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Little bit of history right there!

Sort of remember an article about that Pantera in a magazine like Hot Rod or such.  Shelby was with Chrysler then and it was written up as Shelby and the tech team are just having some fun.  As with many things in life, there is usually a story behind the story!

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Ya, who would have thought eh? Good way to disguise your Chrysler testing anyway.....use a Ford, LOL

 

Beau Boeckmann bought the car at auction for $225,000 or something like that, with no motor in it. But they found the motor.

I also didn't know Gale Banks was friends with Carroll Shelby and he is the one that did the turbo work on this car.

Pretty interesting history.

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And in 1997 to 1999 Shelby built these.  GR-1Coupe was Ford powered with a lot of update Pantera styling but Viper chassis similarities and the Shelby Series 1 roadster was powered by an Olds Aurora V8 and saw limited production.

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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And these offered through Mopar in 1972 to 1975.   Using one of three Dodge small car platforms (Cuda/Challenger, Dart/Duster/Demon, or Aspen/Volaré) for a body shell, a chassis would be built that could handle either a 108″ wheelbase or a 112″ wheelbase using E-body front framer ails and A-body rear frame rails. Customers could order the components or skip straight to the fully-built car, complete with a 355ci W2 race engine, which would come in under $10,000 dollars.

 

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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The 1989 Shelby Dakota

 

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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14 minutes ago, 41chevy said:

And these offered through Mopar in 1972 to 1975. 

Racin' Ralph Nason from Unity, ME got one of those "kit cars" through Richard Petty in 1973.  He then won 23 feature races in a row!  Painted black and yellow with sponsorship from Partner Chainsaw.

Jim

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10 hours ago, j hancock said:

Racin' Ralph Nason from Unity, ME got one of those "kit cars" through Richard Petty in 1973.  He then won 23 feature races in a row!  Painted black and yellow with sponsorship from Partner Chainsaw.

Yes Petty took the built up and added all or most all of his tricks. He called them "The Saturday Night Special"  He put that ,his name and a serial number on the instrument cluster. Some NASCAR short tracks like Riverhead 1/8 handicapped them . . .and they still usually won!  There is one at the Hime's Museum of Racing on Long Island.

 

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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