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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2019, 10:27:58 PM »
I think the whole point is that it would not have been too hard or take much time to fix before presenting the car for sale.  Especially if one expects to get top dollar.  Unfortunately it makes one wonder what else may be incorrect.

That being said...it is still a bucket list car!

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 09:33:19 PM »

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 10:50:38 PM »
Well done. $440,000

Hi Bob,

Actually as somebody who has owned the car and reviewed its entire history file, spoken to owners, etc. yes I am aware a lot can happen in 23 years. However in this case I can assure you the paint and stripes were done at Cobra Automotive when it was restored. As we all know 23 years is a long time in the continual growth of knowledge on these cars as well as the availability of correct restoration parts as well. This isn't the only '67 that was restored a long time ago and has 65/66 style stripes on it. Wasn't throwing the old Sasquatch hunter under the bus just stating a fact- they did the paint and stripes many moons ago. It is what it is.

Now, since you brought up who should be ashamed I'm not. This is a great old car and as I stated in my post I spent a lot of time and yes a fair amount of money correcting and sorting a bunch of MECHANICAL details as noted in my original post. I have a lot of experience with making Paxton cars run right, in fact one of my discoveries after much dyno time with a see-through carb bonnet I made, as well as tons of road tuning with dual wideband O2 sensors and EGT probes on my Paxton SC '65, was to incorporate a marine spark arrestor on the carb to prevent the "tornado in a telephone booth" from pulling fuel out of the bowl vents. This one mod is so incredibly effective you can typically pull 5-10 jet sizes out and get the car to run spot on A/F ratios. I shared this info with Craig Conley including the mfr and part # for these arrestors and now he considers it a mandatory addition and includes them with his Paxton kits as I understand it.  Anyway on top of this on 2148 I fixed a number of things from a cam that was simply wrong for a boosted application, not only bleeding boost but also needing an electric vacuum pump for the power brakes, aftermarket headers, a "hot rod" exhaust, Hurst shifter, aftermarket 10 spokes, and on and on. So yeah $30k goes by in a blink with stuff like a $5k Scott Fuller concours exhaust and correct '67 manifolds, a rebuilt OE shifter from Jim Cowles, wheels, hubcaps, Polyglas tires, and then going through the engine, trans, brakes, fuel system, suspension etc to make it all work like it should. Oh, I did paint the inside of the trunk as it wasn't finished to my standards and had the original wood steering wheel restored by the same fellow who does them for Bill Kemper's Cobras and others. I also re-did the instrument cluster and detailed the dash to make it nice and crisp.

That said the paint done by Cobra was still excellent, a lot of the interior was still original and really great, and cosmetically the car was super nice so yeah I saw no reason to pull off the side stripes and risk screwing up the paint or having a shadow visible. Simply didn't bother me that much as the car just looks killer as it is. The crappy repop wheels, Radial T/As and fast n' furious exhaust though- all that had to go immediately!

I've never been a die hard concours correct guy as I like good old cars with good bones that run and drive like they should. Or better. Don't get me wrong I appreciate your and others dedication to picture perfect cars that get pushed on and off of trailers just to get rolled into or out of a show, or maybe putter along over a concours lawn, but I'm a driver first and foremost. I get my pleasure from hopping in these cars and driving them hard on the back roads to Road America, a cruise night, or an early Sunday morning blast to feel what it was like when they were new and step back in time. Not one of these cars rolled out of SA as perfect as some like them to be now and I'm not bothered by a GT350 callout that has an extra 2" of white vinyl stripe next to it that shouldn't be there.

So, ashamed I am not. 2148 came into my life as something that wasn't fun to drive and didn't live up to the legend. But it left as something that was all of that and more. My buddy, who has owned it for the past 3 years, has enjoyed that just as much as I have and I'm sure the next owner will too. 2148 is a great car and in the world of 1965-1967 cars a factory Paxton car is hard to beat IMO, especially one that rips like this one does!

Hope this helps explain things a bit.

Wishing you all the best and a very Merry Christmas, Bob.

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2020, 08:13:46 AM »
I can think of 400,000 reasons Colinís choices look wonderful.

Colin if you need help carrying that money to the bank, call me
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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2020, 09:02:12 AM »
Does anyone know what the window sticker price from the dealer when it sold when new ? $_____
OR, do we know the delivery price on the car from Shelby to the dealer? $ ______

Curious to know how much Shelby added to the invoice. $_____

BTW, I have never seen a chromed air cleaner, we have three originals here,
 >> " Not picking on the car whatsoever", just curious if anyone else has a chrome one?
or pictures of another known paxton car with a chrome air cleaner>
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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2020, 09:17:11 AM »
I have no idea of the authenticity of this window sticker - snapped this photo at a car show in NJ years ago.

Also not sure what car this was - it was a Nightmist Blue GT350.

This was on a Paxton equipped '67 that was on display there.

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2020, 10:50:02 AM »
67 invoice

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2020, 11:01:30 AM »
Obviously the side stripe is incorrect but ashamed is a pretty strong word given the fact that so many cars have so many incorrect details.
I agree that Colin has to be happy with the results and thatís really all that matters and the fact that the new owner is happy with it

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2020, 11:12:52 AM »
Obviously the side stripe is incorrect but ashamed is a pretty strong word given the fact that so many cars have so many incorrect details.
I agree that Colin has to be happy with the results and thatís really all that matters and the fact that the new owner is happy with it

If it were mine, I would be embarrassed, not ashamed.

The side stripe is just so part of the outward characteristic of a '67 it's difficult to believe a restorer wouldn't know that.

It's like a Mylar stripe on a '65.

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2020, 11:36:02 AM »
Obviously the side stripe is incorrect but ashamed is a pretty strong word given the fact that so many cars have so many incorrect details.
I agree that Colin has to be happy with the results and thatís really all that matters and the fact that the new owner is happy with it
In retrospect ashamed may have been too harsh . Embarrassed for not knowing better would have been more measured. It doesn't matter for the seller at this point as I am sure he is very happy with the results and it is typically a easy fix for a buyer who wants it historical correct.
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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2020, 12:27:24 PM »
Hey I know better and once entered a car into judging with fog lamp lens installed upside down lol. Sometimes we donít see the forest through the trees.

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2020, 01:36:59 PM »
Hey I know better and once entered a car into judging with fog lamp lens installed upside down lol. Sometimes we donít see the forest through the trees.

Well who can tell which way is up unless you can read the Chinese lettering on them?

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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2020, 05:07:50 PM »
shelbydoug,
Are there any prices on the invoice?
Supercharger notation is good, but I Wonder what the price was?
John
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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2020, 05:15:09 PM »
Just slide it over, the picture is moveable
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Re: 1967 Shelby GT350 Paxton Car
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2020, 06:03:17 PM »


Well who can tell which way is up unless you can read the Chinese lettering on them?
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