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Prototype 1967 VIN Plates
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:43:11 PM »
I was looking through an older Hemmings article about John Atzbach's indescribable Shelby collection:

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2015/02/Shelby-Nirvana/3746831.html

In the article he mentions acquiring some items from ex-Shelby American employee and well known SAAC member Chuck Cantwell.  Included are some prototype VIN plates, including plates for cars 001 and 002 in 1967.  I found it very interesting that they were initially considering following the 5S, 6S, 7S designation.  It's also curious that they would have had to have two different plates, one for a GT 350 and one for a GT 500.  That is some cool stuff!

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Brian Glover
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Current Caretaker of No. 26, an Early Dark Moss Green GT350.

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 06:33:55 PM »
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 06:36:15 PM »
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.
John bought 0002 a few years ago and still has it in his collection.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
Nice find Brian!

That article is a few years old, I may have even looked at it trying to find photos of 67-0002.
I'm glad they went with the full description version in the VIN. We can see so much info that way vs those prototype VIN plates.
John bought 0002 a few years ago and still has it in his collection.

He has a couple 002's...
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Brian Glover
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Current Caretaker of No. 26, an Early Dark Moss Green GT350.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 11:31:48 PM »
Does anyone know where 001 is?
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 12:38:29 AM »
Does anyone know where 001 is?
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:52:04 AM »
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 01:12:38 AM »
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?
Dark Moss Green.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 04:32:02 AM »
Just out of curiosity what color is GT350 #0001?

Do you have a pic of it you could post?

Here is a nice article about Bob's Alpha '67 from 2013:

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1305-1967-ford-shelby-mustang/
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Brian Glover
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Current Caretaker of No. 26, an Early Dark Moss Green GT350.