427SC in Tokyo

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motorsportmakoto
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427SC in Tokyo

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This is a question from Japanese club members. "My friend in Tokyo is trying to buy a Shelby American Inc made 427sc car with the frame number in the picture, " GMW140000 " is this really a Shelby American Inc car? The seller says it's a 1965 car. Is this car made by Shelby American Inc in 1965 ? If anyone knows, please let me know. I would appreciate any answers. "[https://img07.shop-pro.jp/PA01026/727/e ... 0920162136] :D
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Re: 427SC in Tokyo

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Problem is US built cars get titles like 1965 Shelby Cobra, even though it was built in 2021!
Just the way US rules work.

Def isnt an original Shelby car with a chassis plate in that position and with those digits imho.
Should be CSX......

Suggest you consult either SAAC (older cars) or the Shelby Register for modern cars if you are looking for a genuine Shelby American built car.
http://www.saac.com/registries.html
https://www.shelby.com/Registry
motorsportmakoto
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Re: 427SC in Tokyo

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Thank you with much appreciated. I will send your information to my friend in Tokyo. Arigato from Japan ! !
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I agree with Kevin’s comments. I thought that original 1965 cars would have had an AC bodywork label. Why is the Shelby plate up by the windscreen?
I think a lot more investigation is needed. Treat with caution noting the comment on the Shelby link stating their cars are most cloned/copied cars in the world.
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Re: 427SC in Tokyo

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Thank you for your advice. A friend of mine asked the seller of this car for an explanation, but the seller didn't answer or contact him. My friend is starting to look for another Cobra.
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Therefore it sounds fishy.!
Suggest your friend views the Shelby web site to get a background on genuine cars.
BTW you can easily pick up a Shelby American nameplate from Europa Specialist Spares!
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Re: 427SC in Tokyo

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Thank you for information, :D
I will check the shop=" Europa Specialist Spares " out ! !
Makoto
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