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I'm not a big fan of the 69 Shelby styling IMHO.....I would rather have a R Code Mach 1 or a Boss 302.
I agree as well. As stated earlier I'd get an early Shelby or like you said a Boss 302 or other... For $100k I'd pick a different car(s), boat and so on. But the car sounds to be what the OP wants and it seems like he is getting a really good deal on trading in his fastback.
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Fantastic dilemma to have.work out whether you want a car to drive 66 FB or to look at 69 Shelby. By the way they are my equal favourite models.
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Both cars look great. I prefer the overall style (and interior) of the '66, but from a practical perspective, the numbers matching Shelby is the better place to park the money. Throw in the manual trans and you have a car that 100 guys out of 100 will want to own.

Just make sure you go into the deal with your eyes open and check the other car out thoroughly. The other guy would probably do better to sell his car outright and make a cash offer on your car. I would want to know why he's specifically interested in your car and willing to trade.
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If you're not set on the blue 69, there is a red one for sale from a Shelby dealer for $75K.
Have you posted on SAAC or found out the history of the Shelby?
Maybe the 69/70s have gone up in value in the last year or 2....$89K seems high to me.
You used to be able to get nice 69/70 GT350s for $55-65K.
I personally think the Shelby market (except 65s) is a bit down right now.

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Get the Shelby, store the OEM engine and trans, swap in something high-powered and relatively disposable, thrash indiscriminately, become legend.

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If you're not set on the blue 69, there is a red one for sale from a Shelby dealer for $75K.
Have you posted on SAAC or found out the history of the Shelby?
Maybe the 69/70s have gone up in value in the last year or 2....$89K seems high to me.
You used to be able to get nice 69/70 GT350s for $55-65K.
I personally think the Shelby market (except 65s) is a bit down right now.
I agree, this is a little crazy!

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Depends on what you want .Sounds like your 66 is ready for action. Sounds like the Shelby is better for investment and ready to be a museum piece.

If youre anything like me, you have no use for a $100K paperweight.
As long as I qualify for a drivers license, mine will not be a museum piece or paperweight. Pampered slightly but still driven hard.

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There's not enough photos of the Shelby to make a truly-good guesstimate with, but just glancing under the hood, it's not a fresh restoration, nor is it anything close to concours-correct or concours standards. And if the miles are truly that low, why was the engine compartment (poorly) refinished? What happened to the windshield washer nozzles?

I get weird/paranoid when I see easy details or components done poorly or not at all, because it triggers the where there's smoke there's fire sense in me.

Anyhow, let's say the Shelby is a good, solid, original-panels and good-integrity car. It's still just a driver from what I can see. If I was paying $89K in today's market, I'd be expecting a concours-ready high-quality restoration that is ready to go for MCA concours-driven or AACA Nationals. I think that's a reasonable expectation for that kind of money. The only 69-70 GT350's that tickle the 6-figure realm are the cars that are at the top-end of that class, dripping in NOS parts and superb craftmanship and every detail uber-correct.

For a very-clean, sharp and good-integrity driver GT350, I would think that $55K-$65K would be tops for me.
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I wouldnt have any uber HP 65-6 unless I could see a bunch of reinforcement work



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For a very-clean, sharp and good-integrity driver GT350, I would think that $55K-$65K would be tops for me.
Wow, a good dose of reality from someone that should be in the know.
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Depends on what you want .Sounds like your 66 is ready for action. Sounds like the Shelby is better for investment and ready to be a museum piece.

If youre anything like me, you have no use for a $100K paperweight.
Im the same. Id rather have a car that I can drive, and modify, and not worry about its value too much. Id go with the 66. If I wanted something that said Shelby on it, Id just got buy a toaster, and some chili.
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jUST THE OPPOSITE FOR ME thought the 69 shelby was the best looking Mustangs ever unless one goes back to the original rear engine ones
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jUST THE OPPOSITE FOR ME thought the 69 shelby was the best looking Mustangs ever unless one goes back to the original rear engine ones
I'm not sure which rear engine Mustang you are referring to. Do you possibly mean the mid engine?

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Nope the original Mustang proto type using a 4 banger or V4
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Nope the original Mustang proto type using a 4 banger or V4
Yes, the Mustang I, the first of the two links I posted. It's a mid engine V4.


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