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Greg Wackett 01-14-2011 11:26 PM

Sad 2010 SMS 460 gone
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180611948968

SCMcQueen 01-15-2011 12:06 AM

Do you know what happened?

NeoS281 01-15-2011 12:24 AM

OH MAN that's horrible!

Dave 01-15-2011 01:00 AM

In late summer 2010, it was reported that vandals set ablaze one of the three 2010 SMS 460s stocked at Bob Bell Ford in Glen Burnie, MD.

SMS 460 10-05

usnis0922 01-15-2011 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 48545)
In late summer 2010, it was reported that vandals set ablaze one of the three 2010 SMS 460s stocked at Bob Bell Ford in Glen Burnie, MD.

SMS 460 10-05

There's a special place in hell for people like that

Stanghungry 01-16-2011 11:34 AM

I agree. People like that will get thers all in due time.

MrClean 01-16-2011 10:24 PM

Ouch!

That is awful.

What a shame.

Dave 01-16-2011 11:55 PM

Posted: 09/23/2010

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is asking for the public's assistance for information regarding a car fire that occurred early Wednesday, September 22.

Fire officials say the initial report came in at approximately 2:52 a.m. when firefighters were dispatched to the Bob Bell Ford in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway, for a reported car fire.

Upon crew arrival, they found a sedan type vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

After extinguishing the fire, investigators were called to the scene, and have since opened an investigation into the incident.

The Fire Department is asking anyone with any information relating to this event to contact Anne Arundel County Arson Investigators at 410-222-TIPS (8477). Information received can be anonymous - persons do not need to leave their name or any contact information.

Copyright 2010 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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SMS 460 Mustang Burns to the ground at Bob Bell Ford in Maryland

September 26, 2010

In the wee ours of the morning on September 22 at Bob Bell Ford in Maryland a cleaning service employee discovered an SMS 460 Mustang valued at $60K engulfed in flames. Firefighters were called to the seen but nothing could be done, the SMS 460 Mustang was considered a total loss. The Mustang was being displayed separately from other vehicles near the front of the lot so passers by could see the limited edition Mustang.

A spokesman for the fire department said arson has not been ruled out yet but it does appear to be suspicious. J.P. Bishop, president of Bob Bell Ford said the dealership has never experienced a suspicious fire or arson of any kind.

Source: [HomeTownAnnapolis.com]

WickedS281SC 01-17-2011 11:28 AM

Dannnngggggggg !!!! :eek:

kss113 04-18-2011 04:13 PM

Burnt 2010 SMS 460 coupe
 
This could make a man cry.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180611948968

WickedS281SC 04-18-2011 04:22 PM

Yeah - I saw this a couple months back !! But now it shows it was sold for $3500 !!!! DANG What a huge Loss !!! Well I like to see how much the buyer can recoupe and make profit off this car. You basically have the most of the rear to work with. 2 Wheels, rear wing, rear body kit, spare tire, shift knob ( which is crazy since it dosent look like it was damaged), and dont forget the set of floor mats that were in the trunk - lol

UGH !!!

Blue Vue 04-18-2011 05:30 PM

i dont think the car was even worth what was paid. this thing was basically a total loss

00_ExtrmRnbw 04-19-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WickedS281SC (Post 54785)
Yeah - I saw this a couple months back !! But now it shows it was sold for $3500 !!!! DANG What a huge Loss !!! Well I like to see how much the buyer can recoupe and make profit off this car. You basically have the most of the rear to work with. 2 Wheels, rear wing, rear body kit, spare tire, shift knob ( which is crazy since it dosent look like it was damaged), and dont forget the set of floor mats that were in the trunk - lol

UGH !!!

+1, I remember seeing it on there, but never saw that selling price. :frown:

Oh, I'm digging the new sig pic!

WickedS281SC 04-21-2011 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00_ExtrmRnbw (Post 54861)
Oh, I'm digging the new sig pic!

Thanks for it !! :wink:

OxfordS281 05-11-2011 12:04 AM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=220782370909

looks like its on its way to being fixed.

ctann 05-11-2011 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OxfordS281 (Post 56315)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=220782370909

looks like its on its way to being fixed.

It looks to me like someone got out of their depth on quite a "project"... :redface: Still, I hope someone rescues this car and puts it back together... Although I kind of doubt that "$10K of brand new FORD OEM parts" would be enough to get this back on the road...

Chris.

d514ave 09-06-2011 12:12 AM

SMS Back alive and running strong
 
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00_ExtrmRnbw 09-06-2011 01:10 AM

That is awesome!!!! Big congrats, I am glad to see the car went to someone like you.

Please start a thread with pictures of it currently and of the progress if you have any.

WickedS281SC 09-06-2011 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00_ExtrmRnbw (Post 66284)
That is awesome!!!! Big congrats, I am glad to see the car went to someone like you.

Please start a thread with pictures of it currently and of the progress if you have any.

Pics are needed !

Dave 09-06-2011 01:36 PM

Congrats! Now you need a SOEC window decal. :smile:

Please contact SMS Supercars to place your name in the SMS vehicle registry.

OxfordS281 09-06-2011 02:10 PM

pics pics!! :)

d514ave 09-06-2011 06:20 PM

SMS Restoration Photo album
 
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Greg Wackett 09-06-2011 06:52 PM

Very cool glad to see it back in one piece, it was on display at Bob Bell Ford last summer when Steve was visiting the Show and Dealership. Do you own all those cars you have listed?? If so nice collection.

OxfordS281 09-06-2011 09:49 PM

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d514ave 09-06-2011 09:55 PM

My car collection
 
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Dave 09-06-2011 10:05 PM

Great project!

Have you contacted SMS regarding the model specific hood, front bumper cover and seating? They should have everything in-stock.

Greg Wackett 09-06-2011 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d514ave (Post 66330)
Greg Wackett, I have owned all those cars listed in my previous post. And HUNDREDS More. I do not have, nor maintain a collection. I've always sold and moved on from where ever I was previously. Keeps alot of needless expenses down. Last summer, I had FOUR 7 Litre Galaxie's, a 69 XL, and a 1966 XL Convertible. Sold them all in November, I didn't know why till the SMS Mustang popped up on Ebay in February. I've owned OVER 2000 cars in my life so far, and all but 3 of them were GREAT!!!! Don't ask about the 3 bad ones, I've already forgotten what they were!!! Currently I have a 1995 S351 SALEEN, and the 2010 SMS SALEEN. That's all I need for a while. Till maybe a 427 Cobra or another Shelby pops out of the woodwork again. Never know what life will bring to us.

I can understand that :smile: have fun with it and move on. The 351's are great cars and I will have one in the future. 3 bad out for 2000 those are good odds. You are gifted and have a great talent enjoy the SMS car, you had faith and vision when others passed it by.

Greg Wackett 09-06-2011 11:36 PM

Some history on the car

http://saleens351.home.comcast.net/~...1-02Summer.pdf

http://saleens351.home.comcast.net/~...0-02Autumn.pdf

Saleen12c 09-07-2011 12:18 AM

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing a great story!! And, mostly, thanks for saving that SMS!

d514ave 09-07-2011 01:22 AM

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ctann 09-08-2011 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d514ave (Post 66314)
To Ctann, you're a doubter and even in my darkest days of vacuuming out burnt wiring harness I always knew I would prevail and this car would live again. That ebay add was only a teaser. Yes indeed 10K worth of New Ford parts FIXED this car. I'll send you a spread sheet if you want it.

Well done and congratulations! Not really a doubter, my comments were based on an eBay ad - so I'm not sure why you are taking it so personally. If you re-read my comment, you will see that I said "I hope someone rescues this car and puts it back together" - you did just that, so once again, good job....

Chris.

d514ave 09-08-2011 08:00 PM

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Dave 09-08-2011 09:03 PM

Lets keep this thread positive. :smile:

Werecow 09-11-2011 11:58 AM

That's amazing! I would never have thought that car could be resurrected... Good job. I am glad someone took the time, effort and money to fix that rare beast up.

OxfordS281 09-30-2011 12:27 AM

why does this thread even exist if all the information the owner put is deleted. i understand some of his remarks were smart, but the info about the car and repair... wow, people have soft skin on the internet nowadays...

Dave 09-30-2011 01:18 PM

The admins did not remove any of the data in this thread. The user in question edited his posts and added the text "Post deleted by administrator."

If the admins were to "delete a post," we would delete the post. Not just the text. You can also see, the user was the last one to modify his posts, if the admins were to do so, the last edit would be marked with the admin.

So please, there is no JFK conspiracy here.

WickedS281SC 09-30-2011 02:23 PM

Bad poster
 
What a weird Guy ?! He Blast us for our discussion on us thinking that the $3500 that was payed for the salvage remains of the car was kinda high. (we did not even know the guy at the time) then he blows up and tell us in our face for doing great work?! And that was after we agreed what an amazing job he did- Some people... :rolleyes:

d514ave 11-04-2011 12:06 AM

Settle down everybody
 
I'm not a wierd guy. But I am human, with faults like everyone else. I suppose it's very difficult for some of you to imagine the volume of less than nice mail, downright nasty comments on message boards, and mis-information either posted or recieved concerning my purchase and restoration of the 2010 SMS Mustang #05. The car is all repaired. Everything is finally working properly. I LOVE driving the car around, it gets ALL the comments and stops people in it's tracks where ever it goes. And basicly I've had fun fixing it and learning how the newest Mustangs go together and how they work. The car now has over 2500 miles on it, I've driven it up to NY and back to visit friends, I know you would all like to see restoration photo's there is 45+ pictures of progress of repair from the day it got delivered to my shop to the day It went to FORD to get programmed and started up on it's own. Alot of the repairs were ez, but there were certain things that fought me hard till the bitter end. I managed to SAVE the original engine, but it ALMOST blew up in the first 200 miles of driving, one rod bearing completely wiped out and the rod wore half way thru the crankshaft before it ever made a peep of a noise. I'm sure the fire didn't cause this. I had to put a new crankshaft in the engine, and some new rod bearings, but it's been fine ever since. Original Tranny saved, yes the shifter knob survived just fine, new/used interior, new front fenders, nose and hood. Yes 10K worth of New Ford parts fixed the car. Along with about 5K of perfect USED parts off fresh wrecks. I'm going to drive the wheels off this car, and love every moment of it. Email me privately if you want to see more.

olecoot 11-04-2011 07:32 AM

I would much rather see someone bring a car back to life than have it end up in the boneyard. Enjoy the car! Post some pics when you can.

Greg Wackett 11-04-2011 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d514ave (Post 69804)
I'm not a wierd guy. But I am human, with faults like everyone else. I suppose it's very difficult for some of you to imagine the volume of less than nice mail, downright nasty comments on message boards, and mis-information either posted or recieved concerning my purchase and restoration of the 2010 SMS Mustang #05. The car is all repaired. Everything is finally working properly. I LOVE driving the car around, it gets ALL the comments and stops people in it's tracks where ever it goes. And basicly I've had fun fixing it and learning how the newest Mustangs go together and how they work. The car now has over 2500 miles on it, I've driven it up to NY and back to visit friends, I know you would all like to see restoration photo's there is 45+ pictures of progress of repair from the day it got delivered to my shop to the day It went to FORD to get programmed and started up on it's own. Alot of the repairs were ez, but there were certain things that fought me hard till the bitter end. I managed to SAVE the original engine, but it ALMOST blew up in the first 200 miles of driving, one rod bearing completely wiped out and the rod wore half way thru the crankshaft before it ever made a peep of a noise. I'm sure the fire didn't cause this. I had to put a new crankshaft in the engine, and some new rod bearings, but it's been fine ever since. Original Tranny saved, yes the shifter knob survived just fine, new/used interior, new front fenders, nose and hood. Yes 10K worth of New Ford parts fixed the car. Along with about 5K of perfect USED parts off fresh wrecks. I'm going to drive the wheels off this car, and love every moment of it. Email me privately if you want to see more.


I don't think you are weird, and I am sorry about the PMs and postings. Since this is a moderated board we try very hard to keep it family friendly.

I am impressed with what you did and very glad you saved the car. To each his own, enjoy the car.


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