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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2020, 09:50:28 AM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2020, 10:52:07 AM »
Guys,

Just to be clear, my initial comment was intended to be taken with jest.  Sorry to anyone who didnt take it that way...but I felt it would clearly come across as a joke.

Anyone who actually knows me, knows that my attaction to the cars goes way beyond being "only attacted by money". In fact, I love the cars so much that I have made them my life's work. If that offends anyone, is what it is.  But I'm not going to sit on a forum and take random swipes at someone I don't know.

For what it's worth, I love 66s every bit as much as the OP does on this thread. I agree that the cars represent an awesome balance between the raw performance of a 65 and the styling upgrades more associated with the later years. Again, was making a harmless joke. Lighten up fella, its all good!

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2020, 11:02:43 AM »
Guys,

Just to be clear, my initial comment was intended to be taken with jest.  Sorry to anyone who didnt take it that way...but I felt it would clearly come across as a joke.

Anyone who actually knows me, knows that my attaction to the cars goes way beyond being "only attacted by money". In fact, I love the cars so much that I have made them my life's work. If that offends anyone, is what it is.  But I'm not going to sit on a forum and take random swipes at someone I don't know.

For what it's worth, I love 66s every bit as much as the OP does on this thread. I agree that the cars represent an awesome balance between the raw performance of a 65 and the styling upgrades more associated with the later years. Again, was making a harmless joke. Lighten up fella, its all good!

Carry On,
Vern


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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2020, 12:03:59 PM »
Guys,

Just to be clear, my initial comment was intended to be taken with jest.  Sorry to anyone who didnt take it that way...but I felt it would clearly come across as a joke.

Anyone who actually knows me, knows that my attaction to the cars goes way beyond being "only attacted by money". In fact, I love the cars so much that I have made them my life's work. If that offends anyone, is what it is.  But I'm not going to sit on a forum and take random swipes at someone I don't know.

For what it's worth, I love 66s every bit as much as the OP does on this thread. I agree that the cars represent an awesome balance between the raw performance of a 65 and the styling upgrades more associated with the later years. Again, was making a harmless joke. Lighten up fella, its all good!

Carry On,
Vern


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Any Shelby enthusiast should be so fortunate as to buy a Shelby 66 or not from someone Dealer or not that has as good of moral compass that Vern has.




This is like some kind of commercial, these threads always get hijacked - this was just going to be a discussion about the cars - now it's a dealer discussion - a Vernon Estes discussion . Can't we just have a car thread? Ever?
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2020, 12:38:56 PM »
Hey Guys,

First of all I appreciate the kind words from the above posters. This will be my last post on the thread because I don't believe my or anyone else's time is well spent b#itching back and forth on an internet forum. Life is too short for meaningless drama which is what this thread has, for some reason, become.

"427Hunter" is right in that the thread shouldnt be about me. Where he and I seem to disagree is that he feels ive made the thread about myself.

My understanding of my involvement on this thread is as follows.
1) In my first post I made a sarcastic comment about trading 66s for 65s straight up. This is where a normal, well adjusted adult would either choose to snicker or not depending on whether or not you appreicate my particular brand of humor. 
2) My second post was made in response to another poster expressing an opinion about potential value differences in late vs early 66s. I responded to that post in a way which, at least I think, emphasized how great 66 Shelbys of all serial numbers are and that values dont generally tend to reflect serial number as much as they do the quality of the car. At least my intention of that post was to emphasize enthusiasm for the model year. I'm sorry if I was mistaken, but considering that this is a forum emphasizing the sharing of info, I thought I was trying to share my opinions in a way that might inform others about a specific topic which another poster brought into the conversation. Instead, I was branded as making the thread "all about values".
3) My third post was an attempt to get along with "427Hunter" who, in my view, has taken three fairly clear swipes at me on a public forum without anything which I would assume was or could be considered a provocation.

In my view, I'm not the specific poster on this thread who has chosen to make this thread about myself. That was handled very effectively by the guy who seems to be repeatedly making the accusation by going out of his way to take swings at someone who doesn't know.

I've got no beef with "427Hunter" personally...and I'm willing to let "bygones be bygones" and move on. We can all agree that we share a passion for the cars. More importantly, what I appreciate more about the hobby are the people involved, its only partially about the cars after you're "in it" for long enough.  I'm hopefully "427Hunter" and I can get along and both appreciate the passion that we share for these great cars.

Let's all move on with the thread.

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2020, 12:44:05 PM »
It can never be about the cars - NEVER !
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2020, 12:47:25 PM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

Good find 2112! I recall seeing this car listed for sale on Hemmings a few years ago. According to the notes on one of the accompanying BAT photos a previous owner replaced the louvers with plexi quarter windows to improve visibility "so he could see better when he was racing". Function over form? Interesting that "R" Models, that were built for racing, were completely blocked off.
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2020, 12:51:13 PM »
It can never be about the cars - NEVER !

Just following this thread but I'm confused with this comment. 427hunter, would you help me understand the comment?

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2020, 01:10:15 PM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

Good find 2112! I recall seeing this car listed for sale on Hemmings a few years ago. According to the notes on one of the accompanying BAT photos a previous owner replaced the louvers with plexi quarter windows to improve visibility "so he could see better when he was racing". Function over form? Interesting that "R" Models, that were built for racing, were completely blocked off.
   I can say that driving and or racing my 66 GT 350 for many years I dont think I relied ever on the quarter windows for visibility. Loved the look thou! ;D

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2020, 01:30:47 PM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

Good find 2112! I recall seeing this car listed for sale on Hemmings a few years ago. According to the notes on one of the accompanying BAT photos a previous owner replaced the louvers with plexi quarter windows to improve visibility "so he could see better when he was racing". Function over form? Interesting that "R" Models, that were built for racing, were completely blocked off.
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2020, 02:25:57 PM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

Good find 2112! I recall seeing this car listed for sale on Hemmings a few years ago. According to the notes on one of the accompanying BAT photos a previous owner replaced the louvers with plexi quarter windows to improve visibility "so he could see better when he was racing". Function over form? Interesting that "R" Models, that were built for racing, were completely blocked off.
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2020, 08:07:04 PM »
    For me it is all about the 1/4 window. From the moment I saw the window in '66 I knew I had to have one.

      Randy, hit the nail on the head. The 1/4 windows, are the major focal point, of the 66's.

      So much so, I remember, several friends with '65's, went right over to Shelby's store, in El Segundo, bought
      the 1/4 window kits and installed them in their 65's.

      One of those 65's, lived in Dave Dralles (rip) shop, for a long time and I bet Randy, knows about it.

      Doug

Got a chuckle from this. Reminds me of the '63 Corvette owners that removed the split window because they preferred the "clean look" and visibility improvement of the '64 rear window. Flavor of the month. I'll bet there are not too many '65s with the 1/4 windows still around today?

One came up for sale on BaT today

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-shelby-mustang-gt350-5/

Good find 2112! I recall seeing this car listed for sale on Hemmings a few years ago. According to the notes on one of the accompanying BAT photos a previous owner replaced the louvers with plexi quarter windows to improve visibility "so he could see better when he was racing". Function over form? Interesting that "R" Models, that were built for racing, were completely blocked off.
The quickest lightest option.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTVDpOaTGsc    8) ;D
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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2020, 08:08:30 PM »
It can never be about the cars - NEVER !

Just following this thread but I'm confused with this comment. 427hunter, would you help me understand the comment?

I guess '427hunter' has left the building...

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2020, 09:12:13 PM »
It can never be about the cars - NEVER !

Just following this thread but I'm confused with this comment. 427hunter, would you help me understand the comment?

I guess '427hunter' has left the building...

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Re: What is it about the 66 GT350
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2020, 10:26:25 PM »
Had my sights set on a 65-66 GT350 as long as I remember. One photo steered me more in the direction of a 66 for all the reasons mentioned here...the photo of 6S1291 in Ray Miller's "Mustang Does It" on pages 84-85. Not sure why, but that B&W photo is still one of the coolest I've ever seen of a 66, when I saw that I decided I had to get me one of those...
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