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OK, new to me anyway, but I have not noticed these being discussed very much and they are really pretty darn cool! I believe these were from the Menards release last fall, but have not seen much chatter on the series. For the real racing replica fan, these are a must!

As Carrol was told to make the little pony car a race winner, he and the boys got serious with the 1965 Fastback GT350. In all, Shelby America built 36 cars for domestic SCCA B Production road racing designated by the "R" for Racing. While coupes were used in the SCCA Trans Am series (to meet the 4 seat requirement), the fastbacks were the choice for the B series cars as they only required seating for two.

Of the 36 cars built by the factory works, all were 1965 models and 31 are accounted for and often found at vintage racing events around the world! 3 were destroyed in accidents and only two remain a mystery.

While I can find fault with the Shelby Collectibles (I really am not the biggest fan) I truly prize all four of these cars. A wonderful release for the racing replica collector.

#98 Essex Wire, Rick Kopec



#14 of Dan Gerber ( yes, of the baby food company)



#201 of Walt Hane



#70 of Hal McCarty

 

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Very nice. Never seen them before
 

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Wardini -

I just got those same four - waiting for two to arrive.....

I have an extra #98 if someone needs it...

I have been working my way through the master list of these. Should have picked them up when I originally saw them but what do ya do.....

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PS:

Looking for the following if anyone has an extra (loose mint, reasonable price/trade).....


2009 Shelby “Prudhomme Edition” GT500 Super Snake Coupe red – racing graphics – black interior

2008 Shelby Terlingua Coupe black – yellow hood – yellow stripe – black interior - # 08 – Terlingua Racing Team graphics

2007 Shelby GT-H Convertible black – gold lemans stripes – black interior
 

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Greetings! What a great topic to revisit my old diecast friends on.

What a great release - top of the Shelby Collectibles releases in my book. I believe there was a nice Cobra in there as well.

Unfortunately, there were no Menards in my area when these little beauties came out. I visited an area with a few Menards in February - and these were looong gone. Will certainly have to do some eBay hunting.

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Thanks for the comments guys, and it's great to see you G! I think I picked these up from two different Ebay sellers if i remember right, but I still had to look awhile to find them all.
 

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For those that missed on the Menard's release: seems that some of these maybe getting re-released (perhaps old stock?). I picked up Walt Hane #201 in Toys R Us yesterday. It was packaged on the Black card that the Shelby Collectibles seems to be using for their re-releases recently.
 

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For those that missed on the Menard's release: seems that some of these maybe getting re-released (perhaps old stock?). I picked up Walt Hane #201 in Toys R Us yesterday. It was packaged on the Black card that the Shelby Collectibles seems to be using for their re-releases recently.
GG! Hey ol buddy. Seen these at TRU today as a matter of fact.
 

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I checked two stores in hopes. Not a single car from Shelby Collectibles.
 
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