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    Took mine out for a wonderful drive too in honor of Carroll. I think Carroll would be proud to see the success Shelby American has made in the years since his death. RIP Carroll I like to think that my Dad and Carroll are up there proud of us here who are carrying on their legacies. CSSHELBYKID
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    This Thursday May 2nd Shelby American will be pulling the covers off the latest Shelby vehicle to come out of the Shelby American factory, a new model never seen before. The official unveil will take place at 1:00PM PST at Carroll Shelby International located in sunny Southern California. Shelby American will have this latest Shelby on display throughout the 7th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show two day event, also held at CSI HQ. I guarantee this vehicle will have you talking. Steven
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    The Marti reports for the older vehicles contain a lot more information than the new ones. The ones I know that have gotten one for the new cars, with expectations set by the reports for the older vehicles, have been disappointed, mostly because it's not very much info for quite a bit of money.
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    Had to take the intake off but it wasn't bad at all. Found the vacuum line. I extended it a few inches to give me some slack to make it easier for the manifold to go on. Manifold went on easy and all is good now. Going to register the car sometime this week.
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    Let me see if I can put some context into the discussion in an effort to end the daruma, although I highly doubt that will happen. To those who say that thread should not exist, and those who say it should, you both have valid points. Most sites specific to a certain brand would not allow such a tread to exist. There are some that will allow the comparison but, few that will allow a specific tread to follow the development of a competitor. Those sites are usually privately owned and as such, have a little more leeway. That being said, it says a lot to the commitment to free speech that SAI and Team Shelby has. Now, Free speech is a God given right, this platform is not. We will always try to accommodate our members so, I ask, before you level criticisms, keep that forefront in your mind. A decision we make will probably make one group happy while making the other group the opposite. The conduct that got the C8 thread shut down was actually not surprising considering the activity in the thread. But, in conjunction with all that had happened, it was fatal. We have rules out there for conduct. They are not that strict. Treat each other with respect or at worst, ignore each other. I find it disappointing when I allow others to control my emotion. If someone gets under your skin, you are allowing that. Use the ignore button both on the site and internally. If you feel the need to poke at someone, stop, think and pass on that opportunity. Have some “Damn Fun” as we say because you can go to work for drama. In the end, I would ask that we not start another brand specific thread outside of the Shelby product line. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to post and discuss competition but, let’s understand there is a lot of competition out there and not one other car in the world. And, we are A Shelby club and, Shelby is aligned with Ford. Lastly, how many of you are paid members? Team Shelby is one of the few car organizations that is growing. That’s due to the leadership of Tracey and the direction set. I realize some of you don’t make any events and your participation is confined to this webpage. IF that is the case, I would just like to say that one, this website costs money to operate and membership supports that cost. But, more importantly, you are missing out on some fantastic events and great times and great friendships. If you have comments or questions, please PM me. If need be, we can chat by phone.
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    Finally got my ambient air temperature to work. Quite by accident. I hit a piece of trash on the highway late on night and put a gash in my front spoiler. I ordered a new one and as I removed the old one, I noticed one of the wires were crimped. Basically the wires were pinched and almost cut completely through. That's why the read out in the dash would give out crazy numbers when it was raining and the car was underway. I rerouted the repaired wires and and my temperature gauge works perfectly. I didn't have to reset anything. So if your temperature gauge doesn't work, check the wires.
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    We all think our cars are special, & most of us try to make them unique, in spite of the fact that they are " mass " produced. Ever wonder " how many cars like YOURS Ford built " ? Owners of the 13 / 14 MY Shelby GT500's had to rely on spreadsheets in an effort to answer this question, often resulting in frustration..... .....( spreadsheet told me my 14 was " 1 of 21 " ) . A ( Personal Statistics Report ) based on your VIN, from ( www.martiauto.com ) will finally answer that question. This one page report, ( $ 60.00 + $ 7.00 shipping ) . " We will compare your vehicle to all other vehicles of the same year and model and tell you exactly how many vehicles are like yours and what makes yours unique. NOTE: The purpose of the Personal Statistics Report is to bring your VIN as close to a one-of-one as possible. The Personal Statistics Report will use only the features necessary to reach this objective and may not include all of the features of your VIN. " . Most importantly, this documentation is recognized in the collector car world.
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    SHELBY AMERICAN TO BUILD LIMITED EDITION SUPERCHARGED SHELBY GT-S MUSTANGS FOR SIXT RENT A CAR LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2019 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), has been commissioned to build a group of exclusive supercharged 2019 Shelby GT’s for SIXT Rent A Car. Based on the world-class Ford Mustang fastback, the 600+ horsepower “Shelby GT-S” announced today in Southern California is the first supercharged V8 powered Shelby rental car offered by a national chain in history. Clad in the company’s iconic orange and black, the first 20 cars will be available for rent at select Southern California, Southern Florida and Las Vegas locations. “Shelby American has earned a reputation for building the most exciting rental cars for over fifty years,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president. “Our team is honored to make history with SIXT by offering the first supercharged V8 Ford Mustang available at multiple rental car locations across the US. The hot new SIXT edition 2019 Ford Shelby GT-S Mustang will make any trip an amazing and memorable adventure.” SIXT is a multinational car rental company with about 2,200 locations in over 105 countries. The company has been expanding across the USA since 2011 and is currently the country's fourth-largest car rental company. SIXT has 55 locations including 20 top airports in the United States. Most recently, the mobility service provider was honored with the World Travel Awards as the USA’s leading car rental company and the Trazee Award as the most popular car rental company among the Millennials target group. "Our customers are itching to get behind the wheel of the first SIXT customized Shelby,” said Sebastian Birkel, CEO, SIXT USA. “We're always looking to grow our fleet with premium cars that bring passion and excitement to the drive. We can’t think of car that better fits that idea than Ford's brand new fully loaded Shelby. This will be the first ever supercharged Shelby available to rent and we are thrilled to have it at SIXT” The Shelby GT-S sports cars will be built by Shelby American at its Las Vegas facility for rental in the summer of 2019. Each rental fastback will be powered by a supercharged 5.0L V8 and 10 speed automatic transmission. Shelby tailored the suspension to maximize the car’s capabilities without sacrificing ride quality. The Brembo brakes have impressive stopping power to match the Shelby’s amazing power. The exterior features proprietary bodywork, SIXT badges and stylish wheels, while Shelby touches can be found throughout the interior. Many of the components were developed specifically for SIXT’s Shelby GT-S program. “The SIXT edition Shelby GT-S combines terrific handling with astonishing power, excellent braking, a muscular exhaust note and striking good looks,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development. “We worked closely with SIXT to design a car that makes a bold statement when you see it and then delivers when behind the wheel. SIXT is giving the public a very rare opportunity to enjoy one of the best sports cars in the world at some of the most exciting destinations in the US. This is the rental car experience that people could only dream about before the Shelby GT-S.” Every Shelby GT-S will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry. Once the cars are retired from rental duty, they will be available for purchase and the new owners can return their Shelby GT-S to the factory for further enhancements. Individuals interested in renting or buying a Shelby GT-S Mustang please visit www.SIXT.com. The Shelby American facility is at 6405 Ensworth Street in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.shelby.com. About Shelby American, Inc. Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, and GT post-title packages for the 2005-2019 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com. About SIXT Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of global mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app that also integrates the services of mobility partners. SIXT is present in approximately 110 countries worldwide. The company’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, its culture of innovation with strong technological expertise, its high share of premium cars in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The SIXT Group generated revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2017 and is one of the most profitable mobility service providers worldwide. SIXT SE, the Group’s parent company, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (WKN common shares: 723132, WKN preferred shares: 723133). https://about.sixt.de ### Media Contacts Shelby American: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303 or sblack@tprm.com SIXT: Cody Beavers at (888) 942-7498 ext. 4034 or cody.beavers@sixt.com SIXT Edition Shelby GT-S Feature List Performance 600+ horsepower Shelby Supercharger (program specific) Shelby GT deep draw hood with vents Shelby GT front fascia assembly Front brake and hub bearing cooling ducts Shelby spec 20inch wheels, staggered Shelby X-COMP tires Ford Performance springs Ford Performance sway bars Shelby by Borla cat-back exhaust “SHELBY” by Brembo front brake system (program specific) Exterior “SHELBY” upper grille Shelby rocker panels Shelby rocker wings Rear spoiler “SHELBY” Tail light panel Le Mans style striping “SHELBY GT-S” driver and passenger side stripes (program specific) Shelby GT Emblems and badging “SIXT SUPERCHARGED” side badging (program specific) Interior Shelby leather interior (program specific) “SHELBY” lighted door sill plates “SHELBY” engine caps CSM numbered dash plaque and engine plate (program specific) Shelby tech signature manufacturing plate “SHELBY” Embroidered floor mats
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    Well, we had such a great time last year. If your so inclined, start at the track on August 13th and 14th moving to Dearborn. We will be visiting at least one of the largest Ford collections in the world. On Friday, we will board a private train and where someone will meet their demise and, its up to us to find the culprit (after Dinner of course) Saturday its private parking at Woodward with Shelby America and a few other notable folks. More details will follow but make sure you save the dates cause its going to be a blast August 13th, 14th track days August 15th, through the 23rd in Dearborn Stay tunned
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    Today marks the seventh anniversary of Carroll Hall Shelby's passing so how about we celebrate the legacy of ol' Shel by taking your favorite vehicle out for a spin this weekend. Ice cream with the young ones or grand-kids, date night with your significant other, a spirited drive on the back roads by yourself, doesn't matter which, only matters that you drive the vehicles Carroll built or inspired which certainly will fulfill Carroll's mission that he built these cars to be driven. Enjoy your ride. Steven
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    Beautiful job, congrats.Love the chrome razors!
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    The events dont produce themselves. Directors and State directors and members put a lot of effort into making them happen. My point is this, if that's something you want to see, can it happen, absolutely! Call your regional or state rep and get the conversation going. That's how Dearborn happened and will happen this year again. If you want more info, reach out to me via PM and we will chat
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    Sean - No shit man.... Unfortunately with ignore options you can still see someone's post when another person quotes them. So here it is: Mongoose - Wow. I can't believe you are still attacking and making negative comments about me because I ignored you. "Small man behind the computer syndrome" at it's finest. Your problem is you think your opinion is above the opinions of others... About everything. You are all to eager to cast stones, call people names, be degrading, etc. yet the first opinion or comment that doesn't match yours and you are offended. Your like a heckler at a stand up comic show giving the comedian shit because he said something controversial, but funny as hell and you're the only person not laughing and must make your opinion known. It sucks being around anyone like that. It reminds me of the term "energy vampires" as they suck the energy right out of a room. I am a very open minded individual with a very long fuse, but I don't tolerate bullshit.... ever. And you Sir have dealt more than your share. At the end of the day, I don't give a rats ass what your opinion is of me and frankly no one else cares either. Why you persist in making your thoughts known after the other party ignores you is simply a sign that your are nothing more than a forum troll trying to goad people into an internet argument for your own pleasure so you can have something to do everyday. Its sad really.... Good people have quit this forum and/or been offended by you. I do not have the time or desire to engage with you and placate your ongoing senseless banter. I've given this some thought and there is a time for everything to end. So its official: I'm done with Team Shelby all together. Good day to you all and best of luck in the future. Blake - VIPERNC OUT!
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    Two Super Snakes at Mustangs On The Wharf today in Santa Cruz, CA. Red one mine with the 2017 SS package. Blue one is the new 2019 SS package. John
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    Last Thursday during the Shelby American media day it was officially announced that OVC (Original Venice Crew) has become an authorized Shelby American mod-shop. OVC is located in Gardena California and are the builders of the 1965 Shelby GT350 “OVC Competition Model” sports car. OVC will be referred to as what we sometimes call a Tier II mod-shop which in simple terms means they will not be installing any CSM numbered packages but rather will be installing SPP parts/products including but not limited to superchargers, wheels/tires, upgraded brakes, exhaust systems, etc. Shelby American will train the OVC staff to ensure the same level of quality and performance that you've come to expect from Shelby American over the last 15 years. Below is a link to a news article with more details on OVC becoming a part of the Shelby American family. https://theshopmag.com/news/original-venice-crew-named-official-shelby-mod-shop Steven
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    I know when they were testing the new Z28, they had Over Heating problems. They removed the Bow Tie Emblem from the Grill and that worked. Since they didn't want to lose the Bow Tie Emblem, they decided to design a Hollow Emblem. Hard to believe that something that small created such a huge problem...……….. unless GM lied...…...
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    Really Nice! 👍🏻
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    Yes definitely. Just had my '07 upconverted, and both Matt and Chris were really helpful!
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    I didn’t say this but Chris and G ( BBG ) .....might be looking for a Cayman soon......yep. He also texted me this am @ 6:51..... that crazy guy. I think once the final move to Az ( May 4th ) is complete he might get back on here. You can’t keep a good man down. We shall see. I’m glad he’s keeping in touch with us car nuts. I’m temped to post a picture of his garage to get his attention. He does read this post . Maybe I will. Just texted him stand by. Have to downsize the pictures is a pain. But here you go. Look at those floors first then the cars. Amazing garage for sure I think he has me beat by a country mile. ( 8 car garage possibilities with lifts ) With air conditioning ....incredible . This will get his attention. Can you imagine a furry little friend running around that garage looking for BB and G. .. BBG isn’t that a bank ? I knew he had money............ That’s his new name from now on BBG yep...two for one deal now G has to post also . That’s fine with us ....right fellas ! She is a car gal/ guy and drives a manual . That right there qualifies her ....
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    Agree with you all...beautiful car but way to much money......
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    Good morning fellas. found this spyder in the motorhome this morning. Bailey doesn’t like bugs ....Heading down to the Gulf of Mexico this am. Later slo lane
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    Very well could be. SAI has a tool that "punches" out those slots and I suspect that tool came about with the increased production numbers for 2007-08 and was not around for the first builds in 2006. Steven
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    Remove 6 pins. Push the cover towards the engine to release from the upper grille "grove", lift pull back and slide forward from under the hood pin plates.
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    The GT350 manual is for stick shift buyers and the GT500 with the DCT for the others. I also heard that both models are going to be sold alongside to cater for all.
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    Team Shelby membership has big bonuses, including exclusive first access to special gear. Carroll Shelby’s Store is about to offer a VERY Limited Edition 1:18 scale die cast of the 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 Supercharged Prototype. Each of the 96 die casts are numbered and come with: A Certificate of Authenticity signed by Chuck Cantwell (Shelby G.T.350 Project Manager from 1965 – 1967) Commemorative Booklet Exclusive Shelby Store packaging Team Shelby members can buy one today at https://bit.ly/2PSTRoW before they go on sale to the public. FYI, the #1 die cast was sold at the Carroll Shelby Tribute last weekend for $500, so grab one of the remaining 95 before they are gone. UPDATE: Die-cast is sold out as of Thursday morning May 9th
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    That’s Acme the manufacturer fault. I did get one this am. Sometimes errors can increase the rarity of collectibles not saying that’s the case here. I’ll just keep the hood closed when any Shelby car nuts come over..... They have these on ebay without the Team Shelby connection. Since these are now sold out. Like 578 are being made and I’m sure they could do another batch. $134 best offer with free shipping.
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    That's what I thought, I have driven past it many times doing my "Super Cruises".
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    Scallops that’s my wife’s favorite sooo sweet tasting...next to lobster. Man you have it made where you live. Fresh seafood in your backyard and other cool things. Just don’t snag any Stingrays in the Atlantic...the ones with the quad exhaust.............. You are lucky man for sure. Maybe snag you a Mopar, Camaro or GT500 instead. How’s that coming alone ? Again thanks for your advice on cooking scallops. I tend to overcook things but my wife sets me straight on all things seafood including even shrimp. 2 minutes only . Back in Michigan ( I left there back in 1971) there is a town named cold water. I used to say to people” you can boil your lobster in cold water” . Michigan that is. ....😂 later slo lane. Heading out soon. .
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    Viper, Glad to hear it only appears to be a coil pack. If it was something else it could get quite expensive. Coil packs by federal regs are supposed to be designed to have a minimum of 2 year /24,000 miles design. In most cases they actually last much longer. Even though your car may be 10 or so years old doesn’t mean all the packs need replacing as many of them last 100,000+ miles.Your call of course, and again glad it appears to be a simple fix……..if the GT500 is on the fritz at least you have that new Viper as a back up ride…..🙂
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    Anything is possible at this point Mach...…….
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    Title & description corrected to reflect this ebay car is not an authentic Shelby Cobra but rather a replica. Going forward all ads for replicas on Team Shelby will need to reflect that they are replicas/clones/tributes/kit car as to prevent misrepresentation. Steven
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    Ed, Great to have you joining us this year at The Cobra Experience with your 2019 Ford GT !!! I've updated post #2 above to show your reservation. See you this Saturday in Martinez about 8:30am. Best, Jim
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    I registered and looking forward to going. -Kevin
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    Extremely doubt a ground up effort of a new Shelby vehicle.. Look at the challenges and law suits after the amazing and unique Series I, the only car that SA has designed and built from scratch. With all the multi-millions needed for regulatory test and approval, it is too expensive a gamble. No major manufacturer would be expected jump in as Ford did for SA back in the 60s as they are having challenging times as well. The only probable effort would be a foreign investment of an e-Cobra or e-Shelby vehicle and that would not sit well with the current fans of the Shelby legacy.😎
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    Hey Mongoose nice place but way to far from the grandkids at this time. But having a track in your back yard would be cool. Anymore car shows in your neck of the woods coming up ? We have first fridays downtown Canton starting again this Friday. Car show, live music and antiques for Bonnie and me . Oh and a taco truck that sells lobster tacos to die for. Plus a antique store that has man antiques like gas pumps, metal signs and such. Cool place and the owners father has bought a lot from me in the past. Nice friendly people to deal with. Picture below It’s called Drunk Junk Jones . Father and daughter in picture. Second picture there’s my old BF Goodrich metal sign I sold him awhile back. Cool 😎
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    Of course the weight ratio front to rear will be better on the R.
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    From a guy that owns both a GT350R and a ZL1 1LE he said the R is a better handling car and of course the Camaro has much more power. On a small track/medium track, advantage Mustang. On a long track, Camaro takes it.
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    Big red 266 mph. Talk about top speed in a brick 🧱 2000hp this car is a legend and so is the driver Hey Mongoose here is your ultimate Z/28 in RED for Keith
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    Keith ...sorry it didn’t work out ......but yep totally agree with you that’s a lot of dough for a 14 GT500. Two nopes is good in my book. Keep on trucking and something will always shake out .
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    Beautiful 67 '350. What Shelby number? Note to Big Al: there is no 1967 SGT, only Ford Mustang GT and Shelby GT350 and GT500. This is a good time to read up on the classic Shelby cars from any number of books and to get a copy, if you can find one, of the Shelby magazine that covers the 2007 SGT.😎
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    Yes and chances are with a collector car that's exactly what happened Mach.
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    Patient it is buddy Goose!!…….Yepper want something that pulls me right off that saddle and my eyeballs are pushed back in my scull...…….
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