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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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I really like this car a lot!

My 66 GT350H Tribute/Clone , a little history, back in the late 80's I lived in Connecticut and bought a real 66 Shelby GT350H from a guy I worked with for 6g's, he used to drive it tow work occasionally and would not even think about selling it, it wasn't mint, it had a built 302 and was a 4 speed car, black w/gold stripes all the right stuff, oil pan, intake etc.with all the documentation but a DIY garage paint job,years went by and I kept asking one day he says yeah I'll sell so I went and looked at it and it was sitting under a tree for years, mice got in the inside and made a mess, but no big deal, so I bought it brought it home pulled and began to prep the body but found out really quick that he had painted it with Emron, that stuff does not come off easy!! So had the car dipped and put new floor pans etc and got about 60% restored and a business I had needed a financial infusion, so I had someone ask me if I was interested in selling it and I really had no choice, a guy that worked for ERA Replica automobiles bought it and that was last I ever saw of it was on a flat bed going down my driveway. I said to myself I was gonna get another one some day, well almost 40 yrs later the prices are 150k+ so best I good do is get a nice clone, my goal now is to make it as good as possible. Here in Phoenix I drive it quite a bit it's 289 A code auto, headers, manifold, mild cam etc, stays cool in 105 degree heat just a pleasure to drive, I did rebuild the front end, brakes, calipers rotors etc. no race car but it works for me. Sure wish I knew what happened to the original, but I don't remember the Shelby #
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So, is the question, anyone here purchased it and remember the deal "back in the day"?

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So, is the question, anyone here purchased it and remember the deal "back in the day"?
I don't believe he has a question, just sharing a story and an interesting one at that.

Good luck with your new ride, OP. You having owned one, you should be able to pick out what your new car needs/don't need to make it closer to what you had.

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This thread needs some pics!
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Omg, love your pony car. The 350 Herz is one of my all time favorites.
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Wow-- that is one sleek car. Love the classic color combination.

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Great looking tribute you have there! Would love to see more pics!! I built a 66 GT350 tribute also and they’re a lot of fun.

Regarding your prior real GT350H, the Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC) has registrars for each year and they could search their database by name and find your car and its history. For 66 Shelby Mustangs, Howard Pardee is your contact ([email protected]).

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Wow, that’s beautiful.




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Welcome to the VMF that's a beautiful car.
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Wow, that’s gorgeous!

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Great looking tribute you have there! Would love to see more pics!! I built a 66 GT350 tribute also and they’re a lot of fun.

Regarding your prior real GT350H, the Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC) has registrars for each year and they could search their database by name and find your car and its history. For 66 Shelby Mustangs, Howard Pardee is your contact ([email protected]).
If he bothered to tell them way back when OR a newer owner knew his name and told them.

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If he bothered to tell them way back when OR a newer owner knew his name and told them.
You're right, even if the OP didn't update the registrar, current/past owner(s) may have told them about the OP. Additionally, if the OP knows the year the car was sold and the city where the purchaser resided, that might be enough to narrow down the particular car. I could probably determine that from just scanning the SAAC '66 registry and reading the descriptions. The 2019 '66 registry has almost 90% of all '66 GT350/GT350H cars accounted for; even if owners haven't updated the registrar, the registry still usually has warranty/other details from others who've had contact with a particular car. The registrars also have the entire registry digitally stored and are able to search for details so that'd probably be first stop.

Not saying it's a perfect solution but it's better than just asking this forum.
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