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« on: December 01, 2010, 02:50:15 PM »

Ok this is going to sound strange but here goes anyway....I know of one confirmed 65 shelby that left the factory with a wimbelton white engine bay. It was confirmed by the original owner on the day he picked it up from the factory and after being stored for 37 years I was lucky enough to see it for myself.  In a discusion yesterday with someone else he told me of another 65 that had a white engine bay. I first though perhaps he was talking about the same car but determined he was not.

I have learned that nearly every part or fabrication on these early cars has an exception somewhere that differs from the standard but I wonder if anyone knows of any other 65's that had the engine bay painted wimbelton white? Just curious if anyone knows more on this and perhaps why it was done the few times it seems to be done..

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 09:02:49 PM »

Hello,

This is the car Daryl is talking about as it sat for some 37+ years. This is a pic of car 5Sxxx from late last year, now residing on the east coast somewhere. The new owner I've seen here on the forum. I will respect his privacy and car number. The image is prior to its mild restoration. As one can see through the grill it was white...

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 09:12:21 PM »

Hello,

This is the car Daryl is talking about as it sat for some 37+ years. This is a pic of car 5Sxxx from late last year, now residing on the east coast somewhere. The new owner I've seen here on the forum. I will respect his privacy and car number. The image is prior to its mild restoration. As one can see through the grill it was white...

Cheers,
~Earl J

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