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Bill

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One of One GT500 convertible
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:51:40 AM »
A friend took this as the Woodward Cruise this year.

Orchid I believe is the color, Ed ?

Picture hopefully fixed



« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 12:17:53 PM by Bill »
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 10:43:25 AM »
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 11:05:22 AM »
That was Ed's car

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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 11:42:05 AM »
Special  Eds special order paint midnite orchid mettalic (69 one year only purple thunderbird color) 4;30 w-code drag pack loaded GT 500 vert the only w-code shelby convertible made & was special ordered by robert lowe( president of goodyear out of akron ohio area )along with a purple 69 thunderbird for Mr. Young & his wife to have new matching cars. While we were at woodward  with both w-code verts i was interviewed by channel 7 ABC news & we were right after the interview with the couple who bought the  blue first 64 1/2 vert & they still own it. U can see tv interview at
Wxyz.com  about 30 min in i believe. 50 years later i took the car back to  woodward dearborn where it was built then to 50th cj norwalk meet then to wadsworth ohio ford dealership where is was ordered from & spent its early days on those streets again on this trip.

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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 11:47:59 AM »
FYI in case you didn't hear Ed mumble at the end ,that is original paint on the car and although it might not be the shiniest the paint is only original once.
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 12:18:22 PM »
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
yep picture now thanks bill   note the set of original shelby cobra f-60-15  vintage tires

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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 01:55:23 PM »
yep picture now thanks bill   note the set of original shelby cobra f-60-15  vintage tires
That car has always been my favorite of your cars. The addition of the Cooper Cobra tires is just a little over the top for me . No denying that those are fun tires.  I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 02:19:27 PM »
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 03:38:59 PM »
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
I already have a grabber orange one. ;)
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2018, 04:01:49 PM »
For those who dont know Shelby had a tire & wheel companys in the early 70s  (Look at my ebay store nos poster HOT ONES from SHELBY international inc.) The tires on my shelby are wide SHELBY SIXTY And they have a cobra in a circle between SHELBY & SIXTY . Shelby tire sold different size low profile wide 60 series tires and were like the mickey thompson low profile tires from that era and were short lived since the new radial tires were coming out in the mid 70s.

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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2018, 07:50:11 PM »
I knew I would never have enough money to buy your Purple car so I did the next best thing I could think of ;)

Grabber Orange  ;D
I already have a grabber orange one. ;)

I want one !! 

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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2018, 12:18:27 AM »
Nice color.
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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2018, 07:22:44 AM »
A friend took this as the Woodward Cruise this year.

Orchid I believe is the color, Ed ?

Picture hopefully fixed



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Re: One of One GT500 convertible
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2018, 07:42:35 AM »
Thanks for posting Bill.  We had always heard about Ed's 'Special' original paint GT500, but it's nice to finally see a picture of it.  That purple really screams 'the '60s'!

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