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« on: February 28, 2017, 11:57:51 PM »

Who restored it?
Someone locally said they restored his personal car but I've never heard of his personal car in BC my province and find it hard to believe since he offered to help restore ours, he has a shop
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 07:13:12 AM »

Carroll probably had 100 "personal" cars.  Which one is this?  A Shelby # would help shed some light on this.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 07:17:54 AM »

Quote from: link=topic=39281.msg301602#msg301602 date=1488377592
Carroll probably had 100 "personal" cars.  Which one is this?  A Shelby # would help shed some light on this.
It's in the heading;
Who restored #337 Carols personal car?

They just spelled Carroll wrong

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 08:12:19 AM »

This should get interesting. His "personal car"  Hysterical

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 08:19:12 AM »

FYI there was a period in time in the last 20 years that a certain car dealer/broker/deal maker Grin  had the bright idea of registering cars in the CS name with the consent of CS so that a 30 % over market (his words ) value could be achieved. It was purely for financial gain which is not a problem, but leading buyers to believe they were buying something more personal then what it really was is a problem IMO. Fraud in my mind but that is just me.  The profits were shared /split so I am told with the CS half going to the Heart fund. The signature on the title was most likely as personal as those cars got. Most likely it was one of those cars but you would have to check into the history chain to verify. If CS owned it prior to the early 90's then it is more likely to be really personal by definition. If after then it was more likely one of the joke flim flam personal cars . Just my opinion .  

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 08:26:07 AM »

Registry does not mention #337 as being owned by CS.

It does state it was part of Ford SVT tour promoting the '06/'07 GT500's introduction.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 08:28:08 AM »

If the # is 337, last reported owner was Dennis Karras, Olympia, WA. He reported that someone in SVT, a division of Ford,asked to lease the car for 2006 to accompany the new 06/07 Shelby GT500 on a cross-country publicity tour( there could be the Carroll Shelby connection).Karras sold the car to a man named "John" (Fife WA) in 2007.This is in the WASAAC area (Washington State) very close to me. That being said, I have never heard of this car, and don't see a Canadian connection as far as restoration. I think we need more information... Popcorn

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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 10:14:28 AM »

This should get interesting. His "personal car"  Hysterical

#2396 was assigned to Carroll Shelby for his personal use per the 7/31/67 company car list.

Article attached.


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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 10:33:47 AM »

"Assigned to" is a lot different than owning. Surely, he drove some of the cars and some were reserved for the boss. The time frame is the determining factor in my estimation.

I think Mr Gaines, hit the nail on the head. There have been a good deal of shenanigans over the years. One dealer comes to mind.....

There were several 337s, did I miss the year?

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 11:38:26 AM »

There were several 337s, did I miss the year?


Pete, it was in the heading:
1967 Shelby GT350/500 > Who restored #337 Carols personal car?

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 01:30:29 PM »

Ah, I see it now.....I actually restored 65#337
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 12:21:20 AM »

This is what he said lol

Hopefully he isn't on here LOL

It was raced early on...blown motor by Carol  then sold to New York area then to Florida were it was purchased and brought to Canada...going off memory been 4 years here...lol

He also said he could be off a digit or two when I said registry doesn't show carol owned # 337

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 09:54:36 AM »

That sounds like those types of stories one would hear quite often back before anything was confirmed to the level they do today.

I think it was very common. Ever hear the story of the nearly new Cobra sitting in the barn/garage that belonged to the soldier who died in Vietnam and was finally found? Might have been true for a special case, but I have heard that exact story for Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Corvettes and Chevelles.

I am guessing most are not factual.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 08:28:15 AM »

FYI there was a period in time in the last 20 years that a certain car dealer/broker/deal maker Grin  had the bright idea of registering cars in the CS name with the consent of CS so that a 30 % over market (his words ) value could be achieved. It was purely for financial gain which is not a problem, but leading buyers to believe they were buying something more personal then what it really was is a problem IMO. Fraud in my mind but that is just me.  The profits were shared /split so I am told with the CS half going to the Heart fund. The signature on the title was most likely as personal as those cars got. Most likely it was one of those cars but you would have to check into the history chain to verify. If CS owned it prior to the early 90's then it is more likely to be really personal by definition. If after then it was more likely one of the joke flim flam personal cars . Just my opinion .  


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