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Today I went to the Mecum auction in Kissimmee mainly to take pictures of GLHS 086. The car looked awesome and it was so good for me to take pictures of it as this gives me a great example of how they should have left the factory.

Will be watching to see if they get the 50-70k they are forecasting.


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Yup.
I've been watching.
Mecum sold one in 2018 for $34,800 so I'm curious to see how far this one goes.
 
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Yup.
I've been watching.
Mecum sold one in 2018 for $34,800 so I'm curious to see how far this one goes.
Worked out good for me. I was able to look at that hood block off plate and see how it was painted along with how it was attached. Also able to see how all the vacuum lines and wires were routed and which were covered in loom protectors.
 

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Someone smarter than me (Todd) will probably know the story.

I think the story is somewhat misleading as it was bought used.

This car had some restoration work done just before it was bought.

Not a car that Shelby owned since new but was bought for the collection.

I believe Shelby's own was featured on Jay Leno's show a while back.

Shelby's grandson owned it and Leno drove it around a track.

That's the special one with the Hans Herman cylinder head.

It was a disappointing episode as Leno didn't realize it was so special.

He seemed to think it was just a regular GLHS that Shelby owned.

The whole show should have featured the Engine!!

Anyone feel free to correct me but I think this is right .

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Steve of Shelby Motorsports was the caretaker once and posted many pics
 

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Recent post from SDAC:

"No, not 1986 GLHS #001, that one is not for sale that we are aware of!

SDAC member Roger Morrison is selling his GLHS #086 which was featured in March of our 2016 SDAC Calendar and driven by Dennis Gage on an episode of My Classic Car. Apparently, it was also owned briefly by “Carroll Hall Shelby Trust”. Maybe a slight embellishment to call it “Carroll’s Personal car” or however it was worded in some articles online. This car was originally shipped to a dealership in Wauwatosa, WI with a few others. Either way it is a very nice example if anyone is looking to add a nice GLHS to their fleet."

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Recent post from SDAC:

"No, not 1986 GLHS #001, that one is not for sale that we are aware of!

SDAC member Roger Morrison is selling his GLHS #086 which was featured in March of our 2016 SDAC Calendar and driven by Dennis Gage on an episode of My Classic Car. Apparently, it was also owned briefly by “Carroll Hall Shelby Trust”. Maybe a slight embellishment to call it “Carroll’s Personal car” or however it was worded in some articles online. This car was originally shipped to a dealership in Wauwatosa, WI with a few others. Either way it is a very nice example if anyone is looking to add a nice GLHS to their fleet."

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Thank you for getting my a glimpse of the Hans Herman head!!!
I've been waiting 33 years to see that.
Yes I believe you're correct about the briefness of ownership.
Yes, 001 of every Shelby Dodge went to Carroll and I heard that both #001 and #1000 Charger GLHS went to Carroll.
I can't confirm that though.
I'm guessing that #086 was the car that was displayed in the museum in Las Vegas.
And that #001 is stashed away.
 
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Recent post from SDAC:

"No, not 1986 GLHS #001, that one is not for sale that we are aware of!

SDAC member Roger Morrison is selling his GLHS #086 which was featured in March of our 2016 SDAC Calendar and driven by Dennis Gage on an episode of My Classic Car. Apparently, it was also owned briefly by “Carroll Hall Shelby Trust”. Maybe a slight embellishment to call it “Carroll’s Personal car” or however it was worded in some articles online. This car was originally shipped to a dealership in Wauwatosa, WI with a few others. Either way it is a very nice example if anyone is looking to add a nice GLHS to their fleet."

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At first I wondered why would he/they buy this specific GLHS second hand v 001, then I thought about it. I figured 001 is a museum piece somewhere, so maybe he/they may have wanted one to drive. Well, this car is a 1986 GLHS and is number 086. In other words the car number represents the car model year.

Much like if they wanted Charger GLHS 087 because it was a 1987 model.

Just a thought.....
 

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At first I wondered why would he/they buy this specific GLHS second hand v 001, then I thought about it. I figured 001 is a museum piece somewhere, so maybe he/they may have wanted one to drive. Well, this car is a 1986 GLHS and is number 086. In other words the car number represents the car model year.

Much like if they wanted Charger GLHS 087 because it was a 1987 model.

Just a thought.....
You never know.
 

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I remember when they were looking for an 86 for the museum/collection.

They just wanted a nice clean original type car.

I dont think the # had anything to do with it.

Todd probably remembers the story.

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Regarding the Hans Herman head in both GLHS #001 and Charger GLHS #0001,
I remember Tim Pettijohn telling me that he came out of his office hearing workers literally throwing those heads in the trash when they were closing down the Whittier factory.
 

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I heard the same thing, skidding them across the floor then in the dumpster!!

I was sure disappointed Leno didn't concentrate on the Engine.

He missed a great opportunity in my opinion.

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I heard the same thing, skidding them across the floor then in the dumpster!!

I was sure disappointed Leno didn't concentrate on the Engine.

He missed a great opportunity in my opinion.

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Yes, that's what they did with the heads.....Very Sad.
Re Leno:
It's like the episode of Chasing Classic Cars where he's alerted of a Shelby and it turns out to be an 89 CSX-VNT.
He dismisses it like it's beneath him to bother looking at.
 

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Exactly, were the Rodney Dangerfields of the car world and proud of it!!

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Exactly, were the Rodney Dangerfields of the car world and proud of it!!

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Did you ever hear the story about Carroll Shelby driving 3 Chrysler execs in GLHS #001 with the Hans Herman head.
Some guy pulled up in the latest Corvette and started laughing at the car.
He didn't know who and what he was dealing with.
Carroll blew him away and waited for him at the next stop light.
The guy was in shock.
The story I heard from Tim Pettijohn was that the engine was making over 500 HP and they were afraid he would kill himself, so they detuned it.
 
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The best thing about the '86 GLHS and the GLH-T in my opinion, is that they are completely unassuming.
A ringer in a drag race for sure.
 
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Did anyone find out if the car sold and for how much?
I went to the Mecum site and I can't find any info on it.
 

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They seem like a bargain (and they are) compared to all the other Shelby #'ed cars. New owner will soon realize there mistake. It will be back up for sale within a year and will fetch less than half of that if sold at no reserve. These SD cars just keep repeating same scenario at these auctions. Yup, sucker born every minute.
 
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