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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    I have an acquaintance of mine that used to have one of those 3rd gen IMSA Daytona noses. I forgot where he found it. I do remember it was yellow and black, but I don't know if that was significant or not. I wish I'd have gotten it off of him. I think it ended up being buried and crushed in a hole in his back yard.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Pretty sure the Rossi GTU cars were yellow and black.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    So only the 3rd one was sold at the auction? Which picture is it? I can see there were far more prototypes than were for sale at the auction in 94. It would be nice to know what number each of the cars at the auction was and ensure they are all located.


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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    When I was in high school I had a poster of one of the Rossi cars, Very cool

    This thread is bringing back some old memories

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Great write up Chris,really enjoyed reading... and it refreshed my memory.

    To answer the user name " DOHCRT " questions,

    Only about half of the planned cars were sold at the 1994 Shelby Auction. This was due to Carroll Shelby being very disapointed about the selling prices,and last minute ditch was made to pull the rest of the ( shelby dodges ) from the auction.

    In fact Shelby personally offered to buy back one of the cars after the auction was over,saying " the engine was worth more that the whole car ". Shelby was very angry and dispointed that day.

    So then... my 87 csx #X11 was the last shelby dodge car sold at the 1994 auction,and even then the auction company tried to void the sale afterwards-and it was a fight to win custody of the car.

    Shelby equiped X11 with the prototype 16v engine,posi-traction A568 with a different gear ratios,pumper road wheels with 225 slicks,10 inch front brakes,adjustable boost from inside the car,extra gauges inside the car,UK lights for driving in England at the Lotus testing plant.... ect ....ect
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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Great info Joe

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Anderson View Post

    Only about half of the planned cars were sold at the 1994 Shelby Auction. This was due to Carroll Shelby being very disapointed about the selling prices,and last minute ditch was made to pull the rest of the ( shelby dodges ) from the auction.

    In fact Shelby personally offered to buy back one of the cars after the auction was over,saying " the engine was worth more that the whole car ". Shelby was very angry and dispointed that day.
    I remember his mood went sour after the first couple SD's didn't draw reasonable bids. Then that Shelby Lancer sold for $600. And he hit the roof! I would describe his demeanor as 'Disgusted' with the bidders Couldn't have been all bad though as "The helmet he wore at LeMans" (rumored to be at least the second one sold as such) went for $10,000.

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

    Does anyone have pictures to share of the 1994 Shelby Auction?

    We still need to scan ours into a flatbed scanner,before they start turning yellow.

    Would be very cool to see other pictures,from different angles.

    I have one picture that shows about 5 of the TIII engines ( sitting on stands ) waiting to be sold.
    Think they had the 16v shelby TIII valve cover. Wonder if they sold?

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    Re: Speaking of Prototype cars.

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