted it on SAAC Forum I. It got picked up by various photo sites and is now in general circulation. I have been told there is a color version of this photo, but I have never seen it.

I visited Francis around the time the photo was taken - that is a real R Model at the center, it was on a nationwide tour of Shelby dealers at the time. I encountered it parked parked inside the service department one Saturday and was able to give it a good looking over.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of 6S101 or the Turbo Stang - I would like to hear from you!

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« Reply #174 on: February 06, 2019, 08:59:58 PM »
My first job out of art school was at a large graphics company in Alexandria Virginia, just across the Potomac from D.C.

I was Super Stock & Drag Illustrated fan but hadn't paid attention to where the editorial offices were.

One day around '84 or '85 I went out for lunch, and was greeted by a giant dumpster outside our building filled with back issues of Super Stock. Turns out their offices were right next door and they were in the process of moving.

I spent my lunch hour dumpster diving - still have many of the issues I pulled out of there.

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« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2019, 09:09:43 PM »
Thank you, Bill, for the information about Francis for Ford and the Patriot/Evening news and Turbo Stang.  I did not know about their racing history.  This will help in my search.  Great photos and stories.  Sitting in a GT350 at that age would definitely kindle my love for these cars.  Cool experience!  Thanks for sharing. 

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Re: Look what I can do!
« Reply #176 on: February 09, 2019, 03:29:39 PM »
Coralsnake, The listing on E-bay for this said it's a proof sheet for '68 Shelby dealers newspaper ad ?

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Re: Look what I can do!
« Reply #177 on: February 09, 2019, 03:54:41 PM »
Most likely a reproduction, but I have seen a folder of clip art sent to dealers for use in advertising campaigns.

Many of the ads look similar and that is why
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