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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2021, 10:48:50 PM »
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #91 on: June 22, 2021, 09:58:06 AM »
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Too bad we can't read the plate on #186.
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Not sure..., but on a reduced model 1:18 the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #186 (André Simon - Maurice Dupeyron 24 sept 1964 Reims Gueux with licence plate  1E MFG 013  ::)

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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2021, 12:41:07 PM »
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Too bad we can't read the plate on #186.
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Not sure..., but on a reduced model 1:18 the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #186 (André Simon - Maurice Dupeyron 24 sept 1964 Reims Gueux with licence plate  1E MFG 013  ::)


It looks like that #186 Exoto die-cast is a likely match. I found this slightly blurry photo of #186 that appears to have the '1E' plate.
But, they can't be entirely trusted. At the August 1964 Goodwood event, csx2299 had a '1A' plate, but the diecast shows '1E'

Maybe Mike (honker) can ask for any September 1964 Tour De France photos on the French websites he visits?
I hoping Stephan (Szabo) can do the same on any German websites for the 1964 SPA and Nurburgring events (FIA Cobra's)?

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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #93 on: June 23, 2021, 06:05:18 PM »
Now this is really a cool unexpected find on one of the SAI support vehicles. This photo appears to be taken in the Venice shop on Princeton Drive!
The '1E MFG 013' plate was certainly being used on a lot of different vehicles.

This is a cropped photo of the earliest time we see '1E'....1963. (full size photo in link)


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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2021, 06:41:42 PM »
Rich,

Good eye.  I'd guess that they just used whatever plate was handy anytime they needed to drive a SAI vehicle somewhere. 

That's how it has worked on press cars for the 40 years that I can remember. 
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #95 on: June 23, 2021, 07:12:11 PM »
Rich,

Good eye.  I'd guess that they just used whatever plate was handy anytime they needed to drive a SAI vehicle somewhere. 

That's how it has worked on press cars for the 40 years that I can remember. 
Van

PR cars yes, definitely, but most of the SAI support vehicles had a standard issued plate.
All I can think of is this might have been a new acquired vehicle and the plates had not yet arrived.
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #97 on: June 25, 2021, 09:45:27 PM »
Great stuff Rich ! In the first link is he thinking I won't need this hammer to modify the trunk for the regulation suitcase since there

 are two there already  ;D

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Hope we get this uploader problem fixed soon !
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ / Hi-Performance Motors license plates
« Reply #98 on: June 27, 2021, 02:20:39 PM »
Great stuff Rich ! In the first link is he thinking I won't need this hammer to modify the trunk for the regulation suitcase since there

 are two there already  ;D

Mike


Hope we get this uploader problem fixed soon !

yea maybe, but we know it's not a FIA Cobra

So maybe he just thinking
"It's a great car for a weekend getaway...look 2 suitcases fit in the trunk, and it even has a tool kit!'

I'm looking forward to the 'UPLOADER' getting some added strorage space!
I've got a few more photos to add for the MFG plates
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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #100 on: July 03, 2021, 04:15:18 PM »
1L MFG 013 - '67 GT500 white, MagStars, large letter Goodyear tires, 67-5-19 Sag Harbor/Montauk, NY
This could be Ed Casey’s Company Car #00254



30 photos of this early white GT500 were found on the REVS Digital Library.
search ‘Shelby GT 500’  Here's a few of them including the full size photo of the rear license plate.

https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=159632&collection=p17257coll1
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=139307&collection=p17257coll1
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=184093&collection=p17257coll1
https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=166544&collection=p17257coll1



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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #101 on: July 05, 2021, 12:12:56 PM »
1R MFG 013 in Yamaha ad

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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #102 on: July 05, 2021, 03:12:27 PM »
1L MFG 013 - '67 GT500 white, MagStars, large letter Goodyear tires, 67-5-19 Sag Harbor/Montauk, NY
This could be Ed Casey’s Company Car #00254


I would find it hard to iomagine that it could be able other car since I acquired the "1L" plates from Ed Casey's son about 4-5 years ago. Ed used them on his GT500 while he used the 1A 4101 "d" plate set on the MKI GT40 road car which he was charged with driving from dealership to dealership on the East Coast for a year doing promotional work. It was a tough cross to bare for Ed to have to have that ole beater taking up a garage spot  ;D

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Re: Shelby American ‘MFG 013’ license plates
« Reply #103 on: July 05, 2021, 05:01:21 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.

Mike,
After a second look, I noticed you added the nice and clear second photo. That does appear to be '3E' MFG 013.

Vern,
Thanks for noting the Ed Casey car is a very likely match. PM to follow...
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