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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2019, 01:58:09 AM »
Tracked them for a number of years with owners information.
Since the first question was for some public information...here is some.
Should do some updates soon:-)

http://www.ponysite.de/shelbyconvertible.htm

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2019, 01:20:39 PM »
I don't believe the yellow one is one of the 80s continuation cars.  It says in the 66 Registry that is was shipped to Hi Performance Motors back in 1966.

I believe the continuation cars have value because they have Shelby's actual paw prints on them.  With enough passage of time, fewer people will care whether it came out of the 80s or 60s.  (Maybe they will).  But it's like the Viking sword called the Ulfberht.  There were replicas made of the Ulfberht by artisans in the 9th and 10 centuries right around the time as the original (old habits die hard don't they), not the same quality of steel but they are just as revered as valuable artifacts due to how old they have become. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulfberht_swords

But who knows ultimately what future generations will think of the continuation convertibles.  If they last that long and don't end up a big pile of iron oxide again by negligent owners.

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        Time for reality's ugly head to appear. The fairy tale is that CS was deeply involved with the 12 continuation convertibles. Reality is as soon as the photos were done , he made sure they knew where to send the checks ( and cars to his kids)  and was "out a there". The cars sold poorly and the quality wasn't maintained ( well IMHO).
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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2019, 01:25:24 PM »
I remember seeing the one that apparently belonged to Carroll at the Imperial Palace display and later at the old Shelby Museum in Las Vegas and thought the quality of the paint finish was pretty marginal.....

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2019, 01:47:45 PM »
Have to agree with Randy

Continuation anything is just an attempt to profit on past glory
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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2019, 02:34:18 PM »
well said, a reproduction will always be a reproduction





Continuation anything is just an attempt to profit on past glory
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2019, 03:50:33 PM »
well said, a reproduction will always be a reproduction





Continuation anything is just an attempt to profit on past glory


Fast forward to 2020...


Set phasers to stun  ;)
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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2019, 04:05:53 PM »
One of the previous owners of my 66 GT350 worked at Beverly Hills Mustang as a lot boy and was pulled in to help with Mustang rebuilds.  He always said that he would never own one as the work was rushed and of very poor quality.  I remember the blue one that was in the  CS Gardena Goodyear lobby back in the late 1980s.  It belongs to one of CS' sons, I believe.  The overspray was insane, carpet rippled, seats misaligned and all kinds of other boo-boos.  They also ran poorly with their multi-spark ignition (do not recall which brand). 8)

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2019, 04:50:58 PM »
That's disappointing. I did not know that back story on those cars. I was a teenager young and impressionable when I read in a car magazine that Shelby was doing a continuation run. I distinctly remember the photo spread with Carrol in the pics.  Thanks for the story behind the story. Given the forgoing I would have to agree.
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Small block eight so live she feels
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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2019, 06:25:36 PM »
Wow.  That IS disappointing...not that I was interested, personally. 

It stinks when you come away from situations supremely underwhelmed.   :(
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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2019, 08:11:11 PM »
actually 2376 and 2378  have changed hands recently and both are owned by the same person who at this time wants to remain anonymous.  I have been  helping him with assorted parts and services  and will release his name when he tells me its OK

+1  I have been sworn to secrecy as well.  :)
I think more of us know than donít lol.
Heard yellow car up for sale.  Stupid money of course

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2019, 10:49:02 AM »

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I think more of us know than donít lol.

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2019, 11:28:49 AM »
Nothing to keep someone from taking one of the continuation cars to an extreme level of excellence.

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2019, 11:46:36 AM »
+ 1.     2020
well said, a reproduction will always be a reproduction





Continuation anything is just an attempt to profit on past glory


Fast forward to 2020...


Set phasers to stun  ;)
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2019, 11:46:57 AM »
Nothing to keep someone from taking one of the continuation cars to an extreme level of excellence.

agreed
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

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Re: Owner of 6S2376 Yellow convertible
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2019, 12:09:12 PM »
......... thought the quality of the paint finish was pretty marginal.....

Just thinking out loud here,
comparing the quality of a small number of boutique shop builds to cars built in the mid 60's when the quality controls were much poorer
it would seem Ford did pretty good when the initial sales volume estimate was perhaps 25,000~50,000 units /yr, and they ended up making over 1/2 million 65's.

I'm not making a comment on the continuation cars specifically, but just that when you're challenged to stretch any production program that far beyond forecast
you usually see all kinds of quality spills, i.e. recalls, fixes, field service bulletins. I know the expectations of the consumer was quite different then,
but all-in-all they built 1.167 M 65/66 cars that with Chuck Cantwell & crew's mods handed Corvette's lunch to them !
Not bad for a "silly secretary's re-skin'd Falcon" !

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