1969 Plymouth GTX 440 - vintage road test
132931 / 1968 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/c9zdvrn People always wonder why the survival rate of even exceptional collector cars is so low. If these cars are so special, why didn't someone take better care of them? This 1968 Shelby GT500KR is unquestionably a spectacular car, but it was almost lost forever and presents an interesting case study in seeing the forest for the trees. Literally hours away from the crusher, a sharp-eyed enthusiast spotted the body at the scrap yard and immediately made a move to purchase it. Noting the original Shelby fender tag was still intact and therefore knowing that it was a top-of-the-line GT500KR convertible, he arranged to purchase it for $500 just hours before it was slated to go into the crusher. He paid the wrecking service to drag the car to his home, where he began the restoration. In 1978, you could still order Shelby parts directly from Ford, so all new fiberglass OEM pieces were purchased to replace those that were destroyed by the fire. But the restoration never happened and the car and all the parts were sold. Eventually the car landed at Custom Classic Autos, where it was given a frame-off restoration to concours standards. The paint and bodywork are simply stunning in person. Any of the flaws carried by the original fiberglass have been thoroughly exorcised and today it is in better than new condition. Panel alignment is exceptional, gaps are even all around, and the car fits together better than any Mustang ever built by the factory. The paint is 2-stage base/clear urethane that exactly duplicates the special order Bright Yellow finish, and correct black GT500KR stripes and call-outs have been installed on the rocker panels. The incredible detailing extends under the hood, where a freshly rebuilt, date-code correct 428 Cobra Jet has been installed. Painted the correct shade of Ford corporate blue, it features correct COBRA cast aluminum valve covers, functional ram-air air cleaner, and even a complete thermactor system. Dominating the engine bay is the massive compressor for the A/C system, which is fully functional and blows ice cold. Correct hoses, clamps, wiring, and clips were used throughout the engine compartment, resulting in a highly accurate, concours-ready piece. The chassis looks exactly factory correct as well. Starting with red oxide primer on the floors, just like every Mustang built from Day One, the Bright Yellow paint has been blown in, just like on the assembly line. The C6 automatic has been rebuilt and, like the engine, is correct for a Shelby GT500KR. Out back, there's a bulletproof Ford 9-inch rear with 3.00 gears. Gorgeous 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels carry Goodyear bias-ply tires. According to the experts at Custom Classics, the interior is original Ford, and not a reproduction kit. We already know it can't be original to this particular car, but must have come from a donor vehicle instead. The Shelby Cobra logo on the center armrest is crisp and clear and not overstuffed-looking like the reproductions, and the woodgrain on the dash and center console is excellent. Carpets are reproductions, and are protected by a set of rubber floor mats. As far as investments go, it's awfully hard to beat a Shelby GT500KR convertible with a special-order color and a ton of options. To add your chapter to this car's fascinating history, all you need to do is call.
132268 / 1969 Camaro SS 396 L89
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/chdt6sl There's definitely a hierarchy among 1969 Camaros. At the top, of course, are the COPOs, including the mighty all-aluminum ZL-1, which is perhaps the most desirable muscle car of all time. But just below that is the almost-as-rare L89 SS396, which features aluminum heads atop an identically rated 375 horsepower L78 big block. Like the beautiful COPO tributes we've featured recently, this beautifully restored L89 tribute is so well detailed that it scored first place in the "Original Class" at the 2010 Motorama.
1968 1000hp Hemi Roadrunner Burnout "Rat Poison" GODFATHER Racing MORE HEMI'S
Dawg House 2011 Car Show GODFATHER'S "Rat Poison" 1968 1000 h.p. Hemi Roadrunner Start-up, Idle and Burnout. Godfather's 68 Roadrunner trunk lid was sighed by Big Daddy Don Garlits in 2009 and The Evil Twin and Rat Poison trunk lid where sighed by Jack Smith Rick's "The Evil Twin" 1968 426 Hemi Roadrunner was there Chris stopped by with his 1965 Dodge 426 Hemi Coronet Some clips and photos Direct Link to GODFATHERS RACING website http://godfatherracing.net/ Plymouth Roadrunner Best Hemi Burnout video on youtube