Chasing Unicorns

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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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by 427XR7 » 23 May 2016, 11:49

Hey look! Pinkerton's neighbor is selling your engine block...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/5598157491.html

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by Al Bundy » 23 May 2016, 12:43

I might have entertained that a couple years ago. I'd still be interested in a short block though...
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by 427XR7 » 23 May 2016, 17:32

I'd still be interested in a short block though.

You're onto it. Ya gotta ask yourself.....If you're gunna build a Frankenstein engine, why would you blend very rare and desirable parts with "run of the mill" stuff. This guy would have made more money and better served the hobby if he would have been a little more thoughtful in his use/outlets for the components.

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by GavinS » 29 May 2016, 23:32

Al,
To keep everyone coming back, it would be great to see a few photos of #33. Are you brining it to one of the 2017 events planed for the 50th Anniversary.
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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by Al Bundy » 30 May 2016, 04:44

I can take some for you. I doubt I will have it ready for 2017, but I have actually restarted on in recently. If Peg would be willing to let me retire,then maybe....
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Chasing Unicorns

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Post by GavinS » 15 Jan 2018, 22:08

Al,
Any progress on your search? Have you located any of your wish list or added more items to it?

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1968 XR7 428 CJ - Lime Frost
1968 XR7 427 GT-E - Wellington Blue
1968 XR7 427 GT-E - Cardinal Red
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