DeLa1Rob Posted December 5, 2007 Report Share Posted December 5, 2007 Although the Shelby Dodge's appeared to use separate numbering when comparing the dash to engine plaques in reality they were connected to each other. .... Carroll was so concerned about fakes/clones of his Whittier cars that they did their best to make it as difficult as they could for anyone to just take say a dash plaque and create a Shelby clone/fake. This system was also to help the Shelby line workers get the right plaques on the right cars but because of human error this didn't always happen. The largest amount of errors (wrong plaques) occured in 1989 because for the first time Shelby Automobiles were producing two vehicles at the same time.... From the research I've done thru the years my best guess is that 10% to 25% of the 1989 production had the wrong engine plaque installed. IIRC even Carrolls CSX #001 has the wrong engine plaque on it. Steve <_< I should have clarified my comment. I knew that the engine ID was tied to the car number. By appearance, though, the numbers look unrelated. You say that two vehicle lines were produced simultaneously in 1989. When Shelby had three vehicle offerings in 1987, were they produced sequentially instead? (ie first a run of 1000 GLH-S Chargers, then 800 Lancers, and finally a run of 750 CSX) Looking forward to your reply robin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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