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« on: September 09, 2017, 07:22:32 PM »


As the 68's are about to enjoy their 50th anniversary, feel free to share any 'historic' information you may have.

Not limited to 50yrs ago this week, anything interesting is welcomed.   Chug a Lug


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 07:35:34 PM »

I thought I had to wait until December share anything but I just double checked my Marti reports for the build dates and noticed both #776 and #843 show Order Received 09/07/67  Shocked

Seems 50 years ago this week paperwork was started!  Chug a Lug



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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 07:24:48 AM »

Sure, there were some orders taken, but I am thinking only a handful of cars were built in September. Among them were 301, the only Hertz convertible. 56, the Supercharged GT500. 41, the EFI GT500 and 339, the Paris Auto show GT350.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 07:26:19 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 07:27:23 AM »

Vintage 41



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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 07:28:01 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 07:29:52 AM »

Vintage 339



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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:30:39 AM »

We know these cars were all pre-strike cars and built at the same time, per K Marti. They also share physical characteristics of their conversions.

All four were Sunlit Gold cars and stayed at Shelby Engineering...I'm thinking 101 was also there based on how it was constructed.

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 01:38:01 PM »

them were 301, the only Hertz convertible
You forgot the blue KR

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »

Okay, I will concede you that one. There as a blue, KR that was assigned to Hertz...later

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 05:35:58 PM »

Good stuff, I was surprised to learn any 68's were built this early.

In the case of 68 Shelby's does Order Received on the Marti report mean that is the date a dealer submitted an order to Ford? What is the earliest cars could be ordered? 

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 05:52:38 PM »

Those early ones must be very rare and much more valuable than say, KRs are, right? Hysterical

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 08:27:26 PM »



                      Rodster 500 my Marti says order received 08/07/67.
                                                 
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 06:00:06 AM »

I think 8/7 was the first day orders were actually put into the system. 56 shows the car as actually being built 9/5. I think only a handful of Mustangs made it out of NJ before the strike on September 7. The strike will end on November 11.

I think the cars were all order by Shelby, not the dealers.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 06:04:04 AM »

I noticed 31 is Sunlit Gold, thats interesting, do you know the actual Ford built date?

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