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« on: July 05, 2017, 06:13:51 AM »

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/07/05/hot-property-how-a-stolen-1968-shelby-g-t-500-can-become-yours/?refer=news



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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 06:18:48 AM »

Looks good in white and it's a weird story but certainly won't help the selling price.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 07:20:29 AM »

Fun read....unless you're one of the involved parties  Cry

Its REALLY looks good in white with the blue rockers and hubcaps  Party on

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 08:03:19 AM »

Here is the auction site:  https://www.motorsportauctiongroup.com/article/971/1968-Ford-Shelby-GT500-Fastback-Selling-Saturday-4%3A00

Another article from last month.  https://www.americancarcollector.com/news/stolen-shelby-gt500-stolen-for-40-years-heads-to-mag-hot-august-nights-auction


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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 08:05:38 AM »

Pete should know this one well.......... Chug a Lug

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 03:11:34 PM »

I wonder if the new title has the Shelby number or one assigned by the state?

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 03:39:11 PM »

There is so much wrong with this story..... Head knock

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 03:39:58 PM »

I wonder if Robert Lanyon (owner of car when stolen) replaced the car with another SIA product or not.  Or maybe he thought the insurance payment was a windfall and blew it on something else that is now worthless.  Now that would be the sad story.  Or he bought a four year old 427 COBRA and his son now owns.  I like that story better.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 03:53:04 PM »

I dont understand why anyone would think they had a claim after being paid off by insurance....

And I dont understand why someone could own a car for decades and not realize its a 1968 model. Sounds very sketchy to me on several levels.

I like the part of the story, that the popo identified the car "with techniques only known to trained auto theft investigators."

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 03:53:16 PM »

I found one part of the story on American Collector Car worrisome.  It says "all the tags are intact".  How was it then, that the car was registered and titled as a 1965 Mustang by California DMV?  Some tag or tags had to have been changed.  So which ones on it now are reproductions and not originals?

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 03:54:51 PM »

The tag pictures in the auction listing indicate the buck tag and underhood tag are both reproductions.

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 04:09:06 PM »

It also took one hell of a shot to the left, front apron....I find it hard to believe that fiberglas or fender survived

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