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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.
Good point...that's true. I think by '69 or so, Shelby had basically no involvement, and then in '70, the cars were basically just Ford getting rid of '69's and '69 parts that they already had.

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