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Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (3/13)
 2/17/05 9:45pm
chesh
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Edgewood, KY - USA

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1981, Black/Black, Engine bumped to about 400HP.Ext/int mostly stock.


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When you say "They don't make 'em like that anymore", did you mean the car, or what was behind it?  You could poke your eye out with the nose of the Shark OR "those two things behind the car".  ALL very impressive. 
Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (4/13)
 2/17/05 10:39pm
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  I was thinking the same thing as chesh......high beam city!

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Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (5/13)
 2/17/05 11:06pm
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[QUOTE=VNCRUISER]

  I was thinking the same thing as chesh......high beam city!

                    &nbs p;          &n bsp;                     &nbs p;          Reid   '72 T-top

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All I'll say is "Very Perky"
Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (6/13)
 2/18/05 12:34am
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1970 stingray, t-top, mulsanne blue with black interior, 406 ci with 444 hp, racing suspension, hooker headers/sidepipes - SOLD :(


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C2 mako shark, folks.  C2 body...convertible...you know what they look like.  I would kill for one.  oohhhhh...excuse me folks...

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Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (7/13)
 2/18/05 4:34pm
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!


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Corvettes need high beams, but I don't think those came with the car as standard equipment.  Although the single guys may have a better chance if they have a Corvette.
Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (8/13)
 2/18/05 7:04pm
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[QUOTE=kstyer]Corvettes need high beams, but I don't think those came with the car as standard equipment.  Although the single guys may have a better chance if they have a Corvette.[/QUOTE]

The only thing my vettes have gotten me is broke!



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Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (9/13)
 2/18/05 9:00pm
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1973 Corvette Roadster Elkhart Green, 300hp 4-spd // 2003 Millinium Yellow Coupe


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It must have been a very cold day when that picture was taken, you can tell by ahhh.. the trees, there are ahhh ... no leaves on them.

Rick

Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (10/13)
 2/19/05 7:43am
dwright
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe


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[QUOTE=simfab] I am almost certain that my 1969 Mako is a John Silva Creation, However I would like to be sure. Is there anyone that can help with Identifying this with ##s also where can I find out the complete build sheet data for this car, Engine opt, trans, gears, Colors, etc. The car currently has no drivetrain in it and I was told it was a Big block origionally. Please Help, Thanks, Anthony[/QUOTE]

I think we have gotten off the true subject here.

Can anyone help our new member simfab with his original question? Anybody know John Silva?
A build sheet will be next to impossible.
You might be able to trace back using the VIN.
Start with your state DMV.
Are you doing a frame off restoration?
Have you looked in the usual places for a build sheet?
Have you searched other sites?

Does anyone else have any ideas?

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Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (11/13)
 2/19/05 8:27am
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[QUOTE=Silver69]I googled the Mako Shark and found this forum
http://www.makoshark2.com/history.php
And this picture. They don't make em like that anymore

 In my original mail I sent a link to a MakoII web site which included a lot of info and a forum. I belive this would be a good place to start the research.
Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (12/13)
 2/19/05 10:02am
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POMFRET CENTER, CT - USA

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1969 Mako Shark II


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I am doing a frame  off  resturation.

I need more places to search for build sheets, I have checked the vin#. I have explored other sites.



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Re: Identifying John Silva Mako Shark II (13/13)
 3/3/19 1:25pm
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Hi I knew John Silva and built a Maco in the 70's.  I also have an original Maco catalog,receipt and pictures all this was submitted to makoshark2 in 2006 but it is not there now.  Paul Caron
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