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    What's In A Name?

    Some pretty cool shit if your name is Carroll Shelby!

    Three or four months ago, a buddy & I went to a car show put on by a regional bank featuring cars designed & built by Carroll Shelby plus other historically significant Ford automobiles. Other than it being Africa hot, it was a good time and a great way to spend part of the day. As for the cars, I'll let them speak for themselves.

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    Pantera's... awesome

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    I love the license plate

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    From the Shelby family's personal collection

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    From the Shelby family's personal collection

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    From the Shelby family's personal collection

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    From the Shelby family's personal collection

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    Last edited by McFly; 10-05-2019, 10:13 PM.
    "Everybody knows you never go full retard". - Kirk Lazarus

    #2
    Nice Curt!

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      #3
      Wow!!

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        #4
        Really awesome! Great photos.
        “Someday this wars gonna end.” Col. Kilgore, Apocalypse Now.

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          #5
          I'll take one of each. Thanks !

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            #6
            Nice. I'd like to see a show like that.
            Lee
            Iowa
            2016 R1200RS

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              #7
              Wonder if this is polished aluminum or chrome?

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              Lee
              Iowa
              2016 R1200RS

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                #8
                Originally posted by Lee View Post
                Wonder if this is polished aluminum or chrome?

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                I’d bet chrome. I don’t recall their bodies being aluminum but I’m not sure...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Loggiebone View Post

                  I’d bet chrome. I don’t recall their bodies being aluminum but I’m not sure...
                  Authentic Cobras where all aluminum body work. Never seen one polished before. I like the Hilbrand knockoffs and pit lift points on this on this one. I've been lucky enough to drive both the 289 and 427CJ versions of the authentic Shelby Cobra. I'd give a testicle for either one today. This is my dream car that's gone way out of any price range I'd ever be able to justify. That 289 I drove was for sale in 1976 for $15,500.

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                    #10
                    "If I only knew then what I know now..."

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Pittsdriverwes View Post

                      Authentic Cobras where all aluminum body work. Never seen one polished before. I like the Hilbrand knockoffs and pit lift points on this on this one. I've been lucky enough to drive both the 289 and 427CJ versions of the authentic Shelby Cobra. I'd give a testicle for either one today. This is my dream car that's gone way out of any price range I'd ever be able to justify. That 289 I drove was for sale in 1976 for $15,500.
                      Thanks for clearing that up!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Lee View Post
                        Wonder if this is polished aluminum or chrome?
                        Here's some info on the Cobra in question...

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                        There were a number of Cobra replicas but the majority of them were the real thing. And most were restored to the nth degree, with no expense spared. I saw one owner showing off the inside of the trunk of his Cobra and he lifted & closed the trunk lid very, very slowly being sure not to let it "slam" shut.

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                        This is the motor that was stuffed into the Sunbeam Tiger pictured earlier.

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                        Another Cobra 427 motor... looks & sounds muscular. The owner fired it up & it just sounded down right mean.

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                        This is the driver's cockpit from the Cobra Coupe pictured earlier... notice the driver's signature. The coupe was one of four cars loaned to the event from the Shelby family's personal collection & they were cordoned off & parked in the outdoor rotunda. All of them were immaculate & only VIP's could get close enough to touch them. Some even got to sit in them!!! You should've seen the looks on their faces!

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                        Here's a shot of the other Cobra Coupe that was on loan... what an awesome car.

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                        Close up of the engine & engine compartment.

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                        Ford Falcon 289

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                        Another shot of the GT 350 from the Shelby family's personal collection

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                        Close up Pantera 351 Cleveland & transmission - wow!

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                        Of course, there were plenty of Mustangs of all varieties, old & new. I think the black one with gold stripes is a Hertz rental they used to do, but not 100% sure about that.
                        Last edited by McFly; 10-06-2019, 11:19 PM.
                        "Everybody knows you never go full retard". - Kirk Lazarus

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                        • Lee
                          Lee commented
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                          Yep the black and gold cars were Hertz rentals.

                        #13
                        Those Pantera's sold for $10k in '72 as I recall. A guy at
                        Ft Campbell bought one when he got back from Nam.

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                          #14
                          Awesome Curt. Thanks for sharing.

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                            #15
                            Awesome cars! I'd forgotten about the De Tomosa Pantera. Holman Moody in Charlotte NC used to prep them for Ford dealers. (they also had 427 blocks laying around outside rusting, pre-build). Super cool place to be at when one was 17.

                            I, by the way, am an idiot and I can prove it.
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