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    Speaking of Prototype cars.

    I was reminded I had these pics on my computer, after seeing the Prototype up at BJ. The first set of pic are of '87 CSX Proto 1, the second set are of '87 CSX Proto 2 or 3(not confirmed which one it was).

    Proto 1 is owned by Joe Anderson, some of you may know him, he has been in the SD hobby for 20 years.







    Prototype P-Body IC/Rad brackets.









    Patched up lower core support.


    Fiberglass Prototype Grille.



    The side Prototype GFX that Joe took off of Proto 2 or 3 when he owned it.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    This next car is/was owned by a friend of Joe's. It's either Proto 2 or Proto 3, I think Joe said his best guess was 3, it was given by Shelby to Sue Stoney, and she raced it for several years, you can still see where the number decals were on the hood. Joe took off the Prototype bumpers and GFX, and he put an interior and the entire car wiring harness from an '89 Shadow ES, not sure why, but it had to be done for some reason.












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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    awesome, thanks for sharing.
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    Yeah, really cool to see those. Makes me want one of those now

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Great pics.

    Whats with the baby blue engine?

    Do I see a turbo Minivan in one of the pics?
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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Nice pics & info nBALLS!

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Interesting pics, both cars show that they were originally red according the fender tags. (PR5)
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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post
    Whats with the baby blue engine?
    That would be Chrysler Blue TYVM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodave View Post
    Interesting pics, both cars show that they were originally red according the fender tags. (PR5)
    I rememeber stories (maybe from Pettijohn @ SDAC conventions?) of Shelby and Chrysler going back and forth on car colors. Dodge always wanted Red and Shelby always wanted Back or Blue...

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Diggin the prototype CD holder in the retired racer!

    It'd be nice to see the decals repopped for "proto 3" and shown! Cool pics

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Nancy(cant recall her last name at the moment) has one of the other prototypes, 16V, talked to her in the past i could probably find her again if i tried, awesome person

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon View Post
    awesome, thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by DC Turismo View Post
    Yeah, really cool to see those. Makes me want one of those now


    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post
    Great pics.

    Whats with the baby blue engine?

    Do I see a turbo Minivan in one of the pics?
    The blue isn't my style either, lol

    Yep, that be my turbo mini, back in the day LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by BadAssPerformance View Post
    Nice pics & info nBALLS!


    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodave View Post
    Interesting pics, both cars show that they were originally red according the fender tags. (PR5)
    Yeah I forgot to mention that, lol. There was also a red 4 door that got delivered at the same time that the three would be Proto cars were delivered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Diggin the prototype CD holder in the retired racer!

    It'd be nice to see the decals repopped for "proto 3" and shown! Cool pics
    That would be cool, not sure if Joe's friend sold the car or not, I'll ask Joe next time I talk to him....

    Quote Originally Posted by moparfwdsleeper View Post
    Nancy(cant recall her last name at the moment) has one of the other prototypes, 16V, talked to her in the past i could probably find her again if i tried, awesome person
    They made a bunch of other X cars also, Joe has pics of an '87 CSX that was turned into an X car, had 16" pumpers and a 16V.

    Joe bought Proto 1 in Idaho of all places. I know Joe also bought a bunch of Shelby parts from Rick Johnson, who, I believe, bought the Birthday car back in '94. (shhhh, Joe also has a few bits from the birthday car, that Rick changed when he owned it.)

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Very cool. Thanks for taking the time to post up the pics for us.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    Very cool. Thanks for taking the time to post up the pics for us.


    Always glad to post up some of the cool TM stuff I've seen over the last 10 years.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Bringing it back from the dead...

    I was sitting here sipping a beer and looking at the '94 Newport Auction catalog and wondering...Are all of the cars listed on pages 24-27 accounted for. We know about Cindy's B-day car and Pettijohns blue car, but what about the other 2 white 89 look-a-likes or the red 89; these are all listed as 88's. Does Joe still own X1? Where did that prototype 87 CSX go that was on ebay a little while back?


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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    87 CSX #Proto 1-- - 8 valve show room stock prototype -- still own

    87 CSX #Proto 2 --- 8 valve factory race car prototype given to Sue Stoney by Shelby- I sold to a friend in Arizona.

    87 CSX # X11 ---- 16 Valve Shelby test car at Lotus in England,sold at 1994 Shelby Auction--still own

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Very cool! Any chance one of these might show up at the PNW meet in May?

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    A little more history about Proto2.....

    I have been friends with Mike and Sue Stoney for quite some time. In 1984 Sue joined the SCCA and completed her driver’s school at the Riverside track in CA. Sue’s gifted driving skills caught Neil Hanneman’s attention while racing in Ontario, CA. Neil’s close ties with Carroll eventually put her in the driver’s seat of a Turbo Mopar and she became one of the few female drivers sponsored by Shelby, Chrysler and B.F.Goodrich. In her Very First National SCCA race at Phoenix International Raceway Sue was driving Showroom Stock and up against some really fast cars, yet she still managed to finish in second place. By the following year she was winning most every time out gaining more and more support from her sponsors. Sue started off racing the GLH Omnis and according to Mike, she was actually the Omni GLHS driver in the April ‘86 Hotrod magazine that spanked the Mustang GT350 in the Shootout. Eventually Carroll provided Sue with CSX Proto2 to test out. Sue was an aggressive driver and if you ever got a close look at the car you would see plenty of rub marks on the body. When the Shelby Dodge Racing Team days were over Carroll gave her Proto2 along with a really sweet low mileage '87 CSX (see photo in post #19). The Stoneys eventually sold Proto2 to an America West pilot in Phoenix who moved to the Great NorthWest where Joe eventually picked it up. Not sure if it was a direct sale or if it bounced around to a few other owners first. Later, TU sponsored Sue’s highly modified ’84 Road Racing Shelby Charger allowing us to use it as a test platform for many of our unique performance products (see photo in post #19). In San Antonio Sue also ran an IMSA car in a GT race and finished third (see photo in post #19). Unfortunately, Sue fell ill in 2002. Not long after that Sue lost her battle with cancer in April of 2003.

    Fast forward to 2007, Joe’s friend’s wife contacted us to get Proto2 back into running condition. After dusting it off some and completing a few minor repairs it was once again road worthy. From what I remember there was a '90 VNT with a later model tranny under the hood when we received it. As you can see in the before photos it had sat for quite a while before it was delivered here and needed a bit of engine bay TLC. This was over 5 years ago and I am currently searching for some of the after pictures. I do check in with the owner every 6 months or so just to see how old Proto2 car is running and they always seem very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W View Post
    A little more history about Proto2.....

    I have been friends with Mike and Sue Stoney for quite some time. In 1984 Sue joined the SCCA and completed her driver’s school at the Riverside track in CA. Sue’s gifted driving skills caught Neil Hanneman’s attention while racing in Ontario, CA. Neil’s close ties with Carroll eventually put her in the driver’s seat of a Turbo Mopar and she became one of the few female drivers sponsored by Shelby, Chrysler and B.F.Goodrich. In her Very First National SCCA race at Phoenix International Raceway Sue was driving Showroom Stock and up against some really fast cars, yet she still managed to finish in second place. By the following year she was winning most every time out gaining more and more support from her sponsors. Sue started off racing the GLH Omnis and according to Mike, she was actually the Omni GLHS driver in the April ‘86 Hotrod magazine that spanked the Mustang GT350 in the Shootout. Eventually Carroll provided Sue with CSX Proto2 to test out. Sue was an aggressive driver and if you ever got a close look at the car you would see plenty of rub marks on the body. When the Shelby Dodge Racing Team days were over Carroll gave her Proto2 along with a really sweet low mileage '87 CSX (see photo in post #19). The Stoneys eventually sold Proto2 to an America West pilot in Phoenix who moved to the Great NorthWest where Joe eventually picked it up. Not sure if it was a direct sale or if it bounced around to a few other owners first. Later, TU sponsored Sue’s highly modified ’84 Road Racing Shelby Charger allowing us to use it as a test platform for many of our unique performance products (see photo in post #19). In San Antonio Sue also ran an IMSA car in a GT race and finished third (see photo in post #19). Unfortunately, Sue fell ill in 2002. Not long after that Sue lost her battle with cancer in April of 2003.

    Fast forward to 2007, Joe’s friend’s wife contacted us to get Proto2 back into running condition. After dusting it off some and completing a few minor repairs it was once again road worthy. From what I remember there was a '90 VNT with a later model tranny under the hood when we received it. As you can see in the before photos it had sat for quite a while before it was delivered here and needed a bit of engine bay TLC. This was over 5 years ago and I am currently searching for some of the after pictures. I do check in with the owner every 6 months or so just to see how old Proto2 car is running and they always seem very happy.
    Nice little read there. I didn't know that about the proto cars.

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