It's for sale again!

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: It's for sale again!

Post by BigMatt » 20 Jun 2017, 04:55

I like the car too. It would be a great driver.

What should the next owner bill this car as - a GTE tribute?

If I had the cash right now, I would make an offer.
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by BigMatt » 20 Jun 2017, 08:44

leonbray wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 02:51
Wonder what Vin is on the title
That brings up an interesting point (in my mind). I wonder what the other VIN is. I wonder if the valance and shift knob were taken from the donor car chassis and this is a GT-E/XR7-G combination. Hmmm.
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by BAust » 20 Jun 2017, 09:32

So this is the old Mustangs Unlimited "GT-E" right?? Just clarifying..

So far away from the 150,000 ad of 6 years ago, lol
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by silverton_ford » 20 Jun 2017, 09:52

The seller is very upfront and nice to talk to. It's better to have things out in the open for a buyer than try to hide things. Like it has been said here, this would be a fun car to drive.
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Post by catlover » 20 Jun 2017, 10:04

OK, While we are kicking this can down the road, I have a question, with a really nicely restored true GT-E that has a service replacement engine with a 70 date code and not the born-with engine, what would this do to the price overall?
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by BAust » 20 Jun 2017, 10:17

silverton_ford wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 09:52
The seller is very upfront and nice to talk to. It's better to have things out in the open for a buyer than try to hide things. Like it has been said here, this would be a fun car to drive.
Thanks for the notes on the car..the fact that it is a top oiler helps discourage me even more (not that I was really interested) and should be noted very clearly by the seller too, though!

On the DMV issue..I had to have "Gunner" looked at by the State Police to verify VIN on the underside of the front fender(s) to be able to register the car here. But that was a case of a car whose registration had expired in New Jersey, first. That ought to be SOP for any state. Ought to be.. ;)

But if it's registered in Georgia, for example, and then re registered/transferred in state, I'd think no problem in getting that done at the DMV with a simple dash/door inspection. Now that I think about it, this also is always the procedure with other cars and I can't think of why the police were involved with a "constructed" car that was being restored. I guess it was because the car was stuck at my shop and couldn't have just been driven to the DMV office? If I'd have trailered the car to the DMV, they'd likely not have looked up under the fenders. It was the fact that the police were doing me a service and coming to the house that actually prompted him to look around more than would the DMV. Hmm...
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by ccarney69 » 22 Jun 2017, 07:23

So he was directly asked if it is rebodied and this is his public answer:

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Would like more info on car.Has the car been re bodied or has front clip been changed from previous accident ? What is vin on inner fenders? Do you have any video of car running? Can you give phone number and best time to call? Thanks
Jun-21-17
A: 
I believe the Cougar has not been rebodied but the Cougar registery lists it as a rebody although they have no solid proof in my opinion. The vin on the left front fender does not match the vin on the door, dash, title and Marti sheet. They all have the vin number showing the GTE 427 description.
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by mo2872 » 22 Jun 2017, 07:44

ccarney69 wrote:
22 Jun 2017, 07:23

I believe the Cougar has not been rebodied but the Cougar registery lists it as a rebody although they have no solid proof in my opinion. The vin on the left front fender does not match the vin on the door, dash, title and Marti sheet. They all have the vin number showing the GTE 427 description.
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by BAust » 22 Jun 2017, 11:54

So lemme get this straight..

All the VINs are correct for a GT-E but the ones on the fender(s) are not the same as those other pesky ones?

So at least two GT-Es donated parts for the completion of this car. Well that's pretty amazing :roll:
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Re: It's for sale again!

Post by xr7g428 » 22 Jun 2017, 12:22

It doesn't get more solid than the wrong VIN number on the inner fenders.
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