Bits & Pieces Ten
blurb taken from the April 1964 issue of
California Sports Car magazine, under a column titled Manufacturer's
News, answers an interesting question, but poses another at the same time. While we learn the name of the first movie star to drive a Tiger, we were for awhile,
pondering what car was displayed in the picture. The story of the prototype does not
mention using original wire wheels, even for a short period of time. For once I had hard
evidence to solve a dilemma. Photos of the Shelby car during a recent outing clearly
provide the proof that this portrait is from its youth.
More period verbosity, this time from a thing calledMeet Your Sports Car Dealer. I again, admit to playing around with the images, but I just can't help myself.
"Hi-Performance Motors Inc. promises to contain more speed per square foot than any other building in the country. Carroll Shelby and Lew Spencer offer the most unique and complete service you will find. Although open for business right now, Hi-Performance is still busy refining and inventing under the watchful eye of general manager, Lew Spencer. The result will be a showplace as well as unexcelled service and engineering.
Some of the features of Hi-Performance include race tuning, engine swapping (how about a 289 for that TR-4?) and expert care for your street machine. Also a special room is being equipped to show the latest race films.
In addition to sales, service, etc., Hi-Performance (which is separate from Shelby-American) will maintain its own racing stable including a Cobra and a Tiger for the road racing circuit and another set for the drag strip. Also offered will be the complete line of Cobra equipment to enhance your Mustang, Fairlane, and Falcon.
And while you're looking over the hot Cobras and Sunbeam V-8 Tigers, take a look at the line of regular four-banger Sunbeams and Imps."
More proof that
Shelby seldom missed a chance to make a buck. Don't hurt each other rushing to your
Goliath dealer for one of these babies. And no, you won't find them listed in the Shelby
World Registry either.
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