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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2020, 12:44:40 PM »
The factory would have used blue side stripes.  Would have been owner modified if it was a 1970 model.
After seeing the pics is it possible it came with those stripes being a red interior prototype car? Gary
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2020, 12:47:31 PM »
Here are the only pics I have.
Thanks for sharing. Are you still in the Detroit area? I never saw it at the SAAC MCR shows but I started going to them in the 80s. I don't recall a silver painted 69 either and I have been "on the scene" since the early 80s going to shows and I have always been a "West sider". Gary
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2020, 01:04:47 PM »
I saw it once at Cobo Hall Autorama displayed by my buyer and think it must have been in '75, possibly '76. I could be wrong on the color it was changed to- I just remember is was completely re-painted but am pretty sure it was silver/grey. Never saw it again and never attended a saac event. I moved west in '85 where I remain. The Ford exec I bought it from is long ago retired and is in Florida.

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2020, 02:03:56 PM »
The factory protocol was blue stripes. I wont say it could not have been striped in gold, but it would be very very  unusual.

Can you provide any more information, like the Ford executive’s name?
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2020, 02:49:18 PM »
Yes, an unusual example GT500 which is why I thought the current owner would be interested in the history. I'll respect the execs privacy but might be willing to share it with the current owner. He/she can pm me if interested.

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2020, 03:13:53 PM »
Can you share it with the registrar?

He will keep it confidential. He may have other information

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2020, 04:57:30 PM »
I corrected the number. The car I spoke of is actually 2860.

It certainly appears to be the Cougar dash in your photograph.
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2020, 10:00:54 PM »
I thought Orlando Mustang had a Pastel Gray GT500 with a red interior in their shop about 4-5 years ago. I think it belonged to them and was for sale. I don't recall if the dash was for a Cougar.

Since they closed up their shop, they have purged all of their restoration history from their website.

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2020, 05:42:13 AM »
That car had a black Mustang interior. Number 606
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2020, 10:27:40 AM »
I sent the original poster a private message
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2020, 02:24:52 PM »
For Propayne!   ;)

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2020, 03:18:18 PM »
Thanks Pete!

Wow, that is very, very interesting.

XR-7 dash, wonder if the Snake on the passenger side is original?  And the stuff on the console between the shifter and armrest/storage compartment (square thing looks like an ashtray?) do not look familiar to me.

These cars are endlessly fascinating.

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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2020, 04:22:49 PM »
Thats the Shelby console insert. Its red as is the whole console. I have seen many red interiors with black consoles. The toggle switches are not installed. Likely wired into dash gauges instead.

The snake is likely original. I have seen it on another Cougar dash Shelby.
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2020, 05:21:01 PM »
What do the four dash switches normally operate?
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Re: '70 GT500, white, auto, fastback, Ford engineering car
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2020, 06:01:57 PM »
Cougar xr7 options