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    • #57188
      joe-q
      Member

      i am bidding on a tiger on ebay and am concerned about its authenticity. Does anyone know anything about this car? it is red with black interior and has a "Carroll Shelby" signature on it. It is ebay item #220229518288. The VIN is B382000266LRXFE. It is located in Agoura Hills, CA with Malibu Carz. Thanks for any help on this. Joe

    • #62234
      Duke Samouce
      Member

      My opinion is that the "snakes" signature lowers the car’s value. He did nothing to modify the car, his employees did. I would not let that crook near my car.

      OK – back to subject. I would contact Norman Miller will all of the cars numbers and see what he says. Get the VIN, JAL, engine, transmission and rear end numbers. Looks like it has a set of Dales, rear springs on it.

      If it is not TACed, I would be weary. There is no excuse for any car in California not to have a TAC number now.

    • #62235
      alpine-64
      Member
      quote Duke:

      My opinion is that the “snakes” signature lowers the car’s value. He did nothing to modify the car, his employees did. I would not let that crook near my car.

      OK – back to subject. I would contact Norman Miller will all of the cars numbers and see what he says. Get the VIN, JAL, engine, transmission and rear end numbers. Looks like it has a set of Dales, rear springs on it.

      If it is not TACed, I would be weary. There is no excuse for any car in California not to have a TAC number now.

      I emailed this seller when it was listed 2 lists ago.. asked for a photo of the JAl tags.. no tags…

    • #62238
      joe-q
      Member

      Michael and Duke – thank you for your response. After i posted, i called Norm and he was nice enough to call me back and warn me off that car. I was on my way to CT so, when i got here you can imagine my relief when i discovered that i’d been outbid. I’ll do my homework next time and will probably work with Norm to find a real cat. Again, thanks, joe

    • #62240
      Duke Samouce
      Member
      quote Joe Q:

      you can imagine my relief when i discovered that i’d been outbid. I’ll do my homework next time and will probably work with Norm to find a real cat. Again, thanks, joe

      I feel bad for the poor guy who "wins" the car. I learned the hard way in 1994 about not doing my homework before buying a "Tiger". I talked to Norman several times before I bought my current Tiger. I will be having it TACed at TU 13 next month.

    • #62243
      Jeff Nichols
      Participant

      Tell us your tale of woe buying the Tiger in 1994. Was it a fake marketed as bona fide?

    • #62245
      Duke Samouce
      Member
      quote dude234:

      Tell us your tale of woe buying the Tiger in 1994. Was it a fake marketed as bona fide?

      I have mentioned it before but here goes – I found the "Tiger" at a collector car dealership in down town San Diego, it was priced to be and displayed as a Tiger. I only knew a little about Tigers and fell in love with the car immediately. I paid $17,000 for it and got $6,500 trade in on a 59 Austin Healey Sprite I was driving at the time. Long story short, with the help of CAT club members (Smitty), I discovered it was a fake. I went back to the dealer and told them the story and they claimed that it was a "consignment" car and would not take it back or give me the previous owners name. They are lucky they did not a get a brick or two through their windows.

      I was in the military (Marine Corps), as I am now (Army), and soon moved to Fort Rucker Alabama. Luck shined on me and I totaled the car one day (for real, was not trying). That was also the day that my wife told me she was pregnant with our son. The car was gone, the insurance company paid for the "Tiger", I was out from under a car payment and I bought a 67 MGB GT with the money I cleared from the settlement.

      The fake was sold for salvage in Enterprise Alabama in late 95 or early 96, can’t remember. It was a metallic blue with a custom tan interior, chrome roll bar and powered by a 302. The VIN was 382000326. It was bought by a body shop in the area. Norman Miller knows all about it and it is documented as a fake if it ever surfaces again.

      Here are the only pictures I have of the car –

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