I know Russ personally and have seen the car in person and the paint shop did a great job, it looks better in person (better than what we got from SAI).
I own one and don’t have an issue, adding a fake CSM # would be crossing the line in my opinion. Hell, there are hundreds if not thousands of “tributes or clones” of the classic Shelby’s and it’s never hurt their value or prestige over the years. I'm secure enough to know I own the real deal.
If anyone has a problem with the PBF badges, you should take it up with Ford for letting them be sold on eBay, plus they are giving them away if you buy a crate motor from Ford Racing. Plus, SPP sells the S H E L B Y letters in their own catalog (page 26) for anyone to purchase.
Like Jase said, if you are happy with it that is all that matters.
(Flame suite on)
,so what makes a Shelby a Shelby,,,not trying to make anyone mad,but the GT 500 made at Ford ,are they real Shelby 's are not,,,also the GT/CS which I owen have the same parts as a Shelby GT,,,and also SPP makes parts for all,,the side Shelby GT emblems " are " from Ford Racing ,,,even the 1968 GT/CS had Shelby parts on it from Ford,all Shelby oweners have something all others will not a # number,so why does anyone fear a clone,,maybe its just the styling of the shelby look that came from " Ford ",,,there all Mustangs ,,,same engine,,same car,,,,I do not believe a few add on parts makes another car any better,,Mr.Shelby once said ," drive and enjoy ",,so in ending this reply,,I say to all its just a car,,,its still a mustang.
Edited by richard m.switzer, 15 April 2009 - 05:27 PM.