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Old 05/03/2017, 01:10 AM   #1
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Lightbulb One owner GTCS in Los Angeles on ebay

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Bidding is up over 17k
Not in registry
Looks like one just after the 1st 200
Missing hood, but owner says they have it
Original black plates gone but has original real CA pink slip!
Martin report on eBay
Candy apple red with black no ac
http://r.ebay.com/XDMILW
I am going to try to see if tomorrow
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Old 05/03/2017, 09:25 AM   #2
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That's a nice looking GT/CS. Please keep us posted if you do get to check it out.

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Old 05/03/2017, 09:38 AM   #3
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Looks like the hood was replaced (no hood locks)... wonder why...

Edit: Never mind, I read the rest of the ad...

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Old 05/03/2017, 12:08 PM   #4
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I'd prefer to buy car from 1st photo!! :)
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Old 05/03/2017, 04:34 PM   #5
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i'd prefer to buy car from 1st photo!! :)
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Old 05/03/2017, 10:32 PM   #6
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Very early VIN with recessed side markers. Wonder how it stacks up with other early vin numbers.

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Old 05/04/2017, 04:32 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Early GT/CS

Car's serial number is only about 110 later than mine, built together in the first big batch. Great story and great then-and-now pictures!
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Old 05/04/2017, 09:33 PM   #8
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Mine is only 44 after hers......
I prefer the recessed side markers. They look so much sleeker in my mind. Wish mine had em.
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Old 05/04/2017, 11:40 PM   #9
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Cool

It is gone with the wind now, for 18,200.....a rare story, original owner, sold on Long Beach Blvd., she only drove it around Los Angeles for 50 years. Mythical history - Jan and Dean sang about this....."The Little Old Lady From Pasadena". They used to send hire gals to portray
The Little Old Lady, dressed frumpily, to the roadster/car shows, to sign autographs e.g. "Best Wishes To __________, See you Saturday night on Van Nuys Blvd." ! I hope someone from L.A. county purchased it, but I have my doubts.
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Old 05/05/2017, 05:29 AM   #10
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It was well advertised and presented that's for sure.
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Old 05/18/2017, 09:19 PM   #11
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CS was sold weeks earlier for less ($15K). It was promptly put up for sale and sold for $18,200. Unfortunately, during or immediately after the transaction, a moving van backed up into the CS and totaled the rear end. Unbelievable.
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Old 05/22/2017, 11:24 AM   #12
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CS was sold weeks earlier for less ($15K). It was promptly put up for sale and sold for $18,200. Unfortunately, during or immediately after the transaction, a moving van backed up into the CS and totaled the rear end. Unbelievable.
That's really too bad. This one seemed like a great candidate for a Concours restoration...

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Old 06/14/2017, 09:41 AM   #13
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Its back on E-Bay, no reserve.

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Old 06/14/2017, 09:46 PM   #14
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I always find the GT/CS cars with Marti reports that are blank in the "order received" category to be very interesting. Especially, when the rest of the build dates predate the debut of the GT/CS Mustang in California. This means the Mustang was "decided" to be a GT/CS and not ordered by a single customer or even a Ford Dealer in a city. These GT/CS cars were actually built to be ready for the dealers to scoop them up after the debut would trigger the demand for the car.

Then we couple that with cars that were known to be "pulled" from the line to be "converted" into the GT/CS to further bolster the availability of these special Mustangs after the debut. And these cars that were pulled were already ordered to be a "regular" Mustang and would never be documented as a GT/CS in a Marti report.

Even though I have sold my Marti verified Gold Nugget Special which contained all but one piece of the original GT/CS option, I still am avidly watching the early GT/CS cars as they are identified.

The first GT/CS registrar tried to make a science out of how these cars came to be, and made the Marti report the end all reference. To me that was the easy way out that excludes the pulled and staged cars that were known, available, and already ordered as a regular Mustang. But converted into a GT/CS on the line at San Diego and sold as a true GT/CS. Ford had a habit of building prototypes of cars and many early GT/CS cars have some strange anomalies such as different taillight panels. Not a prototype so to speak, but running changes as this car came to be early on.

The, I dare say, "clumsy" way that the San Diego line added the GT/CS option (rough holes for the hood pins, the punched hole for the side scoop main support, the drilled holes for the quarter script) are evidence that all of these Mustangs were converted to a GT/CS way down the assembly process.

This does not demean the authenticity of the car in any way. It just opens the doors for many cars that could have been converted early on before the mad rush to order them. Real GT/CS cars sold at a dealer that a Marti report will never authenticate.

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Old 06/15/2017, 08:41 AM   #15
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Scott helped the old man..... San Diego..... Brother.... San Jose.....

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