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« Reply #315 on: August 30, 2016, 12:44:50 PM »

What a hoot!

Congratulations on both the present and the good friend.

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« Reply #316 on: August 30, 2016, 04:04:30 PM »

Keith,

Cutter Ford was located at 5500 Lankershim Blvd in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. A large dealership for sure. At some point in time, and if my memory serves me correctly, it changed to Universal Ford. I believe this change to have been in the early to mid 70's.  Universal Studios is not too far south of this location hence the name. The building is still there and now operates under the name of Sunrise Ford. This info might help you in some of your research.

Congrats on your Cutter frame.

Mike

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« Reply #317 on: August 31, 2016, 08:17:33 AM »

Mike,

Thanks for your response. I had seen Cutter Ford Sales on the list of Shelby American Dealers, but that is all I ever learned about them. I had not been aware of their name changes though, so I appreciate hearing about that.

You may know that I've been working with my friend George Watters in CA. with his photo collection here on the Forum for a couple years now, but I had never thought about asking him about Cutter Ford. I did so now, and he responded, "I remember Cutter Ford in North Hollywood very well. I remember in 1971 and '72 I took my '68 GT 350 there a couple of times for service."

Hah! Small world! I'll be asking him more about it next time we talk...

Thanks again,
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« Reply #318 on: December 07, 2016, 01:53:52 AM »

A while ago, Jim alerted me to this magazine that he found 'across the pond.' I just had to have it, so he scored it for me.
This image was one we had never seen before and it really appealed to us as it shows P/1015 in a gritty, race worn condition.

The caption for this cover photo says: "Ken Miles at the wheel of the Ford GT in which he shared second place at Le Mans - by a few feet! - with Denis Hulme."
It doesn't look like Miles to me though, it appears to be Hulme driving (the helmet looks green in color).

There's also a couple of really nice ads & photos in this issue that I will post as well.

What an awesome photo of P/1015 this is:



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« Reply #319 on: December 07, 2016, 09:18:29 AM »

Nice Score Kieth,

I'm guessing that photo was taken later in the day, on day one.
It still had the lower light "covers", even though they are very torn up.
I agree, it doesn't look like Miles driving.

Thanks for sharing...looking forward to the other photos

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« Reply #320 on: December 07, 2016, 10:35:35 AM »

The ads in this issue of MOTOR RACING magazine from the companies that supplied parts for the GT40's are really interesting because I had not known of them before:



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« Reply #321 on: December 07, 2016, 10:55:17 AM »

After its duty with Hertz, 6S1615 went back to Hi-Performance Motors and had its brake linings replaced on 2/3/67.
Then it was shipped to Cutter Ford Sales in North Hollywood, Calif. on 9/26/67. And there the trail runs cold...

For the 40 years I've owned it, I've been trying to find something, anything, from or about Cutter Ford.

But recently, Jim told me to stop out at Shelby Parts & Restoration before work that day or I wouldn't be able to sleep that night (he knows me well). Grin
I figured for sure it was going to be another awesome, previously unseen photograph.

Imagine my shocked disbelief when he handed me this license plate frame from CUTTER FORD SALES! I had no idea he had been searching for one for a long time.
When I recovered, I immediately asked him "How much?" as I would have paid whatever it took for a needle-in-a-haystack score like that.
He wouldn't tell me and wouldn't accept a penny for it. He just said, "It's an early birthday present for you."

WOW - all I could say is, "THANKS Jim, this IS the best early birthday present ever!"    Chug a Lug

Kieth

 


Is this the same Cutter Ford that sponsored the 66 A/S car?

http://www.ponysite.de/66notchbacks.htm

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« Reply #322 on: December 07, 2016, 12:06:50 PM »

Kieth, re: the photo of P/1015 on the cover of Motor Racing, great photo, one I've not seen before. back in the day photos were sometimes colourized, or touched up to enhance the look, reproduction was not the best either,  this was done more crudely than in todays digital age. the flashes on the front fenders look touched up to my eye as well, mind fifty years of siting on the shelf, or exposure to light will also cause fade.

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« Reply #323 on: December 08, 2016, 09:24:41 AM »

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« Reply #324 on: December 08, 2016, 09:26:38 AM »

Is this the same Cutter Ford that sponsored the 66 A/S car?

http://www.ponysite.de/66notchbacks.htm

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Jim P,

I would like to know too, and maybe somebody here will be able to offer more.

I hadn't been aware of Cutter Ford sponsoring a Group II Sedan until now, Thanks!

Kieth

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« Reply #325 on: December 08, 2016, 09:30:35 AM »

The GLASS FIBRE supplier for Ford's GT40's - P/1046 shown here:



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« Reply #326 on: December 08, 2016, 10:23:17 AM »

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I sent you a response.

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« Reply #327 on: December 08, 2016, 11:37:19 AM »

Kieth, re: the photo of P/1015 on the cover of Motor Racing, great photo, one I've not seen before. back in the day photos were sometimes colourized, or touched up to enhance the look, reproduction was not the best either,  this was done more crudely than in todays digital age. the flashes on the front fenders look touched up to my eye as well, mind fifty years of siting on the shelf, or exposure to light will also cause fade.

Mike (honker)

Mike - For what it's worth, that magazine is in really excellent condition, and it isn't at all faded/yellowed like many I have seen. But I do acknowledge your points about the color reproduction technology of 50 years ago.

Kieth

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« Reply #328 on: December 10, 2016, 08:35:30 AM »

A while ago, Jim alerted me to this magazine that he found 'across the pond.' I just had to have it, so he scored it for me.
This image was one we had never seen before and it really appealed to us as it shows P/1015 in a gritty, race worn condition.

The caption for this cover photo says: "Ken Miles at the wheel of the Ford GT in which he shared second place at Le Mans - by a few feet! - with Denis Hulme."
It doesn't look like Miles to me though, it appears to be Hulme driving (the helmet looks green in color).

There's also a couple of really nice ads & photos in this issue that I will post as well.

What an awesome photo of P/1015 this is:



I'm thinking maybe it's Ronnie Bucknum.


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« Reply #329 on: December 13, 2016, 10:32:07 AM »

Re: "I'm thinking maybe it's Ronnie Bucknum."

I could agree with you on that. It does look more like him either of the other drivers. There's no mention in the Registry of Bucknum driving 1015 at this race, but that's not to say that it couldn't have happened.

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