Author Topic: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar  (Read 1330 times)


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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2021, 05:43:45 PM »
Regarding the question if vintage Ferrari guys have the same feelings about things as we vintage Shelby guys: 

This isn't exactly on topic, but most of us have probably seen something like this...regardless of the car make.  The point being that first time owners of any high performance car might have messed it up back in the day.  And if it was "fixed" back in the day, how much does that matter?

I was at a club event at Brainerd one time in 1990 or so, and some azzhole in a brand new Ferrari 348 (not an azzhole because of his choice of car...but because of how he acted) was in the pits getting ready.  He was a real pompous jerk.

The car had one of those "A bad day racing is better than a good day working" stickers on the back window.

You guessed it.  During the open track portion of the event, as soon as he got on the track he was over his head. He crashed the thing on his third lap, bouncing off the wall at the point where the road course transitioned onto the drag strip.   For everyone to see.  He wasn't hurt...just his ego.

After the event, I felt like asking him if his sticker represented his current feelings. 
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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2021, 08:40:32 PM »
I don't mind if on topic or not. It is interesting to read such posts and though I may be considered radically conservative by some, I still support the free flow of information. Thanks for writing that automotive snippet. Very entertaining.


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Re: Quick dissertation on 65/66 Shelbys from Legendary Motorcar
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2021, 07:51:38 AM »

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?


I sometimes get the impression that for super rare cars, originality becomes less important. With rare cars I mean very low total production of the model.

For special versions of high volume cars, originality of the details is (highly) important, because it's the details that makes it rare. To give a Ford related example: A Mustang K-code coupe is (somewhat) rare, but without the original engine, most of what makes it special is gone and it's just another Mustang. A GT40 on the other hand will always be 1/~100, even after 4 crashes and 10 engine swaps.