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« on: April 18, 2016, 03:13:26 PM »

In another thread on this forum, Ldouble619 posted a 'Meme' from online containing an accident from circa 1973.  It appears too be of a 1967 Shelby and early 70's VW Superbettle.

After a bit of searching, I found the original picture in a slightly higher resolution.  

I initially thought that this nightmist blue Shelby had a red scoop light (from the low res pic), but now I don't think so.  

Anyone want to guess as to whether or not its a big or small block?

Can anyone identify the area?  The building in the background reading: Silver________ings.

How about the unique sign with the VW on it encircled by a rotary gear?

Now, I'm pretty sure it's not my car, but for someone else, this could be a cool piece of history explaining why their right front fender, nose and hood have been replaced.



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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 03:27:59 PM »

I don't think it's a Super Beetle. They had a more curved windshield and bulbous front fenders to hide the struts. It is a 68 up though as that's when they changed to those bumpers.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 03:31:21 PM »

I used to live in Colorado and they had a Silver State Savings savings & loan. Unfortunately, the bug has no front license plate and can't see the rear one on the Shelby, if it's green then the picture could have been taken somewhere in Colorado.

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 03:38:32 PM »

I used to live in Colorado and they had a Silver State Savings savings & loan. Unfortunately, the bug has no front license plate and can't see the rear one on the Shelby, if it's green then the picture could have been taken somewhere in Colorado.

You are correct!



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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 03:39:50 PM »

http://www.thedenvereye.com/colorado-education-assocation-building/

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 03:48:48 PM »

Dam, you guys are good!  I'm not an expert on VW's, but I have owned a few of them.  The rear twilight is the larger style, seen from '73 to '80 according to the web.

Can anyone tell if it's a GT350 or a GT500?

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 03:55:59 PM »

I was able to find it on Google Maps - 1500 Grant St., Denver, CO. - Same intersection.

I also found that 9 Nightmist Blue 1967 Shelby Mustangs were delivered to Courtesy Motors, Inc. of Littleton, CO. (about 25 minutes from downtown Denver)

Seven were GT500 and two were GT350.

If anyone needs the serial numbers, I can provide.

Dennis

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 04:05:54 PM »

Post the Shelby Numbers if you can.  That has got to help someone out, if not now, then sometime in the future.  Now, if we can just figure out the vin number to the Beetle....

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2016, 04:11:44 PM »

Snake begins to eat Bug!

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2016, 04:22:13 PM »

These are the units that I was able to get from my records:

GT500

67410F2A00340
67402F2A00489
67402F2U00620
67410F2U01724
67410F2A01883
67410F2A01907
67401F2A02471

GT350

67200F2A01285
67210F2A02755

Hope this is a help.  Cab you determine interior color that would eliminate some.

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2016, 08:11:59 PM »

This is an interesting challenge.
-The white car all the way to the right appears to be a 1973 Chevy Impala (full grille across and same height as headlights surrounds with gold bowtie in center)
-It appears the 67 Shelby has black interior.

From the DSO charts;
-The two GT350's on your serial list both are noted having hubcaps, so they're out.
-Of the remaining GT500's only four had Mag Stars; 0340, 0489, 0620, & 2471 (0620 can be eliminated with its parchment interior, unless it was repainted black by '73?)

-So potentially we're down to 3 cars; 0340, 0489, & 2471 (The DSO data is missing the interior color for 0340.)

This all assumes the wheels have not been changed by '73.
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GT500

67410F2A00340 Mag Stars, ? interior color
67402F2A00489 Mag Stars, Black int
67402F2U00620 Mag Stars, Parchment int
67410F2U01724 10-spokes, Parchment int
67410F2A01883 Hub Caps, Black int
67410F2A01907 10 spokes, Black int
67401F2A02471 Mag Stars, Black int

GT350

67200F2A01285 Hubcaps, Black int
67210F2A02755 Hubcaps. Black int


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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2016, 10:17:18 PM »

Was the VW driven by someone from England?

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2016, 10:37:06 AM »

All great thoughts except you can't rule out there is a chance that the Shelby may of come into Colorado from out of state. A lot of Shelbys poured into Washington state in the 1960's because of Fort Lewis preparing military personal to go overseas. Once here and they found out there next move was Viet Nam , many sold their high performance cars, one of the reasons we had so many in the Seattle area at the time.   

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2016, 11:00:12 AM »

5S003

I agree that it could easily be a car that was from another location since the car was already half a dozen years on the road.  It's just fun to speculate.

I was stationed at Fort Lewis for US Army Basic Training in March - May 1968.  I had purchased my 1966 GT350H (black-gold) in October 1967 and had left it behind.  I was missing it as much as family at the time, as only those who know can understand.  It was August of 1968 before I was able to drive my car again.  Then off to Germany for 18 months.  We have been reunited ever since.  Kind of sounds like a love story doesn't it?

Well, while going through training almost every day I would see a black-gold 1966 GT350H driving around the base.  It was both good and bad, as it only made me miss my car even more.  I have always wondered about that car.  Wonder if someone on the forum might know something about it?

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2016, 05:24:34 PM »

There are two people standing behind the Shelby, what looks like a tall dude in a dark shirt and a short female in a yellow shirt. I'm guessing they are the two drivers waiting for the law. Abby on NCIS can have them identified in a short order. Then we can call them a get the skinny.

Somebody please explain the sign in the upper right. Does that sign mean "beware of people driving VW's?

Inquiring minds want to know these things. No, actually, doing your federal tax return makes your mind do screwy things just for relief.


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