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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2021, 10:48:39 AM »
I will be happy to re post any and all photographs I have. Potential bidders can also contact me.

All GT500s were originally equipped with 428 police interceptors. The engine for 101 was changed by Shelby/Ford engineers to a 428 Cobra Jet. It was also upgraded to Conelec fuel injection.

The car was also used to test “69 sound package” which has been determined to be extra sound deadners and insulation similar to a Mach 1. “Torque sensitive” rear axle which is a locking axle with added Cougar style axle insulators.

The car retains an original AM radio.

Initially it was thought the “sound package” maybe related to the radio, but it was determined not to be the case.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2021, 11:13:00 AM »
Thanks Pete.  Awesome details.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2021, 01:48:58 PM »
Very cool!
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2021, 08:16:25 PM »
I will do my best to post some of Phil's old photos and photos I have.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2021, 08:48:11 PM »
I will do some digging on the old laptop   see what i can find
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2021, 11:33:27 PM »
What would the expected price range b fir this car ?
It looks like a nice restoration.,

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2021, 06:45:48 AM »
I believe the car is no reserve. North of $400k, would be my “guess”, but auctions are unpredictable. Some other rare Shelbys will be at this auction as well, that should help.

Not a dual serial number car. It likely was and then updated as it stayed at the factory.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2021, 05:43:11 PM »
After Serial Number 101 left Shelby Engineering it went to Courtesy Ford in Littleton, Colorado.

I believe this is the original sales advertisement

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2021, 05:44:07 PM »


From the larger ad above, This was 1969 and according to Vincent Liska, this was the only Gold fastback at Courtesy during this time frame.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2021, 08:00:08 PM »
The late 1970's after getting a fresh black paint job

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2021, 08:03:09 PM »
It is believed the ram air hood was original to the car. The plenum appears to be hand made and was not like the factory molded part.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 06:53:27 AM »
Pete has a whole write up on this car on his web site thecoransnake.com, from when he restored it.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2021, 08:31:48 AM »
I can post more here-leading up to auction

Just in case anyone is a consultant for a buyer 😀
or THE Buyer.

Here is the end result

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QI6raT_epFc
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2021, 10:15:34 AM »
That's the stuff!

Can you tell us more about how the Conelec system works?  I assume there are no O2 sensors.  How is mixture controlled?  Is it a sequential system?  How is it timed?  What adjustments are there?

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2021, 10:45:19 AM »
I can try, but there is a certain amount of witchcraft and hocus pocus

This is pre oxygen sensors, later versions (post Shelby) did use oxygen sensors. Ford continued this program after Shelby closed their doors.

Timing comes directly from the number one plug wire

Firing is not sequential it is all cylinders at once

The mixture ratio is preprogrammed and controlled by the computer based on rpms (I think)

After initial set up there are no adjustments necessary 
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