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Author Topic: Looking For: 1967 Shelby American "The Road Cars" GT350/500 Poster  (Read 1117 times)
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« on: March 10, 2017, 08:28:45 AM »

Hello Friends,
I'm looking for a special poster. It features artwork by artist, George Bartell. It's the 1967 Shelby American "The Road Cars" GT350/500 Poster. Kinda looks like the AMT "Sounds of the Cobra" record artwork, except that it features orange, black and white graphics.
Any leads on where to find one of these rare gems would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 09:07:09 AM »

Bob B this one?

I think Vern might be your guy...





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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 09:10:44 AM »

Bob B this one?

I think Vern might be your guy...


+1 Vern.

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 09:17:39 AM »

Thanks guys! This is the one I'm chasing. See the pic!



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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 10:53:54 AM »

Cool, it does look like the "Sound of the Cobra".



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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 12:11:47 PM »

Sorry dudes...Ole Vern is looking for one of these also...but if I find two Ill be first to speak up  Hysterical

They are impossible to find! (not to discourage you, just the truth) Take it from someone who has looked for one for 10 years.

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 01:07:18 PM »

Sorry dudes...Ole Vern is looking for one of these also...but if I find two Ill be first to speak up  Hysterical

They are impossible to find! (not to discourage you, just the truth) Take it from someone who has looked for one for 10 years.

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 01:14:18 PM »

Sorry dudes...Ole Vern is looking for one of these also...but if I find two Ill be first to speak up  Hysterical

They are impossible to find! (not to discourage you, just the truth) Take it from someone who has looked for one for 10 years.

Vern

No offense Vern, but at what age was that, 11? Hysterical

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 02:17:29 PM »

No offense Vern, but at what age was that, 11? Hysterical

Hey, I resemble that remark!  Hysterical

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 03:29:06 PM »

Cool posters. How would you have gotten one of these new? Send off for it or was it a dealer item in the showroom?  I was just curious.

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 04:39:31 PM »

They were sold in a single ad to the public, I believe the ad was run in car and driver. For whatever reason, it was never sold in any of the catalogs.

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 07:12:53 PM »

Guys:

If memory serves, the two posters "19~GT350~67" has shown on his post were given to Shelby dealers for the 1967 model year. They were never sold to the public. Most dealers displayed them somewhere, in hopes of interesting potential buyers. Sometimes they were taped on a showroom window. Naturally, direct sunlight faded them. They were obsolete at the end of the model year so most dealers either gave them away or threw them away. That's why they are so rare today.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 08:26:59 AM »

I know for certain I have seen at least one advertisement where the cobra and road cars posters were advertised to the public, but I believe there was only one magazine ad for them. From memory, it was a car and driver in 67 and it was a tiny ad in the Mack of the magazine. Prior to seeing that, I had thought these were only a dealer poster. Most all the other posters were available in the various catalogs spanning 66-70...which is why the other posters were sold in greater quantity.

I do believe the main intention of the two posters were to be showroom posters but they were also available for purchase for at least an extremely short period of time.

For what it's worth, the road cars GT350-500 poster is quite a bit rarer than the 427 cobra poster. Though the 427 cobra poster is near impossible to find in its own right.

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 08:40:50 AM »

Wonder who owns the original art for those - if Bartell had it returned to him or if Ford kept it?

Those are beautiful illustrations.

- Phillip

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2017, 08:44:54 AM »

Wonder who owns the original art for those - if Bartell had it returned to him or if Ford kept it?

Those are beautiful illustrations.

- Phillip

The 427 cobra version is owned by John A here on the forum. I don't know who owns the road car artwork or if it still exists.

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