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Author Topic: 68 GT350 - Saratoga Auto Auction  (Read 2421 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2017, 03:31:10 PM »

But, I drink a lot, maybe someone has a better explanation?

He bought the window sticker from Pookie? 

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2017, 04:58:04 PM »

I think pookie could do a better job.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2017, 05:35:08 PM »

Last time i saw this car  i was riding shotgun in a boss 9 up   87 ny  at about 125 mph . it is fast 

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2017, 05:58:13 PM »

I remember him running this car at conventions, and giving a lot of rides. Always kept clean and nice while still running the car hard. It always had a lot of chrome, was more of a street/strip/ISCA type show car that ended up being open tracked later in it's life.

I stopped and visited John last year on one of my upstate NY business trips and bought a 1969 Holman Moody catalog from him. He gave me the whole rundown on how he and the other local Shelby guys organized the local (Adirondack Region) Shelby club up there in the late 70s-early 80s (including the Lake George event, which is now a big multi-make hot rod weekend). The 68 he is auctioning is one of two 68 GT350s he owned (the other was sold in the late 70s). He acquired this one in 1973, and drag raced it heavily through the late 70s (still street driven). Still has a bunch of trophies he won with it at the dragstrip at South Glens Falls in his basement, along with a lot of photos. I talked with one of the other Shelby guys while I was up there a couple of weeks ago, and he said John's health is in decline, which is why the car is for sale. I believe he also has a 1934 Ford coupe street rod.

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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2017, 12:07:16 AM »

Sounds like a great guy who got a lot of enjoyment from his Shelby

Hope he gets a good price 





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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 02:31:05 PM »

I think pookie could do a better job.

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I thought Pookie only writes in black marker pen on Ford boxes?

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2017, 06:47:43 PM »

Does anyone know if this car was sold?

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 05:38:01 AM »

It sold, but not at auction. Proud to be the new owner  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 05:57:15 AM »

Congratulations on your purchase.  I am sure you will have as much fun as it sounds like the previous owner had.

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2017, 07:41:11 AM »

Looks like a very fun car.  Congrats!  Is this a first Shelby for you, or one of many?



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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2017, 02:17:24 PM »

My very first.

I think it's a beautiful looking car and it has a long history of show wins including SAAC popular votes. The motor is a beast. High compression Boss 351 with a cam matched to the Webers and it goes.

I think I'm gonna have fun with this!  PeelOut

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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2017, 06:20:53 PM »

It sold, but not at auction. Proud to be the new owner  Grin

Congratulation!   I remember that car from the 80's and it was a trophy magnet. If it's a blast to drive too, it's a win-win!

Now we need a few pictures for proof. Don't want this to be fake news.  Grin



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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 11:34:36 AM »

So I've been thinking about how to take the "fake news" comment. I'm not sure how it would benefit me to lie about buying the car and posting it on the forum, but I can certainly understand healthy cynicism in the age of Pookie.  HeadSpin

Then I started thinking about what kind of pictures would prove that I own it. Car pics wouldn't accomplish that because I can download several of them online. Pics with me wouldn't prove anything since no one on this forum knows what I look like. Of course if you knew John Barnes, you could call him and ask, but that's not a picture. So in the interest of full disclosure and to prove once and for all that I purchased the legendary John Barnes trophy magnet, here is a pic of the new Florida title in my name.




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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 09:44:36 PM »

'fake news' was followed by a   Grin  so it was meant to be humorous. Just shameless attempt to get some pictures of the car.

The title looks nice but the car by a palm tree would be great! Something that car hasn't seen in NY Grin

Congrats again.

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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 05:53:31 AM »

Yes please post pictures of the car.  I would love to see them.

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