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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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A restoration being displayed.
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The write up is featured in the current ATSOTC magazine.

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Lots of images
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Absolutely Beautiful!
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Nice work!
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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One of the best GTE colors. Thanks for sharing!
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The Marti Report for this Mar 06 built W-code lists "FR70X14 Wide Oval Radial White Sidewall Tires"

The owner has purchased (thru Coker Tire I assume) Firestone Wide Oval raised white letter tires. Is Firestone Wide Oval solid raised white letter the correct tire when Marti lists the tire this way? If it's the only option, what would the Marti Report state under "Your vehicle was ordered with the following options:" if the GT-E was originally equipped with the solid skinny white sidewall tire?
1968 Cougar XR7 GT-E
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The original tires would have been skinny whitewalls. The only brand I have seen was BF Goodrich FR70-14 mounted to original untouched wheels. I have seen original Michelin skinny whitewall ER70-14 Radials on 1968 Mustangs. Never seen either tire in the other size.

Firestone never offered a FR70-14 raised white letter tire in 1968. The Coker tire is a fantasy piece made to look like a 1960's bias ply tire yet offer the quiet performance of a radial tire. There is not any available modern tire that looks like an FR70-14 radial.

TomL wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 13:23 The Marti Report for this Mar 06 built W-code lists "FR70X14 Wide Oval Radial White Sidewall Tires"

The owner has purchased (thru Coker Tire I assume) Firestone Wide Oval raised white letter tires. Is Firestone Wide Oval solid raised white letter the correct tire when Marti lists the tire this way? If it's the only option, what would the Marti Report state under "Your vehicle was ordered with the following options:" if the GT-E was originally equipped with the solid skinny white sidewall tire?
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
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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50 new pictures have been posted. Engine and engine bay mostly
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Royce, this is a Firestone ad from '68... (if i dropped it correctly with my fat fingers on the phone). It seems to show wide ovals. Would like to learn more about what is or isn't the "best" available tire to use kn s 68 like this. Thank you!



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https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2016/11/0 ... n-arrives/
Royce wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 16:03 The original tires would have been skinny whitewalls. The only brand I have seen was BF Goodrich FR70-14 mounted to original untouched wheels. I have seen original Michelin skinny whitewall ER70-14 Radials on 1968 Mustangs. Never seen either tire in the other size.

Firestone never offered a FR70-14 raised white letter tire in 1968. The Coker tire is a fantasy piece made to look like a 1960's bias ply tire yet offer the quiet performance of a radial tire. There is not any available modern tire that looks like an FR70-14 radial.

TomL wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 13:23 The Marti Report for this Mar 06 built W-code lists "FR70X14 Wide Oval Radial White Sidewall Tires"

The owner has purchased (thru Coker Tire I assume) Firestone Wide Oval raised white letter tires. Is Firestone Wide Oval solid raised white letter the correct tire when Marti lists the tire this way? If it's the only option, what would the Marti Report state under "Your vehicle was ordered with the following options:" if the GT-E was originally equipped with the solid skinny white sidewall tire?
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