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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Even though I'm an ( all things Cougar ) enthusiast, my expertise doesn't extend into the fine details that differentiate the GT-E's. So I was wondering, if someone were to undertake the restoration of this 'holy grail' of rare Cougars, where would one obtain the missing piece of body side trim ( passenger side / rear 1/4 panel, along the lower body line ) ?
There can't be that many GT-E parts cars out there ! And reproduction ( I highly doubt it - but again I really don't know ) - parts - are they out there ?
I do hope someone will restore this rare car - it would be a very beautiful piece of Mercury automotive uniqueness.
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Same place you get everything else…

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/1 ... themeid=26
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Except you have to have a core to send back to them.
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After looking again most of it is there.
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Not having seen it, that looked like a pretty good deal to me.
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The reproduction trim is OK. Like restored original GT-E trim it must be fitted and hand bent to the body. This is best done before paint.
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The drive train is the hardest part there are no reproductions for those parts this car was said to have the origional drivetrain. I didnt get to look in the trunk as it was closed when I was there. Also no shock tower reinforcements as of March 20 GTE builds.
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These are pictures inside the trunk.
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I was there. I am having trouble finding the words to explain how rusty this car is!! Both torque boxes were gone and severe frame rot.
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Lots of rust. But a car like this will never “die”. If it’s been hidden and no one knew about it, it might get a fresh body. Kinda like Shelbys, how many have been “rebodied”, I’d never buy one.
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