Author Topic: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar  (Read 1331 times)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGKaNHCdKGU
Looks like the younger version of the owner.  He presents very well.  He also has the enthusiasm of a young guy from the 1960s.  Ideal choice to be presenting their cars.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2021, 07:35:25 PM by deathsled »
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
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Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 10:31:02 PM »
He states that the engine bay is perfectly correct .... Except for that pesky near impossible to procure OEM air filter element.

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 11:14:31 PM »
Ryan really knows his stuff when it comes to Cobras, GT40s and Shelbys!

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 12:13:25 AM »
Looks like SFM5S262, which was done to Div 2/Concours level.
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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 01:52:28 AM »
You all forget, these guys are car salesmen, that's what they do.

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2021, 03:00:17 AM »

We're finally here.
Most all of the original owners, and the wrench-turning owner/racers of the 60s/70s, with their first-person accounts are dead.
Meticulously over-restored pieces of jewelry being hawked to collections, the likes of which were never seen on the autocross/slalom courses of CalExpo, Lion Country Safari, Willow etc when these cars 'cut their teeth'.
A mention then of 'grp 2, day 2, concours,etc' would have gotten a befuddled blank gaze response.
Not a bad thing. Not at all. Other outstanding period metal has been bypassed by the collector world with nary a mention (or value).
I guess its time to jump on the concours restoration bandwagon. Belatedly!

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2021, 01:09:42 PM »
cool vidéo !  :)

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2021, 01:15:12 PM »

We're finally here.
Most all of the original owners, and the wrench-turning owner/racers of the 60s/70s, with their first-person accounts are dead.
Meticulously over-restored pieces of jewelry being hawked to collections, the likes of which were never seen on the autocross/slalom courses of CalExpo, Lion Country Safari, Willow etc when these cars 'cut their teeth'.
A mention then of 'grp 2, day 2, concours,etc' would have gotten a befuddled blank gaze response.
Not a bad thing. Not at all. Other outstanding period metal has been bypassed by the collector world with nary a mention (or value).
I guess its time to jump on the concours restoration bandwagon. Belatedly!
I'd keep that R Model valence in your attached photo.  Totally choice!  Even has the later brake ducts.  They were ovals rather than the smaller round ones if I am not mistaken.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2021, 01:48:02 PM »

We're finally here.
Most all of the original owners, and the wrench-turning owner/racers of the 60s/70s, with their first-person accounts are dead.
Meticulously over-restored pieces of jewelry being hawked to collections, the likes of which were never seen on the autocross/slalom courses of CalExpo, Lion Country Safari, Willow etc when these cars 'cut their teeth'.
A mention then of 'grp 2, day 2, concours,etc' would have gotten a befuddled blank gaze response.
Not a bad thing. Not at all. Other outstanding period metal has been bypassed by the collector world with nary a mention (or value).
I guess its time to jump on the concours restoration bandwagon. Belatedly!


You can still track your car, they track vintage Ferrari's worth more then twenty times the value of a 65 gt350. 

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2021, 06:10:55 PM »
Great video!
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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2021, 07:49:56 PM »
Well done! The only major item I think he missed on both was the T-Pan. The video is an excellent way to educate those not famliar with the early cars. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2021, 09:15:01 PM »
Not all of us are dead - yet!

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2021, 09:36:27 PM »

We're finally here.
Most all of the original owners, and the wrench-turning owner/racers of the 60s/70s, with their first-person accounts are dead.
Meticulously over-restored pieces of jewelry being hawked to collections, the likes of which were never seen on the autocross/slalom courses of CalExpo, Lion Country Safari, Willow etc when these cars 'cut their teeth'.
A mention then of 'grp 2, day 2, concours,etc' would have gotten a befuddled blank gaze response.
Not a bad thing. Not at all. Other outstanding period metal has been bypassed by the collector world with nary a mention (or value).
I guess its time to jump on the concours restoration bandwagon. Belatedly!


You can still track your car, they track vintage Ferrari's worth more then twenty times the value of a 65 gt350.

True, but when one of those super valuable F-cars get banged up, does everyone wring their hands and complain that the car no longer has it's "born-with" parts or do they just fix it and move on?

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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2021, 09:46:26 PM »
........The video is an excellent way to educate those not famliar with the early cars.

+1 Good generalized intro without getting in the weeds



True, but when one of those super valuable F-cars get banged up, does everyone wrin their hands and complain that the car no longer has it's "born-with" parts or do they just fix it and move on?

Like always it depends on the owner and if it's a classic or a new car. Sound familiar?

IMHO its a similar difference that can be found with a non-race 65  and a non-raced 2021 Shelby's. Also, just an opinion, doesn't appear that there is as much connection between the owners of classic Ferrari's and the new ones as there seems to be in the Shelby tent.

It also could reflect the change we have seen in the old car hobby over the last few decades

Good thing is there is room for everyone - though there may not be enough cars for each of them
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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2021, 10:58:31 PM »
That was fun!
Before buying one I agonized over the future of this kind of car. Will somebody want them in 2040 when all the other cars are electric?
Not that I care, but I’m sure gas will be higher😂 I better sock away some extra cash for my son to be able to drive this thing