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Title: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: 69 GT350 Vert on December 11, 2019, 07:05:13 PM
No affiliation to this auction or vehicle.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/shelby/gt500/2352194.html
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 11, 2019, 07:38:07 PM
The only convertible assigned to the EFI test program!
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: SCJSTU on December 11, 2019, 07:56:58 PM
That ought to ring the bell at Mecum........
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 11, 2019, 08:02:17 PM
Its not the only engineering car either.
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Krelboyne on December 11, 2019, 08:10:59 PM
Someone didn't proof read the text in the auction, says it has power windows.
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: 1175 on December 11, 2019, 08:16:27 PM
Gorgeous color combo!

Jon
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Cobrask8 on December 11, 2019, 09:25:38 PM
Will Special Ed weigh in on this car?
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Bill on December 11, 2019, 10:23:38 PM
The only convertible assigned to the EFI test program!

Does it have one of your EFI systems installed?

Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 12, 2019, 05:59:18 AM
It does not have a Conelec system
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Bill on December 12, 2019, 06:55:03 AM
It does not have a Conelec system

If someone was to want it added after purchase, would that be feasible?
Costs associated with said Conelec system?
Just wondering out loud  8)
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 12, 2019, 07:35:26 AM
It would be feasible. Right now, I believe there is only one source for the system.

 ;)

My thought process goes like this, original cars with original EFI systems are more valuable than cars without the system.

I am looking to buy a car, so it is not in my best interest to raise the prices.

I have demonstrated the parts are available and it can be done (twice)

The other thing going for me is the costs to recreate the system probably make it cost prohibitive.

On the outside chance my wife reads the forum, we probably shouldn't discuss the costs associated with this project in open forum. But letís call it substaintial.

Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on December 12, 2019, 07:43:29 AM
There was a 1969 GT350 at MCACN a couple of years back claiming a similar heritage
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 12, 2019, 08:09:59 AM
Yes its #2329, Cougar dash experiment with Cleveland engine, awesome car
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on December 12, 2019, 02:12:58 PM
It looked pretty nice, but apparently if it had the fuel injection nobody seemed to be around to answer any questions
Itís amazing how many one offs and engineering cars still exist
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 12, 2019, 02:27:53 PM
It does not have the EFI

Currently 68#101 and Craig Jacksonís Green Hornet are the only original EFI cars with working systems
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: propayne on December 12, 2019, 03:43:45 PM
Yes its #2329, Cougar dash experiment with Cleveland engine, awesome car

Hmmm, does #2329 still have the Cougar dash?

- Phillip
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: SCJSTU on December 12, 2019, 03:50:38 PM

Currently 68#101 and Craig Jacksonís Green Hornet are the only original EFI cars with working systems''''''''''''''''''''''''

any pictures?
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 12, 2019, 05:03:44 PM
2329 has the Cougar dash.

Pictures of EFI can be found on youtube

1968 Shelby EFI
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: csx289 on December 13, 2019, 02:11:19 PM
Hi, All,

I DO have an affiliation with this car  ;D Here's a better link to the actual listing on Mecum's site vs. the HMN feeder:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-396993/1969-shelby-gt500-convertible/

I've asked Mecum to edit to PW part I don't know where they got that from. As for the EFI it was always my plan to have a fellow Wisconsinite buddy of mine (ahem! PETER  :D) help me return it to the way it was at Shelby with a Conolec system on it. But, try as I might as Pete mentioned he is trying to source a Conolec car of his own so is holding tight to the EFI bits hidden under his mattress for the time being.

So, 0006 remains today as it was when it was shipped to the Hertz Corporation in late '69 with its original CJ intake and carb on it currently.

It's a great car and if anybody is heading to Mecum please look me up- I'll likely be standing guard near the 13 cars I'm bringing (yikes) and it would be great to see some SAAC folks!

Happy Holidays to you all,

Colin
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: Coralsnake on December 13, 2019, 03:26:48 PM
Beautiful car, good luck!
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: David Hillman on December 14, 2019, 08:50:43 AM
Hi, All,

I DO have an affiliation with this car  ;D Here's a better link to the actual listing on Mecum's site vs. the HMN feeder:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-396993/1969-shelby-gt500-convertible/

I've asked Mecum to edit to PW part I don't know where they got that from. As for the EFI it was always my plan to have a fellow Wisconsinite buddy of mine (ahem! PETER  :D) help me return it to the way it was at Shelby with a Conolec system on it. But, try as I might as Pete mentioned he is trying to source a Conolec car of his own so is holding tight to the EFI bits hidden under his mattress for the time being.

So, 0006 remains today as it was when it was shipped to the Hertz Corporation in late '69 with its original CJ intake and carb on it currently.

It's a great car and if anybody is heading to Mecum please look me up- I'll likely be standing guard near the 13 cars I'm bringing (yikes) and it would be great to see some SAAC folks!

Happy Holidays to you all,

Colin

Very much enjoyed reading the Colin Collection booklet on the Mecum site.   Itís gotta be rough let these go.   Good luck !
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: corbins on December 14, 2019, 05:53:21 PM
Only thing that would make that car look any better would be my boney ass sitting in the drivers seat , in my driveway of course ! Damn I wish I could hit just one lottery :)
Title: Re: Conelec EFI 1969 Shelby Auction
Post by: csx289 on December 16, 2019, 02:25:33 PM
Thanks David and Corbins, yes, hard to sell off these cars but I'm losing a 17,000 foot building and being forced to downsize a bit. They are all really great cars and I hope they find good homes- maybe even ones that will let me visit  :)

Best Holiday Wishes to all of you and yours!

Colin