This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

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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This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by Royce » 27 Feb 2018, 08:36

Jerry Heasley did a great job on the video. The car is amazing. Look for an article in the next issue of Muscle Car Review.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Post by CougarCJ » 27 Feb 2018, 09:47

Very touching, kind of like letting go of a family member. Congratulations Jim!
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Post by CATHOUSE » 27 Feb 2018, 09:53

Neat video. Good to see it going to a good home. It looks like there is a part 2 to the video. Has that been posted yet? Congrats Jim.

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 27 Feb 2018, 09:59

Thanks for sharing 😂

Seriously
Jim
Please share all of the details.
Original Radiator?
Type, date?

Looks like a flat top air cleaner lid if original!

What’s your plan with the car?
Clean-up, or full restoration?

Great Find
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Post by badcatt » 27 Feb 2018, 10:14

The gentleman did not look real happy about this. But you have to love the lady and the stores she was telling. I was over at Jim Pinkerton's last Sunday and he was showing us his book on it and telling us what he and Royce are doing to get it back to a runner.
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Post by propayne » 27 Feb 2018, 10:18

That's wonderful, literally made me mist up.

Love the hat Royce!

Obviously, it couldn't go to a better/more qualified owner.

Wonder what the story with the engine is and looks like a homemade ram air setup.

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Post by Royce » 27 Feb 2018, 11:04

The original engine is going to be ready soon. Jim can tell more about it than I can. This car is going to be very special.
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
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Post by Don Rush » 27 Feb 2018, 11:07

Its about time Jim was behind the wheel of another GTE! Great video, thanks for sharing.

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Post by Blitz » 27 Feb 2018, 12:26

Awesome find! The video was well done too. I felt sad for the original owners, but it's definitely going to the best possible new owner. Looking forward to updates! Congrats Jim, and well done Royce.

BTW Royce, in order for the video to show up properly here you need to delete "https://youtu.be/" so it's just the video code "fC0y2r0Fpck" in between the [YouTube][/YouTube] brackets. Hope that makes sense.
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Post by xr7g428 » 27 Feb 2018, 13:41

Same color combination as my GT-E... Very nice find and a great story...
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