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« on: April 29, 2017, 04:13:38 PM »

I thought the '68 427 issue had been resolved, as in there were none made, at least "officially," but I just came across this (which implies there were 2 auto and 24 4-speed GT500 427 cars made for 1968) in another forum from someone who claims to know:

"In 1968 Shelby also produced 26 GT500 with 427's in them 2 had automatics 1 was Green with white stripes 1 was White.with blue stripes
 
I leased the Green GT500 427 Automatic it was a lease Shelby wouldn't allow them to be sold a friend of mine leased the White one. Both cars were in wrecks near Alki Beach in West Seattle 2 months apart. The insurance companies totaled both cars, they went to a crusher in June of 1969.

The green one had the rear end lock up on a windy road doing about 70 mph spun several times hitting 2 parked cars and a pole.

The white one had a drunk driver hit it head on on Hi-way 99 both cars were doing around 60 mph"

Here is the link:  http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php?/topic/56340-edumacate-me-about-fords-427428429/

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 06:08:57 PM »

Doubtful  Roll Eyes

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.


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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 06:31:43 PM »

 Hysterical................... Popcorn.................. PeelOut

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 06:51:17 PM »

Doubtful  Roll Eyes

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.


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Yeah.  I certainly have not seen any proof.  I have seen a few dealer ads from 1968 offering 427 "special" Mustangs, so maybe there were some dealer installed 427 Shelbys sold too, but this guy seemed to be talking about factory 427 cars, and I wonder where he got the production numbers.  That is pretty specific if going on memory alone after 50 years.



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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 07:03:22 PM »

if it's on the innerweb, it must be real.. phred

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 07:12:51 PM »

"In 1968 Shelby also produced 26 GT500 with 427's
First line tells it all. Ford produced 68 Shelbys not CS. A simple check of the Marti reports will bare the facts.

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 09:41:40 PM »

Alternate facts........

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 05:15:34 AM »

I dont believe it. The cars had stripes?
 Hysterical

This guy is mistaken. After 30 plus years of researching 1968s, writing numerous articles and books, I have never seen anything indicating Shelby built 427 equipped 1968 Shelbys. That includes many conversations with Kevin Marti and reading confidential Ford Memos.....

Just when did these 427s appear? After the cars were built at AO Smith or before?

Anyone that makes statements like those has a fundamental misunderstanding of 1968 production processes.

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 05:43:24 AM »

After 30 plus years of researching 1968s, writing numerous articles and books, I have never seen anything indicating Shelby built 427 equipped 1968 Shelbys.


But, but, but, we read it on the web, so it must be true, what the heck does SAAC know, especially given all the factory documentation at it's disposal Hysterical Hysterical Hysterical

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 05:44:02 AM »

26 cars is a lot - where did they all go?

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 08:47:42 AM »

He seems to be quoting a book or article?

Does anyone know?

 
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Ford states some 3 dozen were made I was told when we leased them that 26 were made

It amazes me people are posting this unfounded information....no basis at all. I would challenge him not only on 26, but the two others.

I am aware of one possible car, but as stated above it would take incredible proof.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 04:43:12 PM »

He seems to be quoting a book or article?

Does anyone know?

 
It amazes me people are posting this unfounded information....no basis at all. I would challenge him not only on 26, but the two others.

I am aware of one possible car
, but as stated above it would take incredible proof.

A GT500J ? Wink

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 05:04:58 PM »

Noooo, a memo about one proposed car, but most likely never built.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 09:41:41 PM »

Noooo, a memo about one proposed car, but most likely never built.

Well, we do know that Ford put hydraulic cam 427 engines in a few 1968 Mustangs to test the proposed new engine option, and there are some photos of those cars, but they probably began as factory 390 S Code cars with the 427 swapped in.  And since the 427, 390, and 428 are all FE engines, it would be a pretty straightforward swap.  But I have not seen a photo of a claimed factory 427 1968 Shelby.  I have seen a few 427-equipped 1968 Shelbys, but they were all alleged to be dealer installs, or later installs.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 11:40:19 PM »

It seems to me that those with the knowledge on this issue should be discussing it on the forum where the original statements were made. 

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