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Super 1969 article
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:25:11 PM »
I am so glad the engineering cars are getting some recognition. They really were the test beds for everything we enjoy


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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 04:24:13 PM »
That's a terrific article. It also appeared in print, in the May, 2018 edition of Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace.

God, I just love those center caps....

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 07:28:15 PM »
Great article. Always enjoy hearing this story!

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 07:59:02 PM »
Great article, fantastic car.
Come to IN SAAC ,Spring Fling this year and see this car in person!!!

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:17 PM »
And get a t-shirt at spring fling with this black shelby on front & bring your 69 shelby for the 50th anniversary of 69 shelbys as we are trying to get the most 69 shelbys ever assembled in one place for a new record including 3 drag pack gt500 verts. According to my research the black shelby is the first dearborn 69 428cj vert made but not the first 428cj mustang made as there were some fastbacks made before the vert so i think they got that part of the story wrong or a typo error. Phillip the prototype center cap emblem is an enlarged 69 shelby seat belt button emblem cover.
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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 08:51:30 PM »
Did the Vinman get a new job?

"Vincent “Vinny” Liska, SCCA Registrar, actively joined the pursuit of information regarding this car. "

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 09:51:26 PM »
That car is stunning!

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
Vinman is always in pursuit of info.  He found the shelby paper about offering the cougar type electric windows option on 69 shelby convertibles & thats why i think one side rear side scoop was open & the other wasnt. After installing the rear electric windows there would be clearance problems with the rear brake scoop hose routing to the wheelhouse opening. Also an interesting note found in the 69 shelby meetings letters is that only white interior was going to be offered in the convertibles so i went thru the registry & sure enought it was mid jan or so before a black interior 69 shelby convertible was built.  # 0621 was the first black int. 69 shelby convertible built.
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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 11:00:34 PM »
Ed, would you mind posting more info on the spring fling. Many thanks.
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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 11:10:33 PM »
I'm not Ed, but will answer question regarding Indiana SAAC Spring Fling.

IN SAAC website: www.insaac.org Website gives history of the club, and pictures of past events.

Spring Fling is always held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.

Show site is: Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN

2019 will be our 42nd. year.

Thanks
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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 11:34:06 PM »
Anybody know or have a photo of the most 69 shelbys ever assembled in one place (not counting a.o.smith or Kar Kraft) when new so we know what # it will take to set a new record. Lets shoot for 50 at the 50th  ha ha

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 09:57:53 AM »
And get a t-shirt at spring fling with this black shelby on front & bring your 69 shelby for the 50th anniversary of 69 shelbys as we are trying to get the most 69 shelbys ever assembled in one place for a new record including 3 drag pack gt500 verts. According to my research the black shelby is the first dearborn 69 428cj vert made but not the first 428cj mustang made as there were some fastbacks made before the vert so i think they got that part of the story wrong or a typo error. Phillip the prototype center cap emblem is an enlarged 69 shelby seat belt button emblem cover.

That's cool - love that stuff and the fact that they grabbed some XR7-G centers to put them in. Gotta be creative when you're under the gun like that!

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 01:48:31 PM »
  I believe I have a black and white picture of this car that I acquired at SAAC Pasadena around 1975. It is signed by Carroll and has been hanging in my garage for years.
 

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Re: Super 1969 article
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 04:53:13 PM »
Picture. I don't know if this is it or not. Need experts to weigh in.
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