'69 GT500

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 14 May 2016, 12:41

Beautiful car! I remember going to look at a similar one in the Seattle area back in the early 90's. Gulfstream Aqua, GT500, it had been traded in for an RV. I loved the color, but couldn't reconcile the work it needed vs the price they were asking.

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by DeadStang » 14 May 2016, 21:27

I love it!!! I always have my eye out for one as well. Gulfstream Aqua with white is one of the best color combos, IMO.

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by propayne » 15 May 2016, 06:47

I know Koons Ford well!

If I'd had my wits about me I would have realized I could look up your car in my copy of the SAAC Registry.

It appears your Shelby was purchased on June 23, 1969 by I. Robert White of Woodbridge VA and that at it's 6,000 mile service it had a noise in the steering column and the transmission was hard to get into reverse.

If you haven't already, check out this page

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/Koons

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by xr7g428 » 15 May 2016, 09:46

relentless wrote:Thanks for sharing, that is a beautiful car. I didn't know we could show our other car passions on the Classic Cougar site. Is this frowned upon? If not I have something to share.
This sub forum is called Cougar Owners other Fords and Mercurys. If you have something that fits the description, this is the place to post it. My sense of the group here is that they are pretty interested in anything with a blue oval on it. If it is front wheel drive and has a massive wing on the back and a fart can exhaust, well... not so much.
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Re: '69 GT500

Post by BossElim69 » 15 May 2016, 09:59

xr7g428 wrote:
relentless wrote:Thanks for sharing, that is a beautiful car. I didn't know we could show our other car passions on the Classic Cougar site. Is this frowned upon? If not I have something to share.
This sub forum is called Cougar Owners other Fords and Mercurys. If you have something that fits the description, this is the place to post it. My sense of the group here is that they are pretty interested in anything with a blue oval on it. If it is front wheel drive and has a massive wing on the back and a fart can exhaust, well... not so much.
Just as I was going to start a thread on my Cobalt SS. Bill crushed all my hopes and dreams.... :cry:

Love the Shelby.. one of my favorite colors :D

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by relentless » 15 May 2016, 11:18

That car seriously needs a loud exhaust and an even louder bass speaker! Oh, and a bigger wing would be nice!

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by ClawIt » 16 May 2016, 13:13

Gulfstream is definitely the best 69/70 Shelby color (maybe Grabber Orange). Good thing you took that fan sticker off, you won't get the 1000 noodle lashing.

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by JB BATTERSHILL » 16 May 2016, 13:40

Colbalt ss? Had you not posted a pic I'd have no idea. No worries though, I'll forget in about ten minutes.

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by cj750 » 18 May 2016, 13:28

propayne wrote:I know Koons Ford well!

If I'd had my wits about me I would have realized I could look up your car in my copy of the SAAC Registry.

It appears your Shelby was purchased on June 23, 1969 by I. Robert White of Woodbridge VA and that at it's 6,000 mile service it had a noise in the steering column and the transmission was hard to get into reverse.

If you haven't already, check out this page

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/Koons

- Phillip
Thanks Phillip. The Coralsnake site is a real treasure trove of information.
I have the original Koons Ford sales receipt for the car. I sent a copy to the site owner to add to his collection of Shelby dealership paperwork.
Interestingly, it is dated 7/3/69. So I wonder where the 6/23/69 sales date listed by SAAC comes from?

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Re: '69 GT500

Post by propayne » 18 May 2016, 16:34

^^^ That original invoice is awesome! Stuff like that is invaluable.

SAAC gets their info from original factory service records. Mistakes do happen and they update the info all the time so the different sale dates could be human error or maybe there is some reason for the two dates?

I'm sure Pete Disher (coralsnake) really appreciated you sending him a copy.

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