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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Do we know if the GT E engine was a VIN number match engine?

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The original owner told me the original engine threw a rod in the 1970's. He bought a short block from the dealer to replace it back then. It had at least one other engine in it after that. So no, no chance.
robert campbell wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 12:07 Do we know if the GT E engine was a VIN number match engine?

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The vin is stamped on the heads. Find a date code correct block and you are numbers matching again.
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The numbers match engine in Bart Lovley's "Mecum Red GTE" we authenticated a year ago has the VIN stamped on the rough cast area of the block. On the left side in the back near the head mating surface. I have been around two 428 CJ motors from San Jose and they were stamped on the block on the left side in a "machined" area.

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Weren't all GT-Es produced in Dearborn?
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My blue GTE which is now owned by another member here was the first to be documented on the registry with both heads and block being vin stamped so there are a few outliers but generally speaking it is considered correct to have a vin stamping on the heads only in 1968. Different story for 1969...
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xr7g428 wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 13:33 Weren't all GT-Es produced in Dearborn?
The 428 CJ's I spoke of were not in a Cougar. They were in Torino's.
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Don Rush wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 16:42 Somebody got a really good deal on that SCJ in my opinion
What would they typically go for mind me asking?
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Pirate wrote: 03 Apr 2021, 13:03
Don Rush wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 16:42 Somebody got a really good deal on that SCJ in my opinion
What would they typically go for mind me asking?
Original unrestored SCJ, 4-speed matching numbers Eliminator? Difficult to say, since that's the first one I've ever seen cross the auction block, and they seldom come up for sale.
There was a nicely restored SCJ, Auto, matching numbers Eliminator that sold for $154k back in 2013.
There's a nicely restored SCJ, 4-speed, non-matching numbers Eliminator currently listed for sale for $110,995.

IMO, $100k was a good deal for that car. Where else are you going to find another one??
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Mike_B_SVT wrote: 03 Apr 2021, 21:04
Pirate wrote: 03 Apr 2021, 13:03
Don Rush wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 16:42 Somebody got a really good deal on that SCJ in my opinion
What would they typically go for mind me asking?
Original unrestored SCJ, 4-speed matching numbers Eliminator? Difficult to say, since that's the first one I've ever seen cross the auction block, and they seldom come up for sale.
There was a nicely restored SCJ, Auto, matching numbers Eliminator that sold for $154k back in 2013.
There's a nicely restored SCJ, 4-speed, non-matching numbers Eliminator currently listed for sale for $110,995.

IMO, $100k was a good deal for that car. Where else are you going to find another one??
I do recall this video from WCCC at the 2013 Barrett Jackson auction of a 70 SCJ that went for 140k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSTl_tTz_Wo
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