GTE on eBay

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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GTE on eBay

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Here is what it looked like when I owned it, the baby is now 16! The car needs to be taken apart and done right. Notice the grille bars were all present when I had it. Tom L now owns the blue one in the background. The blue E is unique in that it came with Headrests, rear seat shoulder belts and at the time was the only known GTE with a VIN stamped block. It was the first GTE I ever found as a kid. Hoping Tom sells it back to me! What is funny is that both cars came with the story that the 7.0 LITRE emblems were removed and stored away for safety and I would get them when they found them. Both owners came back to me later and said, no way, you made too much money on ebay, I am keeping them!
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Strongly recommend anyone who wants to buy it contact the Registrar.
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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I see some issues with this one. Headlight doors aren't straight. Paint missing on passenger headlight lid. No pic of the motor. No telling what else we aren't being shown. Good luck with that price tag. :naughty:
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I like the color combo
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COUGRR wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 10:59 I see some issues with this one. Headlight doors aren't straight. Paint missing on passenger headlight lid. No pic of the motor. No telling what else we aren't being shown. Good luck with that price tag. :naughty:
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1968 Standard, 302 2v, 4 speed.
Almost road worthy!
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68 hertz wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 11:01 I like the color combo
Me too. Also, engine pic on the listing.
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COUGRR wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 10:59 I see some issues with this one. Headlight doors aren't straight... :naughty:
Totally upside down center grille by 2021 standards, too...

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Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think the color combination is horrible, the top and the interior are washed out, and frankly if that gold is the same as the gold on Shelby's in 68, it sure doesnt look good, the Sunlite Gold on the Shelby's was beautiful.
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Mercury Grecian Gold and Ford Sunlit Gold for 1968 are the same color. Both are paint code letter Y and have identical mix formulas.

I like the gold/argent silver combo. I also think it looks better without any vinyl top. Two tone paint scheme is plenty.

Darker colors generally look better with the lighter silver bottom color. Wellington blue, black cherry, Augusta green are awesome GTE colors. Cardinal red too, obviously.

Back in my previous occupation as a body man, I preferred painting the lighter metallic shades like Nordic blue, Lime frost, Grecian Gold, because those are high metallic content paints and were challenging to lay down without tiger stripe or mottling.
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1968 Cougar XR7 GT-E
W-code 427E
Nordic Blue / Dark Blue Leather
sold thru David Bricker L-M; Hollywood, CA

1968 Cougar XR7 6.5 Litre
S-code 390 GT
Nordic Blue / Dark Blue Vinyl
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