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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67 Grille Identification...
« on: August 24, 2023, 03:53:39 PM »
I've got an original outboard grille I am selling...  If anyone is interested.


Mike C 

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB 67 Shelby nose
« on: May 26, 2023, 09:53:20 AM »
I have an original one piece nose that may work for you.
It will require repair.  Itís not terrible, but has needs.

I sent a PM

Mike C

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / PPF film pattern
« on: March 31, 2023, 11:19:10 AM »
Hey all,
Is anyone aware of a pattern or PPF company who sells cut film for a "67 Shelby? 
I drive my car and I'd like to protect the front end.

Don't really want to discuss the good, bad etc. on film vs. no film, just looking to see if the car is in anyone's database.
I searched around I didn't see anything online. 


Mike C.

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Owner of 5S449 Unique opportunity !
« on: March 29, 2023, 11:23:13 AM »
Interesting topic, and one I have had to wrestle with. There's different ways to look at this, and every car owner has different priorities & goals. If someone called me and said they had something that belonged to my specific '65 and they wanted to sell it to me for $6K I might think they believe they have me over a barrel and are attempting to gouge me. Looked at from another perspective, I could say that person only has 1 prospective customer so their chances of getting top dollar are pretty slim if I am not interested. I can see both sides and it really depends on how far the owner is willing to go to get the car back to "original".

In this case, the car will run just fine without the manual. With rising values these cars have become investments, and the expected ROI has to be there to spend $6K on a document.

Good observations.  I recently negotiated on a part for my '65.  The seller reminded me several times how rare and unique the part was.  I pointed out that buyers are equally rare for his part.  A large percentage of '65's are restored or at least in a condition satisfactory to their owners.  How large is the market for very specific items like a steering wheel?  I think my point of view prevailed as I was able to secure the item and a "reasonable" number.   Your point is well taken, the car runs just fine without the manual. 

There are a lot of enthusiasts who are not as passionate about history or documentation compared to the small sample of opinions here.   On the other hand the individuals who own '65's are likely passionate about the history of their particular car.  Not to say there aren't rich guys who simply want to own a '65... 

Hey, I happen to need a manual.  If the the "proper" owner isn't interested, so be it! 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Ford GT 40
« on: March 14, 2023, 01:24:51 PM »
I guess that the 8 1/2 million dollar price is fair then.
The car apparently is something quite special.

A World market car, way out of my and most car guys pay grade.

The term is "exclusive". That means it excludes most of us from ownership but if you really think about it, why do you want it except for it's exclusivity?

You can drive a current reproduction for a lot less and it is probably a better car then the original ever was AND save on the 2.5% yearly stated value insurance. It is gonna' come to a much smaller number.

That $212,000 comes up too fast for me. ;)

P1076 is owned by a friend of mine.  I can assure you most of the guys trading GT40's (from the 1960's) won't ever spend the money they have, so why not own one?  And if you've owned one long enough, it was probably just a couple million dollar purchase. 

1965 GT350/R-Model / 1965 Cragar wheels Original vs repro?
« on: March 02, 2023, 04:25:25 PM »
Hey all,

Considering a purchase of an original set of '65 Cragar wheels vs. a repro set. 
The original wheels will need to be restored, replated at the least, maybe re-rimmed. 
Once a set of original wheels is restored, are they indistinguishable from a new set?

If the repro's are made with original tooling, are they not going to be identical to a restored set?  I'm assuming a restored set has the rims removed, plated and then welded back on...

To me a part is only original once, when its "restored" it isn't truly original.  Maybe it's a matter of semantics, but that's my point of view.


Mike C 

Appeals / Re: 1967 GT500 which engine would you put in and why?
« on: October 19, 2022, 12:58:29 PM »
Why not build a correct looking, proper 428 with some modest modifications?
This is what I did:  Correct block and heads, ported the heads, mild mechanical camshaft(gives good vacuum), CJ manifolds.
Engine made 420 HP and 460 TQ.  It looks and sounds like a stock 428.  Runs as good as I need for a restored '67 GT500. 

Mike C

Appeals / Need car looked at in Raleigh, NC.
« on: October 19, 2022, 10:19:44 AM »

I need a "Shelby" looked at in Apex, NC, just southwest of Raleigh.  It's a 1986 GLHS Omni.  Yes-don't laugh they are collectible. 
You don't need to be an expert on this type of car, I just want eyes on the car, look it over for any repairs or damage, listen to it run. 
It's a 13,000 mile survivor and looks very nice in pictures. 

I'll compensate for time/gas.

Please PM me or email at:


Mike C

Up For Auction / Re: Safir GT40 Mk V GT40P1134 on BAT
« on: September 02, 2022, 10:52:32 AM »
I'm no expert but I've been looking at these lately.  I am told both the Safir and CAV chassis are very good quality. 
Safir isn't quite "original" and it's not quite a reproduction in my view.  They occupy an odd spot in the GT40 world.


Appeals / Need '65 Mustang inspected in Dover, NH...
« on: June 28, 2022, 10:30:05 AM »

I'm looking for someone who can inspect a '65 convertible in Dover, NH.   Just a std. Mustang nothing special.
PM please.
It's a paying gig.


Mike C

Parts For Sale / Re: Small letter Cobra intake, 3259 Holleys
« on: June 09, 2022, 04:29:18 PM »
Email also sent this AM on 513...

SAAC-47 / Re: Popular Ballot Car Show Thread
« on: June 08, 2022, 12:18:26 PM »
Been to a lot of SAAC meets but never participated in the Popular vote show.  Are the cars grouped by year or type?  Driving in from out of town that AM, will arrival at 9:00AM allow enough time to get in and park etc? 


Mike C

Wanted to Buy / WTB '67 Shelby Steering wheel
« on: March 02, 2022, 10:23:16 AM »
Need correct wheel for '67 Shelby.  Sounds like there are a couple types, looking for brushed center, short tabs.
Prefer a wheel not needing restoration. 

I have a '66 EFFPI wheel in perfect condition to trade if intested.

PM me please. 



Regional Shows and Events / Re: Cincinnati Concours
« on: February 01, 2022, 04:09:43 PM »
The Cincinnati Concours Invitational is truly a class showing.
We were accepted by the Invitational committee for a factory werks car we have.
The Invitational is first class all the way and politics seemed to be non-existent.
A very enjoyable and welcoming group.
I would recommend that a person participate in the pre showing events, one was at the airport as I recall.
Against all odds with competition from Porsche, Mercedes, Corvettes, Lambo's etc, we managed a Blue Ribbon in the factory werks race class and a rather large 1st place crystal trophy in another class.

We would highly recommend anybody with a Shelby, Cobra or GT 40 to enter and participate.
Congrats to SFM5S159 for being a recruiter for the event !

Thank you for the kind words about our concours. 
I am also a judge, and no, there aren't politics that I'm aware of anyway.  Just a sold group of people in the mid-west lucky enough to host a world-class event with some world-class automobiles.

Mike C 

Regional Shows and Events / Re: Cincinnati Concours
« on: January 31, 2022, 05:16:26 PM »
I'm a recruiter for the show and I'll be showing my '67 GT500.
We can use cars. 
I can provide info on how nominate your car for the show.

Thanks for the post.

Mike C

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