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Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« on: June 07, 2021, 07:05:39 PM »
Attached is a list of all the known Shelby American cars spotted with the MFG plates.
It would be really neat if we could ID all of them too. 

Feel free to add some more, but please include the VINTAGE photo where you found the addition.

Shelby American MFG license plates
1A MFG 013    - csx2260 FIA Cobra; Targa Florio #148 64-4, Sierra Montana (La Montagne) #177 64-8
                     - csx2299 Daytona Coupe; Reims #15 64-7, Tourist Trophy Goodwood #21 64-8-29
                     - 65 GT350; 5S114 – Le Mans, Modena, RT 65-6
1D MFG 013   - 289 Cobra (B&W dark painted, silver painted spokes, white walls - Steve McQueen, Venice ’63-6 THF
1E MFG 013    - Econoline Van 1963 Venice, CA    
                     - 289 Cobra (white, chrome spoke wheels) Riverside Motor Trend 500 parade laps; ‘Ray Conniff Band Leader’[/color]
                     - csx2287 Daytona Coupe; SPA #1 64-5-17; Le Mans #6 64-6, Reims #14 64-7-5, Tour de France #186 64-9-11 (possibly)
                     - csx2299 Daytona Coupe; #5 Lemans 64-6 (no registration stick / front plate on the back of the Daytona)
                     - csx2601 Daytona Coupe; Reims #26 65-7-3 (possibly)
                     - csx2602 Daytona Coupe; SPA #21 65-5-16, Nurburgring #55 65-5-23
1F MFG 013    - 289 Cobra; (B&W red?, spoke wheels) Sports Car Graphic 1963, 1963 Cobra Ad
                     - csx2301 FIA Cobra; Targa Florio #150 64-4-26, Spa #4 64-5-17, Nurburgring #99 64-5-31, Freiburg Hill Climb #68 64-8-9
1G MFG 013   - csx2345 FIA Cobra; Targa Florio #142 64-4, Freiburg Hill Climb #66 64-8-9, Brighton speed Trial #110 64-9-12
1H MFG 013   - 289 Cobra (B&W medium color, silver spoke wheels, whitewalls) with Carroll Shelby and Peyton Cramer in Venice
                     - 289 Cobra (B&W silver), RT 64-6
1K MFG 013   - 289 Cobra (B&W maybe silver, silver spokes, white walls) back lot at Carter Street in Venice (maybe 1K)
1L MFG 013    - 2137 Cobra; Tour de Corse #85 63-11-9 (light metallic blue)
                     - csx2323 FIA Cobra; Targa Florio #146 64-4-26
                     - 65 GT350, CARS magazine 66-5
                     - 67 GT500 white, MagStars, large letter Goodyear tires, 67-5 Montauk, NY
1M MFG 013    - csx2300 Daytona Coupe; Nurburgring white #56 65-5; Reims #27 Guardsman Blue 65-7
1N MFG 013   - 289 Cobra [B&W] dark, chrome spoke wheels, white walls) also spotted at the Naval Air Station; August 3rd 1965 UPDATED 8/2/2022
                     - csx3000 [B&W] no hood scoop, no roll bar, no side pipes, bumpers, sunbursts, Point Mugu Rock; Malibu, CA
1R MFG 013    - GT/109 LAX TWA Terminal #9 65-6-10, Lemans #15 65-6-20
                     - 66 GT350 (white, no top stripes, YAMAHA ad) 66-6 CD, 67-5 Sports Illustrated
1S MFG 013   - 65 GT350 (white, stripes, Cragar wheels); Pete Brock at apartment , LAX American HR Foundation photo, LAX Brunette
1W MFG 013   -P/1005 LAX TWA Terminal #15 65-6-10, Le Mans #6 65-6-12
1X MFG 013   - csx2601 Daytona Coupe; Spa #20 65-5-16
                     - csx2299 Daytona Coupe; Lemans #11 65-6-19, Brussels Auto Show #1 66-1-12
1Z MFG 013   - 65 GT350 (white, stripes, Cragar wheels) LAX moving in; HR 65-8


2C MFG 013   - 65 Mustang Convertible parked on Princeton Ave with 5r002 in the foreground (updated 8/20/2022)
                     - csx2602 Daytona Coupe; Lemans #65 (red) 65-6-20
2F MFG 013   - 65 GT350; 5s012 (white, stripes, Cragar wheels) MT / HR
2G MFG 013   - 67 GT500 LR #0131; LAX – Riverside LLTC 67-7-7
2H MFG 013   - csx2286 Daytona Coupe; LAX #1 65-6; Le Mans #9 65-6-19
                     - csx3000 Cobra ([B&W] no side pipes hood scoop, roll bar); LAX Popular HR
                     - 5r209 Brussels Auto Show 66-1, Routes Du Nord 66-1-12, Rally Neige et Glace 66-2-19
2J MFG 013    - P/1004; LAX TWA Terminal #30 65-6-10, Lemans 65-6-20 #7
2M MFG 013   - csx3000 Cobra; Brussels Auto Show 66-1 hood scoop, side pipes, roll bar (possibly csx3013)
2N MFG 013   - csx2287 Daytona Coupe; LAX #2 65-6-8; Lemans #10 65-6-19
                     - csx3000 street Cobra (no hood scoop, no side pipes, no roll bar) ; CD, 65-11
2S MFG 013   - 66 GT350; 6s120 (q) (white, no stripes, Cragar wheels) Cobra Caravan NYC 65-12-15
2U MFG 013   - 66 GT350 (white, no stripes, Cragar wheels) Riverside
2X MFG 013   - 66 GT350; 6s392 (white, no stripes, 10-spokes) CL, MT
                     - csx3127 Cobra Caravan NYC 65-12-15
2Y MFG 013   - 66 GT350H (black) SCG
2Z MFG 013   - 66 GT350 ([B&W] red/blue, no stripes, 10-spokes) Bette Midler
                     - 67 GT500 Lime Gold #0173; MT 67-1-6 (Getty Images)


3C MFG 013   - 67 GT350 #0050 (white); Motor Trend 66-12-13, Sports Car Graphic 66-12-13
3E MFG 013   - 67 Ford GT / GT40 Sud Automobile; Montreal, Canada, 67 summertime
3F MFG 013   - csx3000 Cobra ([B&W] red, front bumper, no side pipes, no hood scoop, no roll bar)
                    - csx3178 Cobra, Charcoal Gray (sunbursts, no hood scoop, no side pipes) Carroll Shelby with Dan Gurney; 66-3
3H MFG 013   – 66 GT350 (white. stripes, 10-spokes) Dutch magazine, Italian magazine
3S MFG 013   – 67 GT500 #0100 (red) CD 66-12-9, Road & Track; LAX 66-12



Hi-Performance Motors dealer licence plates
1A DLR 4101   - Assigned to Carroll Shelby
                      - GT40 P/1058 red (shipped to Al Grillo Ford in Lynn, Massachusetts on Dec 12th, 1966), Ed Casey’s demonstrator
1B DLR 4101   - Assigned to Lew Spencer
1C DLR 4101   - csx289 Cobra; B&W dark paint, luggage rack, Motor Trend testing
1D DLR 4101   - 65 GT350 (white, stripes, Cragar wheels) Motor Trend 65-5
1E DLR 4101   - 65 GT350 5012 advanced prototype (white, stripes, Cragar wheels) Car & Driver 65-5
1F DLR 4101    - 66 GT350 (blue or red, no stripes, 10-spokes) Motor Trend 66-8
1G DLR 4101   - 65 GT350 5s003 LAX 65-4 (estimated date)
                      - 64 Cobra 289 csx2000 series, red with tan seats, silver spoke wheels; 66-8 Car life cover photo
1J DLR 4101    - csx2299 Daytona Coupe; no188 Tour De France 64-9
1L DLR 4101    - csx3015 or 3303 Cobra Super Snake; 68-3 Road & Track (plate number appear to be’1L’)
1T DLR 4101    - csx3101 ([B&W] no hood scoop, no side pipes, no roll bar) LAX unknown date 65-67,
                       - 65 GT350 Mustang street prototype; 65-8 (estimated date) / possibly 5s003



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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 09:15:37 PM »

1L MFG 013 Vern Estes Photo

1R MFG 013 GT40P109?



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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 09:22:15 PM »
Anyone know if Hi Performance Motors had dealer plates - or did they use SA MFG plates?
Shelby's Ford dealership in Lake Tahoe would have had dealer plates for their demo cars.
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 10:25:03 PM »

1L MFG 013 Vern Estes Photo

1R MFG 013 GT40P109?

Excellent find on the '1R' plate. GT109 is correct...Le Mans 65 was it's only race according to my notes.
(update list with blue italic text)

I'l have to keep looking for the car that goes with '1L'
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 10:26:39 PM »
Anyone know if Hi Performance Motors had dealer plates - or did they use SA MFG plates?
Shelby's Ford dealership in Lake Tahoe would have had dealer plates for their demo cars.

I have about 5 of these noted. I'll start another thread for them, after checking through my photos.
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 10:42:30 PM »

1L MFG 013 Vern Estes Photo

1R MFG 013 GT40P109?

Excellent find on the '1R' plate. GT109 is correct...Le Mans 65 was it's only race according to my notes.
(update list with blue italic text)

I'l have to keep looking for the car that goes with '1L'

Looking through my Ford GT prototype photos...
GT109 getting tech'd at Le mans in 1965 with the '1R' MFG plate seems to be an error by SAI.
I don't believe that class was required to run a licence plate in Europe.

The Cobra Roadsters and Daytona Coupes appear to be required for their class to have the plates in Europe.
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 12:55:39 PM »
I've updated the list in the first post…thanks to contributions from the forum and emails from friends.

Anyone have a clear photos of P/1004, race number'30', at the LAX TWA terminal or arriving at Le Mans?
It shows a SAI MFG license plate, but I can't clearly read it from the photos

It is more evidence that Shelby American expected the Ford GT's to be required to have license plates at Le Mans in 1965...
just like the Cobra's did.

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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 03:27:39 PM »
Hello Rich,

what for a cool and nerdy Thread --- you just can read my minds, i also collect a little sub-collection of License Plates,
mainly on 65/66 GT350 and hope to can serve with some more stuff

First the asked GT40 P/1004 Pics, No. 30 LeMans1965

License Plate is 2J MFG 013




i will check with your list to not double post something known

Only some thougts, it would really nice to have for every known Plate and Timecode fit with a Pic, so you can create a perfect timeline
When you wish i will even post my pics even when they are double

For 1A MFG 013 a.k.a. 5S113 i would take the GT350 at last of the known dates and please ad "Germany" to the list of the tested Aeras : D






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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 03:55:22 PM »
I think I've had these up her before, maybe forum 1 ?

I shot these photos of a  GT40 at Sud Automobile in Longueuil, south shore of Montreal, summer of '67. It looks like  manufacturer

 plate  is it 3E  or B 013 ? Sorry for the poor quality  ::) I was a 16 year old with what amounted to a Kodak Box Brownie camera

Mike

I don't think we have a positive chassis # on this car yet, Ronnie Spain was stumped as well, even though I have other photos of it.
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2021, 04:27:23 PM »
My Pics from my collections

1S MFG 013 --- see also on a Pic from LAX



1Z MFG 013 --- also see on the known Pics from Shooting on the Marina Bay



2F MFG 013 --- also on the Car Craft Magazin 1965-05 and Sales Brochure Reprint Version



and on steel wheels for 1/2 Mile Drag Race



2X MfG 013 was Supercharged shown in Car Life 7 / 1966 and testet Supercharged in Motor Trend 8 / 1966




Thats all for the MFG 013 SAI Plate ... but of course i had some of the DLR 4101 Hi-Performance Plates

i will looking forward for this thread

i have also some Pics where i would really loved to be known the License Plates !!! Maybe somebody can help her

?? MFG 013 a.k.a 5S007 the 10.000 Mile Test Car Sports Car Graphic



?? MFG 013 - Inside Carter Avenue




not hard proved is this Pic from SFM 5010 on a Auction Sale, wear a 1C MFG 013 Plate, not to see on the LAX Open House Event



and this one from SFM 5013 on a Auction Sale, wear 1A MFG 013 Plate, Car was shown in Rod & Custom Dec. 1969 which i dont have



Thats all at the Moment ...
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 04:38:42 PM »
CSX2174 Licence plate 1D MFG 013

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2021, 04:41:08 PM »
CSX2345 Licence plate 1E MFG 013

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2021, 04:51:02 PM »
P/1042 licence plate 1W MFG 013
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2021, 05:40:13 PM »
Two more from me

2H MFG 013 5R209 Autoshow Brüssel 01 1966



2M MFG 013 Autoshow Brüssel 01 1966



SFM66H (Kieth) postet this Test from a burning tire GT350 on LAX
which was in CARS May 1966
in the Test the GT350 wears MFG 013 Plates, i indicate it is 1L
maybe Kieth can help here with a view on the origin Test