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T5owner
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posted 01-23-2001 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Edwin v.B. the 8th out of only 14 built Shelby Europe has been found.
It is currently sandblasted, but here is a pic of the second dutch registered car.



More on my webpage http://people.freenet.de/pony/news.htm

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-23-2001 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man! What a outa sight site!Best I've seen in a while. How 'bout a full view of the Pegasus? Interesting!

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posted 01-23-2001 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2001 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You do have an excellent web site, Wolfgang. I keep meaning to tell you that.

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mustangs68
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posted 01-23-2001 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wolfgang thanks,
very interesting indeed.

Yes he has a great site.

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71RESTO
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posted 01-23-2001 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great site Wolfgang!! I loved the feature on the '71-'73 Shelby. I would love to find out more about these, is there anywhere I could get some info?

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T5owner
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posted 01-24-2001 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, fellows. The site is just a result of being without my stang for 9 months now... kind of compensation.
I had done an article on the Shelby Europe in our club mag 1 year ago. Will put it on the site soon in short form. Allow a week or so.
In fact it was based on the SAAC world registry (with permission from Rick Kopec/Howard Pardee).
We have a kind of network amongst us 'tiny Europe' Mustang clubs, so I got great stuff on the Shelby Europes from the NORSK Mustang Club, Swedish Shelby registry and Finnish colleagues.
We always tried to get some of this stuff into the well-known Mustang mags, but they are still thinking, US readers are not interested in this stuff. I think with the Mustang history being almost covered within the US, there is a lot to learn more about the Mustang history in Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and such.
Nobody has ever published a note about the Amsterdam/NL assembled Mustangs in 1967, which we have proven to exist due to a car in NL, one in Germany and 7 or so in France (thanks to info from Eric Ambrosino).
Sorry for the long post.

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T5owner
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posted 01-24-2001 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
Man! What a outa sight site!Best I've seen in a while. How 'bout a full view of the Pegasus? Interesting!

Ramon (the owner) is checking the hints given on this board. I asked Jerry Heasley from M&F as well. maybe he jumps on that for a RARE FIND story. Will keep you updated although he will step back, if it is then on the web. We'll see.

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TomP
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posted 01-24-2001 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
UHHHHHHHHHHHH?????

"Nobody has ever published a note about the Amsterdam/NL assembled Mustangs in 1967, which we have proven to exist due to a car in NL, one in Germany and 7 or so in France (thanks to info from Eric Ambrosino).'


Keep talking!!!

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T5owner
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posted 01-24-2001 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
see new topic on the Netherland/Amsterdam assembled Mustangs. It was confirmed to me by some Ford Germany insiders, although unfortunately I have yet no written or stamped Ford document of this. There are 3 opinions on the purpose of this action, one says they were assembled as a test to transfer assembly to Europe. In fact the shipment of Mustangs was later changed due to shipment costs to another port instead of Rotterdam/NL. Another story says, they were built for homologation for races, third story says, they were assembled for FORD VIPs. The usually luxury equipment of these Hardtops indicate, they were probably a mix of story one and 3. Built as a test, then used by FORD Europe VIPs with special delivery to France, as they were the most active in Mustang sales by then.

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georgeb
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posted 01-24-2001 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for georgeb   Click Here to Email georgeb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'67 was the last year for Shelby American production. '68 and '69 were all Ford plant products with little (if any) input from Carroll. '70's were leftover (and renumbered) '69's. Shelby de Mexico cars were built (actually, modified stockers) "under license" in Mexico. These '70's cars were probably promos - where were they built, and were they modified/finished in France?

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T5owner
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posted 01-26-2001 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, they are no real Shelbys, but as I said it was an agreement from Claude du Bois, the belgium Shelby dealer and Carroll Shelby. 14 cars were send via the same Ford dealer to Belgium randomly from 71-73. 7 were known to exist and registered by the SAAC with help from the Swedish Shelby Registry (3 of them are in Sweden). see http://shelby.nu/
Full details are in the SAAC World Registry for only 125 bucks. (www.saac.com)

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T5owner
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posted 02-07-2001 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some update information on Shelby Europe here

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-07-2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wolfgang,
Is 'ol Claude DuBois still alive and kickin'?

The reason for my asking is that if he's available, he may be able to shed some additional light on the whereabouts of the other cars.....if his records haven't been lost to the ages.

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T5owner
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posted 02-08-2001 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, at least he was still alive last year, when I gave his e-mail address to the SAAC and he was invited to join the SAAC-25 event in Lime Rock. Unfortunately he could not make the trip due to some problems with his back, but SAAC/Howard Pardee is (or did already) an interview with him on his history, the Shelby Europes and SFM5R539, which is still alive as well. Be patient and world-news will be published by the SAAC (or maybe here, if they let me do it). Publishing of the Shelby Europe information on my side has now been permitted by Rick Kopec/SAAC. I found no. 9 as well in the Netherland with help of Edwin v.B.

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