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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TomL wrote: 03 Aug 2021, 09:43 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 we're challenging to lay down without tiger stripe or mottling.
Tom look what I picked up the other day! Next time you order mention it and I will throw it in the box for you
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Awesome. Thanks Don. Do you have the really good GT-E fender emblem inserts available? I definitely need those.

Interesting you mentioned the original GT-E emblems were kept by Red up in Washington. He failed to mention that in our phone conversation 😂.

He did state he has the original factory build sheet he found under the rear seat, but didn't know where it was located in his house. "I'm a bit unorganized" he said.

How much of a bounty should I offer Red for that document??? He needs a motivator...
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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TomL wrote: 03 Aug 2021, 10:42 Awesome. Thanks Don. Do you have the really good GT-E fender emblem inserts available? I definitely need those.

Interesting you mentioned the original GT-E emblems were kept by Red up in Washington. He failed to mention that in our phone conversation 😂.

He did state he has the original factory build sheet he found under the rear seat, but didn't know where it was located in his house. "I'm a bit unorganized" he said.

How much of a bounty should I offer Red for that document??? He needs a motivator...
He is not in the best health. I and two other of his long time car buddies are in charge of his collection upon his passing. He has outlived the doctors predictions by more than 20 years and is feisty enough enough that you probably will not hear from me anytime soon... Red was my first ever adult car buddie. Met him when I was 19 and he came to look at my 68 J code Calypso Coral 4spd car I had for sale for $2500. He still cruises around the EVERY swap meet in the NW looking for bargains on his Rascal Scooter. Never know when you might need a spare for that car you might restore someday.
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