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Wanted to Buy / Re: Serial number tag
« on: February 20, 2024, 10:10:08 AM »
OMG, that looks like a fragment from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Up For Auction / Re: Last first gen GT350 up for auction
« on: February 19, 2024, 08:00:14 PM »
The underside of this thing kinda reminds of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried a half-century ago and unearthed in '07 out in Tulsa. 

So 3 original 1967's left Lax, but a better question is currently how many owners now wrongly claim that their cars came with a 427 engine instead?  Quite a few I suspect unfortunately.  This is what makes the SAAC Registry and even The Shelby Research Group on Facebook so important.  It keeps people honest

Replicas and Tribute / Aluminum Bodied GT40 nice video
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:31:04 PM »
This is a great video from a few years ago.  Jim Cowden's aluminum bodied GT40 replica.  Sweet.

Apologies if it's been posted before.

Dear Kent,

Welcome to America!  What dates to be plan to be here in the states?  Will you be traveling around North Carolina or just be staying in Wilmington?  If you decide to take a trip to Charlotte, a visit to the Mustang Owner's Museum would be worth your time.  I'm based out of Chapel Hill, but would love to meet up with you and talk Shelbys if at all possible.  My email is:


Up For Auction / Original Shelby Cobra Grill on eBay
« on: January 21, 2024, 09:50:12 PM »
Is it really worth this much??

Original Shelby Cobra Grill 289 427

The holy Grail of Grills original 289 427 Cobra grill replaced by my father who bought 7 cars from Shelby America I have cancelled check with serial #ís two were factory race cars. This grill has scribed #97. Car was sold to the beach boy who drowned in the harbor in Los Angeles I think I canít guarantee it, but my dad had a strong relationship with Shelby buying parts and cars. Real story real part rough and pitted crooked and lovely! If you have any questions, donít hesitate to hit me up. Cheers.

If this can be documented it came off a car worth 5 million now.

US $19,289.00 or Best Offer

I'm pretty sure Pete was called in for this one.  Any idea what number this is?

Yes, we all do.
Always a somber time seeing all the wonderful pics posted of the GT350 Tours he anchored.
We just did our 3rd annual 'Toast to Woody' last month at our old Watering Hole.... Kristopher's in Matthews.
Hard to believe it's been 3-years.... We Face-Timed his daughter Noel and everyone got to visit.

So good to hear that Mark.

The Lounge / Re: Checkered Flag Henry " Hank " Williams
« on: December 26, 2023, 07:38:21 PM »
Part of the 'Greatest Generation'.  God Bless him for his service.  Here is a great article on the Gentleman's Racer site about him and his amazing Cobra:

The Hank Williams Cobra

It is a rare sight to see an original Cobra on the road, even at car shows many of the "Cobras" are simply replicas, but rarer still is finding an original car, with the original owner. A plaque on the windshield reads "History-Making Cobra" and that statement is true in more ways than one. Hank Williams moved to Southern California in 1964, an aspiring racing driver piloting an Austin Healey 3000, but the world of sports car racing was moving towards bigger engines and faster lap times and the old Healey was not going to cut it much longer. The new Cobra as being raced at Riverside International Raceway not far from Hanks home in Fontana, and less than a year after seeing a Cobra on the track, he was at the dealership purchasing his car.

But it was not as simple as that, the dealership that had sold Hank the car did not really own it, it was on loan from another dealer as a display item, when he returned to pick the car up the next day it had gone back to the dealer in Pomona that had loaned out the car. After about two weeks of run around and red tape he threatened to sue, the next day the car magically appeared.

Hank was soon hitting the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing events in Southern, California. For 10 years the hank and his machine competed in 394 events and took home 35 trophies, including a plaque that commemorated his drive as the first African-American to drive around Indianapolis Speedway.

The car is almost 100% original, having had minor race damage repaired over the years, even the Hard Top was a factory Shelby option, and a rare one at that. And that grey-blue paint... it is some kind of a mistake, the car was supposed to be light blue, but three cars left the factory with this unique color. Hank guessed that they just had a little silver and a little blue so they mixed them and painted the car.

Hank is now 72 years old and has owned the car for nearly 50 years, look for him at events, he is still active with the Shelby clubs and attends several shows a year.

Cars For Sale / Re: 1969 GT 350 Convertible Acapulco Blue/4 Speed
« on: December 26, 2023, 05:19:50 PM »
Nice Bret.

Up For Auction / Early Small Later Cobra Intake on Facebook Marketplace
« on: December 19, 2023, 12:32:24 AM »

Real deal early 1965 small letter Cobra gt350 Shelby intake manifold S1MS9424A

Early real deal 1964-65 Cobra 289 Hi-Po small letter aluminum high rise intake manifold.  S1MS 9424A. No porting or milling. No water port corrosion. No welded ears. It does have the common hair line crack ( very small ) in exhaust crossover. I do not want to have it fixed everyone has there own way of doing this. Honest should not even matter up to you but had to mention it. If you have a problem with the asking price just move on. Very rare intake now days. You may never see another in any cond.


Up For Auction / 2 HIPO engines For Sale on Facebook Marketplace
« on: December 18, 2023, 11:59:15 PM »
2 HIPO engines, freshly rebuilt.  No mention of dates or specs.  Hmmm

(2) Fresh Rebuid 289 Hipo K Code Standard Bore Engines. Yes they have Big Main Caps, Big Bolt Rods, Flat Top Pistons, Solid Lifter Cams, Hipo Heads, Big Balancers, Crankshaft Counterweights, Cobra Intakes, Shelby Valve Covers. Dual Point Distibutors with New Pertronics Ignition, New Rotating Assembly Balance Job, Valve Job, Rings, Bearings, Pistons, Oil Pumps, Timing Chain and Gears, Gaskets, Seals, Freeze Plugs Rebuilt Carbs. New Never Been Fired. $12,500 Each. Optional Parts- Headers, S1MS Cobra Aluminum Oil Pan, Deep Sump Steel Oil Pan, S2MS Lemans Holley Carb. Cash or Wire Transfer Only. Can Ship.

$12,500 each

Awesome as always Bri.

The Lounge / Re: I always knew Cobras were fast...
« on: December 18, 2023, 10:40:55 PM »
Hey Brian since you brought this topic up....would you know who has owned the most cobras  ?

Asking for a friend......

You'd have to ask Ned or one of our other Cobra Gurus.

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