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Old 02/27/2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Your CS's Production Date in History

This is a website that tells what happened on every day in history, in 1968.

http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1968.html

You can compare your GT/CS's production date to what's described on this site.

Of course, the date on the door tag may not be the actual date (refer to your Marti Report), but it's a close approximation.

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Old 02/27/2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Feb 6, Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one.

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Old 02/28/2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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July 18 Intel incorporates.

Wonder what 1 share of stock went for back then?

I heard somewhere that this was the last day they built California Specials; which also happens to be the day my Special was built; and one day after my birthday.

S-code 171560

Build date according to Marti July 18th 1968

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Old 02/28/2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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July 18 Intel incorporates.

Wonder what 1 share of stock went for back then?

I heard somewhere that this was the last day they built California Specials; which also happens to be the day my Special was built.
...Same here Doug. S-code #169388...

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Old 02/28/2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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Tim our cars were built on the same day but 2172 VIN numbers apart. How many cars did (could) Ford build in a day? I wonder what the last CA SP built that day VIN number was (is). I also wonder where my S-code falls in the close to last S-code built. It's gotta be fairly close.

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...All good questions Doug. Is it also believed that the last 251 were High Country Specials? If so, I wonder how it works out that my (verified) HCS is #167111; 2,277 lower than the GT/CS...

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Old 03/01/2009, 08:05 AM   #7
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Maybe Paul's book will help us understand.

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Old 03/01/2009, 10:29 AM   #8
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Doug, is your build date taken from the door tag or a Marti report? The door tag is the SCHEDULED build date but it's often built early or late.

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Doug, is your build date taken from the door tag or a Marti report? The door tag is the SCHEDULED build date but it's often built early or late.

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Build date is from the Marti report July 18th 1968

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Old 03/01/2009, 01:06 PM   #10
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Coincidence!!
I just checked my C/S's BD: It's TODAY! 3-1-68. I'll have a Manhatten tonite to commemorate it.

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Old 03/01/2009, 03:24 PM   #11
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Just so you don't drink alone I'll have one as well.

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Old 03/01/2009, 08:02 PM   #12
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Cool July 3rd ...

July 3rd for our "S" code # 161311 ... 37 days behind schedule.

Tom Cruise's Birthday! I guess he'll have to do a movie about California Specials now .... maybe an automotive sequel to "Days of Thunder" ...?

Hell, we'd even consider letting him use our "Special" for the movie since it was built on his Birthday! It's everything Hollywood likes in a movie car too ... it sounds pretty good at an idle ... and sounds great at full throttle with the back tires smoking and squealing ... and it's BRIGHT SCREAMING RED! It'd JUMP right off the screen at ya!
Hmmmm ... Gotta call Tom's agent on Monday ... maybe we can do lunch ...

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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March 21, 1968

Busy day in history

Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London

Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases

Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tome

"Royals" chosen as the name of new Kansas City AL franchise

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My wife was born on 1st March 1968, I was born on the 31st March 1968, and my CS was born in the middle on 20th March.
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mine's not too exciting (3/14/68, 5 days after my 9th birthday, though):

* CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
* POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
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