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The Lounge / Re: New BF Goodrich tires for the Hertz
February 07, 2024, 10:34:15 PM
Quote from: FL SAAC on February 07, 2024, 09:02:24 PM
Quote from: 6s1139 on February 07, 2024, 09:01:22 PM
I like the white on the magnums but the clean look on "10 spokes"

what size tire are you running?


225/60/15 on repops, no rubbing
The Lounge / Re: New BF Goodrich tires for the Hertz
February 07, 2024, 09:01:22 PM
I like the white on the magnums but the clean look on "10 spokes"
I saw this car at auction in 2017 - Ian was a well known collector in AU, mainly into Jags but also have a collection of shelby's and boss's (one of each)

One interesting story of his - he purchased a D-type (one that had crashed in the Singapore GP) and was told that he would need to send the car back to the UK for repair. Instead, he started a classic restoration shop in Sydney and did the work himself, over his time he actually did resto's on a number of original ones. At the auction they also have one of two replicas he built (the theory was that he needed to tool up for the resto's anyway) for sale, that sold after the auction for around $US300k I think, must admit - the quality and workmanship on these was amazing, you would need to be an expert on them to tell it was not original

Anyway, the 65 was out of my league $ wise and I was there for something else - but for me, it was the first time I had seen a full set for sale (always struck me as odd that it was not moved to Canada for sale given its history)

Pic below of the 65,66 and 70 (and yes, it bugged me that they were not lined up in age order  :))

Link to the 2017 auction - you can see all the cars there -

Welcome Mark, practically neighbours  ;)
1970 Moke and a 1951 Ford Special (this one is custom chassis, body - built for the 1951 Australian Grand Prix)
well, hornets nest  :)

I see it as a sliding scale - 65R guys see that as the only "real" Shelby, then the rest of the 65s,  then the carryover crew, the 66's etc etc. Generally reflected in value, racing pedigree, attractiveness and of course degree of seperation from core SA

my 2c (and yes, of course post 66 are dead to me and I would say the same of 66's if I could afford a 65  :)
Ask a Registrar / Re: current owner of 6s648
June 16, 2022, 09:34:50 PM
Quote from: 427gt on June 16, 2022, 10:45:29 AM
I would like to know the current owner of 6s648. my uncle used to own it and asked if I could find out.

Be worth posting in the "Mustang Racing in Australia" facebook group (its pretty active, lots of historics - including Sc)

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1276 joins the stable
December 05, 2021, 05:54:34 PM
Quote from: camp upshur on December 03, 2021, 09:45:19 PM

Q-will you be compelled to make it a right-hand drive?
I visited Roger Bell (and his 66 GT-350) in Perth some 40 years back and was marvelled by the regulations and conversion.

Was that the White/Blue 66? (I should know, only 3 in Perth), very well used Shelby and has driven across AU at least 3 times

If it is - from memory - two new 67s came in AU and as part of the deal three 66s were thrown in  - I think at least two of those were ex Hertz. All of them needed to be converted to RHD as that was what was required to get them registered here (thankfully, that rule has long gone for anything over 25yrs old - in some states you can even register a new LHD car, buts that hard to get, needs to be exceptional/rare etc)

Good to see another into AU though - becomes an expensive exercise with our taxes - don't get me started on the luxury car tax, basically a 33% tax on amounts over $US50k that was designed to protect our car industry (and that industry has gone, tax remains)


Up For Auction / Re: 5R002 - Kissimmee - 2022
December 02, 2021, 06:00:55 PM
still one of the best photos ever of a Shelby
Up For Auction / Re: #483 at Aussie auction
August 22, 2021, 08:10:15 PM
Quote from: GT350AUS on August 06, 2021, 06:04:38 AM

Remember though, there was a time when they had to be converted to RHD to be registered here

Seem to remember one of the first shipments in was 2 x new 67's and 3 x used 66's into AU - all converted (one of the 66's was local to me, original AU owner and he had drive it across the country three times so patina was an understatement  ;) )
I am sure you have thought of this - but contacting the previous owners listed in the registry may yield some results? (history, pics, docs)
Quote from: George Schalk on July 07, 2021, 02:32:24 PM
That day may come again, possibly sooner than you think.  I would consider the Shelby market to be quite small for a couple reasons, a) the number of cars available, b) the limited number of buyers (baby boomers and Gen X'ers are primary buyers), c) and the small number of buyers who can actually afford to make a substantial purchase on an old car.  When this small group of buyers is gone one day, this collector car market will dwindle and anyone invested in a collector car may be willing to take whatever they can get for it. 

Agree x10 - I think the Shelby foodchain will spread even further - R's will always command top dollar given history/rarity but late driver 66's (like mine) will at best hold I reckon.

Looking at my own kids, they are into cars and are lucky to have a couple of what they consider classics (80/90's) - would love for them to takeover my cars one day but I am also very conscious that it could be a burden and I don't want them doing it just for sentimental reasons (especially if they are trying to buy a house etc, just too much money tied up when you are young)

To the OPs post, no harm in asking - for anyone that has sold a car online, sure you have had worse with "low ballers" and "tire kickers"

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1134 On Its Way
April 15, 2021, 08:05:30 PM
looks fantastic, my long (very long) term plan is to take mine back to the original Ivy at some point
The Lounge / Re: The "E" Generation, It's Gonna Happen
February 22, 2021, 06:49:10 PM
Quote from: 98SVT - was 06GT on February 22, 2021, 02:54:09 PM
Quote from: shelbydoug on February 22, 2021, 12:06:47 PM
It will be much more expensive than home charging. They'll have to add in the battery replacement % on each charge. With the weight and high voltages involved there'll need to be a "professional" to do the swap.
This whole electric thing is nothing but politics. There is no place it makes sense. They are dirtier to build. Dirtier to drive when you look at having to import power from outlying areas. They are far dirtier to dispose of the parts of the batteries that can't be recycled.

Its a little like COVID - hunt around enough and you can find "theories" that support any side

Whilst I love my v8s and have cars from most decades from the '50s I am looking forward to my next daily being electric - I love what Tesla, Rivian and others are doing to drive innovation. This is not about us (oldies), its about our kids and what they will want/need. At its extreme, forget car ownership and look at shared platforms with autonomous cars (think 80% utilization rates on Uber etc, way less cars needed in our cities)

Induction charging (in the garage floor), 500m ranges and 0-100 in a few secs - what's not to love?



Happy to help out (although I am west coast - Perth), you can get me on