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DubbsFaris

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    Everything with a snake or a bunny!

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  1. We are familiar with the car and the owner. This particular car was given to the winner of a Bullrun event in 2008, which was televised and sponsored by shelby american. Mr. Wu was told the car's value was 100k, and he makes a Carroll Shelby connection because the car was owned by SA, the company. So, about every other year he sticks it on eBay to see if he can get his 100k out of it. LOL. In a related note, I own the Terlingua raffled off by CSCF, which Carroll's charity bought, and I because Carroll Shelby's name is in the title, I probably have a slightly elevated claim of CS ownership, right? LOL
  2. I had a box of them at one time, but I think I turned them over to the new director when i resigned. I’ll check with him and have him check here and reach out on this thread.
  3. Wow, that really is an amazing story! Congrats!
  4. DubbsFaris

    Terlingua

    Yes, but I was trying to be a little more diplomatic about it- the plaque is not right. in my experience, people wont take our word for it, and usually just want validation. If he is really interested in figuring this out, he needs a call to Steve Thornton.
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    Terlingua

    Thanks for reaching out- your car has a Shelby GT dash plaque, but it looks very rough. I would rreach out to Shelby American and see if their records show that CSM to match your VIN. If you have a 4.6L engine, and its a 2007 or 2008, it might be an SGT with some terlingua parts. Looking at the details of just the first picture, it is missing some items to be a legitimate Terlingua. All Terlinguas were the 4.0L V6 and were offered only on 2005-2009 MY S197 . If that is a v6, it might have been a Terlingua at one time but if you dont have a TRT CSM number, then you dont have any way to prove it without a VIN check trough Shelby. Either way, you need to talk Steve at Shelby
  6. I did not see the CSM, but Chris posted a picture of 55 still in the SA shop. I was not given an option on my gumball number, so I was unaware that was even possible. In the past, CSM numbers were not limited to a certain range for number of builds though either. The 2011 GT350 had numbers all over the place. It isn't anything negative, but if Ed thought 500 was the last in the range of CSMs, I didn't want him disappointed down the line if that didn't turn out that way.
  7. Welcome to the club Ed. I will tell you the waiting is truly the hardest part, but it is worth it. You seem excited to have #500, but as cool as that is, I do think you should be prepared to see some other random numbers above 500. Case in point- the new Terlingua was limited to 50 here in the states, and I just saw #55 rolling through the shop. An earlier car I had built was a 07TRT00XX, and yet the car is an 2008. Lol. It happens that way sometimes. CSM numbers often elude a clear protocol to us owners, but every one is special all the same. Enjoy it like I know you will!
  8. Key words are- "owned a couple of Roush stage 3". You can just tell him if he bought a Shelby, he would have loved it too much to trade it for another.
  9. I've heard them all, and the Shelby American/Borla partnership is responsible for the best sounds in the auto industry. I got to sit with Alex Borla and visit for a few hours at Le Mans, and I told him as much. I don't know know what sorcery they use, but it's the right stuff for sure. The old 2011 GT350 with the center exit exhaust was what I consider the best sound ever put out in a mustang. The new Terlingua comes to a very close second. But for most improved, the award goes to the old Terlinguas with the side exhaust- that sound is amazing considering it comes from what has to be the worst motor Ford has put out since the Mustang II.
  10. Yeah, I love the look of the car, but I've changed my mind in wanting one. Two people can't ride together, and I'm a big guy to start with. The old GT is far more comfortable after putting my hands on them both. There is another option coming though...hmmm
  11. That said, buying a part you like doesn't mean you did anything wrong. If you like it and didn't steal it, sport it proudly! None of us will hold it against anyone that wants a little bunny flair, or even a good clone! The only thing we wouldn't want to see is someone passing off a clone as registered build with a csm.
  12. Yeah, I spent almost as much through the auctions as I did on the bulk deal. This really hurt me in the end, because the claimed value of all these parts was driven up by me and few owners just as dedicated to keep what we could in house. Some things made it out, but I wager We got over half the auction Terlingua items sold if not more.
  13. There are parts floating around for sure. But there are aspects no one has to do it complete. Terlingua hoods and front fascia caps are non existent, and the rear decks and badges I got before they hit eBay, and front badges are also numbering in the 2 or 3 out there. That said, I've seen some really well done clones even if they are missing this or that. I bought the parts more to have them for an owner in need than to keep a clone from being built. No clone can be passed off as an original, so it doesn't matter from that standpoint anyway. We know all the original cars.
  14. I'm less than enthusiastic that Shelby made that decision with KR parts and other builds also, like any of us that spent the premium to get an exclusive build, but it was their decision to make, and I believe in the long hurts the business regardless what it does for the bottom line in the short term. I don't see it as a lack of respect or desire to slight customers though. I think when you work around these cars day in and day out, it changes your perspective, and I guess they just don't see the mystique of the parts like an owner does. To them it just becomes "just another obsolete part taking up valuable space"- and they do take up a lot of space and there are better things SA can do with that money and space. It's not that I don't see their side of it. It's valid. It just sucks from our end, and they see our side of it too.
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