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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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by Royce » 27 Feb 2018, 13:42

Gotcha, glad someone explained that!

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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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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by preaction » 27 Feb 2018, 16:39

Link is not working.
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by Blitz » 27 Feb 2018, 17:59

preaction wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 16:39
Link is not working.
I think Royce left out a letter of the code when he edited it... here's a direct link: https://youtu.be/fC0y2r0Fpck
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by preaction » 27 Feb 2018, 18:23

Thanks, that is a great video.
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by 93RGTE » 27 Feb 2018, 18:52

Congratulations, Royce!
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Post by 68CJ428CAT » 27 Feb 2018, 19:53

Jim,

Great find and Royce did a great job on the vid...can't wait to get one for me.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 27 Feb 2018, 20:38

Very cool thanks for sharing! Congratulations.
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by Cougar1 » 28 Feb 2018, 04:52

FYI and Thanks to all those who have sent congrats on buying this GT-E. Once the car gets to me I'll be spending a significant amount of time assessing the situation. My initial approach will be to clean it up, fix all mechanical, maintenance, etc. and bring it back to a "survivor" category car. I'm hoping that my aesthetic bent will allow me to keep it that way, rather than undergo a full restoration. In any event, it will make an excellent candidate for a full restoration should I decide to go that way. The original engine is being rebuilt in a machine shop down in Texas and will be shipped up to me when completed. The car itself is still at Royce's place and should be picked up by the car hauler in the next several weeks, I hope.
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by mo2872 » 28 Feb 2018, 08:18

Cougar1 wrote:
28 Feb 2018, 04:52
The original engine is being rebuilt in a machine shop down in Texas and will be shipped up to me when completed. The car itself is still at Royce's place and should be picked up by the car hauler in the next several weeks, I hope.
**Royce enters, stage right...

"Engine? What engine? GT-E? What GT-E? Haven't seen one. Nope, wasn't me. :naughty: " :lol:

Congrats, Mr. Pinkerton! It's in good hands with Royce, I'm sure!
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Re: This is a Barn Find to beat all Barn Finds!

Post by R Code » 28 Feb 2018, 10:52

Congrats gents, and thanks for bringing the car and the story to light.
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