1968 Shelby Hardtop T/A Notchback #3
© Phil Jacobs, Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn - February 26th, 2009,
last update May 2021
Jerry Titus at Watkins Glen in 1968
Kar Kraft (suspension) and Shelby Racing Company.
This is one of the new built 68 cars from San Jose. Actually 4 were
built that day on December 27th, but just 3 converted for SA Team
It carried a 8R01J118XXX VIN.
1968 Group 2
Shelby built cars are differentiated by:
- Larger discs up front and 10" rear discs with Kelsey-Hayes
- 9" floater hub assembly and Watts linkage with cross-member, rear
anti-swaybar plus override trailing arms.
- Larger flares (wheelhouses) due to tire regulation changes
- Tunnel Port 302 engines
- High-rise alloy intake manifold with 2 four-barrel carbs
Car #3 replaced car #1 after 6 races according to the SAAC-registry.
Painted yellow for first race in Meadowdale (T/A race #7), and driven by Jerry Titus to
Then painted blue for St. Jovite/Mt. Tremblant (TA race #8 on July 21st,
1968) to place 14.
Thanks to Michael Scott, who was there in his
youth, we received a number of new pictures as of May 2021.
Obviously it got slightly damaged at the drivers side front fender area.
Bryar to place 10.
#3 at Bryar - Jerry
Titus drove it here
Jerry Titus drove this car still in blue livery at Watkins Glen to the first place
#3 in the
winners circle at Watkins Glen in 1968
In the last 3 races at CDR (Titus), Riverside (Titus)
and Kent (Kwech) the blue car did not finish.
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