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Old 10/14/2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Anyone have a Marti on this one?

There seems to be a few strange things about this one. I was wondering if anyone has any information regarding authenticity and if it is a real GT or not?

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VIN 8R01J140450

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Old 10/14/2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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It's legit.
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Old 10/14/2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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I think this one has been floating around for a while. I remember posting a Craigslist link for this one a while back.

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There's always room for more!
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Old 10/14/2014, 03:13 PM   #4
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I've seen it in person. It's really too bad that they decided to put the Shelby front end on it. Overall it seems like a basic, clean car overall, but too expensive for something that isn't truly pure.
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Old 10/14/2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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This ones been for sale for well over a year. I too stopped by back in May and looked at it and the salesman didn't even know what a Marti report was so when I got home I sent him a copy of the report on the car. I agree that there are too many changes to the car to command the price that they are asking.

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Old 10/14/2014, 08:16 PM   #6
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What a great looking car. Would love to see in person vice pics. Kinda like what Richard is doing "down under", but not to the level of perfection, or attention to detail and cost, to replicate the EXP500. I this car and what Richards will look like! I think the Shelby front end is a great add to a GT/CS and would have done it to my car, but needed more hood clearance for the blower.

But I am not a purist....

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Old 10/14/2014, 08:31 PM   #7
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"Great minds with but a single thought."
I thought the same thing about the EXP replica. Looks like the fiber glass grunt work is completed.

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Old 10/14/2014, 11:22 PM   #8
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What a great looking car. Would love to see in person vice pics. Kinda like what Richard is doing "down under", but not to the level of perfection, or attention to detail and cost, to replicate the EXP500. I this car and what Richards will look like! I think the Shelby front end is a great add to a GT/CS and would have done it to my car, but needed more hood clearance for the blower.

But I am not a purist....

Rob
...Ford went to great extremes in offering so many variations, but I believe quit short on their long list of options by not offering production coupes with the Shelby front end (although I understand why). I think they would've been very popular. I would easily consider adding this to my list of drivers, especially if it had an FE...

And no - I'm not a purist either. My two S-codes do not have stripes for the time being and seem to attract more attention over the so called "correct" cars. Maybe that's because there are so many CSs around here...or better yet, maybe because there are a few who would like to tactfully pick up where the factory (economically) left off.

Either way... I like the one in the above ad :-)
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Old 10/15/2014, 01:41 AM   #9
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Shelby fiberglass was "after market" ($, not within Ford's existing supply chain) fit like crap (labor changes) and I think would have added costs they would have a hard time recovering.

I would guess Ford Exec's looked at it like "we're selling 300,000 this year, why make another option we'll probably sell, maybe, a few thousand of for the cost of implementing..." the cost/benefit to Ford probably didn't stack up.

Which ended up the case with the GT/CS, they never sold the 5000 they planned, so I'd bet while good advertising/PR in the long run they never really made any money off it...
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and on the EXP see the off topic thread...
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Old 10/15/2014, 03:21 AM   #11
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...the cost/benefit to Ford probably didn't stack up.

Which ended up the case with the GT/CS, they never sold the 5000 they planned, so I'd bet while good advertising/PR in the long run they never really made any money off it...
...Indeed, one of my C codes sat until November '68 and the green S-code languished somewhere in Kansas until December 20 before selling (I wonder who here has the latest selling GTCS?)

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...Ford went to great extremes in offering so many variations, but I believe quit short on their long list of options by not offering production coupes with the Shelby front end (although I understand why). I think they would've been very popular. I would easily consider adding this to my list of drivers, especially if it had an FE...

And no - I'm not a purist either. My two S-codes do not have stripes for the time being and seem to attract more attention over the so called "correct" cars. Maybe that's because there are so many CSs around here...or better yet, maybe because there are a few who would like to tactfully pick up where the factory (economically) left off.

Either way... I like the one in the above ad :-)
Tim,
I like the gray look on the tail light panel aka Shelby!!! Nice contrast with the dark green!

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Tim,
I like the gray look on the tail light panel aka Shelby!!! Nice contrast with the dark green!

Rob
...Thanks Rob, we've actually considered doing the red one that way as well (for a little reversible difference) ;-)

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Old 10/16/2014, 08:37 AM   #14
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Tim,

The "S" code CS that I had sat on Honolulu Ford's lot until October of 69 before it sold. I always wondered if it might have been a demo or maybe the owners personal car. I tried to find out any info and struck out because of several ownership changes.

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