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Old 04-16-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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At the car show today

Interesting stuff...

An "NAF Cobra", which was a clone of a 65 SC. At first it looked too
uniformly old to be a replica, but it was just plain wrong. The 428 CJ
under the hood was a big clue = ). He said it was built in 1970, and that
the NAF Cobras came with CJs. Shelby sued them, apparently. Weird.

One yellow 72 Pantera, bone stock original. Drool...

About a half dozen 67-69 Shelby GT 350s and 500s, a couple were KRs. All
very nice. One gorgeous, all-original '68 GT500 had the sticker; it was
$5570.94 delivered, with air, tilt-a-way column, stereo 8 track, tinted
glass, and an automatic. It just blew my mind to see that...

A perfect, candyapple '69 Boss 429. Undoubtedly one of the nicest cars at
the show. I never realized just how BIG those cylinder heads were.

A 68 Torino 428 CJ

A 70 Torino 429 CJ (strange where they put the tachs on these...)

Unfortunately next to two fiberglass Cobras, with people swirling around
them wondering about their originality (head shake) was a somewhat forlorn
looking guy with an all-original 69 R/T Charger, 440, by himself. It had
75000 original miles on it. He was as nice as can be; I talked to him for
15 minutes. He said people were actually chuckling at his "big, ugly green
car" when he pulled in. Pearls before swine. And worth what, $100k these
days?

A 68 Cougar XR7 390. It was very nice, and had numerous trophies in the
trunk, except for the fact it had a Cobra Jet emblem on the dash.

Speaking of fakery, a 69 Mach 1 that made me want to scream. It was owned
by a kid, about 20. It had a shaker scoop with repro 428 CJ emblems. The
guy's license plate said, "429 CJ", and he had BROKEN OFF PART OF THE 8s on
the "428" emblems on the scoop to make them appear to be 9s. He was
standing there, beaming, with 4-5 people around the car. A guy next to me
said, with a low whistle, "niiice car, man". I chimed in with a laugh, "no,
more like 'nice try'", and walked away. I couldn't help myself. WTF??? I
didn't check the VIN. Shoulda, dammit. What an idiot! Who would actually
bring this to a car show?

A GT500E

A gorgeous 67 FE Fairlane

Oh, and a Chevette that did 9.80s.


Just thought I'd share... don't have the website up, but when I do, I'll
upload some pics...

Hope you're enjoying your weekends

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Old 04-16-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: At the car show today

Replying to myself, which I try to avoid... I mused at the fact that when I
pulled up, the guy started giving me directions for where to go, where a lot
of Mustangs were, whom to talk to, and on and on. I said, "thanks, but I
just wanna park."

"Oh. To your right."

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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
news:srg8e.1624$JJ2.1425@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> Interesting stuff...
>
> An "NAF Cobra", which was a clone of a 65 SC. At first it looked too
> uniformly old to be a replica, but it was just plain wrong. The 428 CJ
> under the hood was a big clue = ). He said it was built in 1970, and that
> the NAF Cobras came with CJs. Shelby sued them, apparently. Weird.
>
> One yellow 72 Pantera, bone stock original. Drool...
>
> About a half dozen 67-69 Shelby GT 350s and 500s, a couple were KRs. All
> very nice. One gorgeous, all-original '68 GT500 had the sticker; it was
> $5570.94 delivered, with air, tilt-a-way column, stereo 8 track, tinted
> glass, and an automatic. It just blew my mind to see that...
>
> A perfect, candyapple '69 Boss 429. Undoubtedly one of the nicest cars at
> the show. I never realized just how BIG those cylinder heads were.
>
> A 68 Torino 428 CJ
>
> A 70 Torino 429 CJ (strange where they put the tachs on these...)
>
> Unfortunately next to two fiberglass Cobras, with people swirling around
> them wondering about their originality (head shake) was a somewhat forlorn
> looking guy with an all-original 69 R/T Charger, 440, by himself. It had
> 75000 original miles on it. He was as nice as can be; I talked to him for
> 15 minutes. He said people were actually chuckling at his "big, ugly
> green car" when he pulled in. Pearls before swine. And worth what, $100k
> these days?
>
> A 68 Cougar XR7 390. It was very nice, and had numerous trophies in the
> trunk, except for the fact it had a Cobra Jet emblem on the dash.
>
> Speaking of fakery, a 69 Mach 1 that made me want to scream. It was owned
> by a kid, about 20. It had a shaker scoop with repro 428 CJ emblems. The
> guy's license plate said, "429 CJ", and he had BROKEN OFF PART OF THE 8s
> on the "428" emblems on the scoop to make them appear to be 9s. He was
> standing there, beaming, with 4-5 people around the car. A guy next to me
> said, with a low whistle, "niiice car, man". I chimed in with a laugh,
> "no, more like 'nice try'", and walked away. I couldn't help myself.
> WTF??? I didn't check the VIN. Shoulda, dammit. What an idiot! Who
> would actually bring this to a car show?
>
> A GT500E
>
> A gorgeous 67 FE Fairlane
>
> Oh, and a Chevette that did 9.80s.
>
>
> Just thought I'd share... don't have the website up, but when I do, I'll
> upload some pics...
>
> Hope you're enjoying your weekends
>
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Old 04-16-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: At the car show today

NAF is an older Cobra replica company, but not all were equipped with
CJ's, in fact their claim to fame was their 289FIA kit, and then their
GT40 on a stretched Fiero frame kit..........Shelby never got around to
suing them, as they were long out of business by the time olde CS got
around to suing anyone...The first being Factory Five, in which Shelby
sued them for trade dress infringement saying that the body shape was
his, and his alone......However, FFR (with a little assistance) got 9
original AC Aces to show up at the court house (compliments of the NE
region of the AC club) on a very cold November morning to prove that
particular notion way off base.....The only other replica company to be
sued by CS and Co was Superformance out of South America.....In this
one, both parties have come to terms out of court, and it now looks like
the Superformance plant in SA will be supplying frames and bodies for
the Fiberglass version of the CSX4000, 5000, and 7000 series offerings
from SAI (Shelby American Inc)..............But then again, what would I
know about cobras/cobra replicas...................

Bill S.



Wound Up wrote:
> Interesting stuff...
>
> An "NAF Cobra", which was a clone of a 65 SC. At first it looked too
> uniformly old to be a replica, but it was just plain wrong. The 428 CJ
> under the hood was a big clue = ). He said it was built in 1970, and that
> the NAF Cobras came with CJs. Shelby sued them, apparently. Weird.
>
> One yellow 72 Pantera, bone stock original. Drool...
>
> About a half dozen 67-69 Shelby GT 350s and 500s, a couple were KRs. All
> very nice. One gorgeous, all-original '68 GT500 had the sticker; it was
> $5570.94 delivered, with air, tilt-a-way column, stereo 8 track, tinted
> glass, and an automatic. It just blew my mind to see that...
>
> A perfect, candyapple '69 Boss 429. Undoubtedly one of the nicest cars at
> the show. I never realized just how BIG those cylinder heads were.
>
> A 68 Torino 428 CJ
>
> A 70 Torino 429 CJ (strange where they put the tachs on these...)
>
> Unfortunately next to two fiberglass Cobras, with people swirling around
> them wondering about their originality (head shake) was a somewhat forlorn
> looking guy with an all-original 69 R/T Charger, 440, by himself. It had
> 75000 original miles on it. He was as nice as can be; I talked to him for
> 15 minutes. He said people were actually chuckling at his "big, ugly green
> car" when he pulled in. Pearls before swine. And worth what, $100k these
> days?
>
> A 68 Cougar XR7 390. It was very nice, and had numerous trophies in the
> trunk, except for the fact it had a Cobra Jet emblem on the dash.
>
> Speaking of fakery, a 69 Mach 1 that made me want to scream. It was owned
> by a kid, about 20. It had a shaker scoop with repro 428 CJ emblems. The
> guy's license plate said, "429 CJ", and he had BROKEN OFF PART OF THE 8s on
> the "428" emblems on the scoop to make them appear to be 9s. He was
> standing there, beaming, with 4-5 people around the car. A guy next to me
> said, with a low whistle, "niiice car, man". I chimed in with a laugh, "no,
> more like 'nice try'", and walked away. I couldn't help myself. WTF??? I
> didn't check the VIN. Shoulda, dammit. What an idiot! Who would actually
> bring this to a car show?
>
> A GT500E
>
> A gorgeous 67 FE Fairlane
>
> Oh, and a Chevette that did 9.80s.
>
>
> Just thought I'd share... don't have the website up, but when I do, I'll
> upload some pics...
>
> Hope you're enjoying your weekends
>

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Old 04-16-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Bill S." <bills2@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> NAF is an older Cobra replica company, but not all were equipped with
> CJ's, in fact their claim to fame was their 289FIA kit, and then their
> GT40 on a stretched Fiero frame kit..........Shelby never got around to
> suing them, as they were long out of business by the time olde CS got
> around to suing anyone...


Interesting. And he did cite some other questionable facts about the CJ.
Exaggeration is common, so I blew it off...

The first being Factory Five, in which Shelby
> sued them for trade dress infringement saying that the body shape was his,
> and his alone......However, FFR (with a little assistance) got 9 original
> AC Aces to show up at the court house (compliments of the NE region of the
> AC club) on a very cold November morning to prove that particular notion
> way off base.....The only other replica company to be sued by CS and Co
> was Superformance out of South America.....In this one, both parties have
> come to terms out of court, and it now looks like the Superformance plant
> in SA will be supplying frames and bodies for the Fiberglass version of
> the CSX4000, 5000, and 7000 series offerings from SAI (Shelby American
> Inc)..............But then again, what would I know about cobras/cobra
> replicas...................


Well shit Bill, so damned little you ought to be embarrassed = )

Thanks for the info. I was intrigued on this car. Do you know how many CJ
NAF cars might be out there, without digging around too much? The onwer
didn't really know, interestingly enough heh

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Old 04-17-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Check what is for sale at www.sacramentomustang.com I'm not
advertising... just pointing out some cars I saw yesterday while
making a couple of online purchases.. : )

On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:36:08 GMT, "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal>
wrote:

>Interesting stuff...
>
>An "NAF Cobra", which was a clone of a 65 SC. At first it looked too
>uniformly old to be a replica, but it was just plain wrong. The 428 CJ
>under the hood was a big clue = ). He said it was built in 1970, and that
>the NAF Cobras came with CJs. Shelby sued them, apparently. Weird.
>
>One yellow 72 Pantera, bone stock original. Drool...
>
>About a half dozen 67-69 Shelby GT 350s and 500s, a couple were KRs. All
>very nice. One gorgeous, all-original '68 GT500 had the sticker; it was
>$5570.94 delivered, with air, tilt-a-way column, stereo 8 track, tinted
>glass, and an automatic. It just blew my mind to see that...
>
>A perfect, candyapple '69 Boss 429. Undoubtedly one of the nicest cars at
>the show. I never realized just how BIG those cylinder heads were.
>
>A 68 Torino 428 CJ
>
>A 70 Torino 429 CJ (strange where they put the tachs on these...)
>
>Unfortunately next to two fiberglass Cobras, with people swirling around
>them wondering about their originality (head shake) was a somewhat forlorn
>looking guy with an all-original 69 R/T Charger, 440, by himself. It had
>75000 original miles on it. He was as nice as can be; I talked to him for
>15 minutes. He said people were actually chuckling at his "big, ugly green
>car" when he pulled in. Pearls before swine. And worth what, $100k these
>days?
>
>A 68 Cougar XR7 390. It was very nice, and had numerous trophies in the
>trunk, except for the fact it had a Cobra Jet emblem on the dash.
>
>Speaking of fakery, a 69 Mach 1 that made me want to scream. It was owned
>by a kid, about 20. It had a shaker scoop with repro 428 CJ emblems. The
>guy's license plate said, "429 CJ", and he had BROKEN OFF PART OF THE 8s on
>the "428" emblems on the scoop to make them appear to be 9s. He was
>standing there, beaming, with 4-5 people around the car. A guy next to me
>said, with a low whistle, "niiice car, man". I chimed in with a laugh, "no,
>more like 'nice try'", and walked away. I couldn't help myself. WTF??? I
>didn't check the VIN. Shoulda, dammit. What an idiot! Who would actually
>bring this to a car show?
>
>A GT500E
>
>A gorgeous 67 FE Fairlane
>
>Oh, and a Chevette that did 9.80s.
>
>
>Just thought I'd share... don't have the website up, but when I do, I'll
>upload some pics...
>
>Hope you're enjoying your weekends


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