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    Today, 07:34 PM
    Welcome. Hope you have a great time. Let me know if you see this car over there..... http://thecoralsnake.com/Paris
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    Today, 07:27 PM
    Drop me an email Coralsnake68@hotmail.com
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    March 31st, 2014, 03:33 PM
    Shelby had a variety of vehicles, including vans, station wagons, trucks, etc. The Shelby American Autombile Club has records of most of these vehicles. If you post the VIN it could be checked. Bottom line is this...its still a station wagon and probably doesnt have much added value over any other station wagon. There is a big difference between producing a high performance car and having a car for utility purposes. Assuming of course, you are not fooling us... :rolleyes:
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    March 23rd, 2014, 01:14 PM
    Yes, the base for the 1968 Cobra Jet ram air is the same. It's not an easy part to find. http://www.428cobrajet.com/id-air-cleaner-68
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    March 22nd, 2014, 04:49 PM
    The 1968 GT500 (PI) uses an oval air cleaner. The 1969 GT500 uses a 1969 style base that is similar, but not the same. The 1968 base is a 1968 ram air base with a special, unique heat duct. (snorkel) If you don't know what you are doing, you better be very careful here. There are a lot of look alikes and rip off artists. Reproduction snorkels range in price from $750-1000. Reproduction bases are $900. If you want real stuff, expect to pay double those numbers. Do you have a yellow KR? What number is it?
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    March 10th, 2014, 07:34 AM
    Its not the forum you need to convince, but rather the Shelby Club. You can contact them here. http://www.saac.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=66
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    March 9th, 2014, 09:13 AM
    Unreal...I am not sure what a "real Shelby" is in the context of your statement? I thought it was a car built by Shelby in the 1960s. In other words, you couldn't build one if you tried.
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    March 7th, 2014, 11:40 PM
    It sounds like you might also have a legal problem. The history of the car is the most important thing. You may need to find an expert to evaluate your vehicle throughly. Have you contacted the Shelby American Automobile Club? They track the histories of all vintage Shelbys. Time to get your ducks in a row. Are you sure the information you looked at isnt a previous owner of your vehicle? Is your car original or restored? The reference I see online indicates 6S1833 is a survivor car. That should make it easier to determine authenticity. The cars authenticity is not determined solely by who has the VIN plate, but rather anumber of things including its history.
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    March 6th, 2014, 08:15 AM
    1968 #3210 was destroyed. So, you can stop looking for that one. Just so you know, the Shelby American Automobile Club has information on hundreds of cars that are not in the Registry. It has been my experience, they reserve the right to withhold that information for various reasons and to people that can't prove ownership. Sometimes it is by the current owner's request, other times it's because the information could be useful to someone up to devious deeds. I am not saying that's the case here, but just because you can't find anything in the Registry or through a couple of inquiries on the internet, doesn't really mean a whole lot. Kind of curious you have a history of looking for cars not listed in the Registry. It maybe helpful to explain more in the future why you are trying to find all of these cars.
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    February 25th, 2014, 05:37 PM
    I should refer you to Mr Tim Lea. that way I can say, I have supplied all his cutomers to him. :laf:
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    February 4th, 2014, 08:30 PM
    Can the person who posted the green 68 barn find picture email me please? Pete Coralsnake68@hotmail.com
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    January 17th, 2014, 10:47 AM
    I would be interested to see what cars you found on the internet? Pete
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    January 16th, 2014, 06:39 PM
    I would say your previous post is correct. It is a prototype. I might add there could possibly be more than four prototypes. Only four are known.
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    January 16th, 2014, 02:30 PM
    Here is some information for you. Personally, I think you will find most knowledgable car guys realize appraisals are not worth very much. http://www.thecoralsnake.com/Price.HTML If you send me a private email, I will be happy to help you decode the various parts. Coralsnake68@hotmail.com
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    January 15th, 2014, 08:08 PM
    What is your Shelby number?
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    January 15th, 2014, 10:57 AM
    There are currently four known prototypes. These cars were not assigned Shelby numbers. Do not confuse these with engineering cars. Engineering cars were built as production models and then used for testing. These are the prototypes; All were built as GT500s: 9S02S100029 a red fastback 9F03Q102336 a black convertible 9F02Q102338 a black fastback 9F02Q102339 a Aqua fastback It would be interesting to get a Marti on 9F0??102337 to see where that car went.
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    January 15th, 2014, 10:49 AM
    I don't believe that is accurate. Here is the 1969 SAAC contact (same as 1968) 68registrar@saac.com Vinny Liska
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    January 15th, 2014, 09:53 AM
    Based on my experience, you are not likely to find too much more than you have. ...but, I wish you luck. Especially based on the fact, the car was not in the previous Registry, you have a real oddity. The car is already recorded and will appear in the Registry based on my discussions with the Registrar. Since it will be published soon, I recommend you get them pictures and the Marti report today to ensure the information is accurate. That will eliminate a lot of concern during the next 20 years. :thumbup:
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    January 15th, 2014, 09:26 AM
    The Marti report is the Ford record. It is gospel if it matches the car. Kevin is the only person with access to these records. Even Ford could not supply you with the level of detail he gives you. They simply wont take the time or have the knowledge at this point. Its very doubtful Carroll Shelby or anyone currently at Shelby would have any idea what you have. Carroll Shelby was not involved in the design or construction of the cars to that degree. His company sold over 14,000 cars 40 plus years ago. He would have been very little help if any. Your best options are trying to find old engineers from AO Smith and Ford. I also recommend contacting SAAC as they hold many records. Its doubtful its the only CJ prototype, because SAAC shows all four non serial numbered prototypes as GT 500s. One did have a 390 engine. Based on that I suspect the car you have is probably the black fastback. Unfortunately, the engineering cars are under appreciated and under valued in my opinion. So, instead of winning the lotto, you probably have something worth as much as an average GT 500. I have been studying the prototypes and engineering cars for years. There is very little information available. If you have found someone, you better document everything they have, pictures, notes, recollections. Coralsnake68@hotmail.com
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    January 13th, 2014, 10:20 PM
    On a 4spd you should have a dual vacuum advance and a three way vacuum tree on the thermostat housing. From memory... The yellow striped line goes from the top of the vacuum tree to the carb The green striped line goes from the middle vacuum tree port to the front of the advance The red striped line goes from the back of the vacuum advance to the bottom of the tree, it also has a t that goes to the front intake manifold fitting. The black hose goes from the anti backfire can of the smog to the rear intake fitting.
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    January 13th, 2014, 06:38 PM
    Which transmission?
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    December 20th, 2013, 08:14 AM
    Well, now you know who NOT to listen to next time you have a question.
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    November 23rd, 2013, 06:45 PM
    I must admit, this is my first diecast car! Unless you count hotwheels? I really enjoyed working with Acme and their interest in the Shelbys and special paint cars. Perfect? No, but then neither are the real cars
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    November 21st, 2013, 04:42 PM
    I found today's Acme die cast press release interesting. Here is a copy of it! http://thecoralsnake.com/pressrelease Hey, that's my car! Tell them the Coralsnake sent you. :thumbup:
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    November 16th, 2013, 09:48 AM
    Gee, I was hoping to hear from the experts. :evo:
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    November 13th, 2013, 02:38 PM
    I would say it's spot on. LMC did a remarkable job on the research and restoration.
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    November 1st, 2013, 07:50 AM
    I actually have run across one car that was red and repainted green, but only one. Embrace the green. It looks good when its done well. :)
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    October 31st, 2013, 06:45 PM
    That is going to be very difficult to answer. I dont think there is a set formula. Color is subjective. You may not like Lime Green, but I do. A change to Candyapple might be considered an improvement by some people. For others it is now a car they will not even consider. Overall, the most correct cars will bring the highest values. Thats an average. A good guess what ever it would be to change it back. If I were buying your car, I would use anything and everything I could find to negotiate in my favor. That includes the color change, missing parts and any other items. If you are not planning to sell, the natural appreciation (assuming it continues) will cancel out the difference.
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    October 31st, 2013, 12:57 PM
    Yes. The most valuable cars are usually the cars that have excellent histories and are restored to original factory specs.
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My Cars:
1968 Shelby GT500KR, 1969 GT350
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68 # 3206, 69 # 1088
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