I'm not angry, just had to laugh because most of the things you listed as bad thing, my car has! Except of course the GT350 stripe on the side.
I know where you are coming from, some of the "clones" or "tributes" I have seen are just how many badges or stripes they can put on but the cars in this thread are examples of how well done a coupe can be "Shelby-ized"
No hard feelings, I didn't build my car to please others, I am glad when I get a compliment but I have to take criticizm as well
And DodgeStang, what's wrong with my steering wheel? I didn't like that BIG foam thing on the 67 wheel and a 66 wouldn't fit so I made my own center. I actually made that when I was in HS!
My wife's name is TARA so I am the TARA-fied 1!
You guys need to relax. Only thing I said I don't like is GT350 graphics on a coupe or car that is otherwise so un-GT350-like. Neither of your cars have those graphics so I don't get the problem. I guess people sometimes just enjoy being angry on the internet.
I agree 1,000%. I enjoy "clones" and "recreations" because you can pay homage to the Shelbys, Bosses, etc... with the ability to drive it without fear of damaging it! If I had all the money in the world I wouldn't buy an old Shelby because I would be too worried to drive and I wouldn't be able to mod it either. I do dislike it when someone randomly throws on a random cobra emblem on their mustang or "gt 350" side stripe with nothing else done to the car. It is not paying homage, it is just lazy in my opinion. I also find it sad when I see a beautifully done clone - until you raise the hood and find a stock i6 or plain 289 2brrl. Paying homage to a Shelby it should also be your goal, like the OP, to have similar performance ratings. If you don't then I think it is very poser-ish
I have owned my coupe now for a year and went through the same desires, not all of us can afford a fastback and I have seen several well done GT350 clones (coupe) that if done with period correct pieces look incredible.
I wish you luck, at the end of the day these are our personal statements and all should be respected, it's all just a matter of personal taste. (unless its painted pink )
1967 Coupe - 302/4-Speed - Becoming a TA Coupe!
1968 fastback - 302/C4 - Not sure where I will go...
OP - I think that the green and white shelby look looks fantastic on a coupe as displayed by a previous poster. Gloss black or satin black would also be nice if you wanted to be a little bit different. Every time you see your car you will say "I'm glad I went with my gut, I love my car!" instead of "wow I wish I would have painted it green..."
Tarafied1 - I am not a fan of Eleanors (only have seen one FB in flat black that I liked), not generally a chrome rim fan, nor of red interiors - but your coupe looks fantastic! It just flows very well and the stance is the icing on the cake to make one great looking coupe.
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