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Title: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 30, 2021, 08:51:44 AM
Was checking out some boxes of stuff and came upon the first picture I have of my car in Dec 1971 right after I purchased it.
I also looked at the picture I took a few weeks ago when I showed it at the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey where it received its AACA First Place Junior Award.
So many memories in its 242,000 mile journey
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: chris NOS on October 30, 2021, 09:04:34 AM
Congratulations, that's a lot of time together !!!!
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: JD on October 30, 2021, 09:23:51 AM
Yes, congratulations and here is to many more!
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: oldcanuck on October 30, 2021, 09:43:38 AM
Congratulations..... so at $17.- per day and .17 per mile, how much have you saved over renting...... by owning ?
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: gt350shelb on October 30, 2021, 10:21:35 AM
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on October 30, 2021, 12:24:04 PM
Congratulations Steve.  That is truly awesome.  Could you take the car to the exact spot you took the picture in 71?

Corey
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Bob Gaines on October 30, 2021, 01:02:13 PM
Congratulations Steve .That is quite a accomplishment.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: FL SAAC on October 30, 2021, 01:04:36 PM


Congratulations Mr McDonald  !
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 30, 2021, 05:08:09 PM
Congratulations Steve.  That is truly awesome.  Could you take the car to the exact spot you took the picture in 71?

Corey

Yes, but that field is now full of trees about 30 feet tall. Its at the end the street where my parents live where we used to play football and other stuff. it was sold and the owner has let it go back to woods
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: GT350Lad on October 30, 2021, 05:43:03 PM
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages

Haha so good
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: deathsled on October 30, 2021, 05:49:03 PM
$41,140 milage charge

$ 310250 per day at 17.00

$351390 + damages
Liking the mathematical breakdown.  Very clever.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 30, 2021, 05:53:55 PM
This will make you guys think about money, I paid $1,000 for it, drove it for almost 20 years as a daily, then weekend driver. The total cost of the owner done restoration adding all the receipts is a little over $22,500, includes new tires, paint, and glass installation
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: deathsled on October 30, 2021, 06:02:30 PM
This will make you guys think about money, I paid $1,000 for it, drove it for almost 20 years as a daily, then weekend driver. The total cost of the owner done restoration adding all the receipts is a little over $22,500, includes new tires, paint, and glass installation
Better than the stock market (in most instances).  Plus you had fun driving it along with the pride of ownership.  A stock? Not so much.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on October 30, 2021, 06:08:24 PM
Congratulations..... so at $17.- per day and .17 per mile, how much have you saved over renting...... by owning ?
It's not the $ it's the fun and memories. My dad was doing a lot of traveling for work in 1966. Every time we'd drop him off at LAX we'd pass Hertz and I'd beg him to rent a GT350 for a day so I could drive it  - they had a 25 year old rule and so did my dad. In 1975 I bought 843 and I was 25.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: S7MS427 on October 30, 2021, 06:17:46 PM
Great milestone, Steve.  Its going to take me eight more years to say that mine has been family owned for 50 years, so I don't think I'll ever be able to say that I've owned it myself for 50 years.  Now the '67 will hit the 50 year mark in another seven.  But you owning yours for 50, that's a real achievement!  May you enjoy it for another 50!
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Side-Oilers on October 30, 2021, 08:10:21 PM
Very cool milestone!

Might be fun to start a list of who's in the 50 year club, 40 year club, 30 year club.   
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Lfino on October 30, 2021, 10:18:12 PM
Bought my 67 April 1970.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: mygt350 on October 30, 2021, 10:50:36 PM
My mother bought 5S228 for her 16 year old son (me) in 1967. Have cancelled check, bill of sale, and other artifacts.

54 years...
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 31, 2021, 07:51:57 AM
My mother bought 5S228 for her 16 year old son (me) in 1967. Have cancelled check, bill of sale, and other artifacts.

54 years...


Your mom was great for doing that, I had to sell car 6S1855 to pay my mom back for help buying our first house
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 31, 2021, 07:53:27 AM
Bought my 67 April 1970.

Thatís sounds like a great story you should write up for the Shelby American
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: pchmotoho on October 31, 2021, 08:18:46 AM
I love hearing about these long term owners, and here I am excited about 10 years (almost) of ownership.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: oldcanuck on October 31, 2021, 08:58:21 AM
I love hearing about these long term owners, and here I am excited about 10 years (almost) of ownership.

Long term.... short term..... isn't the excitement just that ?  One of those things in life so enjoyable, that you can't put a price tag on.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: jk66gt350 on October 31, 2021, 09:41:00 AM
Congrats on that milestone!  I'll have had mine for 35 years ago as of the 1st week of December.  Hopefully I'll make it to 50 years as well.   
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: csxsfm on October 31, 2021, 01:56:38 PM
54+ years here.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: 557 on October 31, 2021, 03:35:59 PM
Thatís cool,congrats!!!I am new to the party at only 39 years of ownership.These things are the best ďtangible investmentsĒever IMHO.. 8)
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Rocket on October 31, 2021, 04:47:17 PM
I have owned 6S550 since August, 1967. Ron
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Dan353 on October 31, 2021, 08:17:13 PM
Congratulations  Iíve only had my 69 GT350 for 24 yrs I hope I make it to 50.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on October 31, 2021, 08:23:57 PM
 :o
I have owned 6S550 since August, 1967. Ron
MICO master cylinder and a 4 speed, now that's a rare one
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: deathsled on October 31, 2021, 08:38:36 PM
Very cool milestone!

Might be fun to start a list of who's in the 50 year club, 40 year club, 30 year club.
Good idea!
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on November 01, 2021, 11:58:10 AM
Might be fun to start a list of who's in the 50 year club, 40 year club, 30 year club.

Jim and Jan Shield bought their 65 new. Their milestone was 70 years of marriage a couple months ago.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: deathsled on November 01, 2021, 01:37:48 PM
Might be fun to start a list of who's in the 50 year club, 40 year club, 30 year club.

Jim and Jan Shield bought their 65 new. Their milestone was 70 years of marriage a couple months ago.
I've seen that car in some magazine(s) somewhere.  I think it was featured in a book "How to Buy a Shelby."
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on November 01, 2021, 05:48:15 PM
Now thatís impressive 70 years of marriage and a 65 Shelby
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: GT350Lad on November 01, 2021, 07:00:53 PM
Now thatís impressive 70 years of marriage and a 65 Shelby

Wow thatís impressive
Would love some pics
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: Side-Oilers on November 01, 2021, 09:51:44 PM
Jim and Jan are lovely people too.  Great combination all around.
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: gt350hr on November 02, 2021, 11:26:16 AM
   I have had the pleasure of working with Jim on 5S272 for 34 years. I actually "claimed" 272 when it was in the showroom ( unsold) at McCoy Ford here in Anaheim. I was just a kid but rode my bicycle downtown every week to check it out because "I" was going to buy it. You can imagine how devastated I was when I found out a lady had bought it before I could. Fast forward to 1987 when sitting around talking and Jim says "well Jan bought ours in Anaheim" and I blurt out "so you're the lady that traded a Porsche in for my car". They couldn't believe all the details I knew . Two of the nicest people I know.
   My current Hertz car has been in my possession sine '74 , another $1,000 car. I'm going to keep it for at least another eleven.
   Randy
Title: Re: Celebrating 50 years of ownership in Dec
Post by: shelbydoug on November 02, 2021, 12:36:31 PM
I got mine on April 4, 1971. 11am. I can still remember when it pulled up.

It really did change my life considerably and headed me down a different road with an amazing group of new people that I met that I never would have otherwise.

If it wasn't about a mile a way I might have bought the 427 Cobra from Carter up in Millbrook.

Fate would not have it as it were.

'68 GT350 Hertz, NY, NY car. Somewhat of a non-conformist kinda' like it's current owner is.

Carly Simon knew me as "Corvair Doug". Vanessa Williams was only 14 so I couldn't even take here for a ride without a chaparone.

I positively "know" that Momma "C" would ask me where the Corvair was? She'd remember. Geeze. Would the Shelby have changed that? ::)