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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2023, 12:21:52 PM »
Ford archives?
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2023, 12:26:14 PM »
I checked there and it looks like they have been "improving"  things WTF
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2023, 04:51:28 PM »
Found it thanks!
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2023, 03:16:55 PM »
PLEASE SHARE!
1969 Shelby GT350 convertible 4 speed/ AC
Built Jan 1969 Red/Black

1967 S-Code 4 spd Black/Parchment
2004 Mustang Mach 1 Azure Blue
1956 Ford F100 Big Window 392 Hemi
1963 Falcon Ranchero
1961 Econoline PU bagged
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2023, 06:04:01 PM »
Oh sure.

Here it is...I did a reverse image search. This was actually a Branda catalog cover once!

It was important confirmation to get the colors.


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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2023, 06:08:44 PM »
....and here is why its important.

I was poking around the Petersen Publishing online archive and found a series of pictures of 1969 Shelbys taken in October 1968. Well there weren't many cars around at that time. I was able to identify the location from the photos.  They were taken at Orange County International Raceway.  The event was the west coast unveiling of the 1969 Shelby.

The Gulfstream Aqua car in this picture has the same license plate (sorry its cut off)  in this picture as the cars on the Peterson site. This indicated to me the picture was likely taken at the same time.

Even better I was able to identify all the cars present in the photos. Turns out they were preproduction cars! Most did not even have Shelby serial numbers!

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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2023, 06:09:52 PM »
If anyone is interested I will share more?
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2023, 06:37:49 PM »
If anyone is interested I will share more?

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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2023, 07:01:13 PM »
Great find
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2023, 07:15:57 PM »
....and here is why its important.

I was poking around the Petersen Publishing online archive and found a series of pictures of 1969 Shelbys taken in October 1968. Well there weren't many cars around at that time. I was able to identify the location from the photos.  They were taken at Orange County International Raceway.  The event was the west coast unveiling of the 1969 Shelby.

The Gulfstream Aqua car in this picture has the same license plate (sorry its cut off)  in this picture as the cars on the Peterson site. This indicated to me the picture was likely taken at the same time.

Even better I was able to identify all the cars present in the photos. Turns out they were preproduction cars! Most did not even have Shelby serial numbers!

69 Prototype project memories, Pete.

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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2023, 07:26:12 PM »
Our friend was very happy  ;)
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2023, 09:35:12 AM »
Our friend was very happy  ;)

Did any of those survive?

Do not mind if you share the VIN#s..🫣

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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2023, 10:37:52 AM »
I will post more this afternoon

I think they are all around except one.
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Re: Looking for color version of this picture
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2023, 12:31:05 PM »
Pete,
I have seen pictures of 69 models with blackwall only tires at dealers...........was there a tire shortage then?
1969 Shelby GT350 convertible 4 speed/ AC
Built Jan 1969 Red/Black

1967 S-Code 4 spd Black/Parchment
2004 Mustang Mach 1 Azure Blue
1956 Ford F100 Big Window 392 Hemi
1963 Falcon Ranchero
1961 Econoline PU bagged
1961 Falcon 2 door wagon
1970 Challenger R/T vert 4 speed
1970 Chevy Blazer 2WD custom