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Title: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: SFM6S087 on March 23, 2020, 02:10:58 PM
Here's the corrected page 23 for the 2019 edition of the 1966 GT350 Registry. I call this the "Decoder" page, but the actual title is "1966 GT350 SERIAL NUMBER GRID CODES". SAAC printed this at the end of last year's "Shelby American" annual.

Steve
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: JD on March 23, 2020, 02:20:28 PM
THANKS !
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: gjz30075 on March 23, 2020, 02:25:53 PM
Yes, thank you!
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: Shelby_r_b on March 23, 2020, 03:13:20 PM
Thanks Steve!
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: greekz on March 23, 2020, 04:52:01 PM
Thank you for your effort and posting.
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: joephil on March 23, 2020, 05:00:28 PM
Thank You +++++
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: GT350Lad on March 23, 2020, 05:33:27 PM
Great, thanks guys
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: 6s1640 on March 23, 2020, 05:41:26 PM
Hi Steve,

Can you please high light what was changed?  I can't tell by looking at the PDF.

Thanks

Cory
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: SHELB66 on March 23, 2020, 10:00:49 PM
Much appreciated, Steve!  Thanks very much!

Craig R.
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: 8T03S1425 on March 24, 2020, 10:10:58 AM
Thank you. I printed the corrected page and placed it in my copy of the registry.

Steve
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: SFM6S087 on March 24, 2020, 01:13:04 PM
Hi Steve,

Can you please high light what was changed?  I can't tell by looking at the PDF.

Thanks

Cory

Cory,

In the printed Registry the example box at the top of the page showed a 1966 VIN, but the data was for a 1965 GT350.

Among other things, the printed page in the Registry has codes to show factory battery location (front or rear) which don’t apply to 1966 cars. The wheel choices in the printed Registry were 15” steel, 15” Cragars or American racing Mags – all choices for a 1965 car. And it did not have codes to indicate factory transmission (auto or manual) because that wasn’t an option for the 1965 cars.

The corrected page shows the transmission codes and codes for the actual wheel choices for 1966 cars. Plus codes for whether the car came with over-ride or under-ride traction bars – something not mentioned on the page that was erroneously printed in the Registry because that wasn’t a choice for the 1965 cars; they all had overrides.

There are probably more issues than these, but this will give you an idea of why having the correct page with the correct data for a  1966 GT350 is important.

Steve
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: s2ms on March 24, 2020, 02:33:44 PM
Thanks Steve for the corrected page!
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: 6s1640 on March 25, 2020, 08:44:42 PM
Hi Steve,

Can you please high light what was changed?  I can't tell by looking at the PDF.

Thanks

Cory

Cory,

In the printed Registry the example box at the top of the page showed a 1966 VIN, but the data was for a 1965 GT350.

Among other things, the printed page in the Registry has codes to show factory battery location (front or rear) which don’t apply to 1966 cars. The wheel choices in the printed Registry were 15” steel, 15” Cragars or American racing Mags – all choices for a 1965 car. And it did not have codes to indicate factory transmission (auto or manual) because that wasn’t an option for the 1965 cars.

The corrected page shows the transmission codes and codes for the actual wheel choices for 1966 cars. Plus codes for whether the car came with over-ride or under-ride traction bars – something not mentioned on the page that was erroneously printed in the Registry because that wasn’t a choice for the 1965 cars; they all had overrides.

There are probably more issues than these, but this will give you an idea of why having the correct page with the correct data for a  1966 GT350 is important.

Steve

Hi Steve,  Thank you for the summary.  Below is a line by line summary of changes.

Take care

Cory

1966 GT350 Serial number grid codes changes:
 
   SAI VIN revised from SFM6S2301 to SFM6S1234
 
Description of locations on grid changes:
 
   Asterisk * and check mark √ moved to be adjacent to equal symbols =
 
Lower left Original Features changes:
 
            Colors added:
                  W = White
                  K = Black
                  B = Blue
                  R = Red
                  G = Green
               
    Battery Location deleted
 
    Transmission codes added
                  4 = 4 Speed
                  A = Automatic
 
    Hood changes:
                  R = Fiberglass/Circular Plenum opening deleted
                  F = All Fiberglass converted to code 1
                  S = Fiberglass/Steel  converted to code 2 
                  3 = All Steel code added
 
    Wheel changes:
                  A = American racing 5 Spoke Magnesium replaced with 14” Aluminum 10 Spoke
                  T = 14” Steel added
                  P = 14” Painted Magnum 500 added
                  M = 14” Chrome Magnum 500 added
 
                Traction Bars added
                  O = Override
                  U = Underride
 
                Package Shelf added
                  Y = Yes
                  N = No
 
Lower Right Present Features changes:
 
                None
 
Color Codes changes:
 
   W = Wimbledon White changed to White
   B = Guardsman Blue changed to Sapphire Blue
   P = Grey removed
   K = Black added
  A = Gulfstream Aqua removed
   H = Grabber Orange removed

   Y = Yellow added
  G = Gold added
Added “Present Color (See color code at right)
Added “Present Condition (see previous page)
 
Country Code changes:
 
                None
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: Rocket on March 25, 2020, 08:58:55 PM
I didn't know that yellow and gold were '66 colors. Ron
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: 6s1640 on March 25, 2020, 09:15:38 PM
I didn't know that yellow and gold were '66 colors. Ron

Hi Ron,

I have never seen a OEM yellow or gold 66 GT350, but I suppose it is possible.  They may have been added to cover a few cars that have been changed to these colors.  This set of color codes is below the "Lower Right: Present Features" heading.  Why there is two sets of color codes could make it confusing.  For example Lower Left color B = Blue and Lower right Color code B = Sapphire Blue.

Cory

Ron Tonkin Gold GT350

http://classiccarinformation.blogspot.com/2012/01/northwest-terror-marv-tonkin-shelby.html

Mellow Yellow 66 GT350

https://www.classicnation.com/1966-shelby-gt350/
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: s2ms on March 26, 2020, 12:20:46 AM
It is a little confusing....as I read it those color codes are not original colors, but are for the present condition color, which could be anything, maybe they are all the colors owners have reported? As Cory mentioned gold would include the Marv Tonkin 66, 6S2134, and yellow would include Mellow Yellow 66 GT350. The original color codes are higher on the list.

One original car was yellow, 6S2376 convertible.

Dave

Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: 6s1640 on March 26, 2020, 02:12:56 AM
It is a little confusing....as I read it those color codes are not original colors, but are for the present condition color, which could be anything, maybe they are all the colors owners have reported? As Cory mentioned gold would include the Marv Tonkin 66, 6S2134, and yellow would include Mellow Yellow 66 GT350. The original color codes are higher on the list.

One original car was yellow, 6S2376 convertible.

Dave

Hi Dave,

You are right.  There was one OEM yellow car, not included in the original features color codes.  IIRC, this was called Springtime Yellow, code 8 on the Ford warranty plate.

Take care

Cory
Title: Re: 1966 GT350 Registry Pg 23 "Decoder Page"
Post by: silverton_ford on March 26, 2020, 10:37:25 AM

One original car was yellow, 6S2376 convertible.


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