Author Topic: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia  (Read 790 times)

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Hi I'm Phil from Australia and I am a Shelby Enthusiast, I don't own a Shelby at the moment but own a Mustang race car I purchased from the USA and have it here in Brisbane Australia. I was told the car was owned and tracked by a Norcal Shelby Club Officer back in 2006 and prior, before being sold to a guy in Elkhart Lake.  I am trying to track down its History and a log book if it exists but so far have not had any luck. So maybe someone on the Forum may recognise the car. Its 64 Coupe Wimbledon white -Vin number #937 so an early car built in San Jose. originally a 260 v8 Manual but now 289 /T5 trans/ tear drop fuel tank. The original California number plate NAX694 ( Im Told)  The unconfirmed information I have from the guy I purchased it from said it was Tracked at Sears Point, Thunder Hill, Laguna Seca. I was told it was built as a type 2 Trans Am car early in its life . It still runs the Dual 600 carbys on an original Trans Am Manifold same as the 67 Shelby Trans Am car had. Plus he says it was the test Mule car for Total Control products and has their steering and front end in it. if anyone has any info or leads to point me the right direction I would be very grateful. I'm enjoying reading the stories here on the forum and hope to visit some of your great tracks as a spectator soon. Im a Mustang & Shelby Fan my Brother runs 66 GT350 in Group S - Sports car racing in Melbourne Australia so we are a keen Mustang/Shelby Family.

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Re: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 11:00:36 PM »
Welcome Phil
Nice car.
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Re: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 07:09:23 AM »

I assume you've already reached out to the previous owner for information? Previous driver(s) would really help. Are there any decals (tech stickers) on the roll cage to offer hints to it's previous history? I would start with the SCCA (first link) if the car has had that particular number throughout it's life they should be able to locate it's history based on that.

Here are some links that might help in tracking down it's history, good luck!

https://www.scca.com  (National group)

https://www.vararacing.com  (Vintage racing group specific to the west coast)

http://northwesthistorics.com  ( This group is based in the Oregon/Washington State area)

https://calclub.com  (Predominately Southern California )

Hope this helps Phil. Otherwise I would reach out to specific vintage racing groups like HSR or SVRA for assistance, again good luck. Hope you will post any information you find on the car.
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Re: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 09:01:49 AM »
Phil, another option would be to reach out to Dana Mecum at his auction site and see if he can put you in contact with the previous owner.   :)

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1015-224571/1965-ford-mustang-race-car/

Or reach out to Total Control in Sacramento, California for background on the car.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 09:07:05 AM by CSX 4133 »
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Re: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 11:50:57 AM »
When reaching out to Total Control Products you might ask if Kevin Sittner was involved with the build.
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Re: Trying to search some history for a Mustang race car now in Australia
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 12:08:30 PM »
I know another previous TCP employee who has the dark blue 65 FB. I reached out to him and earmarked this thread