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« on: September 09, 2017, 07:49:04 PM »

The 65, 66 and 67 cars have their thread, time for the 68's to have theirs!  Wink

Post up Camera

If you are the owner, share some info about it.

Bonus points for vintage pictures.  Grin



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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 03:16:24 PM »

I'll see if I can start this off.
I'm the current caretaker of 3562, an Acapulco Blue GT500KR. I have known this car since 1972 when my brother-in-law, Dennis T., purchased it from the first owner. He was a senior in high school at the time. Unfortunately 7 years later he was killed in an automobile accident. Ownership passed to his father, then to his mother, and then to me, though I have been the caretaker since 1979. I will maintain ownership until it passes to my daughter. The car was quite original when purchased in '72 but Dennis performed a few day-2 (or 3)alterations, as expected. Many he corrected before he died, some by me later. Still lacking an original air cleaner assembly and thermactor setup. The car was repainted in 1979 so the paint you see in the second photo is 38 years old and still looking pretty good.

Dennis joined SAAC in 1976 and I picked up membership when he passed, though I did drop out for a few years.

This past year I made the acquaintance of the first owner's niece. She and her brother both remembered the car and were able to pass along some interesting history of their uncle.

2 pictures below.
First is Dennis T. with the car May 1972, one month after he purchased it. Interesting note, the first owner had replaced the original tires with Michelin's. Not very common on an American muscle car in those days.

Second picture was taken by me about 2 years ago on the occasion of the car coming out into the sunlight on its own power in a very long time.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 05:20:41 PM »

What a start!  Bonus points too!  Grin

Beautiful car and great story.

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 06:27:07 PM »

GT500KR - 4201.

Spring of 1969. Earliest picture I have of 21 year old kid with his new car.



Best friend, Ben, had his neighbor, Ricky, build model sometime in the seventies. For you non-modeler, there never was a 1968 convertible kit.



This one's for you, Richstang, note 1964 T-bird bezels. I lived in Detroit, so antenna was the first casualty.



Here we are at SAAC41.




And now the days grow short, we're in the autumn of the years, and I think of my car as vintage wine...yeah, right.



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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 07:06:55 PM »

Great stuff John!

Vintage model pics, double bonus points!  Grin

Love that 1969 picture.

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 07:14:24 PM »

I rescued 135 out of a body shop in the late 70s. Can't find any pics. Probably didn't want to take any. Every piece of fiberglass was broken/cracked, console was gone, seats were gone replaced with Econoline seats, 390 engine with no CS parts - you get the picture why there are no pictures. On the plus side it was a rust free CA car. A kid was down here from Alaska going to school. He took the car to get it painted and in the meantime daddy called him home- too much partying and not enough school. I paid the body shop $370 for storage and his dad sent me the pink. Sold it a few weeks later for $700.

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 06:39:58 AM »

Great stuff John!

Vintage model pics, double bonus points!  Grin

Love that 1969 picture.

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Nice hand made - scratch built model of the convertible! Those are not easy.

Hey John, why is the taillight photo for me?
...I usually chase the 67's. (I did notice the trim centers are removed).

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 08:29:32 AM »

Did someone say # 135 ?  Kiss



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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2017, 08:32:58 AM »

How many points can I have for these?

 Hysterical



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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 12:31:22 PM »

Wow Pete, that's a lot of Shelby porn on your computer.

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2017, 01:57:33 PM »

Pete you get "mucho" points for all those '68 files! Well done. Something tells me that's only half of them.


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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 02:07:24 PM »

Yes, thats about half. Coming up to a 1,000 files soon.

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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 05:03:52 PM »

Here is 2778!  I purchased the car just about a year ago.  And, while I don't have any vintage pictures, I do have some cool history.  It was originally sold to A.O. Smith as a company car and it was spec'd as 1 of 15 per Mr. Marti  Grin

What's really cool is that Jim Cowles immediately recognized the car, as he had known a couple of the previous owners and even did work on the car back in the mid-80s.  Apparently, the car was taken SAAC 11 in Dearborn (the dash plaque for SAAC 11 is still affixed to the underside of the center arm rest). 

I have to say - this car is SO much fun to drive!  I remember thinking that this car might be a slouch, given the original 302, original 4 speed transmission and stock exhaust.  But, I can confirm that she'll still spin the tires - even with radials mounted  Party on.

She's a GREAT car that is incredibly original and TOTALLY fun!  Chug a Lug







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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 05:08:18 PM »

How many points can I have for these?

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Hey Pete!  Do you have any pics of 2778?!?!  Party on

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 05:14:42 PM »

Hey Ruben,

#2778 is a sharp looking Shelby Convertible!
 Chug a Lug

Is that 1 of 15 in the Sunlit Gold with the saddle interior?

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