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eric lipper

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2020, 10:20:53 PM »
any engine pix?

Here are a couple of shots I took today:

1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2020, 05:31:28 PM »
Agreed, I like it more than my Ford GT :(

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 08:48:05 PM »
Congrats Eric - enjoy!

Agreed, I like it more than my Ford GT :(

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 11:27:09 PM »
Great looking car.  I like it in both Day 1 restored status and in that awesome period race trim.

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2020, 12:25:47 PM »
This # 889, Oh, please paint the cat on the side again



Tony Conover would kick my #@ss if I did that.   :)

If you did them in removable vinyl letters you could have the best of both worlds. Won't hurt the paint and lets everyone know the history of the car. I like the 2 day look quite a bit. It does separate it from all the other Vin numbers-
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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2020, 04:39:24 AM »
Vinyl letters always leaves mark in the paint if they stay long time enough on the car , even with polishing the paint after , beware;)

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2020, 08:47:59 AM »
I have to say I vote for the day 2 look. 
Shelby's and Fords from Day 1

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2020, 08:57:16 AM »
If you can, give it the day two look. I have been going to the Mid America Shelby Meet since 1983. I sure miss the days. When so many of the cars, did not look exactly like they did off the show room floor. Lots of cars have lost there history.

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2020, 11:07:21 PM »
I have to say I vote for the day 2 look.

Lots of Day 2 fans.  Let me see what I think when it gets here.  It could be fun to have it made up from static cling.
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2020, 11:33:37 AM »
Lots of Day 2 fans.

     Yep, me too! (now whether my opinion is of any value?    ::)   ). 

     I always appreciate the appearance, the in-depthness of the research and the work to bring the cars back to the correct original condition, absolutely; but I also appreciate a car that demonstrates its' use and purpose in period, as this is a part of the living history of these vehicles also.

     As a proper "Day 2" presentation, I feel it's sorta like, ones' acknowledgement of an athlete for how they were in competition, hence one impugns value upon their sports jersey, versus say how they were as born, or as a child; but also when just some "things" & "stuff" have been done with no historical relevance, this perhaps is comparable to just collecting the dirty diapers      :o

     Now...........I've stepped it in!     ::)

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2020, 12:12:02 PM »
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eric lipper

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2020, 10:28:20 PM »
If I am going to do it I am going to need another picture of the kitty
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2020, 10:42:00 AM »
Vinyl letters always leaves mark in the paint if they stay long time enough on the car , even with polishing the paint after , beware;)

It doesn't really leave a mark, what happens is, the Paint around the Vinyl fades.  I have been putting Vinyl on my Cars and others since 2004.

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2020, 11:30:30 PM »
Car 889 (1966) is now living next to Car 2714 (1967) and Car 157 (2005).  Tony Conover sold me the car and he was a real nice guy to deal with.  The car was expensive but I felt like I got a good solid citizen.  Here is a shot.
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: Going to Look at Car 889
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2020, 11:50:56 PM »
Congratulations. Red. My favorite color.
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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"