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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2021, 12:45:15 PM »
Ok.  I gotta ask.  What's up with the white shocks?  At first I thought they were KYBs.  After looking at more pictures, it looks like they have the disk below the upper bushing eye like the adjustable shocks.  Pre-production parts?

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2021, 12:51:01 PM »
When one does a restoration there are always decisions to be made.  :)

This car was originally left with the engineering department well into the 1969 model year.

The decision was taken to "upgrade" the tires to the GY black side walls , like a KR and the 1969 style Shelby shock absorbers to represent that.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2021, 01:10:32 PM »
Ah.  That makes sense.  Thanks.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2021, 02:02:32 PM »
You may also see the front fender bolts are painted body color.

This represents the car being repainted after it was built, per an internal memorandum
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #79 on: March 24, 2021, 02:24:42 PM »
I think you had mentioned the fender bolts previously.  The things I found unusual were the shocks, tires and lack of
comfortweave.

I also seem to remember the electronic controller being mounted to the front of the console.  The pictures show it mounted to the radiator support.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2021, 02:41:41 PM »
Correct. Initially there was some evidence the computer was external on this car, but I do agree inside would have been more correct. Especially when I found evidence on the console of its original mounting location.

Very early cars tend to have smooth seats
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2021, 02:47:50 PM »
I did a short synopsis of many of these odd features for the new owner. Its included with the car 🙂
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2021, 04:13:17 PM »
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2021, 04:51:05 PM »
Was there a 428cj installed in September 1967 for these tests ?

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2021, 05:17:57 PM »
I think that is very unlikely. We dont have the exact date it was installed. It was more likely early 1968 CY.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2021, 11:04:41 PM »
Is this the car that was owned by Jan and then Gale in the 80s that had a 427 in it for awhile?

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2021, 07:02:09 AM »
Yes, they are previous owners.
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2021, 08:14:56 AM »
Yes, they are previous owners.
Here is a couple of pictures from Hallett Roadway in Tulsa from about 1986-87.  Gale is in both pictures.  The license plate on the car is GT 427.  I had just been given rides in both the Shelby and the BOSS.

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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2021, 08:37:56 AM »
Oh good stuff! Thanks for posting!
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Re: 1968 Shelby #101 up for auction
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2021, 07:01:57 PM »
Lets get this party started

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