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Fastback68
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posted 02-05-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over the phone, I've been offered a "1967 Shelby GT fastback" and I want to sound knowledgable when I go see it. The guy gave me the VIN off the door -- 7R01 etc., or '67 coupe, so we can forget that. But he also gave me the VIN which he says is on the top of the inner fender -- 8T02J etc., or '68 fastback J code.
My question: '68s never had a visible VIN on top of the inner fender, did they? I'm talking about in that cut-out in the outer fender. That stopped in '67 didn't it?
I know this ain't no Shelby, but I'm still interested. The guy does know enough about Stangs to know when he's looking at a fastback.
Thanks,
Simon

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-05-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have seen them with the vin# there and some that aren't but would be a hidden # under fender. My 68 has a stamping in that area that is half hidden and it also has some hidden #'s. 8T02J would be correct starting#'s for a 68 Shelby GT 350 but it doesn't automatically mean that it is. On my 68 Shelby GT 350, I don't think{not sure, now} it had a stamping there but had hiddens elsewear. The Shelby plate would be there. If it is in the Shelby registry, that info would be available. My Shelby was brought up from Puerto Rico and was never there as long as I owned it. There are a number of ways to peg a real or unreal one. A visual inspection of car would be nec. It would have all the regular GT oddities plus Shelby things. If you have the complete vin, an email to Marti Auto Works will get the ball rolling to get fast verification for a VERY reasonable cost.

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-05-2002 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon. Missed your last sentence saying it's not real. Oh well.

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bluetech
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posted 02-05-2002 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon, are WE going to use this "Shelby" as a parts car?

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Fastback68
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posted 02-05-2002 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mellow, maybe it IS real! I just assumed it wasn't 'cos I thought the code as only for a fastback J-code. I don't get to look at a lot of real Shelbies Also the price, $700, doesn't seem to be in Shelby territory.
Ed, if it's a '67 fastback, we share it out. If it's a '68, it's all mine I'm wondering if this is the same Shelby clone you were telling me about. It's in Mandaluyong.

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-05-2002 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One little 'Fordism' re the 68 Shelby. Didn't it make good sense to have the Shelbys built in Metuchen and shipped to Detroit area, rather then get them off the line in Dearborn???? They were building 68's in Dearborn.

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Fastback68
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posted 02-05-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, this is all exciting stuff, because as you know, 8T02J is a Metuchen car! Please Lord, let it be a Shelby, then let me sell it and retire! I'm gonna see it tomorrow. Will keep you posted for sure.

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mustangs68
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posted 02-05-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My VIN is stamp there if needed I'll get you a photo..
sam

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bluetech
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posted 02-06-2002 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon, the one I mentioned is from Cubao area not from Mandaluyong. Interested in a 61 T-Bird? No engine, no papers, full trimmings, intact interior, all for $600

Good Luck!!!

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Fastback68
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posted 02-07-2002 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh joy Goodbye e-bay, hello my "new" '68 GT fastback with a 9-inch limited slip diff, Toploader (I think), perfect trap door ($450 recently on e-bay), tilt steering column ($250 and counting on e-bay), perfect interior, etc. The doors, hood and trunk lid are junk, and the engine and console have gone, but boy am I pleased

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Larry Jennings
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posted 02-07-2002 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats! Good find anywhere, but it must be especially sweet there

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bluetech
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posted 02-07-2002 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats!!! Are you going to change your username to "Fastback68GT"

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