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OK, here's the sitchy...

The 1965 GT-350 fell through (long story, but the basic idea is the price went up once the guy had someone interested). That's the bad news.

The good news is, I think I may have found a '66 Shelby. I have some pics the guy sent me, and the price is good for a few reasons I can go into later. You can see the pics here:

http://www.vintage-mustang.com/shelby.html

Roadracer, you might be of particular help! Let me know!

Thanks in advance!

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Sorry, I'm not an expert, but it looks nice to me!! How much does he want for it?? Good luck!!

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Go get it. Car looks great!



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Run the Vin by the folks at SAAC.
Mostly minor things fuel pump and lines, water outlet and placement of sender (sender needs to be before the t stat not after). Timing cover has stripped threads (note nut on back side) wrong radiator and fan pully,wrong battery holddown. Improper air cleaner assembly and oil filler cap(looks close but incorrect). Heim joint on clutch linkage not original. Does it have the proper carb?
all basically minor detail things but they add up
Oh yea, side exit exhaust on a 66? <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by SuperCJ on 03/27/01 06:45 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 
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Blue distributor cap and wires always throws a flag up for me, looks like it has also had radiator problems in past-stant cap and looks like side brackets have been resoldered-could have had an overheating problem.Body looks nice though in pictures, I like the color.

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1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
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Thanks Bob, from the pictures it sure looks real. I like cars that show their age and use. It tells a story. Yes, it's used but....IT'S A SHELBY!

I'm certainly no expert but will be glad to compare with mine anything you need to look at. My thoughts are:...wait...(forgot to say how much I like Sapphire Blue!). I'm sure you know what to check for on the obvious side. Underrides/overides, 9" rear, Borg Warner (aluminum case?)...etc....Pull valvecovers and check for Hi-Po heads, pull wheels and look for the big brakes etc....etc....etc...

I would mandate the owner remove the Shelby tag from the inner fender and let you (with your own eyes) verify the VIN before closing the deal. You call Howard Pardee with SAAC (860) 442-3400 and ask these famous words, "Howard I have SFM6Sxxxx and the VIN isxxKxxxx, what do ya think?". And in his dry wit he'll reply slowly,..with great hesitation and with maximum drama he'll say....."Yep,..it's real".....Then you'll scream and want it so bad you'll pay anything! (Don't do this in front of the seller, he might back out!)

Don't hesitate, buy it, you only get one chance at life.

I assume your gonna DRIVE it. I really hope you get it because you deserve it for all you've done for the hobby. I hope I get to see it one day.

I only wish this site were buying it for you.

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I agree with the others. The little things do add up, but if he isnt asking a lot, then id say go ahead and pick it up, maybe it would be cheaper to make it the original, then it would be to buy an original.

just my two cents...

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Looks typical... but as alwyas make sure its a real Shelby under all that. Seen too many old used cars that were rebodied years ago.

Other than that we can see a combination of correct and incorrect pieces in the picture
I'm sure you have caught the

Exterior
Exhaust, wrong paint behind scoops,

Engine
carburator, fuel pump, radiator, radiator cap, starter switch, battery, battery holddown, temp sender, air cleaner, dist cap, spark plug wires, fuel line,

Nothing to hard to fix. Looks like a good start or driver. Really get tired of those white Shelbys and blue is the color of the one we purchased for the wife (6S1203)

Can I guess that its a 4 speed car around 1500? or slightly later ;)



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One concern always with the VIN check is that SAAC can tell you if the Ford VIN was one of those made into a Shelby but if the owner swaps both Ford and Shelbys VINs from a donor car they do you little good.

Had thiis take place on a couple I've been asked to evaluate :(. Both had letters fro SAAC saying that the "hidden" VINS matched the Shelby numbers. Still a place to start

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The car looks great. It gives me goosebumps. I think that probably the whole motor has
been re done some time in the past. Not to much attention was paid to keeping it all
the parts correct. I'll bet that there is a real HiPo in there somewhere. The only thing
I saw that was out of place not already mentioned is the bolts for the shock absorbers
have been changed.
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