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Identifying Preproduction cars/Looking for color version of this picture

Started by Coralsnake, March 12, 2023, 11:47:47 AM

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#2
I checked there and it looks like they have been "improving"  things WTF
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SCJSTU

1969 Shelby GT350 convertible 4 speed/ AC
Built Jan 1969 Red/Black

1967 S-Code 4 spd Black/Parchment
2004 Mustang Mach 1
1956 Ford F-100 Big Window 392 Hemi
1957 F-100 Fridge
1963 Falcon Ranchero
1961 Econoline PU
1961 Falcon 2 dr wagon
1970 Challenger R/T vert 4 speed
1970 Chevy Blazer 2WD

Coralsnake

#5
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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Coralsnake

#6
....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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If anyone is interested I will share more?
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Quote from: Coralsnake 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!

69 Prototype project memories, Pete.

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Quote from: Coralsnake on March 13, 2023, 07:26:12 PM
Our friend was very happy  ;)

Did any of those survive?

Do not mind if you share the VIN#'s.....🫣

Coralsnake

I will post more this afternoon

I think they are all around except one.
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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
1956 Ford F-100 Big Window 392 Hemi
1957 F-100 Fridge
1963 Falcon Ranchero
1961 Econoline PU
1961 Falcon 2 dr wagon
1970 Challenger R/T vert 4 speed
1970 Chevy Blazer 2WD