1968 Shelby Hardtop Racer Replica #3
© Patrick and Danielle Simons, Wolfgang Kohrn - 2008, Last updated on October 11th, 2008


Hello there,
I am Patrick Simons from the Netherlands.
I am the new owner of this 1968 Group II T/A replica built in the U.S.
I purchased the car in 2007 in Denver Colorado. It's partly built by Walt and Chip Hane as you can read in the right section of this site, which is a copy of what the former owner e-mailed me.



Details about my car from the sales ad:
"Built in 2002 paying attention to strict 1972 GCR regulations (have copies of 72 GCR and 68 SCCA homoligation rules). Documentation of all parts used and dyno sheets. Completely legal for all vintage racing sanctions. 
Very good condition. Has seen 5 weekends of racing since built. Well tested, will not be a maintenance headache at the track. 

Race ready with new tires and brakes all the way around. Body professionally stitch welded with fender flares done by Bob Hill, professional race car builder. Suspension and rear axle assembly done by EPS Walt Hane/Chip Hane. Engine built by Ridge Reamer. 

Dynoed and tuned by EPS. Interior rollcage done by professional rollcage builder in Denver."
Patrick tells us more:
The Trans am cars from that period have always been my favorite, cause they really have the "Muscle Car" looks.
I have raced it on track day's, and I am going to do some minor technical changes to it, like putting a new roll cage that is FIA aproved, so I can use it for official historic racing next year.
Below is some more technical information of my car.

More about it:
  • Engine Builder: Ridge Reamer, Arvada CO
  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Type: steel
  • Heads: Windsor Jr steel
  • Crankshaft: Moldex Billett Steel
  • Displacement: 289 ci
  • Horsepower: 420
  • Dynoed flat torque curve at 7,200 RPM.
  • Transmission:
  • Manfacturer: Ford
  • Type: Toploader
  • Shifter: Hurst Competition Plus
  • Races: 10
  • Professionally built by Williams, NASCAR bearings & synchros
  • Chassis

    • Type: Ford unibody
    • Builder: Bob Hill
    • Condition: very good - stitch welded
    • Front Suspension: Ford race set-up, legal, good
    • Rear Suspension: Walt Hane EPS built , legal, good. Override traction bar system.
    • Shocks: Koni adjustable
    • Brakes: 4 piston Kelsey-Hayes front, 10x2.5 rear drums
    • Steering: Quick steer Ford
    • Wheels: 15x8 front and rear
    • Tires: Hoosier

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