Cars that survived

The GT-E was only available for a few brief months in 1968. Total production would not have kept the assembly line busy for more than a half day. If you know anything about a GT-E, it is important, and this is the place to share it. The GT-E registry is maintained by Jim Pinkerton.
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Cars that survived

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I know the total production of 427 and 428 GTEs from this forum. However, does anyone have any records of how many are known to still exist (not referring to VINs of long gone cars). For example, I have a 428 XR7, how many are accounted for that are still cars (and not gone to the crusher)?
67 XR7 Cinnamon Frost - parents bought it new
68 XR7 GTE - red - 428
69 XR7 Convertible Black - 351/4V
70 Eliminator Comp Gold - 351/4V 4-speed

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Have you tried contacting Jim Pinkerton (goes by Cougar1 on this forum)? He is the GT-E registrar.
1968 XR7 F-Code (302-2V), C4, Polar White (M), Dark Red Leather (6D), 23U, 46, 5, W, PS, A/C, CCOA #8579, MACC, Under Restoration

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Yes, I did but I haven’t heard back. Also, I am always more interested in sparking discussion than hard facts. I want the facts too, but I’m curious what everyone thinks.
67 XR7 Cinnamon Frost - parents bought it new
68 XR7 GTE - red - 428
69 XR7 Convertible Black - 351/4V
70 Eliminator Comp Gold - 351/4V 4-speed

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I always enjoy the numbers and did a deep dive into how many that are known to have survived. The data changes as more cars are uncovered and become “Known”.

Phil Parcells that runs the National Database can help with some of the data mining as to what has been recorded via www.CougarClub.org.

Jim Pinkerton can help with questions as well. Jim is very responsive via the phone as well as email.

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Attached is something I was working on for the 2018 GT-E issue of ATSOTC magazine www.CougarClub.org
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Very nice chart , I’d like to see something like that for the hertz G, I was and wasn’t surprised how many are over seas. My Dad sold a corvette years ago and part of the deal was to take it to a port in NJ and they were astonished how many classic cars were lined up to be loaded on ships his went to Norway, the gentleman who bought it was a BP off shore oil white collar worker, this wasn’t his first time he new exactly what paper work was needed to ship it out of country.
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Bear in mind that "accounted for" does not imply that the car exists.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Check the XR7-G Registry section.

68 hertz wrote:
11 May 2020, 05:43
Very nice chart , I’d like to see something like that for the hertz G, I was and wasn’t surprised how many are over seas. My Dad sold a corvette years ago and part of the deal was to take it to a port in NJ and they were astonished how many classic cars were lined up to be loaded on ships his went to Norway, the gentleman who bought it was a BP off shore oil white collar worker, this wasn’t his first time he new exactly what paper work was needed to ship it out of country.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
XR7-G Registrar

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HartenePointe -- I am unaware of your attempt to contact me. On the other hand my internet has been down for days. Suggest you give me a call on my cell, given the situation. 425-582-1046.
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GavinS wrote:
10 May 2020, 22:55

Attached is something I was working on for the 2018 GT-E issue of ATSOTC magazine www.CougarClub.org
Great chart Gavin!

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Cougar1 wrote:
11 May 2020, 08:15
HartenePointe -- I am unaware of your attempt to contact me. On the other hand my internet has been down for days. Suggest you give me a call on my cell, given the situation. 425-582-1046.
Jim Pinkerton
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So, Jim, what I was curious about at the top of this thread is, how many GTEs of the various types are known to have survived?
For example, I have a XR7 428. Not asking about known VINs, but of the recorded 23 of those cars built, do we know how many are known to have survived to this date?
67 XR7 Cinnamon Frost - parents bought it new
68 XR7 GTE - red - 428
69 XR7 Convertible Black - 351/4V
70 Eliminator Comp Gold - 351/4V 4-speed

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