1967 Shelby Mustang test car 'Little Red' has been found

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  1. handy_andy_cv64

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    Makes you wonder how many other treasures in the rough are out there. And to think that it was only less than 30 mi. from me.
     
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    Damnation, ya coulda stolen it....
     
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    I'm intrigued they tinkered with a twin-blower 428...that must've been a sight to see! I hope Jackson posts all the pics that he receives from the crowdsourcing he's doing.
     
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    That will easily be a 6 digit restoration.
     
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    That thing went thru multiple iterations according to the article. Which one do they restore it to, and where do they get a build sheet or Marti report for other than the original out-the-factory door version?
     
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    That is an interesting point.
     
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    Time to start cruising the back roads, I once saw a 54 Vette sitting next to a barn north of Houston that looked complete. They are out there.
     
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    There are 2 1971 rancheros sitting in a wreck yard just south of Lubbock. Just sayin.
     
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    Bad Boys.jpg Record keeping at Shelby was a dismal mess. You could pretty much do anything on that car and present it as original and not be questioned if you used period correct parts. Went thru all the naysayers and bull malarkey on these two until Dad got lucky and got his hands on all the factory records detailing every bolt and expenditure. All the noise quit after finding the factory documentation. I doubt Little Red will be easy to put back original.
     
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    I think the original restorers of the Green Hornet test bed went through the same hoops on that IRS setup until they worked out the provenance.
     
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    Yeah, then it finally turns up slightly modified many years later in production T-Birds and Cougars. I wish that two speed nine inch in the King Cobra had made it into production.
     
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    There was an aftermarket company that made that 2 speed 9" center section, but they are long gone. I wanted one for my 72, but with them no longer made, the people with them want them a lot more than I do.
     

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