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Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« on: February 07, 2020, 07:44:27 AM »
I received the sad news that a longtime friend and SAAC member passed away a few weeks ago
in Colorado

I had the pleasure of being involved with Rich numerous times over the purchase of Shelby's.
We traded or purchased numerous Shelby's from each other over the years.
You might remember some of the article's about Rich flying to Europe to secure an automobile
collection with 5-6 Shelby's involved.

One of the interesting Shelby's I acquired from Rich he brought back from Belgium was a
1970 GT 350 Convertible that was originally shipped to Madrid.  It's one of three Grabber Yellow's.
I also purchased 1967 #16 from him.

In the later years Rich was involved in the 05-06 GT's.
You might remember his advertisements ending in "talking is always free".

He was a real gentleman.
He was only 56.


Bret


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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 07:48:30 AM »
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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 08:02:53 AM »
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

R. I.  P.
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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 08:16:49 AM »
So sorry to hear that Bret.  Didn’t he used to go by the handle Rockstar or something?
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Brian Glover
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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 08:25:58 AM »
Yes...
Rockstar....

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 10:23:35 AM »
I had some early 90’s interaction, sad to hear of his passing.

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 10:27:06 AM »
Condolences to his family. A friend purchased 23 cars from him not that long ago... Sad

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2020, 12:00:53 PM »
RIP,life’s short.....

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 12:36:27 PM »

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 01:16:07 PM »
56 - very sad. RIP Rockstar
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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2020, 01:43:32 PM »
Condolences to his family. A friend purchased 23 cars from him not that long ago... Sad

Wow,...23?
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RIP KIWI

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2020, 01:54:05 PM »
Sad to hear that.  Friend brought a Pantera from him a while ago.  Great car.  About the only bad thing I can say about him is the IT guys called when I googled "Mustang Ranch" at work . . .

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2020, 01:56:58 PM »
RIP I also talked and mailed with him over the years, nice guy and he always had some nice finds. I always thought 10-15 years ago when I was talking to him, how do I ship the car from colorado middle of nowhere to germany.
SAAC Member from Germany and Owner of a unrestored 1967 Shelby GT500, 1968 1/2 Cobra Jet´s and some nice Mustang Fastback´s 67/68

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2020, 04:48:58 PM »
Condolences to his family. A friend purchased 23 cars from him not that long ago... Sad

Wow,...23?
  One purchase 23 cars... 2 rockstars makin deals. ;D

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Re: Richard Barnes SAAC Member--Mustang Ranch
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 09:42:18 PM »
I never met nor dealt with him, but it is sad to hear of another member of our Shelby world passing.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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