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May 30, 2011

Adam Carolla at the Shelby American Collection

Here is a cool video from the Shelby American Collection.  This is a museum located in Boulder, CO.  The video is a bit long but worth the watch!

May 27, 2011

The Perfect Father's Day Gift!! Mustang and Shelby Shelves for Collectibles

The Perfect Father's Day Gift - Mustang and Shelby Shelves
1965 Mustang GT-350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.

We just got a few of these cool shelves in!  Quantities are very limited, so please order soon.  We only got half of the number that we requested.

Here is our description:

1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3-D Wall Shelf (Front End View) with Tempered Glass Top Shelf. Display your collectibles with classic car shelves. Cast from resin, these accurately detailed sculptures are topped with tempered glass shelves. They are a great way to add a touch of nostalgia to any room, and the perfect way to display other collectibles. 
20.07 inches x 6.10 inches x 7.68 inches

1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.
1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.

They are also available in the '64 1/2-65 Mustang Front End View and the '64 1/2-65 Mustang Rear End View.

Here are the links to order:

AC-341   1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf (Front End View)

AC-342   1965 Mustang 3D Wall Shelf (Rear End View)

AC-343   1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf (Front End View)

1965 Mustang GT350 Shelby 3D Wall Shelf with Tempered Glass Top Shelf.

May 25, 2011

1966 Shelby in TV Commercial

A friend of ours sent us this YouTube clip.  Watch closely and you will see the '66 Shelby GT350.  It is an early/carryover car.

Here is his explanation:

I have a friend who is in commercial advertising at Buckeye Cable System and is a real car nut.  He in turn gave the producer my name and address.  The object of the commercial was to get kids to read more.  The kids were from a charter school that deals with theater,  the actual film time was 30 min.  I had to stand there and talk to the kids about the engine and how to adjust the points and valves, the history of the car and answer their questions.  The kids had a good time especially the girl that got to sit in it.  Then I had to start it and rev it up for the camera.  It aired on the local cable stations.

Check out the video:

May 23, 2011

Shelby American Automobile Club's 36th Annual Convention

Road Tour from the last Shelby American Automobile Club Convention in Northern California (SAAC-35).  Images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc
The Shelby American Automobile Club's 36th Annual Convention (SAAC-36) will be held this weekend (May 27-29) at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, VA.

If you have never been to a national Shelby Convention or have never been to VIR (or even if you have!), you should definitely try to attend the event.  VIR is a beautiful facility and the variety of Shelby American  automobiles available to see should be amazing.

You can get more information on the SAAC Forum and the SAAC web site.

Please keep reading our Blog here.  We will have pictures from the event next week!

May 20, 2011

Win a 1966 Mustang Convertible!

We just received this information from a long time customer and wanted to encourage everyone to help out and possibly win a '66 Mustang Convertible!!

I just finished restoring my ’66 convertible yesterday with the help of parts from VA Classic Mustang.  The car is now in the hands of the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club who will raffle it off to support their charitable projects in northern Virginia.  The Rotary Club will be taking the convertible to car shows all summer long and announcing the winner at the MCA Grand National in Waldorf on Labor Day.  

Win a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible!  Proceeds benefit charitable projects of The Rotary Club of Bailey's Crossroads, VA

May 18, 2011

66 Shelby Engine Running on a Simple Stand

A good friend and customer of ours recently sent us this video of the firing of his newly rebuilt engine.  It will be going in his 1966 Shelby GT350.

Here is his explanation of this simple and effective engine stand:

The setup is a standard $25 Ford SB engine stand with the two back supports removed so the headers will fit. Two 1x1 box tube lengths where cut with caster inserted into the bottom. These are bolted to the bell housing to hold up the back of the engine. The battery box and gauge box are old aluminum parts left from other projects. I have a tach, water, oil  vacuum gauges and a key switch. That's it, tried to keep it simple because this will be installed in the car in a couple of months, after paint...

Check out the video:

May 11, 2011

Shelby Cobra Floor Mats

Cobra Floor Mats as listed in a 1960's Shelby American Parts and Accessories Catalog.

Being a big fan of stuff from 1960's Shelby American, I found these Cobra Floor Mats extremely interesting.  They appeared in the Shelby American Accessories Parts Catalog in 1966 (and maybe other years, not sure.)

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.  Close up of the Cobra Emblem.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.  Coneco was apparently the company that produced these for Shelby American.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

These vinyl floor mats are shaped very much like the Mustang Pony Floor Mats, but they have a round Cobra Snake Emblem.  As you can see in the scan from the Shelby Parts Catalog, they were available in Black, Red and Clear.  They were made for Shelby by a company named Coneco.  This company apparently made after market floor mats for a few automotive companies, because I have heard of ones made with a Triumph logo.

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.    All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

I have never seen another set of  these Cobra Floor Mats.  Please let me know if you have.

Cobra Logo Floor Mats as listed in a Shelby American Parts Catalog from the 1960's.  Back sides of mats are slick - nothing there to hold them to the carpet.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc  

May 9, 2011

New Shelby Metal Signs

Mustang and Shelby Logo Metal Signs.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Our Mustang and Shelby Logo Metal Signs have been extremely popular, and we have just added two more to our line.

High Performance starts with the right parts!  Shelby Metal Sign.  Image©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

They are both licensed photo prints from the Carroll Shelby Archives printed on metal signs.  These photos appeared on the covers of some of Shelby American's Parts and Accessories Catalogs from the 1960's.   The size is 11" x 17".  It is made of 24 gauge metal with holes on the corners for easy mounting.  The metal is powder coated, and the image is embedded with vibrant color.

The Shelby "Right Parts" Sign is our part number AC-443.

The Shelby "Cowgirl" Sign is our part number AC-445.

Shebly Parts and Accessories Logo "Cowgirl" Sign.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

May 6, 2011

1966 K-code Mustang satisfies need for speed - Washington Times

We are re-posting this as found in the Washington Times  with some additional images we have.
Richard Porter is a good customer, great friend, and all round fantastic guy!
Richard Porter's 1966 HiPo Mustang Fastback.  Image ©Jim Smart

 First-generation Mustangs have long been Richard Porter’s favorites. He has owned convertible Mustangs and coupe Mustangs and in the summer of 1999 he decided to find and restore a fastback Mustang.
He wasn’t willing to accept a garden-variety fastback Mustang, he wanted the K-code High Performance version of the car that develops 271 horsepower from the 289-cubic-inch V-8 engine.
Richard Porter's 1966 HiPo Mustang Fastback.  Image ©Jim Smart
The search began for such a car and eventually lead to Franklin, Tenn. (near Knoxville) via the internet. The car had some racing damage to the right front corner but otherwise appeared to be in relative sound condition. Mr. Porter had a trusted friend who was about to travel to Mississippi. The friend agreed to stop in Tennessee to inspect the 1966 Mustang. He sent an affirmative report back to Mr. Porter.
Richard Porter's 1966 HiPo Mustang Fastback.  Image ©Jim Smart
That’s all the encouragement he needed. He sent the seller a deposit and said he would be right behind to take delivery of the car.
He enlisted the aid of Fred Anderson of Triple 5 Towing and on the first day of 2000 the pair drove off to Tennessee in a rollback truck. They figured the round trip would take about 18 hours.
Richard Porter's 1966 HiPo Mustang Fastback.  Image ©Jim Smart
Upon arrival in Tennessee, Mr. Porter gave the Mustang a cursory once-over before loading it onto the truck and heading back home to Woodbridge. Everything was going according to plan until they re-entered Virginia, That’s when snow started falling. The farther they went, the worse it became. Semi tractor-trailers were jackknifed but they kept on keeping on until they finally arrived home, six hours later than they had anticipated.
Mr. Porter left the Mustang in the driveway and went inside to get warm and sleep.
When the weather warmed, he inspected his prize in detail. “It hadn’t run in several years,” he says, theorizing that it wad been raced and wrecked early on and parked thereafter.
Damage was concentrated at the right front. Mr. Porter spent the first half of 2000 gathering all the parts he anticipated that he would need for a thorough restoration. That summer he completely disassembled the fastback Mustang.

A new right front shock tower and frame rail were welded in place and healthy new floor pans were installed. Virtually every part of the car was sandblasted clean. At that time he rebuilt the engine, four-speed manual transmission, 9-inch rear end, disc brakes and front suspension.
Mr. Porter reports that the body work and painting were done by Superior Auto Body. The Mustang left the factory 41 years ago wearing a coat of Ivy green with an Ivy gold and white deluxe interior. The original deluxe interior has been duplicated, including the Ivy gold headliner and the Ivy green carpeting.
Mr. Porter points out that his car came equipped with a deluxe interior package that includes a wood-grained steering wheel, with wood-grain trim on the instrument cluster and the glove compartment as well as on the door handles. Chrome trim around the rubber on the foot pedals completes the deluxe package.
Centrally located in the middle of the dashboard is the combination AM radio and eight-track tape player. Low on each door is a speaker.
Mounted on the steering column beneath the three-spoke steering wheel is the optional rally pac featuring an 8,000 rpm tachometer with a 7,500 rpm red line and a rally clock. The speedometer is calibrated to record speeds up to 140 mph. “It’ll do 140 if you’re brave enough to try it on these tires,” Mr. Porter says. His Mustang rolls on duplicates of the original tires, 6.95x14-inch U.S. Royals with dual red-line sidewalls.
The car has no air conditioner but it is equipped with a tinted windshield. The triangular area behind the windows in the doors conceals functional air vents that help draw air through the cabin.
The visibility group includes a day/night mirror and a remote-controlled left mirror, two-speed wipers and a pair of fog lights mounted in the grille, one on either side of the galloping chrome Mustang emblem.
Mr. Porter is quick to illustrate that in addition to being a performance car, the Mustang can be practical, too, by opening the small trunk lid and folding down the rear seat.
As the restoration progressed, Mr. Porter began to speed up the pace because he wanted to take it to a National Mustang gathering on June 29, 2002.
He beat the self-imposed deadline and drove his freshly restored Mustang to Youngstown, Ohio. Since then he has driven to Charlotte, N.C., Boston and made several trips to New Jersey.
He is a firm believer in driving his car. “Cars were made to drive, not trailer,” he says.

May 4, 2011

68 Shelby Tail Light Wiring Harness Pigtail

Here is a really nice new part that we just got in.  It's the 68 Shelby GT350 and GT500 Taillight Wiring Harness Pigtail Assembly.  This is sold per side and includes the metal socket retainers, plugs, sealed ends, etc.  This part also fits a 1965 Thunderbird.

Our part number is ER-5842.  Click on the link or picture to order.

1968 Shelby Tail Lamp Wiring Harness Pigtail.  Also fits 1965 T-Bird.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

May 2, 2011

Cobra Tie Tac

Back in 1965 or 1966, my dad ordered a Cobra Tie Tac from Shelby American.  I always thought it was really cool and still have it.  I ran across it the other day and thought that I would post a few images.

Cobra Tie Tac.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Cobra Tie Tac.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc