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   Cool concept for a monthly meeting. Only problem I'd have is I'd be trying to buy everything.....haha. Thanks for sharing this.

$159,500 according to their website.

Appeals / Re: Finish my Shelby
March 02, 2024, 08:41:20 PM
Sent you a PM.

  Appreciate the response. I also got a PM from the original owner of an early 69 GT500 who also noted his was placed on the right side of the gas tank, held in place by being sandwiched between the tank top and the tire/wheel. He also noted that the change to the bracket/spring combination for the canister coincided with the changeover from E70-15 to F60-15 tires (related or not). Learned something new about this car today. Thanks again for the help.

I have a real quick question; my 69 GT350 convertible,  #362, only has the regular spare tire hold down in the trunk, rather than the combination canister holddown bracket with spring/tire holddown. Did some preliminary research which indicates that bracket (like the one Dead Nuts On sells) didn't appear until maybe April 1969 (around the time the Boss 302 was introduced). Could anyone provide a description, or maybe a good photo, of what the early 69 setup looks like?

Quote from: Szabo on February 14, 2024, 04:36:42 PM
Hello all together,

it seems this thread is right at the point  ;D

Very cool to see this action here ...

Quote from: gt350cs on February 13, 2024, 10:41:01 PM
I believe that the 1966 GT350 might well be 6S420, which is recorded as CA License plate RWD 816. That would be my best guess. Robert Vickery  Leased the car12/2/65 and return to Hi-Performance Motors one month later.

This is a full match for me, i can read the Digits on the GT350 Plate very good, the R is a little bit unclear, it could also be a P, but the rest is clear to read
Very cool, how did you know that so quick.

Everthing known from 6s420 today ?

Quote from: JWH on February 13, 2024, 10:54:37 PM
Great pictures Stephan, thank you for posting. Another question is who is the driver and who are the guys around the cars? The trailer mirror on the passenger door and the whip antennae are really interesting. And the Cobra is running full out. Really cool.

For the Man with the sunglasses and the CS Shirt i have no clue, maybe it is Robert Vickery,

but for the Man which the Helmet i have a match, this man is RAY WOLFF, the Generel Manager from
Hi-Perfromance Motors, 901 N. Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo (short HPM2)

and this fits also very good in the hole story about the GT350 and the Pic standing on the fence
of HPM2

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In this Pic you can see his helmet very good, even the hole Body is similar.

   Another photo of the Ray Wolff 1965 Mustang A/Sedan car, looks like Riverside. I'd bet money that's the Peter Cordts Falcon beside him. Thanks for posting all these photos, I really like the Mustang hardtop sedan racers. I need to get mine put back together....

Actually, Donald Peck (who was Gregory Pecks brother) bought the silver blue Group II car used to develop the Group II package from Shelby and raced it for a couple of years,  first in its original blue, then later yellow. The Peck-Pike thing has definitely created some confusion in the history of these cars.

  Thanks for posting these photos, neat to see pictures that have never before been published (to the best of anyone's knowledge). I'd sure like to be the guy to find that Comet..... ;D.....good stuff!

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Front Bumper
February 11, 2024, 02:48:29 PM
Well, that comparison made me go look at the original front bumper to my car, 362, which was on the car in 1986 and appears to have been rechromed some time prior to that. It has no fold in it, so maybe it's at least a good way to help identify an original front bumper off of the car. See the attached photo.
1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Front Bumper
February 11, 2024, 01:59:22 PM
See the below link to photos of the original bumper taken off of 1009. It was in a fender bender around 1977 or so. Looks like it has the ridges on the top and bottom. It also has the brush strokes in what's left of the black out paint on the mounting brackets, previously discussed here.


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: monte carlo bars
February 09, 2024, 02:23:23 PM
According to the 1965 Shelby American parts book, they were made by Traction Master. They list a kit as well as the basic braces (base number is 29432). See the attached photo.

The bottom photo is either an outtake or is from the 1966 Car and Driver road test of a 4 speed Hertz (probably 6S048), that photo was taken in the pit area of New York National Speedway (as were the ones in the CD article). All the other photos that were posted were from Riverside (some were published in a 1980s Shelby American as part of an old interview with Ken Miles in 1966).

  You should submit that interview to Kopec to be included in the Shelby American.  I, for one, would be very interested in reading it, particularly since I currently own a 69. There have been volumes written about 1965-66 Shelbys, not so much for the 1969-70s

Just a couple of things to put on your calendars that are coming up locally over the next couple of months:

- Feb 2, 3 & 4- Asphalt Angels Custom Car Show, Meadow Event Park- Virginia Farm Bureau Center, Doswell VA (across the street from Kings Dominion), go to  for more details.

- March 9 (Saturday)- TRAACA Annual Swap Meet - Nansemond-Suffolk Academy - 3373 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434,

- April 13 (Saturday)- MCT Annual Spring Fling Mustang Birthday Car Show Chesapeake, VA, Cavalier Ford (S. Military Hwy location). More details to follow.

Please pass along to anyone you know that might be interested.

   I have a book listing most of the parts Shelby American sourced in 1965, including the C5AE-9350-G pump, for that, it has two vendors listed,  Ford and AC Spark. Could be AC via Ford, but who knows? See attached photo, hope this helps.