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« on: October 10, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »

Ran across this picture of first local SAAC meet in Dearborn in 1976.

Any guesses? No, I don't have any answers.



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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 04:13:51 PM »

Nice photo!  Red with hubcaps is not something we see often.

IF it was originally painted red, that would narrow the possibilities greatly.

If my dates are close...
The flat taillight panel could put it's build date no later than April 67.
The GT rear valence panel would place the build date no earlier than February.
The hubcaps may help too...

Only three red GT350s built in that time frame #1705, #2015, and #2094. All had hubcaps.
#1705 has nothing in the registry about any Texas owners
#2015 was completed by SA 4/28; just at the end of the flat taillight panel use and had a Texas owner
#2094 was completed by SA 5/4; a bit late for a flat taillight panel but also had a Texas owner.

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Pure guessing, it could be #2015...
There is a front view photo of #2015 posted in the gallery (red, hubcaps, no lemans stripes, outboard grille lights) noted in Dearborn posted by "6r07mi" Jim P.
http://saacforum.com/galleryc/displayimage.php?album=6&pos=50

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 05:42:30 PM »

richstang,

I knew you would come up with something.

Adjacent shot shows car has outboard lights, if that makes any difference.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 05:54:48 PM »

Wow Rich, you are good!  Perhaps now you can get working on the whereabouts of the Blue Lady.

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 07:19:24 PM »

richstang,

I knew you would come up with something.

Adjacent shot shows car has outboard lights, if that makes any difference.

John,
The outboard grille lights does seem to match up, as does the right fender antenna, but still it's just a guess. Maybe Jim P. aka "6r07mi" knows if this is the same car with the Texas plate. Does the adjacent shot also show a front plate like the gallery photo he posted?

Brian,
It's all in the registry and lots of notes from the forum guru's. OK, maybe some legwork putting the data together in a spreadsheet.

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 07:25:47 PM »

Wow Rich, you are good!  Perhaps now you can get working on the whereabouts of the Blue Lady.

+1

I would love to see more pics of the '66 next to the red car too.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 06:05:31 AM »

Here's the best I can do for you.



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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 06:47:21 AM »

Thanks, a bit more pumped out than I first imagined.

Interesting how popular the lamb chop sideburns were then.    Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 08:09:40 AM »

Could be a '65 looking at the grille. The flares are big, but those tires are HUGE!

John, Thanks for posting the front view. Too bad the people block the plate area.

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 10:12:31 AM »

Nice photo!  Red with hubcaps is not something we see often.

IF it was originally painted red, that would narrow the possibilities greatly.

If my dates are close...
The flat taillight panel could put it's build date no later than April 67.
The GT rear valence panel would place the build date no earlier than February.
The hubcaps may help too...

Only three red GT350s built in that time frame #1705, #2015, and #2094. All had hubcaps.
#1705 has nothing in the registry about any Texas owners
#2015 was completed by SA 4/28; just at the end of the flat taillight panel use and had a Texas owner
#2094 was completed by SA 5/4; a bit late for a flat taillight panel but also had a Texas owner.

 HeadSpin
Pure guessing, it could be #2015...
There is a front view photo of #2015 posted in the gallery (red, hubcaps, no lemans stripes, outboard grille lights) noted in Dearborn posted by "6r07mi" Jim P.
http://saacforum.com/galleryc/displayimage.php?album=6&pos=50

The photo referenced http://saacforum.com/galleryc/displayimage.php?album=6&pos=50
is of 67 GT350 # 2015. That car was purchased from a meet in Dallas area in 1975 or 1976 by Gary Bassett, owner of T-Bird Parts Store, Livonia, MI., so that would account for the TX plates.

I worked for Gary at the time and cleaned up & detailed the car when it arrived in MI on a car hauler with the black 68 GT-350 shown.
The 68 was rough, well worn TX car with road dust inside every cavity, but rust free.

67 #2015 was a garage kept Dallas car, exceptionally original & clean. A prior owner was reported to have been an exec with the Tandy Corp, I can't confirm.
The cam timing chain gear had worn out and we had to replace with a all metal TRW set.
The underside floor just needed a wipedown with mineral spirits on a rag and the paint looked as good as the roof !
We drove the car up to Peterboro Ontario via Rt 401 in Canada, it was a blast running down the interstate at nite with the Holley howling along with the exhaust!
I don't know what happened to the car when Gary passed, it may remain in his estate, perhaps family.

I'll post some additional photos I have somewhere.

edit: shown is #2015 at the 1977 Carnival of Cars at the Packard Proving Grounds, Rochester, MI.

Regards,
jim p



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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 10:34:22 AM »

This is a long shot ! but going with Jim P's comment above,  I had posted this pic of I think a 500 at Holiday Ford in Peterborough, Ontario in '72, earlier in one of the threads here.

Jim, was the car sold to Peterborough ?


Mike (honker)

photo by my friend Adam Papp



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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 10:43:04 AM »

Mike / Honker,
That is likely a different car as #2015 does not have the inboard grille lights.


Jim P / 6R07mi,
Thanks for chiming in!
It seems like we might have a match to John's photo. Great to hear your story about the car. If you find any other photos please post them up.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 10:43:43 AM »

This is a long shot ! but going with Jim P's comment above,  I had posted this pic of I think a 500 at Holiday Ford in Peterborough, Ontario in '72, earlier in one of the threads here.

Jim, was the car sold to Peterborough ?


Mike (honker)

photo by my friend Adam Papp

Mike,
No it was sold in Dallas TX. I believe it stayed in TX until 75. I'm not sure about the reference in the registry of an Ohio owner.

regards
jim p

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 12:08:03 PM »

Mike/Jim,

There were three red 1967 delivered to Horn Motors, one GT350 and two GT500.

One GT500 came with hubcaps (2047). The Registry listed lights unknown. Other cars finished about the same time had inboards.
The car pictured could be 2047.

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 05:18:46 PM »

Mike / Honker,
That is likely a different car as #2015 does not have the inboard grille lights.


Jim P / 6R07mi,
Thanks for chiming in!
It seems like we might have a match to John's photo. Great to hear your story about the car. If you find any other photos please post them up.
 Chug a Lug

Found an additional photo of #2015, engine detail, looking for more.

jim p



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