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Shelby inspection in France
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:05:52 PM »
I am considering purchasing a 1969 GT500 which is currently located somewhere in France. I need someone who is knowledgeable to inspect the car on my behalf but am not having any luck locating anyone suitable. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 03:05:04 PM »
Patrick Dallas from the Shelby Club de France may be of help

https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyClub/
www.shelbyclub.net (Flash-site, not sure if safe and working for you)

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 03:20:43 PM »
I am considering purchasing a 1969 GT500 which is currently located somewhere in France. I need someone who is knowledgeable to inspect the car on my behalf but am not having any luck locating anyone suitable. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
I would love to go 'somewhere in France". I am a long time  69/70 Shelby concours judge however living in the Middle area of the US the travel expenses will add up quickly. I just thought I would let you I was ready and able . :D
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Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 06:31:05 PM »
I have known and done business over the past ten years with Alain Amzallag of Bullit Racing in France. They are located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and have Shelby experience.

Here is a link to their web site:
https://www.bullit-racing.com/contact/

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 07:18:31 PM »
Where is it?
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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 07:30:21 PM »
What about these guys, they are in Europe (Germany) I believe they have posted here ? and might be able to hook you up with some one ?

http://www.ponysite.de/

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 07:43:07 PM »
Suggest that you might want to start the process by getting someone (where every they might be in the world)  to look over some detailed and overall pictures of the car before you go to the next step.  This might save some dollars and someones effort.  You can often weed out the cars that do not fall into your scope of interest, focus or level of quality or amount of repair and replacement.

DOES NOT replace an in person inspection but we often can stop from going forward with discoveries using this process

Just a thought - good luck with your choices

Depending on the time of the year cost of flights can be more or less than one across the continental US if you’re from from the east coast. Its all in the timing
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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 07:57:19 PM »
Thank you everyone for some very helpful responses. I now have a few leads to follow up.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 08:27:58 PM »
Suggest that you might want to start the process by getting someone (where every they might be in the world)  to look over some detailed and overall pictures of the car before you go to the next step.  This might save some dollars and someones effort.  You can often weed out the cars that do not fall into your scope of interest, focus or level of quality or amount of repair and replacement.

DOES NOT replace an in person inspection but we often can stop from going forward with discoveries using this process

Just a thought - good luck with your choices

Depending on the time of the year cost of flights can be more or less than one across the continental US if you’re from from the east coast. Its all in the timing
+1 on having someone look at closeup pictures of differnt aspects of the car prior to going further. At least half of the people that want me to inspect a car for them end up not going through with inspection after I study the pictures and explain to them what is there and not there in relation to their expectations of a car to purchase.
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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 05:06:04 AM »
Thank you everyone for some very helpful responses. I now have a few leads to follow up.
Here is a guy I know in France who has been following export Shelbys and many years ago put me in touch with one  prior owner of my car plus he gave me the heads up on the guy who bought my 68 5 years ago. This is his FB page and you can message him if you like. Doesn't hurt to have as many contacts as you can. https://www.facebook.com/jocelyn.poupard.16?pnref=friends.search

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 04:37:18 PM »
At least half of the people that want me to inspect a car for them end up not going through with inspection after I study the pictures and explain to them what is there and not there in relation to their expectations of a car to purchase.

Have one buyer that we've gone through the process four times so far. Each that he has found and sent didn't pass the email picture step of the process so the search goes on for him. Easy, somewhat quick and cheaper way to eliminate some candidates.

Much better than flopping under a car after a day long trip or longer only to discover something within the first few minutes of an inspection and ending things there.
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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 04:53:33 PM »
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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 07:22:45 AM »
Well , i m in France , thrue i m not specialist on 69 ,i know a lot more the 65/66 , but i ma able to tel you if it's a good car or no...
depends where it is , i could go check it next week .i m member of shelby club de france too , i was with rick Dallas last week in retromobile,
and i m not a newbie !!

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Re: Shelby inspection in France
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 04:41:32 AM »
Like Chris, and if the location is in the Lyon area, I may be able to find some knowledgeable people there.
But before inspection, try to get maximum of information.