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Title: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 09, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
The 65, 66 and 67 cars have their thread, time for the 68's to have theirs!  ;)

Post up Camera

If you are the owner, share some info about it.

Bonus points for vintage pictures.  ;D



Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: KR-3562 on September 10, 2017, 03:16:24 PM
I'll see if I can start this off.
I'm the current caretaker of 3562, an Acapulco Blue GT500KR. I have known this car since 1972 when my brother-in-law, Dennis T., purchased it from the first owner. He was a senior in high school at the time. Unfortunately 7 years later he was killed in an automobile accident. Ownership passed to his father, then to his mother, and then to me, though I have been the caretaker since 1979. I will maintain ownership until it passes to my daughter. The car was quite original when purchased in '72 but Dennis performed a few day-2 (or 3)alterations, as expected. Many he corrected before he died, some by me later. Still lacking an original air cleaner assembly and thermactor setup. The car was repainted in 1979 so the paint you see in the second photo is 38 years old and still looking pretty good.

Dennis joined SAAC in 1976 and I picked up membership when he passed, though I did drop out for a few years.

This past year I made the acquaintance of the first owner's niece. She and her brother both remembered the car and were able to pass along some interesting history of their uncle.

2 pictures below.
First is Dennis T. with the car May 1972, one month after he purchased it. Interesting note, the first owner had replaced the original tires with Michelin's. Not very common on an American muscle car in those days.

Second picture was taken by me about 2 years ago on the occasion of the car coming out into the sunlight on its own power in a very long time.

Ted



Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 10, 2017, 05:20:41 PM
What a start!  Bonus points too!  ;D

Beautiful car and great story.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: jguyer on September 16, 2017, 06:27:07 PM
GT500KR - 4201.

Spring of 1969. Earliest picture I have of 21 year old kid with his new car.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/me_2.jpg)

Best friend, Ben, had his neighbor, Ricky, build model sometime in the seventies. For you non-modeler, there never was a 1968 convertible kit.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/Model1116.jpg)

This one's for you, Richstang, note 1964 T-bird bezels. I lived in Detroit, so antenna was the first casualty.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/IMG_0591.jpg)

Here we are at SAAC41.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/IMG_1655c.jpg)


And now the days grow short, we're in the autumn of the years, and I think of my car as vintage wine...yeah, right.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/001~0.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 16, 2017, 07:06:55 PM
Great stuff John!

Vintage model pics, double bonus points!  ;D

Love that 1969 picture.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 06 GT on September 16, 2017, 07:14:24 PM
I rescued 135 out of a body shop in the late 70s. Can't find any pics. Probably didn't want to take any. Every piece of fiberglass was broken/cracked, console was gone, seats were gone replaced with Econoline seats, 390 engine with no CS parts - you get the picture why there are no pictures. On the plus side it was a rust free CA car. A kid was down here from Alaska going to school. He took the car to get it painted and in the meantime daddy called him home- too much partying and not enough school. I paid the body shop $370 for storage and his dad sent me the pink. Sold it a few weeks later for $700.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: richstang on September 17, 2017, 06:39:58 AM
Great stuff John!

Vintage model pics, double bonus points!  ;D

Love that 1969 picture.

+1
Nice hand made - scratch built model of the convertible! Those are not easy.

Hey John, why is the taillight photo for me?
...I usually chase the 67's. (I did notice the trim centers are removed).


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 17, 2017, 08:29:32 AM
Did someone say # 135 ?  :-*

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10081/135d.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 17, 2017, 08:32:58 AM
How many points can I have for these?

 Hysterical

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10081/shelbys~1.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: MyShelbyDream on September 17, 2017, 12:31:22 PM
Wow Pete, that's a lot of Shelby porn on your computer.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: richstang on September 17, 2017, 01:57:33 PM
Pete you get "mucho" points for all those '68 files! Well done. Something tells me that's only half of them.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 17, 2017, 02:07:24 PM
Yes, thats about half. Coming up to a 1,000 files soon.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Shelby_0022 on September 17, 2017, 05:03:52 PM
Here is 2778!  I purchased the car just about a year ago.  And, while I don't have any vintage pictures, I do have some cool history.  It was originally sold to A.O. Smith as a company car and it was spec'd as 1 of 15 per Mr. Marti  ;D. 

What's really cool is that Jim Cowles immediately recognized the car, as he had known a couple of the previous owners and even did work on the car back in the mid-80s.  Apparently, the car was taken SAAC 11 in Dearborn (the dash plaque for SAAC 11 is still affixed to the underside of the center arm rest). 

I have to say - this car is SO much fun to drive!  I remember thinking that this car might be a slouch, given the original 302, original 4 speed transmission and stock exhaust.  But, I can confirm that she'll still spin the tires - even with radials mounted  :partyon.

She's a GREAT car that is incredibly original and TOTALLY fun!  Chug a Lug

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/16726/IMG_2114_-_Copy.JPG)
(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/16726/IMG_2116_-_Copy.JPG)
(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/16726/IMG_2127_-_Copy.JPG)
(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/16726/IMG_2132_-_Copy.JPG)
(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/16726/IMG_2148_-_Copy.JPG)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Shelby_0022 on September 17, 2017, 05:08:18 PM
How many points can I have for these?

 Hysterical

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10081/shelbys~1.jpg)

Hey Pete!  Do you have any pics of 2778?!?!  :partyon


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: richstang on September 17, 2017, 05:14:42 PM
Hey Ruben,

#2778 is a sharp looking Shelby Convertible!
 Chug a Lug

Is that 1 of 15 in the Sunlit Gold with the saddle interior?


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Shelby_0022 on September 17, 2017, 06:06:30 PM
Hey Ruben,

#2778 is a sharp looking Shelby Convertible!
 Chug a Lug

Is that 1 of 15 in the Sunlit Gold with the saddle interior?

Thanks!

Yep - 1 of 15 in Sunlit Gold with saddle interior, 4-speed transmission, and a white top.   Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 17, 2017, 08:22:19 PM
Thanks!

Yep - 1 of 15 in Sunlit Gold with saddle interior, 4-speed transmission, and a white top.   Chug a Lug

Beautiful!  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: KR500 on September 18, 2017, 06:19:48 AM
I rescued 135 out of a body shop in the late 70s. Can't find any pics. Probably didn't want to take any. Every piece of fiberglass was broken/cracked, console was gone, seats were gone replaced with Econoline seats, 390 engine with no CS parts - you get the picture why there are no pictures. On the plus side it was a rust free CA car. A kid was down here from Alaska going to school. He took the car to get it painted and in the meantime daddy called him home- too much partying and not enough school. I paid the body shop $370 for storage and his dad sent me the pink. Sold it a few weeks later for $700.
I had 135 in my shop about 8 years ago for some work. Thanks for the info 06Gt. That helps explain some of the issues I was dealing with.

Rodney


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 18, 2017, 06:52:12 AM
(http://Hey Pete!  Do you have any pics of 2778?!?!)

I do now.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: STRATOS on September 18, 2017, 07:03:23 AM
(http://www.buckscountybass.com/albums/album191/IMG_0179.jpg)

#3876 Red / Saddle /White Top / Auto / AC - Marti says 1of 2 configured .
I bought her out of a Manhattan parking garage in 1991 - she was in there with many Mopars /AAR Cudas - a few other Shelbys - gold 68 's maybe a 69  - a blue Superbird -
Max Wedge - Thunderbolt ?? I was young and at my limit $$ just buying 3876 so didn't pay too much attention to other stuff . A Shelby guy from Long Island looked her over for me.



Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 18, 2017, 06:13:31 PM


#3876 Red / Saddle /White Top / Auto / AC - Marti says 1of 2 configured .



Nice!  Looks like New Hope Car show?  I've seen some pictures and thought about going sometime.

Blue, Green, Black, Gold, and Red,  no duplication of colors yet.

What's left and how about some special colors?  ;)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Joker on September 18, 2017, 06:17:29 PM
4067 and 549 in mid to late 1980's   549 is now part of Coaralsnakes

"Elite Show Cars" page


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 18, 2017, 06:59:43 PM
(http://www.thecoralsnake.com/ao10.jpg)

Red and saddle GT500 KR at AOSmith. Not my photo, but bonus points anyhooooo


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 18, 2017, 07:21:18 PM


Red and saddle GT500 KR at AOSmith. Not my photo, but bonus points anyhooooo

I see you winning big with all of your potential bonus points!

(http://imghst.co/61/JprKyYGR.gif)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 18, 2017, 08:10:50 PM
As a professional, I should make myself ineligible.

 Hysterical


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 18, 2017, 08:14:19 PM
No fine print here, everyone eligible for highly sought after bonus points!  ;D


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: STRATOS on September 19, 2017, 02:24:45 AM
I would like to think that is a pic of my car. JD

Yes New Hope.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: car 26-JD on September 19, 2017, 07:21:57 AM
Here are some images of Rod Harrold's '68 KR #2267, he'll need to fill-in the facts...



Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: jguyer on September 19, 2017, 07:45:34 AM
By putting a picture of Poor Ron's survival GT500 at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI 49060, I can give a shameless plug to the Motor City Region's trip to there on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Plus if I don't give the car number, someone will ask and that will just draw more attention to this event. And I can use the same picture in the Motor City Region section to further promote the event.

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10184/poorron05487.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 19, 2017, 10:15:05 AM
I love Rons car....its a treasure


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: STRATOS on September 19, 2017, 10:15:15 AM
http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3783.0


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: jguyer on September 19, 2017, 03:03:35 PM
Here are some images of Rod Harrold's '68 KR #2267, he'll need to fill-in the facts...



Facts??? We don't want no facts, we want stories of wild rides to rendezvous with a beautiful woman, the last mile driven by only the light of the full moon. There she pulls the build sheet for Rodney's car out of her brazier.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 06 GT on September 19, 2017, 08:35:13 PM
Glad to see it's alive. It was white when I got it.

Did someone say # 135 ?  :-*

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/10081/135d.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Chris Thauberger on September 20, 2017, 04:24:49 PM
This is the oldest picture I have of 01298. From sometime in 1981 just after I purchased the car. If you think I'm pugnacious, you should have met this guy.  Hysterical

(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/13752/Shelby_1981.jpg)

Chris  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: DaveZ on September 20, 2017, 04:36:02 PM
Did you tell your mom you stole her pink latex dish gloves?


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Coralsnake on September 20, 2017, 04:56:24 PM
How come I had to look up pugnacious? That describes me too......


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 20, 2017, 06:47:51 PM
This is the oldest picture I have of 01298. From sometime in 1981 just after I purchased the car. If you think I'm pugnacious, you should have met this guy.  Hysterical



Chris  Chug a Lug


Great picture!  Chug a Lug  Would love to hear the story of your ownership. Maybe write it up for the Shelby American some day?

That's 'Before' now let's see 'After'.  ;)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Bigfoot on September 20, 2017, 06:50:07 PM
Big tires


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Chris Thauberger on September 20, 2017, 06:54:41 PM
Big tires

That the way we rolled back then, N50/15 on the back and tricks up front(not on the car in that picture)  PeelOut

Chris  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Chris Thauberger on September 20, 2017, 07:09:27 PM
This is in the Pagoda Plaza at Indy. It was taken Saturday morning just before we loaded up.

My only regret is I missed my parade lap as the judging went late.

Chris


(http://saacforum.com/galleryc/albums/userpics/13752/SAAC42_Indy_GT500_65.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: watts428 on September 20, 2017, 07:38:04 PM
My first Shelby circa 1976 or 77 and yep that is me. A long, long, long, long long, long time ago....

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/Shelby1.jpg)

This is a Shelby I looked at purchasing in the 80's

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/Shelby2.jpg)

The Shelby I purchased in 1985

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/Shelby3.jpg)

How she sits now after 3 hurricanes during her resurrection. I hope to get her finished before I die or get blown out to sea...

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/Shelby4.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 67_1183 on September 20, 2017, 07:41:37 PM
That the way we rolled back then, N50/15 on the back and tricks up front(not on the car in that picture)  PeelOut

Chris  Chug a Lug

Yes, I had N50s on Shelby chrome 15x10 five spoke wheels on 67_1183 briefly in 1977.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 20, 2017, 07:44:14 PM
This is in the Pagoda Plaza at Indy. It was taken Saturday morning just before we loaded up.

My only regret is I missed my parade lap as the judging went late.

Chris




BEAUTIFUL!!!  Thanks for sharing.  Chug a Lug


My first Shelby circa 1976 or 77 and yep that is me. A long, long, long, long long, long time ago....

This is a Shelby I looked at purchasing in the 80's

The Shelby I purchased in 1985


How she sits now after 3 hurricanes during her resurrection. I hope to get her finished before I die or get blown out to sea...


Triple bonus points!!!  You are ahead of Coralsnake.  ;D

Whitewalls and hubcaps seemed to be the thing in the mid 70's.  Great pictures!

Your 500 is looking good and you are pretty far along!  You'll make it!  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 06 GT on September 20, 2017, 10:10:57 PM
How she sits now after 3 hurricanes during her resurrection. I hope to get her finished before I die or get blown out to sea...

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/Shelby4.jpg)
Keep at it you're almost there - it's back on its wheels  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: PBF on September 21, 2017, 09:20:11 AM
"Thats the way we rolled back then, N50/15 on the back and tricks up front"

     Hey!!!!, my Boss 302 still sits on it's Super-Tricks!  :cool1

     Scott.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on September 21, 2017, 08:07:02 PM
I need some bonus points too.  ;D

First picture when purchased in 1976. Remember Polaroids?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4363/37377930365_8955eb2a02_b.jpg)

Very similar to watts428,  ;)

My Shelby circa 1976 and yep that is me. A long, long, long, long long, long time ago....

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/36565900703_521f52d332_c.jpg)

My Shelby in the early 80's and yep that is me. A long, long, long, time ago....

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/37235641451_1e12a01657_z.jpg)
2006

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4401/36565899423_0fa5e3af27_z.jpg)



Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: tainted68 on October 01, 2017, 03:00:07 PM
   

                                             While out Friday I ran across a GT 350. No one around to talk too but its 1750 A/C four speed nice car.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on October 06, 2017, 06:43:25 PM
I love Rons car....its a treasure

Just curious, did you notice the 'CH' initials anywhere?


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Chris Thauberger on October 20, 2017, 01:05:30 PM
Don't know if this belongs here or not, but didn't see much sense in starting a new thread for one video.

The install took about 1 hour but I condensed it down to a 1:29.

Enjoy

Chris  Chug a Lug


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4iS2vaA79I


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: stickshift on October 20, 2017, 01:11:41 PM
Is it my imagination or is that boom arm bending down an inch?


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: KR-3562 on October 20, 2017, 01:38:29 PM
Thanks for posting the video Chris. "One" of the big moments.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 69mach351w on October 21, 2017, 07:20:30 AM
I see you winning big with all of your potential bonus points!

(http://imghst.co/61/JprKyYGR.gif)
LOLOL, I Love it!!!

And this thread is cool!!!


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: 68GT350roadracer on October 21, 2017, 12:09:50 PM
Thanks for posting Chris. Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on October 22, 2017, 04:33:59 PM
Don't know if this belongs here or not, but didn't see much sense in starting a new thread for one video.

The install took about 1 hour but I condensed it down to a 1:29.

Enjoy

Chris  Chug a Lug


Very, very cool!    Extra double bonus points for videos.  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: watts428 on October 29, 2017, 12:09:36 PM
Seen at the local Ford Dealer. They went through the transmission and had the intake off. I believe they also went through the carburetor.

(http://www.classicfords.com/Images/ECF_Shelby2s.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on October 29, 2017, 08:29:43 PM
I'm guessing that car got the most attention in the service area.  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: watts428 on October 30, 2017, 06:16:44 PM
The service manager at this dealership is a real car guy. I've known him for many years. He does all the work personally on the classics. I've seen 69 R model Mach's there, Shelbys, Camero's , Vette's. He recently retired, so I don't think the dealership is getting that business any more. He used to drag race a 69 R model Mach for another dealership for many years. He's a great guy and I wish he wouldn't have retired.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: stillakid54 on November 13, 2017, 03:48:22 PM
2766
Originally purchased by a fellow Calgarian in 68. He passed in 74 and the car was kept in the garage by his wife until 84. She finally decided to sell it at that point and this is a shot from the mid 80's after it was resurrected. Through to today still sports its original: drive train, interior and top . Never tinged, and all body panels and fiberglass original.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: GT350Shelb on November 13, 2017, 05:12:35 PM
After an 800 mile driving tour  Chug a Lug

(https://scontent.fphl2-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23472921_10156762314414027_5933932757951851962_n.jpg?oh=4b986c10e76ff0de1de1345eb06d4264&oe=5AA50A5D)


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on November 13, 2017, 09:36:37 PM
Above 2 posts       /\
                          ||

 Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Cali_KR on December 08, 2017, 05:09:29 PM
Great pix all.

LOVE, love, LoVe all the vintage photos. Keep 'em coming...

Here is one I snapped with my iPhone over Thanksgiving.

We've had it 26 years now, and please excuse the 10 spokes   :-\


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: Rodster-500 on December 12, 2017, 06:47:20 PM
Great pix all.

LOVE, love, LoVe all the vintage photos. Keep 'em coming...

Here is one I snapped with my iPhone over Thanksgiving.

We've had it 26 years now, and please excuse the 10 spokes   :-\

26 years.  Chug a Lug   Was it that nice when you bought it?

No apologies needed, nothing wrong with the looks of 10 spokes on a 68.


Title: Re: Picture Thread of 1968's
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on December 12, 2017, 07:11:43 PM
2766
Originally purchased by a fellow Calgarian in 68. He passed in 74 and the car was kept in the garage by his wife until 84. She finally decided to sell it at that point and this is a shot from the mid 80's after it was resurrected. Through to today still sports its original: drive train, interior and top . Never tinged, and all body panels and fiberglass original.
We should try and meet up this coming summer.  We've got similar cars and we're only 45 minutes apart Chug a Lug.

QSS