GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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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GT-E -> Mecum Indy Fall Special, Oct 2020, Lot S81

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Spotted this tonight. Not much description yet, but it sure looks nice in the pics.

LOT S81 INDY FALL SPECIAL 2020 OCT 29-31

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FS1020-44077 ... ugar-gt-e/

Engine: 427 CI
Trans: Automatic
Color: Blue
Interior: Blue
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That looks like the GT-E that was documented on Facebook during its restoration. It is a wonderful looking Cougar. I sure hope it brings good money at Mecum. Usually the announcers tout GM muscle products but say less about comparable Ford muscle.

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Indianapolis is truly Ford country. It should do well there.
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1967 S Code wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 04:48 That looks like the GT-E that was documented on Facebook during its restoration. It is a wonderful looking Cougar. I sure hope it brings good money at Mecum. Usually the announcers tout GM muscle products but say less about comparable Ford muscle.

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It is. I followed that on FB and just can't imagine what went in to that restoration in terms of time and $$$. It's truly spectacular, at least to my novice eyes.

I've actually exchanged a few emails with the mecum tv guys about their less than stellar coverage of Cougars. They always blame the producer for not showing them and claim they have no control over which cars get the limelight.
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Beautiful car!
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Hope he reads this thread... I have NOS arm rests, he has the $19 Mustang colored repros on this fine machine. Would love to help him out.

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Totally right. The off color arm rests stick out like a sore thumb!

Don Rush wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 13:10 Hope he reads this thread... I have NOS arm rests, he has the $19 Mustang colored repros on this fine machine. Would love to help him out.

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Some black paint on the shocks as well.
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We just can’t control ourselves can we? Pick.... pick... pick.
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BossElim69 wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 19:47 Some black paint on the shocks as well.
Where? I can't spot any.
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