I agree that it doesn't seem like the core needs to be an original K code car.Blake ,
I see what you are saying. "History" says 562 '65s and 2,378 '66s ( of which mine is #477). A couple of passionate fabricators can NOT change those numbers. These are not "factory built"' ( as the originals were) IMHO 'only" a better option would be to start with a NEW Dynacorn body and have a structurally sound , NEW car like an original "was". If Ford and Shelby are allowing them to vin them, the "core" doesn't need to be a K code original. Just this old guys worthless opinion. Buying one is certainly anyone's option.
With brand new perfect bodies out there I think it's a shame they are using real K codes for the following reasons.
- They make it sound like, "All the cars we use drive into our shop", they start with decent cars.
- That's another K code(non-Shelby) lost, just like the Eleanor craze taking away from the limited number of fastbacks out there.
- How many of you out there with nice, real K code fastback, that you like would sell? Would sell it to be made into one of these? Would NOT sell it to be made into one of these unless they gave you enough to be able to go out and buy another K Fastback + some?
- Not many of us could afford real Shelbys now or even for the last 25+ years, that's fine.
- There are a few more of us that might have been or are able to afford a K code fastback and now 36 more of those are going to be gone so someone can have what for the most part will be a static display in their garage or man cave.
Are the 289s they start with real K code blocks?