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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 07:22:24 AM »

#181

Ordered  8/7/67
Serialized  11/9/67
Bucked  11/20/67
Scheduled  12/8/67
Actually Built 11/25/67
Released 11/25/67

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 07:52:23 AM »



                         #31
                               
                           order received      08/07/67
                          serialized              11/09/67
                          bucked                 11/25/67
                          scheduled build     12/06/67
                          actually build        11/28/67
                          released               11/28/67
                          sold                      00/00/00
                          DSO                      2503

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 08:03:19 AM »

Ah, you are all post strike built cars!

But, I continue to look for those pre-strike cars



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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 08:07:36 AM »

 

           PETE can you help, I cant find it.
    The MARTI says #31 is one of two cars.  Does the snake know the other one.
                                                  Thanks BOB

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 10:01:13 AM »

You will have to post or email the report to see what you are looking at "1 of 2" is what I would call a misleading Marti stat. He wants everyone to be special, I don't subscribe to that theory.

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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2017, 05:58:12 PM »


                      Rodster 500 my Marti says order received 08/07/67.
                                                
                                                               BOB

Thanks BOB, feel free to post a picture of your car over in the 68 Picture thread.  Looks like you have a vintage picture.  Wink


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.

Would make sense and most likely will see cars order in lots?   Seeing the same order date on both of my cars was too coincidental.

You will have to post or email the report to see what you are looking at "1 of 2" is what I would call a misleading Marti stat. He wants everyone to be special, I don't subscribe to that theory.

Every car is 1 of 1, (well most of the time  Grin) just look at the VIN.  

Interesting to see #31 and #181 built ahead of schedule!

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2017, 06:07:14 PM »

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Would make sense and most likely will see cars order in lots?   Seeing the same order date on both of my cars was too coincidental.

Yes, and the lots share specific features...DSO 8D2501....8D2502.....etc

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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2017, 06:08:27 PM »

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Order Received      09/07/67
Car Serialized      12/01/67
Bucked              12/09/67
Scheduled For Build 12/20/67
Actually Built      12/13/67
Released            12/13/67
Sold                03/20/69

*Sold date is not a typo!


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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2017, 06:40:45 PM »

3206 had a sold date in January 1970!

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 07:42:39 PM »

3206 had a sold date in January 1970!

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Wow, hard to imagine these cars sitting that long.


Guess this topic will go on until 2020 when you post that it's 50 yrs since your car was first sold.  Grin

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2017, 04:52:05 PM »

Not Shelby specific, but certainly Shelby related.

From the internet, regarding the UAW strike:

Negotiations remained at a standstill more than five weeks after the strike began on Sept. 6 as Ford and the union butted heads. But Ford eventually budged, and on Oct. 22 it reached a three-year agreement with the union. Pact highlights included:

Hourly wage increases over three years ranging from 39.5 cents to 54.5 cents for unskilled workers and up to 84.5 cents for skilled workers.

A new cost-of-living formula providing a minimum increase of 6 cents an hour over the life of the contract.

Unemployment benefits of 95 percent of pay, less certain work-related expenses, for a full year for workers on the job seven years or more; 75 percent of pay for workers with four to six years seniority; 50 percent of pay for those on the job two to three years; and 25 percent of pay for one- to two-year employees.

An increase in monthly pension benefits to $5.25 for each year of service, vs. $4.25 under the old contract. After Jan. 29, 1969, monthly benefits jumped to $5.50, $5.75 or $6 for each year of service, depending on the employee's job rank.

A raise in the maximum life insurance benefit to $13,000, from $11,500.


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« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2017, 08:11:41 AM »

UAW workers back on the job! 

On November 17, 1967, Ford called plant workers back to work. The pressure on suppliers was so great the railroads ran out of boxcars to haul components to assembly plants.

It is believed Ford lost the sale of some 600,000 vehicles in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury divisions due to the strike.  Mustang took a hard hit from the strike not only in lost sales, but changes to standard equipment and the option sheet.  Color-keyed side markers went from being Mustang specific being shared with the Cougar. Crash and windshield pillar pads went away.  Disc brakes, once standard with the GT Equipment Group, became optional.  Wheel covers changed from rather elegant pieces to something less.  Cost cutting hurt Ford quality in the months and years to follow as a result of the strike.


There was a good article on the Mustang Monthly blog but it's gone. I think the strike was documented in Time magazine too?





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