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Author Topic: Shelby/SAAC MkI, MkII, Snakes; General info and literature.  (Read 14237 times)
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« on: June 08, 2011, 01:19:53 PM »

It looks like I've been nominated as the Mod. I'm glad to help and share what I have on these rare / limited production cars. A big thanks to Ron / SAAC for adding this section. I hope all those with information will chime in and share some history of the people behind these special cars and how they came to be. There really is no better place than the SAAC forum (and other SAAC publishing's) for these cars to be discussed and appreciated.
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There were only 62 built SAAC cars, (64 were numbered) this includes prototypes.

I'd like to share some images of the original brochures, sell sheets, and some b&w photos that were part of a sales packet.
On top of that I've got about 100 photos from the web of various cars and colors that I'll post from time to time.

This first brochure is the Shelby MKI (listed as a 1992 Model) and noted as only available to SAAC members.
Only 36 MKI's were made. This included 1 drag car (I'll post an magazine photo/article), 1 EPA certification car, 4 prototypes, and 30 regular production cars.
1 R model was planned and order but never started or built.
All were hatchbacks in white with blue stripes (one delete stripe car was built).

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 02:32:56 PM »

I got to drive the prototype at the1992 Fords at Englishtown. Vince Liska had it, and had brought it down to display it and run it.

It was white with the blue stripes.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 06:18:52 PM »

This new section is very exciting!  I would love to hear about the single "R" model.  While surfing the site, I did find this old picture from SAAC in Vegas.  Does anyone know what the story is with this hood on the car? 



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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 08:24:13 PM »

I don't think I have any info on the "R" model version. I'll keep looking through my stuff.

That custom hood looks like an aftermarket "Cervani" hood which I think has functional scoops. That might help keep things cooler on a desert based car, and keep the stock hood from getting chipped up on the front nose section from the highway runs.

Edit; That is MKI 017. It was built from the SAAC Car Co factory with that customer supplied aftermarket hood.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 06:20:23 PM »

Here's the '92 SAAC MKII sales sheet...two sided.

There were only 15 MKII's built. (3 hatchbacks, 12 convertibles; including the prototype)


Cobrask8;
It must have been cool to drive the prototype. Did you run it down the track or was it more of a mild test drive?



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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 08:34:22 AM »

I don't think I have any info on the "R" model version. I'll keep looking through my stuff.

My bubby DiRusso found this little blurb while looking over some of the doccuments that came wiht the #004 car.



Basically for the search engine benefit, the SAAC MkI R model seems to have been an "off-road only" car that was lightweight, 425hp 351C engine, bigger brakes, etc.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 05:52:45 PM »

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According to the '97 SAAC Registry, only 1 MKI "R" model version was ordered (from an enthusiast in Peru) but due to polical circumstances it was canceled and never completed. It sounds like it would have been a terror on the track. I wonder how far along it was developed. Anyone?

EDIT: MKI XR1 was never started, the base model white LX hatchback was sold off and is somewhere in Texas!

Here's the '93 MKII sales sheet...two-sided.


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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 07:31:33 AM »

Richstang -

We ran it all over the pits in fake slaloms, and down the quarter mile. I forget the times, but I want to say either low 14's or high 13's?

I do not remember exactly if it had the Cervini hood or not.

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 11:39:45 AM »

Richstang -

We ran it all over the pits in fake slaloms, and down the quarter mile. I forget the times, but I want to say either low 14's or high 13's?

I do not remember exactly if it had the Cervini hood or not.

Dan,
It sounds like you had some fun.

Here's a picture from back in the day, perhaps at the SAAC convention introduction in '92 or '93.
-You can see the white SAAC Mustang in the right side of the picture with Cervini scooped hood.
-Also, there is a black SAAC Mustang with white stripes. Anyone know the story on that car (since black cars only came with gold stripes)?

EDIT; The black with white stripes car is MKII 002 (one of one in that paint / stripe combo)



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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 06:18:48 PM »

That is a super cool picture Rich!  If you look at the car with the Cervini hood, you'll see the stripes are different in that picture than the one I posted earlier in the thread above.  There is a good chance more than one car had that hood, as the stripes seem to have evolved.

The Black car is also neat.  The first part of the tag reads BLK, but can't make out the other half.  The picture is named MKII_2.jpg so Maybe it is from 1993 and holds some key to the MKII color combo's.  They were doing black cars and red cars with white stripes.  Not much of a streach to create this one.

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 07:00:05 PM »

Paul,
You're right about the stripe being different on the Cervini hood car. Good eyes, I hadn't notice that.

EDIT: MKI 017 was the only car built from the SAAC Car Co factory with this aftermarket hood...supplied by the customer.

The '93 MKII sales sheet only mentions gold stripes available on the black paint. I assumed it was either a special order or changed by the owner. After digging through my old files I found 2 pictures of a black car with white stripes, no plates and what looks like a temp tag in the rear window. It's very hard to tell in these small pics but, they look like MKII logos on the quarter windows.
EDIT: black with white stripe is MKII 002 a one of one color combo.

I have an OCD habit of tracking unique cars with photos such as these. Every time one comes up for sale I note the car number on the photos and save them in my files.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 08:25:23 AM »

The Black car is also neat.  The first part of the tag reads BLK, but can't make out the other half.  The picture is named MKII_2.jpg so Maybe it is from 1993 and holds some key to the MKII color combo's.  They were doing black cars and red cars with white stripes.  Not much of a streach to create this one.

I checked my photo with Zoom and the plate on the Black w white stripe car reads "BLKSAAC". Did some further seaching on the web and came up with another photo of this car on Flickr. It's copywrited so I won't post it. The location was the SAAC convention in Watkins Glen July 7, 1993. With only 3 Mk II hatchbacks built, and the other 2 cars in different colors, it's most likely the same black car in all the photos.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 05:39:04 PM »

Here's the sales sheet for the '93 SAAC Snake, again two-sided. Only 11 made of these, all 5-speeds.

I'll ask but, I'm guessing no. Were any of these made with a red, or blue interior?

EDIT: 1 Snake was made with a grey cloth. The others were either black cloth or upgraded with the SAAC leather interior



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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 07:29:12 PM »

I'm not the guy to answer your question, but I do want to understand it.  Are you talking about full red or blue leather as the primary color?

Here is a red convertible with a white gut and red accents.  Also there is a red car with a black gut too.

http://www.gt-enduro.com/index_files/Page385.htm

Wasn't there a MkI with a yellow gut too?

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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011, 08:06:35 PM »

I'm not the guy to answer your question, but I do want to understand it.  Are you talking about full red or blue leather as the primary color?
Here is a red convertible with a white gut and red accents.  Also there is a red car with a black gut too.
http://www.gt-enduro.com/index_files/Page385.htm
Wasn't there a MkI with a yellow gut too?

On the '93 SAAC Snake sales sheet it lists five interior color choices; black, white, grey, red, or blue. I would think these colors were for full cloth interiors only, as the standard equip.
I've only seen all black, all white, and white seats with gray panels / lower dash for leather interior cars. I've never seen any yellow accents on interiors only gold accents on black w/ gold stripes cars.

Thanks for posting the link! I've been to that web page a while back. It's very likely that's where I've found a few of my pictures, very fuzzy pics, but still better than nothing.

I will keep posting info here. Next up will be the B&W press pack photos. I'm still trying to find a few more of my magazines with articles from back in the day.
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