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Has anyone have info on this?

 

I was talking with this couple that has a SAI certifed 2006 gt350???????

it is white w/ red skunk stripes , NO lower stripes , w/ gt500 dove tail spoiler & shakes & other things , they state that SAI made 3 prototypes & sold them before the SGT-H came out?

 

 

any info!

 

thanks

GOD Bless

Jim & Judy

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Has anyone have info on this?

 

I was talking with this couple that has a SAI certifed 2006 gt350???????

it is white w/ red skunk stripes , NO lower stripes , w/ gt500 dove tail spoiler & shakes & other things , they state that SAI made 3 prototypes & sold them before the SGT-H came out?

 

 

any info!

 

thanks

GOD Bless

Jim & Judy

 

Did you look under the hood for the plaque with a CSM # on it?

 

No plaque, no genuine product. Period.

 

And if it has a plaque/#, that still doesn't insure it is legit. I have a plaque for my 2010 GT500SE prototype so I have CSM#; 10SE0001P.

 

Which means SQUAT when you look in the Shelby Registry.

 

That's another way to certify the claims of the car owner. Ask Steve if it is in the registry.

 

To answer your question, NO, I think someone is BS-ing you. I'm not even sure if "the new Shelby/SAI" was even in business that early in the S197 era.

 

 

Phill

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Sounds like a good story..... There was a guy where I live that sweared up and down that Shelby built his GT350 Mustang. It was a 2005. As I kept pushing him, he finally fessed up that he did all the additions to the car. 2006 GT350....um.... no. If it were a CS8, maybe. Did you take any pictures?

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Has anyone have info on this?

 

I was talking with this couple that has a SAI certifed 2006 gt350???????

it is white w/ red skunk stripes , NO lower stripes , w/ gt500 dove tail spoiler & shakes & other things , they state that SAI made 3 prototypes & sold them before the SGT-H came out?

 

 

any info!

 

thanks

GOD Bless

Jim & Judy

The part I've highlighted in red is absolutely untrue so you have to consider if they'll make up that part of their story, there's a good chance the rest of their story is made up.

 

Would like to see their "SAI Certification" ;)

 

Steve

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I'll echo the comments of the others here - ALWAYS check with the Shelby registry before purchasing what you believe is a real Shelby. There are some VERY good fakers out there, and to be honest it's really not that hard to make a complete carbon copy (serial # plates and all) for someone who is sufficiently motivated and has the skill. Shelby Registry won't give out info on the current/previous owners of the vehicle, but they WILL validate for you that a VIN you provide (which you can get off the front drivers side bottom of the windshield) matches with the CSM number you found on the plaque on the car and that the car is the correct color. If they tell you it's not a match then you know you've got a fake on your hands. Like the old adage says - "buyer beware"

A few other points:

 

- Many people consider the 07/08 Shelby GT to be the first "spiritual successor" to the original GT350 (myself being one of them) as it was designed with the exact same mindset as the 65 and 66 models - add a little more power where able, but focus mainly on the handling of the car as that is where it needs to shine to be a track car. Many of its styling cues take inspiration from the early GT350's as well. BUT, there is no question that it is in fact a "Shelby GT" not a "Shelby GT350. With the release of the 2011 GT350, Carroll did an interview in which he stated he specifically waited for the 2011 model to reintroduce the GT350 name because he wanted it to have the much better 5.0 engine. Can't say I blame him cause as much as I love my 4.6 in the SGT, the 5.0 is a BEAST of a motor even in stock configuration (my brother has one).

- There was a limited run of "Shelby GT/SR" cars, which were Shelby GT's that were heavily modified performance wise in almost every aspect (similar supercharger setup to what is found on the 2011+ GT350). As far as I know there weren't very many people who sent their SGT to Shelby for this conversion, but it was one badass of a car. The price for that package was around the same as the price (around $31k or so) of the 2011+ GT350 package that was released later, so as you can imagine the performance level was in a completely different ballpark from the stock SGT (which had about a $8k price tag). Gary Patterson once said in an interview that in the course of developing the GT/SR package, many of the things they learned/developed eventually made their way into the GT350 package. If you compare the build list you can indeed see they're very similar.

 

In short, the 07/08 SGT is NOT a "GT350", even though it's "soul" is very much the same as the original 350's were. Because of this there have been several SGT owners who have done custom "GT350" themes on their car and rebranded it as a GT350, but most of these people aren't trying to pass it off as something that it's not and will readily explain what they've done. Indeed Carroll intended the Shelby GT program to be a starting point with a lower cost of entry for people to build "their dream Shelby" with the freedom to modify it to suit their tastes, so modding these isn't out of custom (as opposed to the other models which really aren't intended to be messed with). If the seller is trying to pass the car off as a legitimate GT350 then they're either doing it on purpose, or they simply don't know any better (which is entirely possible if it's a dealership who took it in on trade).

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