So here's an update on my first G.T. 350, #336!
Last month, mid-May, I received an E-mail from Tim Kilinski, the current owner, since 1979, of #336. I sold Shelby #336 in 1979 and it passed through a couple of hands before landing in Tim's garage. Based on SAAC's Shelby Registry, I'd been searching for Tim for several years because he's the last-known owner of #336. Unfortunately, I'd been unsucessful.
Then the breakthrough!
On page 82 of the June edition of Mustang Monthly...
Thanks to the brief note about ShelbyGuy and the ShelbyGuy website in the June 2015 Mustang Monthly magazine (page 82), Tim found me! The article mentioned that I purchased #336 in 1967, so when Tim was reading the story, he realized, "Hey, that's my Shelby #336!" So now, Tim found me!
Turns out that Tim has owned #336 ever since 1979, so these are his photos that follow.
Soon after Tim's purchase in 1967...taken at Tim's in-law's garage in Springfield, Pennsylvania (not far from where I grew up in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania). I was living at the time in Pine Hill, New Jersey when I sold the Shelby to Joe Currier of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tim first saw #336 at SAAC 4 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Evidently, Currier quickly flipped the Shelby after buying the car from me. Shortly after Tim's purchase, #336 was moved to Tim's home in Mexico, New York.
Those are 7" Cibié Series 45 driving lights, and back then were advertised at 100,000 candlepower each. Their specification sheet stated that the beam reach was 5,000 feet! Not only did the Shelby disturb the peace, scare women and children, it also blinded oncoming night drivers who didn't want to switch down to low beams! The lights also helped to avoid deer (and police) on the Atlantic City Expressway at 120 MPH. They really did light up the highway...and burn a few retinas!
The fiberglass front fenders and racing apron were both from Maier Racing.
That's a Mallory ingition coil that I had forgotton about. It was driven by an electronic ignition, thereby replacing the dual points, though the brand I cannot recall.
This photo was taken at SAAC 4 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, which is where Tim decided to buy #336.
What follows are a few more recent photos of #336 as the Shelby sits today....
Thanks to Tim Kilinski for restoring #336 (twice he tells me!) and for helping to 'connect the historical dots' about these remarkable cars! It's good to see #336 again!
...stay tuned, film at eleven!