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Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« on: July 25, 2019, 07:41:50 PM »
Hello. I might go look at  A 1970 shelby Gt350 for sale near my home for a friend of mine. I know the 69 Shelbys pretty well , and the various numbers and parts to look for .  Is it correct that 1970 shelbys are still 1969 cars with just updated vins and the black hood stripes and chin spoiler ?  everything else is still 69 shelby ? The upper shock tower vins should read as 1970 shelby ?  Also what would i look for if there are any suspitions of a car being a rebodied shelby ?  Thanks. Bob

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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »
Hello. I might go look at  A 1970 shelby Gt350 for sale near my home for a friend of mine. I know the 69 Shelbys pretty well , and the various numbers and parts to look for .  Is it correct that 1970 shelbys are still 1969 cars with just updated vins and the black hood stripes and chin spoiler ?  everything else is still 69 shelby ? The upper shock tower vins should read as 1970 shelby ?  Also what would i look for if there are any suspitions of a car being a rebodied shelby ?  Thanks. Bob
The windshield vin is changed and a 70 door sticker with 70 vin added.The vins under the fenders were not changed. The GT500's had more changes to convert to 70 status then the GT350. I am uncomfortable to elaborate on things to look for if a rebody is suspected on a public forum where the bad guys can get educated on how to make a better fake.
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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 09:41:57 AM »
Ok. The serial numbers on upper shock towers under fenders are in same area but just updated to read as a 70 ?  as for the other question about rebodied i agree . Do you happen to know the exact production number for a 70 GT 350 ? I see many differnt produaction totoals floating around ? I see one that says 790 is that correct ?

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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 10:31:21 AM »
As Bob said, the VIN's on the aprons were not changed.  They are unmodified and have 69 #'s. The door tag and dash VIN's are 70's.

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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
As well as ALL of the paperwork changed to 70. The only unchanged 69 numbers were the top of apron stamps and the build sheets under carpet.

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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 08:54:17 PM »
Really.  The serial number ontop of shock towers still start with 9 and not zero for 70 ? Only the windshield vin is 70 ?  Intersting , i nevber knew that , glad i asked before i go look at car. Anyone know wthe production of the 70 GT350 fastbacks ?

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Re: Looking at a 1970 Shelby Gt350
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 11:04:15 PM »
Really.  The serial number ontop of shock towers still start with 9 and not zero for 70 ? Only the windshield vin is 70 ?  Intersting , i nevber knew that , glad i asked before i go look at car. Anyone know wthe production of the 70 GT350 fastbacks ?
Don't forget the 1970 door sticker also had a 1970 VIN .
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