The white GT-E

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: The white GT-E

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Post by berns68 » 08 Apr 2017, 10:49

Sold $90,000. All in with 10% commission $99,000!
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Post by Rsstopper » 08 Apr 2017, 19:25

I'm the buyer of the Mecum White GT-E. In 1968 I owned a 68 XR7, 390 Auto. It was red w/black interior and vinyl top. I always lusted for the 427. I guess this purchase is an attempt to regain my lost youth! lol

I'm into originally and hope to address the incorrect items. Any help would be appreciated. I bought it sight unseen so I'm hoping I made a solid purchase. It was a little on the rich side but who cares! I don't.

I plan on driving it. No garage queens in my future. I sent my info to the GT-E registry.

Rsstopper

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 08 Apr 2017, 19:31

Welcome to the Madness!
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Post by GavinS » 08 Apr 2017, 21:04

Rsstopper wrote:
08 Apr 2017, 19:25
I'm the buyer of the Mecum White GT-E. In 1968 I owned a 68 XR7, 390 Auto. It was red w/black interior and vinyl top. I always lusted for the 427. I guess this purchase is an attempt to regain my lost youth! lol

I'm into originally and hope to address the incorrect items. Any help would be appreciated. I bought it sight unseen so I'm hoping I made a solid purchase. It was a little on the rich side but who cares! I don't.

I plan on driving it. No garage queens in my future. I sent my info to the GT-E registry.

Rsstopper
Rsstopper,
Certainly I hope you also plan on joining the CCOA www.CougarClub.org has made contact information. I did speak with Jim and he mentioned that you had already reached out to him to update the registry. Although originally A Lime Frost car, the GT-E does look very attractive in white. Your Cougar from my understanding has a built up race ready 427, built by a very reputable engine builder...it should be a lot of fun to drive.

Greg Taylor, the Technical Advisor for the CCOA lives outside of Tallahassee Florida and is currently finishing the restoration of a GT-E 427 XR7, he would also be a great person to speak with. I'm not sure how far Greg is from you, it would be neat to have you see the one he is less than 60 days away from finishing.

Do you plan to attend any of the 2017 events for the 50th? Tulsa is in two weeks, followed by Carlisle and Dearborn. Six events in all. It would be great to meet you in person at either the Tulsa, Dearborn or SoCal events.

Welcome back to the hobby.
This forum is filed with a lot of great resources and Enthusiest who can assist with almost anything you might need

I'm sure your excited after the day you had securing an amazing ticket back to your youth.
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Re: The white GT-E

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Post by berns68 » 08 Apr 2017, 21:31

Rsstopper, Congratulations on your purchase! I love your attitude about the car, drive it, enjoy it and have fun while you correct what you can. It's a gorgeous car and it's a GT-E!
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Re: The white GT-E

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Post by rayopthof » 09 Apr 2017, 06:34

Congratulations on your purchase. May you have much joy and happiness with this car. You realized your dream. My usual advice is to make it your own. In the case of a GT-E, being as rare, I would hope you make it original and as close to factory as possible. I love that it won't be a trailer queen. My white diamond pearl 68 xr-7 is not as factory made it. Everybody loves it though. And the ghost flames the last owner did have grown on me over time. Never thought I would like a white car but I do now. Keep it white if you like it that way. I was coming back in the car watching the auction on my phone after taking a friend to pick up his 85 caddy Eldorado Biarritz in Sarasota. Just want to say I share your excitement. I regret not buying Hank Huismans 68 gte 428 back in the day. Oh well. It is what it is...... Best of luck and enjoy the hell out of it!

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Post by Royce » 09 Apr 2017, 07:04

If it were mine I would enjoy it mostly as is, maybe consider a return to the original paint scheme in the future. It would be great if you brought the car to Tulsa for the upcoming CCOA Nationals. We will have at least 6 other GT-E's there.


Rsstopper wrote:
08 Apr 2017, 19:25
I'm the buyer of the Mecum White GT-E. In 1968 I owned a 68 XR7, 390 Auto. It was red w/black interior and vinyl top. I always lusted for the 427. I guess this purchase is an attempt to regain my lost youth! lol

I'm into originally and hope to address the incorrect items. Any help would be appreciated. I bought it sight unseen so I'm hoping I made a solid purchase. It was a little on the rich side but who cares! I don't.

I plan on driving it. No garage queens in my future. I sent my info to the GT-E registry.

Rsstopper
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Re: The white GT-E

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Post by Rsstopper » 09 Apr 2017, 15:00

Thanks to all for the encouragement. I'm very excited to see it! It's on the Transporter.
I looked into Carlisle and realized I have a date conflict. I'll look into Tulsa or Dearborn.

I've been a Ford guy ever since my Red XR7... I have an F150, F250, '66 Mustang, Focus RS and now the GT-E. I bleed Ford blue! The Cougar is destined to be my favorite.

Thanks Again!

Randy (rsstopper)

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Re: The white GT-E

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Post by fisherman74017 » 09 Apr 2017, 16:28

Beautiful Cougar. I am a member of the board and the secretary for the Mid America Cougar Nationals in Tulsa. I know it is short notice, but we have 5 other GT-E's coming to the show. Registration closed yesterday, but I know I can talk the other committee members to let this one in. ;)

lots of pics on www.midamericaclassiccougars.com check out the Nationals 2017 tab.

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