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Old 03/19/2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Here's a J-code, 4-speed car on eBay.

Below is the owner's response when I let him know that according to the Marti report his car is an HCS and is not a GT.

Thanks for your interest. Yes, I have known about this paperwork discrepancy for years but I take exception to the report in that when I found the car owned by a junior Army Officer it was not running and massively rusting away gracefully in original condition in the Hawaiian salty air ie with all the proper GT and California Special badges in place, etc. Nothing had been changed from 'as built' original. For example, there was no console (and never was) in this car as shown in the report, I would have liked that and would have added one if I intended on keeping it. It may or may not have been sold in Colorado but it was never set up as a High Country Special (drill holes for badges etc) nor were any badges changed or added by me other than to replace those that were deteriorated beyond repair. Most are original; the GT gas cap and hub caps are original to the car. She is what she is and I love her for that reason. Hate to see her go but I'm living in Mexico now.
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Old 03/19/2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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His statement says he's owned the car for 27 years (1990). I believe the car may well have had some changes during the 22 years prior to his purchase (removal of console, HCS emblems), and obviously NO GT option (in spite of the GT emblems).
But if he's happy & content with his belief, that's what is important to him. Oh, well.

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Old 03/19/2017, 10:23 PM   #3
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That's the conclusion I also came to. I started writing a note back to him then deleted it.

Those GT emblems are a dead giveaway that someone did something a little goofy in the past.
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Old 03/20/2017, 05:41 AM   #4
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It is not listed in the current HCS registry. I will add it and note the discrepancy.
Thanks Marty

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Old 03/20/2017, 04:18 PM   #5
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Hey, at least the tail light bezels aren't painted black, LOL

But the tail light panel is a little off center or it's the angle of the picture.

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Old 03/21/2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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It certainly is an HCS none the less. The mods more than likely came early in its life to doll it up a bit. Someone must have liked the look of the GT/CS script and added it during a paint job.

Looks like a nice car from the pics!

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