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Re: [Tigers] Pawn Stars

To: Steve Laifman <slaifman@socal.rr.com>, Tigers Den <tigers@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Pawn Stars
From: "Paul R. Breuhan" <prbreuhan@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:04:09 -0500
I missed the very beginning of that part of the show but...
The Guy who brought it to the "Pawn Stars" claims to have towed it away for
The Cobra Expert/Restorer said it was a Shelby and worth $60K as is.
The Pawn Stars and the Guy settled on $30K for the shell/suspension.
The Stars then put $80K into it saving $20K by putting in vinyl seats and
carburetion verses leather and fuel injection (yeah right).
That's $110K and the car is supposedly worth $159K according to Mr. Cobra
Personally, I think the whole thing was a set up for publicity...I don't
believe much in reality tv.
The best best part was the Old Man burning up the track at 25-30 mph.


> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:38:00 -0800
> From: SLaifman@SoCal.rr.com
> To: tigers@autox.team.net
> Subject: [Tigers] Pawn Stars
> I wonder if you ever watch the fun "Pawn Stars"  (NOT Porn Stars)  about
> a Pawn Shop in Las Vegas run be a man, his father, his son, and a dumb
> and dumber employee.
> People come in to sell or pawn the strangest things.  Yesterday's Show
> included a Tow Truck operator that brings a car shell on his truck. If
> he tows the vehicle, and sends the know owner a written notice, and
> there is no reply after (I think) 1 week - it's his!!!!
> It appeared to be a Shelby body, all aluminum - not fiberglass - and
> frame/suspension.  All look new and never built any further into a car.
> He accepted a $5,000 offer, after a Shelby repair shop found the "CSX-
> " stamped into the frame.  (They hid all the other numbers but the "X".)
> They had him rebuild it to original specs, 427 CID and all.  It even had
> the knock-off spindles they put the Shelby wheels on.  Painted the Blue
> with white if was sure nice.  They opted for high quality synthetic,
> rather than leather seats - and it had the "Shelby" Signature.
> Shelby may have acknowledge the authenticity, but I know he'll sign
> anything for a donation to his supported charity.  I know, because I
> have a signed "T" shirt.  I just stopped by the Woodley Park car show,
> but didn't have my Tiger with me.
> I suspect that this shell "fell of a truck" from the L.A. P.O.E. from
> it's birthplace at AC cars in England, where they build the chassis and
> body, and never got to the Shelby factory at the LAX airport property.
> Wow.  A Brand new Cobra, complete with all Shelby or OEM sourced parts
> for about $30,000.  They will sell it, and probably have lots of offers
> by now.  But, if your in Vegas - take a look.
> Steve

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