removing the first bolt, we began the extensive research phase
of this project. A "dream team" of experts and
enthusiasts were assembled and the physical restoration
commenced in 2010.
With even more
information discovered over the next three years, Jason Billups was to commissioned to re-restore
0139 to Concours standards. In the spirit of the
never-ending pursuit of perfection, 0139 was
completed by Billups Classic Cars in October 2014.
this very special car's history will likely never end --
In fact, newly discovered vintage photos were
added to the gallery as recently as October 2014, and
related paperwork as recently as March 2015. Our research
effort today extends well beyond this one car and now
focuses on the companies that built it -- Shelby American,
Ford and even A.O. Smith Plastics.
If you have knowledge,
photographs of this convertible or other Shelby American company cars, engineering vehicles and/or prototypes,
we'd love to hear from you.
Bob Gaines, Pete Disher,
Ed Meyer, Jeff Speegle, Lowell Otter,
Dave Mathews, Chris Simon, Phil Murphy and Jason Billups.
& Reference Materials
Lowell Otter, Dave Mathews, Howard Pardee, Pete Disher, Vernon Estes, Donald Farr,
Rich Plescia, John Chun, Keith Schadoff,
Richard Kot, Billy Dunbar
and the Ford Archives.
Bob Carlson, Paul Kunysz,
Lonnie Brannon, Bill McLean, Don Pike,
Peter Brock, 'Scooter' Patrick, Chuck McHose, Chuck Cantwell, Phil Remington,
Dennis Walsh, Bernie Kretzschmar, Bob Shaw, Susan Warne,
Pam Rodgers and Austin Craig.
The Shelby World
Registry, by the
Shelby American Automobile Club
Kevin Marti and the
Marti Auto Works
Pete Disher and his
Coral Snake website
Shelby and the
Carroll Shelby Foundation
Shelby Mustang 1965-1970: Ultimate
Portfolio, by R.M. Clarke
Mustang Recognition Guide
1965-1973, by Larry Dobbs
- A Source Book, by Robert C. Ackerson
Shelby - A Source Book, Volume II, by Paul North
Jason & Scott Billups -
Billups Classic Cars
Historian & Project Manager
Samantha & Brian Styles