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A rare look into a rare Mustang
This car appears to have been well used and not in the greatest shape, but is it still considered one of the rarest Mustangs on the planet? What makes this car so special? What would you offer for this car in it's condition? Does anyone know if this is the original paint scheme for this car? Painted black bumpers and different hood design?
I question it's authenticity when the door vin doesn't match the shelby vin.

Pics of real 71 shelbys

Rick Bombard
1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V
2013 Race Red California Special Convertible
1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V     SOLD
1953 F-100 project

I thought they all were convertibles.

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
31 Deluxe Tudor
91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
92 Feature Edition Mustang
82 F100 Shortbed
Obviously, the driver's door was replaced and repainted. You can see it was off a Hardtop and this Shelby Europa is a sportsroof. It would be interesting to see the VIN's under the front fender of this Shelby...
Of course the pic of the door tag also indicates a yellow color and door tag itself shows paint code 2 ??? with standard black vinyl interior The Shelby has the Deluxe Comfortweave.
I sure would like to see a Marti report for Shelby VIN 1F02M202548 or 202546 - sorry can't tell from pics.
As for the donor car:
Body: 65D 2 Door Hardtop
Color: 2 ???
Trim: 1A Black All Vinyl, Standard Interior
Date: 07-71
D.S.O: 41 Chicago
Axle: 2 2.75:1, Conventional
Trans: U C6 Automatic

It would be interesting to also see if someone has called for a Marti report on the car this door came from. Hey I know where your original door is!

Sorry I couldn't resist.

And one more thing - why the two different Fla plates???

Thanks for sharing!


oldmountainfarm;22510 Wrote:I thought they all were convertibles.

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
oldmountainfarm;22510 Wrote:I thought they all were convertibles.

Nope seems like only two of em were convertibles.

Well it has the data plate reading "Claude Dubois Brussels" etc. That was the guy who had those Shelbys made and sold them.
The door could have been swapped over the years.
The car is registered in the Scandinavian Shelby register.
Let's face it: A car with a Shelby VIN is a Shelby. How many "Shelbys" are the real deal on car shows and how many are simple Mustangs Built to old Shelby specs and retrofitted with an original VIN? And those sell for astronomic prices!
Same with this one. It looks the deal, has all the props that made them Shelbys and it has the VIN plate. What else do you need?

As for the plates: The car is obviously in Europe, so those plates are probably just for show so that it looks more "authentic" American on the photos. Many people do that.
Those cars were never sold in the US and were made under the restriction that they could not be imported back into the US, if I remember correctly.
So it is very unlikely that this car has ever been in the US (except for leaving the factory, of course!)

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I actually sent an email to the fellow who runs the Eurpoa website, he got back to me stating that he was aware of the car and it's still for sale. Wolfgang, the site creator said that any potential buyer should definitely check out the vin mismatch. I believe the car is listed in the second vin number on the left hand side of the Eurpora site.

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73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
I knew about the existance of 71 shelby europa... i posted it in another thread not too long ago...

But i know nothing about the specs of a shelby europa this era so it is almost imposible for me, a guy who has been internet informed of this kind of rare cars, to determine the small things that can make us sure of its authenticity.

Apart from that, i see it too easy to make some "fake" plates and attach it correctly in the right spot with the right hexagonal spot rivet and stuff... So... If i were a buyer i won't totally trust even on that...You can make a false plate with the right numbers and start from there, a fake car restoration...

So... i´m sure it must be a lot of official literature to find some original shelby modification, maybe on the chassis or dont know... the wiring or something almost noone will know... That would be the thing i really trust if in fact, does exist...

Bottom line... in my opinion a true shelby MUST be all it´s original important parts there... I don´t really care about some plates... and i won't pay 100 K for an aluminium plate i can reproduce myself!... I know... it should be some registry that has the list of all shelby cars and it´s numbers and that people knows if the VIN is correct but... why can´t i think that i can pay 10K to a guy who has access to that registry just making him tell me one 1967 shelby GT500 still lost??... If i get that number, i make you a original Shelby?? I don´t think so but i DO think this things happens...

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