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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Somebody got a really good deal on that SCJ in my opinion
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70b302cat wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 13:26
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
Hit the block at 7:33
70 428CJ (F293) "Bid" to $50,000 and no sale.
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Don Rush wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 16:42 Somebody got a really good deal on that SCJ in my opinion
I had to go look at it since I hadn't previously and I have to agree.
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Thanks for the auction coverage Dave. Safe travels.
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It seems like a great time to be a buyer and not an ideal time to be a seller. Lots of talk about how the cars looked in person verses how they appear in the photos due to lighting making the paint all shine like gems.

I hope we can see these cars at events once they resume 2021-2022.

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70b302cat wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 18:34
70b302cat wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 13:26
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
Hit the block at 7:33
70 428CJ (F293) "Bid" to $50,000 and no sale.
Update on F293. I spoke with the Bid Goes on Desk before the auction started this morning and they said that an offer of $66,000 was accepted last night shortly after it crossed the block. I do not know if this was the actual buyer price or if there is a premium attached to this. The Mecum site always adds a 10% premium to what is considered the hammer price and shows $72,600.
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I personally think most all of those cars brought strong money. The reason the Grabber Green 70 fell on its face was it needed a lot of details straightened out. Might be the worst alignment of bumpers I have ever seen at an auction? I will not be airing out the dirty laundry here in public on any of these cars but a quick check in with the registrars prior to bidding and one would instantly see Mecum might tend to leave out a few details here and there compared to what we see on BaT or when WCCC does a deep dive 45 minute video on a car we are selling. Just sayin...
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Totally agree. There were no bargains here. Lots of things needed fixing on every car. That will likely mean a bunch of new customers for WCCC and new members here.

Don Rush wrote: 16 Jan 2021, 20:43 I personally think most all of those cars brought strong money. The reason the Grabber Green 70 fell on its face was it needed a lot of details straightened out. Might be the worst alignment of bumpers I have ever seen at an auction? I will not be airing out the dirty laundry here in public on any of these cars but a quick check in with the registrars prior to bidding and one would instantly see Mecum might tend to leave out a few details here and there compared to what we see on BaT or when WCCC does a deep dive 45 minute video on a car we are selling. Just sayin...
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Royce wrote: 17 Jan 2021, 08:35 Totally agree. There were no bargains here. Lots of things needed fixing on every car. That will likely mean a bunch of new customers for WCCC and new members here.

Don Rush wrote: 16 Jan 2021, 20:43 I personally think most all of those cars brought strong money. The reason the Grabber Green 70 fell on its face was it needed a lot of details straightened out. Might be the worst alignment of bumpers I have ever seen at an auction? I will not be airing out the dirty laundry here in public on any of these cars but a quick check in with the registrars prior to bidding and one would instantly see Mecum might tend to leave out a few details here and there compared to what we see on BaT or when WCCC does a deep dive 45 minute video on a car we are selling. Just sayin...
Did the SCJ need much? I would think when Frank Bowers owned it he would of dialed it in pretty good.
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I saw the 428 SCJ Eliminator last at Carlisle in about 2003. It was an original in driver condition, had some paint touch up in places. It was by no means a perfect specimen then. The GT-E was also owned by Frank at one time. Last I saw it was in 2000 the day Frank bought it.
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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