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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2014
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Originally Posted by Beechkid View Post
Well, if the facts be known, In September 1967, 100% of Shelby GT350 production was moved to the A.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control. Shelby American had substantially less involvement after this time….in essence they were paid for the use of their name…no more, no less. The components (recent production) that Shelby-America installed were off the shelf items, the suspension components were all manufactured by Eibach, Corona, California (readily available mail order), brakes were Brembo's, etc., the only thing unique to SA was the upholstery & dash plaque.
I know they didn't actually "produce" them, but instead did more like Rousch, Saleen and RTR. Didn't the newer GT350s have a Shelby VIN though?

I'd still love to have my 3.7 turned into a procharged Shelby GTS.

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