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early (pre Cobra) advertising and history
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:53:21 AM »
Here's an ad for Carroll Shelby Sports cars, announcing  him as distributor of Listers.  8)

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 10:27:21 AM »
Very cool - I've certainly never seen that before.

Will be interesting to see how much content can be dug up in pre-Cobra Shelby adverts!

I don't believe I have any in my materials.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 11:08:57 AM »
Thanks for posting that, do you know the year and/or the publication?

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'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 11:47:41 AM »
propayne & JD, I will see if I can find out what year and what publication that ad was from, it was a find on another forum.

Here's a photo of Carroll Shelby Sports Cars from 1957, he was sharing the space with Jim Hall (the Chaparral-Chevy guy) at that

 time.

I've changed the subject heading to be more inclusive as well.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 12:19:30 PM »
Thanks, I remember seeing another photo of the exterior of that business and about the parties that took place, it might have been in that Biography on Shelby.  I'll look when I get back to my files.

'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 08:32:24 PM »
Another early ad  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 09:39:11 PM »
Sorry got distracted and just remembered to get that book and look for the photos.

See below from the book Carroll Shelby the Authorized Biography by Rinsey Mills

'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 09:43:23 PM »
Another early ad  ;)

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Hey Carroll, how many "s" are there in Massssssserati?   
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 12:17:48 PM »
I remember this building. I think it was torn down in the early 1990's. Yale Blvd had its name changed to SMU Blvd around the same time. The street looks completely different now except Milo Butterfingers is still there.


propayne & JD, I will see if I can find out what year and what publication that ad was from, it was a find on another forum.

Here's a photo of Carroll Shelby Sports Cars from 1957, he was sharing the space with Jim Hall (the Chaparral-Chevy guy) at that

 time.

I've changed the subject heading to be more inclusive as well.

Mike
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 12:28:13 PM »
Custom steering wheels page 1962 Moon® catalog.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 02:02:03 PM »
Love that "Carroll Shelby RACE TESTED" graphic with the sport car (as Shelby used to say) and bib overalls!

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 05:39:49 PM »
Dan, thanks for posting the page from the Moon Equipped catalog, hasn't Shelby's involvement with the Corvair has been brought

 up here before some where ?

I'm with propayne on the the "Race Tested" logo, any chance you could do a better scan of just the logo and post it here ?

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 11:33:52 AM »
Dan, thanks for posting the page from the Moon Equipped catalog, hasn't Shelby's involvement with the Corvair has been brought

 up here before some where ?

I'm with propayne on the the "Race Tested" logo, any chance you could do a better scan of just the logo and post it here ?

Mike
If can find the book. I captured that image years ago.  For about ten years I asked around, sent inquires out, and watched eBay® looking for a red metal flake wheel to show up for sale. The only "Shelby" one I have ever seen for sale was one of the dished models in green metal flake. There is no telling which manufacturer actually produced them as multiple  companies made their own versions in the 1960s.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2020, 03:46:53 PM »
Royce, here's a couple of photos from 2008, of the Shelby dealership on Yale (now SMU blvd.) you can still see the logo on the

 wall, that should be saved some how !

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 03:52:45 PM »
Wow, great photo!  Amazing that it hasn't been painted over in all the years since CS was there.

Does it still exist?
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