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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 01:20:59 PM »
Great vid!!!Does the car still exist?

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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 03:00:41 PM »
Not only does it still exist, it still runs!  It will be featured at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.  Hopefully, some of our members across the "pond" will attend and post pics.
https://www.sportscardigest.com/aston-martin-2019-goodwood-festival-of-speed/
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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 03:49:20 PM »
Cool,canít wait!!!

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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 04:05:53 PM »
Great vid!!!Does the car still exist?

... and it's "twin brother" is at the Simeone Museum in Philly. It runs as well. The Museum featured it a couple of weeks back in Part II of their LeMans demonstration days.
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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 09:18:10 PM »
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 10:05:42 PM »
Cool to see a 36-year-old CS in a movie instead of just still photos.

He sure looked worn out at the end of the race.
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Re: Shelby/Salvadori Victory at 1959 LeMans
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 12:12:33 AM »
I have a book that covers CS's 1959 season
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