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Mecum Chicago
« on: October 24, 2019, 04:24:12 PM »
Wow...interesting to see what the "THE PETROZZINI ESTATE COLLECTION" is fetching.

This 1968 GT500 was estimated between $20K-$25K and sold for $55K all in.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389034/1968-shelby-gt500-fastback/
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 04:27:16 PM »
This 1968 GT500KR was estimated between $60K and $70K...sold for $137,500 all in.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389043/1968-shelby-gt500kr-fastback/
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 05:09:02 PM »
This 1968 GT500KR was estimated between $60K and $70K...sold for $137,500 all in.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389043/1968-shelby-gt500kr-fastback/

That is a pretty nice car really.

Anyone recognize the chin spoiler and know it's origins?

deathsled

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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 05:16:35 PM »
That's a pretty hot G.T. 500.
"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: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 05:28:05 PM »
This 1968 GT500KR was estimated between $60K and $70K...sold for $137,500 all in.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389043/1968-shelby-gt500kr-fastback/

That is a pretty nice car really.

Anyone recognize the chin spoiler and know it's origins?

Looks to be part of the lower valance as one piece.

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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 05:37:15 PM »
Its not original

I looked at the car today, shiny on the outside, but the body integrity was not strong in my opinion.

Black 4spd AC very rare
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 09:33:54 PM by Coralsnake »
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 07:46:56 PM »
A fake? Or what % orig?

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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 08:59:45 PM »
Car was original, but had been poorly repaired in the past.

That was my assessment.
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 09:28:34 PM »
I hope it gets done up like it deserves.  Each car has its own personality, so to speak.  Almost as if alive and begging to be brought out from the chrysalis.
"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: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2019, 09:35:07 PM »
I am not tearing into the car online.

It was not one anyone I was with had interest in purchasing.

All is not appears on the TV
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2019, 10:15:49 PM »
     Just being polite.The Black KR brought more than I thought it should ? IMHO. It appeared to be a Day 2 car . Odometer  read 2200 miles , aftermarket exhaust, incorrect distributor, carb, rims , solenoid, MSD ignition etc. as I recall. Blue KR convertible was a nice car and very rare. I haven't been around the Shelbys , as much as others on the forum. They both brought more than I had expected. Good for the seller.

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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2019, 10:59:28 PM »
As somebody who was also at the sale to inspect the cars in detail I will second Pete's statement that "all is not as it appears on the TV."

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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2019, 11:10:27 PM »
Agreed. I was much surprised by the selling price of both.

I realize that the blue KR is rare, but I have to believe that the new owner is already under water, IMO.
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Re: Mecum Chicago
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2019, 11:57:05 PM »
Maybe somebody really wanted a black 4-speed A/C KR, warts and all.   ::)

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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2019, 11:58:05 PM »
Labor of love.  Wasn't bought for a flip or a profit.  The gentleman who bought might have lusted for one over his lifetime and this was the grand opportunity to get what he wanted and could afford to keep over the long haul.  I understand him completely if this is the case.  For me, wouldn't matter if I was under water with big red.  Till death do us part.
"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"