GT-E XR7 At Mecum-Kissimmee

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: GT-E XR7 At Mecum-Kissimmee

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Friday. There are 2 other 1970 Eliminators I see as well. 1 Boss, and an unrestored 428
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Friday the 15th at about 1:30 eastern time the 70 428SCJ (F116), 70 BOSS 302 (F121) and the GTE (F122) will cross the block. There is also a 70 428CJ (F293) that will probably be closer to 7:00.
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Is this the same GTE?

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Have a look at the RHS of the trunk and the "Mercury" emblem - the trunk panel and the emblem look pushed in. I can imagine that if someone was pushing on the car ( to move it without actually having the car running ) it could cause this sort of damage. It's really a shame - easily avoidable if it occurred in that way.
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Doesn't appear to be. Different wheels.

ClawIt wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 11:33 Is this the same GTE?


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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
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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PacificaXR7GT wrote: 13 Nov 2020, 10:40 Don I have been wondering about what constitutes "early" for the grill design. My Jan 68 San Jose car has the 1967 style.
Not Don but in general many use the terms "early" and "late' just to define which version came first or second with no relationship to early or late in a production year. Just something you will find in many things that were running changes but can see that it can confuse people
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I missed it - anyone know the final hammer price?
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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70b302cat wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 10:10 Friday the 15th at about 1:30 eastern time the 70 428SCJ (F116), 70 BOSS 302 (F121) and the GTE (F122) will cross the block. There is also a 70 428CJ (F293) that will probably be closer to 7:00.
They didn't actually cross the block until after 2:00

70 428SCJ (F116) hammered at $100,000 to the phone so 12% for $112,000
70 BOSS 302 (F121) hammered at $80,000 in the room so 10% for $88,000
GTE (F122)hammered at $85,000 to the phone so 12% for $95,200
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70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
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70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
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I will be excited to learn who purchased and where it will be shipped.

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$95,200 sounds like a fair price for that car. It needs some love although structurally it is great and the red / red / no console / no vinyl roof combination is to me nearly ideal. I would think it was a good deal for the buyer at that price.
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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