Canadian GT-E Found

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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Canadian GT-E Found

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Hey Fellahs,

Saw this on the 428cj.org forum, and it was linked from the FE forum, and linked to a Canadian Hotrod forum;

http://www.canadianrodder.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=17253
http://www.network54.com/Forum/74182/me ... r+XR-7+GTE

Royce and Jim P. have already seen this (and commented on the FE forum), and it is in the Registry already. But a great GT-E story just the same, so thought I would post it here.
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Very nice! One of the comments was, they think the car will be worth around 100,000. Wouldn't this be worth more with only this many miles on it, or would not having the same motor drag down the price that much?
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cougar2 wrote:Very nice! One of the comments was, they think the car will be worth around 100,000. Wouldn't this be worth more with only this many miles on it, or would not having the same motor drag down the price that much?
Dennis I'd guess it would bring less than $100,000. How many GT-E's have brought over the 6digit mark? Brian's Gunner is the only one I'm aware of. Does anyone know of any others breaking that mark? Here is another link talking about this Canadian GT-E. http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/f ... 078#p34078 It is a great find and a cool story.
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Not having the original engine is a big detriment. People that have the money to collect high dollar cars are generally pretty particular. If that car was 100% original with 17,000 miles I would expect it to be worth much more than $100K.
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17k miles, and NOT the original drivetrain? WTH happened, is what I would want to know.
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The car was regularly drag raced, and the original motor was blown up.
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Ahhh, shoulda clicked the link last night.....there was another thread on here about that car already, IIRC. I'm caught up now! Thanks.
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I believe Jim said he has passed the 250 car mark on the GT-E registry..that is amazing!

And this story is great :beerchug: I love the rocker stickers lol

In the Canadian thread, frankly the fellow posting about the numbers on the 428s vs. 427s is being a little hopeful on the rarity of the 428CJ in GT-Es making it worth more, possibly. I think the 427 engine and it's history far-outweigh the 428s cache to the big time collectors. What that means for actual $? Heck if I know :crazy:
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We now have accounted for 274 of the 394 GT-Es produced; 69.54%, so I'm claiming 70% :)
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Cougar1 wrote:We now have accounted for 274 of the 394 GT-Es produced; 69.54%, so I'm claiming 70% :)
Just to clarify "accounted for" does not mean that they are still in existance. Some of those cars have been parted out. I do not have the number for how many are still with us as projects or as drivable, Jim P has those numbers.

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