[DeTomaso] When Shelby passes
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Wed Jun 17 14:05:21 EDT 2009
In 1991, our local Mustang Club hosted the International Mustang meet.
This was a right around the time Shelby had received his new pump.
We had several t-shirts signed by him while he was in the hospital
that we sold at the event.
During the final auction of the night, we had one more t-shirt with
his signature. At auction, that t-shirt sold for $400. I was amazed.
Today that t-shirt might not fetch as much. But I often wonder, as
I have one of those signed event t-shirts, never worn, kept in a safe
place. Criminy, after seeing one go for $400, I couldn't bring myself
to put the darn thing on.
I have no idea what it would go for if I put it on ebay.
Quoting "michael at michaelshortt.com" <michaelsavga at gmail.com>:
> Low balling the 65-66 Shelby's, I have seen many sell for 200K plus, I
> don't get it at all.
> It's a Mustang for crying out loud and they weren't that rare.
> More Shelby's built than Panteras
> Can you imagine what might happen when Ol Shel finally passes?
> Michael in Savannah
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Garth
> Rodericks<garth_rodericks at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> <<< If anyone converted a early mustang to a GT 500 Shelby "Clone"
>> I sincerely doubt people
>> would pay enough more to cover the cost of the "Clone" >>>
>> But interestingly, my 1966 Mustang GT fastback is worth more as a
>> Shelby GT350 clone than
>> as an original restored car. When faced with the overall expense
>> of a restoration, the cost to
>> convert an early Mustang to a Shelby clone is virtually the same as
>> doing a stock restoration.
>> I expect this is part of the reason why there's been such a
>> proliferation of 65-66 Shelby GT350
>> clone's in the last few years; sellers intending to flip a
>> desirable car. And, Shelby GT350's
>> became very desirable cars, with prices hitting the stratosphere at
>> $150,000+. It became
>> economically sound to buy/build a clone for 1/3 the cost of the
>> real deal and have all the fun of
>> driving the wheels off of it.
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> Michael L. Shortt
> Savannah, Georgia
> michael at michaelshortt.com
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