GT-E for sale at Carlisle

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 for sale at Carlisle

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Guy is asking $39,500. Car is said to be numbers matching. Only GT-E in this color combination.
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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
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I believe the only options are actually the GT-E package and the AM radio. All the other listed "features" on the Marti Report are required portions of the GT-E package.
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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Oh man, best color combination and they only built one? Looks a wee bit rusty...
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Mike_B_SVT wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 12:04 Oh man, best color combination and they only built one? Looks a wee bit rusty...
Would have expected way more Madras blue GT-E's.
Royce, no XR7 GT-E's in this color either?
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It's the interior code AK - only one. Several other GT-E's sold in Madras Blue. Not sure about XR-7's maybe Jim would know.

CougarCJ wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 13:37
Mike_B_SVT wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 12:04 Oh man, best color combination and they only built one? Looks a wee bit rusty...
Would have expected way more Madras blue GT-E's.
Royce, no XR7 GT-E's in this color either?
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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Royce wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 14:46 It's the interior code AK - only one. Several other GT-E's sold in Madras Blue. Not sure about XR-7's maybe Jim would know.

CougarCJ wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 13:37
Mike_B_SVT wrote: 05 Jun 2021, 12:04 Oh man, best color combination and they only built one? Looks a wee bit rusty...
Would have expected way more Madras blue GT-E's.
Royce, no XR7 GT-E's in this color either?
OK, interior code AK is pretty rare.
From CBTN - AK interior was found in 178 standard model Cougars painted color code F - Madras Blue, and only 52 with interior code U - Caribbean Blue.
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This car makes a lot of sense to buy and restore without being upside down in the end. Spend $40K on the car and another $80K on restoration and you will still make money should you decide to sell it. Someone should snap this up for an investment if nothing else.
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Yes, only one GT-E, either Standard or XR-7 with AK interior.
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What do you think Royce? What is it worth?
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Hard to say. I did not see it in person. Looks pretty rusty, it would take a lot to make it right.

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blue68cat wrote: 06 Jun 2021, 06:40 What do you think Royce? What is it worth?
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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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