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Re: Finding a Car?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2020, 04:31:55 PM »
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Getting information requires sharing information

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I'm trying!  I'll post the photos when I find the car!  (Self fulfilling prophecy, manifesting it!)

I can't tell you how thankful I am for the help.

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2020, 07:46:38 PM »
I really like these threads ! hope the car is found.

TedS, thanks for posting the vintage image of the cars on the used lot, what a cool image !

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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2020, 08:13:30 PM »
Good luck with your search! I sold a 1965 Mustang fastback in the mid eighties that I just located and the current owner is sending me pictures of it. I had the benefit of still having the VIN on file. A private investigator was able to locate it for me. It was just nice to know the car didn't end up crushed or rusting out in a field somewhere. Chances are very good that your old Shelby survived because they were collectible by that point in time, so it's probably out there somewhere!

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2020, 09:54:25 PM »
Good idea about the private investigator.   Curious:  How much did that cost? 
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2020, 10:45:41 PM »
Good luck with your search! I sold a 1965 Mustang fastback in the mid eighties that I just located and the current owner is sending me pictures of it. I had the benefit of still having the VIN on file. A private investigator was able to locate it for me. It was just nice to know the car didn't end up crushed or rusting out in a field somewhere. Chances are very good that your old Shelby survived because they were collectible by that point in time, so it's probably out there somewhere!

That's a GREAT idea!  Being that the four people trying to buy it got in a bidding war with my mother, I'm positive it went to a collector.

My dad redid a 64 1/2  ragtop, a '58 corvette,  and a 56 T-Bird prior. 

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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2020, 01:35:59 AM »
Are you looking to find the car to repurchase?If so there may be some “sticker shock” involved.These things got pretty pricey over the years.Just sayin.....Good luck!!!

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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2020, 09:34:38 AM »
I really like these threads ! hope the car is found.

TedS, thanks for posting the vintage image of the cars on the used lot, what a cool image !

Mike

+1 on both counts.

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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2020, 04:15:33 PM »
Good luck with your search! I sold a 1965 Mustang fastback in the mid eighties that I just located and the current owner is sending me pictures of it. I had the benefit of still having the VIN on file. A private investigator was able to locate it for me. It was just nice to know the car didn't end up crushed or rusting out in a field somewhere. Chances are very good that your old Shelby survived because they were collectible by that point in time, so it's probably out there somewhere!

That's a GREAT idea!  Being that the four people trying to buy it got in a bidding war with my mother, I'm positive it went to a collector.

My dad redid a 64 1/2  ragtop, a '58 corvette,  and a 56 T-Bird prior.

The private investigator I used didn't charge me anything, he's a buddy of mine. He apparently had access to a program that could search the registration from the VIN, he had a name and phone number for me within 24 hours! Every six months or so for the last five years I would post pictures of it on Mustang Facebook pages hoping someone would recognize it, but it didn't ring any bells to anyone. Turns out this gentleman who is now 80 years old saw it sitting outside a shop many years ago, bought it, had it painted, and pretty much stored it away, hasn't had it out too much since apparently. At least I know it hasn't been crushed or sitting in a field rotting away somewhere.....

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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2020, 04:21:32 PM »
Cool!  Nice to have friend who is a P.I. 

I'd choose Joe Mannix for mine.  (I own the '68 Dart GTS 340 convertible from the TV series.)
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2020, 04:25:33 PM »
Jim Rockford(even if he drove a poncho) 8)

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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2020, 05:44:35 PM »
Hi FredTheCatTravels,

     Pardon me if I overlooked this but I would suggest that you provide your father`s name as he may already be listed in the 1967 Registry. If you are not comfortable providing your father`s name you could contact the 1967 registrar directly.

Good luck with your search, rb

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2020, 10:36:13 PM »
Hi FredTheCatTravels,

     Pardon me if I overlooked this but I would suggest that you provide your father`s name as he may already be listed in the 1967 Registry. If you are not comfortable providing your father`s name you could contact the 1967 registrar directly.

Good luck with your search, rb

Great suggestion - Dave Mathews SAAC 67 Shelby Registrar - dmathews "at" prodigy "dot" net
« Last Edit: December 23, 2020, 10:38:12 PM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2020, 03:07:12 PM »
Hi FredTheCatTravels,

     Pardon me if I overlooked this but I would suggest that you provide your father`s name as he may already be listed in the 1967 Registry. If you are not comfortable providing your father`s name you could contact the 1967 registrar directly.

Good luck with your search, rb

I would be more than happy to provide his name.  Where would I do this?

Thanks everyone!  I have my mother looking through her photo archives.

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2020, 04:33:51 PM »

I would be more than happy to provide his name.  Where would I do this?

Thanks everyone!  I have my mother looking through her photo archives.

You can post it here or to Dave Mathews SAAC 67 Shelby Registrar - dmathews@prodigy.net
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0