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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2020, 07:55:03 PM »
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2020, 08:03:31 PM »
I maybe wrong but I had repeat had car 2195 which was Z stamped and it had inboard. It was ugly slime green, I painted it blue, and an owner after me red.
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2020, 06:11:04 PM »
2348 has a Z
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2020, 07:59:49 PM »
3062 has Z

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #109 on: January 21, 2020, 08:44:50 PM »
One crazy theory that came from my questioning mind.

Since the letter Z was used, would there be any reason that it could correlate with the Z model designation for Mustang.  Also I think Brian Styles theory might be more right than wrong as far as Fords increased involvement at this period in time in late April 1967. 

Wild idea, but could it be Ford claiming as their inventory rather than Shelby Americans...marking them as their internal Z code for Mustangs?

I will admit I do watch a fair amount of conspiracy theory based TV shows🤙🏻,  so it could merely be my overactive imagination.  Doesnt seem out of the realm of possibilities to me.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #110 on: January 21, 2020, 10:59:38 PM »
One crazy theory that came from my questioning mind.

Since the letter Z was used, would there be any reason that it could correlate with the Z model designation for Mustang.  Also I think Brian Styles theory might be more right than wrong as far as Fords increased involvement at this period in time in late April 1967. 

Wild idea, but could it be Ford claiming as their inventory rather than Shelby Americans...marking them as their internal Z code for Mustangs?

I will admit I do watch a fair amount of conspiracy theory based TV shows🤙🏻,  so it could merely be my overactive imagination.  Doesnt seem out of the realm of possibilities to me.

Jon

I'm not aware of any Z code engines used on Mustangs in 67. Brian's theory was suggesting the Z stamp was part of marking them as Ford owned inventory.
More paperwork uncovered supports this thought with Ford taking over the financial burden by the end of April and officially by early June when they split Shelby American into three separate companies.

My theory of the 'Z' stamp starting on 4/27 continues to be supported with each VIN plate we find. The few exceptions are car already finished but still on the lot at LAX. Cars shipped to inventory lots around the country did not get them unless built on or after 4/27. The SAI and Ford documents also seems to support that timeframe.
1,000 'non-franchised' dealers were added on 4/26, indicating Ford stepping in to help sell the large amount of inventory built up at that point.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #111 on: January 21, 2020, 11:13:16 PM »
By no means did I mean Z as an engine code and clearly did not imply it.

Z=Mustang  as in model designation as for all years. C4Z, C5Z, C6Z, C7Z etc. etc.
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #112 on: January 21, 2020, 11:21:45 PM »
Oohh  :o

Well that's very different...You might be on to something there.
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2020, 11:30:42 PM »
In between jobs and finally have time to read up on what is happening with our cars.
Just to add my info into the mix #2928 has the Z stamp just before the serial number.
It never made it to a dealership but was sold through Shelby American as seen below:
DEALER: 84X999
SHELBY AMERICAN INC
6501 W IMPERIAL HWY
LOS ANGELES CA 90009

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2020, 10:35:44 PM »
2640 and 2974 Both having the Z before vin

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #115 on: February 23, 2020, 12:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the continued updates on cars with Z VIN stamps!
(If it's noted with a "Z" in the 2011 registry were have it covered)
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #117 on: February 23, 2020, 02:53:52 PM »
+1

One crazy theory that came from my questioning mind.

Since the letter Z was used, would there be any reason that it could correlate with the Z model designation for Mustang.  Also I think Brian Styles theory might be more right than wrong as far as Fords increased involvement at this period in time in late April 1967. 

Wild idea, but could it be Ford claiming as their inventory rather than Shelby Americans...marking them as their internal Z code for Mustangs?

I will admit I do watch a fair amount of conspiracy theory based TV shows🤙🏻,  so it could merely be my overactive imagination.  Doesnt seem out of the realm of possibilities to me.

Jon
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #118 on: February 23, 2020, 09:50:35 PM »
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-4 is still too cold for me.
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-40 ugh!

Sorry I couldn't resist... ;D

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