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#1 1966 AC Cobra Replica

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Ford AC Cobra Replica  1966

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The car was built in 1993 and has an original Ford 427 side oiler engine with a 5-speed transmission. The car has been drive through 20 States throughout the USA to include: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Vermont, Nebraska, Iowa, and across Canada.

#2 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

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Ford Shelby GT350 Fastback 1966

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Richard Klein purchased this car new in early March 1966 from Larsen Ford in White Plains, NY. He has been the only owner and is the longest original owner of a 1966 SHELBY GT350. As of April of 2017, the mileage on the car was 185,000. The car was originally purchased to complete in the SCCA National, Divisional and Regional Rally programs. The car competed in the MG 1000 International Rally’s from 1966-1970. Driven to SCCA 2 (Shelby American Automobile Club) Hershey, PA; SAAC 7, Great Gorge, NJ; SAAC 10 Great Gorge, NJ; SAAC 14, Mt. Pocono, PA as well as other local sports car events; gymkhana’s rally’s icekana’s and car shows. During the first four years of ownership the car was driven about 100,000 miles as daily transportation as well as participating in auto sports events.

In 1990, after 125,000 miles, the car was rebuilt (not restored) to showroom condition to be driven on a regular basis for auto sport events. Bob Aliberto, a former student while in Jr. High School, preformed the work. Since 1990 the car has been driven to the following SAAC National Conventions: 16 Charlotte; 18 Watkins Glen; 19 Indianapolis; 20 Atlanta; 21 Lime Rock; 22 Road America; 23 Charlotte; 24 Michigan Speedway; 25 Lime Rock; 26 Charlotte; 28 Nashville; 29 Michigan Speedway; 31 VIR; 33 Thunderbolt Raceway; 36 VIR; 37 Watkins Glen; 40 Pocono and 41 Mid-Ohio. According to Rick Kopec of SAAC, this 1966 GT350 is the car that has been to the most SAAC conventions.

Since 1999 there has been considerable interest in exhibiting the car at major concours. It 1999 it was selected to be included with the Cras Of Shelby at the Amelia Island Concours. It has also been shown at Meadow Brook Hall, Eastern States, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Keeneland, and Newport Concours.

The 1966 Shelby GT350 is a more civilized version of the original 1965 GT350 high performance street car. It is quieter with rear exhaust, better visibility with rear quarter panel windows and a folding rear seat, in most models, for those brave enough to ride there. It was the ultimate street car in 1966. Limited production of 2378, with 1000 being Hertz Rental Cars, confirms its desirability. For about $20 per day and $.20 per mile you could ret a Shelby GT350 H. These cars quickly became the famous Hertz “Rent-A-Racer”. The big question, did someone at Hertz know the weekend use of these cars?

#7 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

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 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster  1965

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This car has been raced since the late 70’s in autocrosses, Time Trials, and Hill Climbs. It was totally restored in 1992 to period B/Production specifications and was later street registered. It has vintage raced at Pocono, Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, and Monticello Motor Club by the current owner.

#8 1966 Mustang GT350

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Ford Mustang GT350  1966

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This is a 289 Bored & Stroked, 4 Speed Hurst, Limited slip differential. Racing seat and set up for track event road racing. Fiberglass hood, plexiglass rear window, fuel cell, relocated battery to trunk. Fresh suspension, large disc brakes up front with cooling hoses from nose.

#11 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

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Chevrolet Corvette Roadster  1965

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This car has been raced since the late 70’s in autocrosses, Time Trials, and Hill Climbs. It was totally restored in 1992 to period B/Production specifications and was later street registered. It has vintage raced at Pocono, Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Road Atlanta, and Monticello Motor Club by the current owner.

#14 1964 Daytona Cobra Coupe

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Daytona Cobra Coupe 1964

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1964 Daytona Cobra Coupe (Factory Authorized Continuation) Owner / Driver – Don Wells

Build History: CSX-7072 started life as a Shelby FIA roadster in 1987 available as a continuation Cobra from Shelby American.  I bought it thru a Shelby Dealer in Pa, having him ‘re-body’ the Cobra with Mr. Shelby’s permission in 1998.
With my direction, Pete Brock,  Dr. Simeone and all the Cobra books available,  I have re-created what the original Daytona Cobra Coupe looked like when it first raced in Feb.13th 1964. Pete Brock found just one thing wrong with my Cobra and it’s been fixed.
Modern additions: (Required to meet current Vintage racing specifications):
Shelby Fuel Cell, Gel Battery, Radiator Fan, FIA  Safety Belts , Full Halo Roll Cage. Engine: The 298 CID  engine has many period correct parts. It’s currently producing about 400 Horse Power. The Girling brakes, Koni shocks and suspension components are stock, period correct components.
Tracks Raced at: Daytona (Participated in the 2016 & 2017  Heritage Exhibition at the 24 Hour Race), Lime Rock, Pocono, Summit Point.

#24 1965 AMC Rambler American

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AMC  Rambler American  1965

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The car was built out of a 1965 Rambler American purchased in Armenia, NY by Elizabeth Davis. She owned the car until my father bought it in the 1990’s and it was used as a daily driver by my mother. I built the car to emulate a mule used by American Motors to test equipment for their Trans Am efforts and eventually the SC/Rambler.

#30 1927 Ford Roadster

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 Ford Roadster  1927

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Track “T” Roadsters came about during the Pre-War racing hey days of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Due to the abundance of Model “T” cars being cheap and plentiful. They were perfect for the money strapped racing set. These cars are set off by their distinctive aerodynamic front shells because they could not only be raced on circle tracks, but also would be taken out to the dry lakes of California for high speed straight line time trails – Yes, a true dual purpose vehicle!

#32 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Plymouth Road Runner  1969

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I purchased the car new in February of 1969. It was restored in 2007 back to original. It’s Dark Green Metallic with Dark Green / Lite Green interior, 440 cu. In. engine with 3-2 bbl carburetors, torque flite 3-speed auto transmission, Dana 60 rear w/3.54 gears, original fiberglass red line tires factory fiberglass lift off hood, am/fm radio, power steering, 4 wheel drum brakes (non-power), tinted windows, rear defogger. Was purchased at Central Ave. Chrysler in Yonkers about 1 year after discharged from Vietnam.

#33 1968 Plymouth Satellite

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Plymouth Satellite  1968

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I have owned my Plymouth for 12 years. The body, interior, drivetrain, suspension, brakes etc have all been built by me at home. I have extensively modified the car with fuel injection, 6 speed transmission, modern suspension brakes and wheels. This car is not a shiny gem or a trailer queen by any means. It’s purpose is to be obnoxious, driven daily, and driven hard.

#39 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

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Ford Mustang Convertible  1965

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I purchased this classic convertible 37 years ago (1980) while in high school. It was not a gem but a good runner. My original intent was to flip it and make a quick buck but my love for the car won me over. It has seen a great road trip to California and back with friends after college along with some great cruises here in NY. I decided to do a body off restoration in 2004 which entailed a rebuild of the 289CI/4BB, Tri-Headers, Dual Exhaust and a beefed up Cat. The Cragars were added for the vintage 1960’s look and the color went from sunlight yellow to dark cherry red

#41 1970 Chevy Chevelle

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Chevy  Chevelle  1970

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I acquired this car about 30 years ago. I spotted the owner parking it and asked “is it for sale” to which he responded “no”.  I asked if he would consider a trade for a 1972 convertible Malibu (real P.O.S), that I was restoring at the time, he said that he would “take a look at it, maybe”  Well, the convertible and $1K later, we made the trade.  I stored the car at my mom’s house in Rockaway Park for about 25 years.  I towed it out of there, up to my house, luckily before hurricane Sandy struck.  My three kids and I spent the last five years (maybe more) restoring it.  It’s an original, numbers matching (maybe 85%), 1970 Chevy SS 396 Chevelle.