Larry Lange Ford was located at 924 East 27th Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Larry Lange was barely out of college when he purchased Dick Walter's Ford dealership. The Walter's dealership sold 37 Shelbys in 1965 and 1966 and was located in Des Moines.
5S337 is a 1965 Shelby that was sold by Dick Walter's Ford. The car was restored to concours specifications.
The dealership sold a total of 69 Shelby automobiles between 1967 and 1970. These advertisments appeared in the Waterloo Courier. Can you pick out your salesman?
In 1967, They sold 32 Shelbys! Larry Lange was known for writing personal letters to each of his customers.
1968 Shelby sales dropped to 21 cars. This included this red GT350. It is #218.
1968 # 718 also came through the dealership.
The gold cars always look impressive. 2640 was one of the few convertibles to come through the dealership.
Jim and Linda sent along a few photos of # 3071. Jim purchased the car new from Larry Lange Ford. The first picture shows Linda and his new daughter. It's hard to believe, but the little girl in the picture is now in her fifties !
Here's a picture of the at the race track in Minnesota. The brand new, black, GT500 KR in the background is lettered "Minar Ford".
Here is the car today. I am told it still gets regular exercise! Thanks to Jim and Linda!
Charlie sent some photos of #3559. This vintage 1975 picture shows the trailer hitch.
Charlie has owned this car for over 40 years. He said it's always been Candyapple Red since he bought it.
This car is # 3931. The color was changed from Lime Green to Brown on this GT500 KR.
This letter signaled the end for Shelbys at Larry Lange Ford. Memo courtesy of Mr. Vinny Liska, Shelby American Automobile Club.
Larry Lange moved to Texas in 1970 and started a Chrysler dealership.
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