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Troy Reed

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What does everyone think of the black with gold stripe combo on a GT500?

 

The combo is great, but is it too iconic with the Hertz models? Was this color combo used back in the 60's GT500's or just on the Hertz GT350's?

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What does everyone think of the black with gold stripe combo on a GT500?

 

The combo is great, but is it too iconic with the Hertz models? Was this color combo used back in the 60's GT500's or just on the Hertz GT350's?

 

 

I think that color combo would be very striking and impressive. The 1000 ( or so) 1966 GT350's that Hertz bought were predominately black with the gold stripes; however, some came through w/o the stripes or rarely, in different colors. Back then, things were fast and loose and some exceptions snuck through the pipeline. I don't think any black w/gold stripe cars were delivered to customers at that time, but as I just said, things were not as cut and dried in 1965 and 66 concerning options on cars coming from Shelby's L.A. airport facility. I don't know if any GT500's produced in the late 60's had that color/stripe combination, but I kind of doubt it. Remember that Ford basically took over the complete production of the GT350's and GT500's in 1967 and Shelby was then allowed to move forward with the GT40's project. If you get that combination, it will certainly be a conversation starter as people will ask if its a new Hertz Shelby, which we all know, does not presently exist for our GT500's.

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I think that color combo would be very striking and impressive. The 1000 ( or so) 1966 GT350's that Hertz bought were predominately black with the gold stripes; however, some came through w/o the stripes or rarely, in different colors. Back then, things were fast and loose and some exceptions snuck through the pipeline. I don't think any black w/gold stripe cars were delivered to customers at that time, but as I just said, things were not as cut and dried in 1965 and 66 concerning options on cars coming from Shelby's L.A. airport facility. I don't know if any GT500's produced in the late 60's had that color/stripe combination, but I kind of doubt it. Remember that Ford basically took over the complete production of the GT350's and GT500's in 1967 and Shelby was then allowed to move forward with the GT40's project. If you get that combination, it will certainly be a conversation starter as people will ask if its a new Hertz Shelby, which we all know, does not presently exist for our GT500's.

 

 

Yeah, I haven't been able to find any concrete information on that color combo for the 60's cars, but as you state things were not tracked so carefully back then. I've been struggling with whether to do stripes and what color if I do. I hadn't considered the gold on black since it's so recognizable as the Hertz combo, but dang it sure looks good.

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I think the gold on black combination looks neat. Put it this way, MOST of the cars Shelby built in the early 1960s were delivered to dealerships without stripes. It was the dealerships or the owners that put them on. These days you'd be hard pressed to find a Shelby without the LeMans, or top, stripes. Some Hertz cars were actually red with gold stripes anyway.

 

To be honest, since you have a black car, there are a lot of good stripe colors, even though I like the top stripe delete cars the best. So, I would go for whatever makes you happy. Here are some pictures for inspiraiton.

 

1967-mustang-gt500.jpg

 

shelby-mustang-020-1.jpg

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My uncle had a '69 GT350 which was factory black with gold stripes. I can't recall if they were just on the sides or if there were any over the top. It was very striking and won overall awards at Mid-America twice in the early 80's. (He had 13 early Shelbys at the time, back when they were not worth that much). I'll see if I can dig up any pictures. Here's the thread on the paint job when my Hertz was all redone with paint. It is very stricking once the paint is done right. I think that it would look great on a GT500 if done well.

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php?/topic/39575-painted-stripes/

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I remember it now that I've found this pic. It was only the side stripe. My uncle's was a GT350 Vert, but this was the color combo. Raven Black, gold side stripe.

 

1969_00093_06.jpg

 

The gold side stripe was available on a few different colors. He had a couple coupes and a vert GT500 in this color combo:

 

1969_00073_02.jpg

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Thanks all for the input. I'm diggin' the pictures and stories around this combo.

 

Went and talked with a local body shop today about painting on stripes.. I'm excited about possibly "going for the gold" on black. My other options are silver, white or red. I would also consider black, but would just go vinyl in that case vs. painting them on.

 

I'm really nervous about what color to go with, but I wanted stripes on my 06 GT and never got 'em, now am itching to put some on the Shelby. What to do, what to do?

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Golds very nice, here is the magazine shoot photos of my Cobra with Metallic Grey stripes with metallic silver pin stripes. Might encourage you to go for a Gold stripe with a color pin stipe. Just a thought, but remember, as long as you think its nice, thats all that really matters. Good luck. http://www.v8.co.nz/articles/1965-ac-cobra-427-sc-replica-one-of-a-kind

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Black w/red looks great. Guess it's each to his own. It's the size of the stripes that make it. I think the narrower stripes look better than the wide.

 

 

And I'm a fan of the wide stripes since they reflect the long history of the Shelby's. But like we've all said - to each his own. Go with the size and color that makes it yours, and enjoy it. What ever you do, the WOW factor will be there no matter what.

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