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Author Topic: 65 Shelby exported in 65 to Germany - 9H6-849 or WD 8563 licenced  (Read 474 times)
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« on: July 15, 2017, 11:50:54 PM »

Still trying to ID this Shelby and how it came to Germany - later raced in many hillclimb races by Malte Huth from May 65 on. First official "owner" said to be an US army higher rank, however ordered and bought by the Huth family

Anybody who can shed some light on the early licence plate and id the original dealer maybe?


An earlier pic from Aug 65 shows this NY licence plate on the car.



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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 12:27:13 AM »

Great pics, thanks for posting. No idea on what number but stripes look a bit wide.

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 12:28:13 AM »

Pretty funky Lemans stripes. It's just the gap that's too wide?


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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 04:43:23 AM »

The car has no GT350 emblem in the back, early car?
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 05:30:59 AM »

Clearly not a factory stripe car for ID purposes.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 05:36:18 AM »

Gap is all wrong and stripes too skinny and no stripes on front or rear valence.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 11:14:32 PM »

There might be a reason for the different stripes... but back to the license plates, are there any plates known used by Larsen Ford vs. Gotham Ford in 1965?
 
I read that Larsen Ford from NY as no2 dealer sold 9 Shelbys only in 1965 (with Tasca being #1), leaves less than 8 from Gotham Ford in NY. I think 1 of Larsen was not known, but found it on the web at least (5S049), then there at least 2 from Gotham that were not identiefied so far - if my quick browsing count is correct from the bible. Howard narrowed the possible ones already down some years ago, but it would help to see some with their 65 licence plates with the NY Worlds Fair theme.

Actually the Huth family reported they ordered an R-Shelby via Lucky (Loyd) Cassner (Camoradi team), as he was a friend of the father Wilhelm Huth, but got this one instead. I won't dare to think that Cassner or the US army general made up something, so the stripes may have been added locally.


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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 05:27:34 PM »

TransAmEd, It seems you have been looking for info on this car for some time. link to an old thread you started, from five years ago on another forum.
I guess no more information ? Do we know if the car still exists ?

http://www.shelbyforums.com/threads/malte-huth-shelby.16764/

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 05:33:21 PM »

Here is a pic from "ponysite.de" of Huth in the car at the Rossfeld Hill Climb, June '65. hood looks warped, is that because of speed ?



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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 05:37:25 PM »

Another photo I found on a French forum, Monthlery France '67, with a rally sticker on the hood. looks to be the same car, mirror on the fender, and stripes look the same, but later style wheels.



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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 10:54:33 PM »

Yes, that is one of the few last pictures and trace we found of it till 1970. Huths sold it to the Schwabengarage and obviously it went from there to that racer living near the french border.

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