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1969 Grabber Colors?
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:50:47 AM »
How come I only see 1969 Shelby's in the Grabber Colors but NOT the 1969 Mustang's.  In 1970, the Grabber Colors can be had on ANY 1970 Mustang.

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 06:09:40 PM »
How come I only see 1969 Shelby's in the Grabber Colors but NOT the 1969 Mustang's.  In 1970, the Grabber Colors can be had on ANY 1970 Mustang.

There were Grabber colored Mustangs produced, but did not sell well, as such, difficult to come by these days.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 06:34:10 PM »
69 Boss 302 Grabber Yellow
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 06:45:43 PM »
Grabber Purple WT 9083 is one of the more obscure 69/70 Shelby Grabber colors . ;D
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 06:52:01 PM »
How come I only see 1969 Shelby's in the Grabber Colors but NOT the 1969 Mustang's.  In 1970, the Grabber Colors can be had on ANY 1970 Mustang.

Marketing tries to figure out what will sell and what would not - sometimes they get it right other times its a miss.  Of course for only a few dollars a buyer in 69 could have ordered a new 69 Mustang with what would become or called a Grabber color in the following year. Just had to go through the process and find a salesman willing to do it for you.

In 69 you did have the "Spring" colors that were released in April and in other years you could (if buying a car late enough in the production year) order your car in the next years colors if you wanted to go through the process
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
Actually many of the Grabber colors were introduced because Mopar had started to market them....

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 07:23:53 PM »
The 1969 Mustang 600 were grabber colors
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 12:29:22 PM »
I had never seen that Purple color, had to look it up- ( WT9083 )

http://mustangattitude.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?pic=/1968/1968_00080_01
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 03:07:00 PM »
I had never seen that Purple color, had to look it up- ( WT9083 )

http://mustangattitude.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?pic=/1968/1968_00080_01

Being a 68, that would not be the Grabber Purple.  That is a special Order Color.  Back then, you get a Mustang painted in just about any color that was available at that time.  Mustang Monthly did a write up on a 71/72 Mach 1 that was painted a Chevy Color.

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 03:29:39 PM »
Heres another shade

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/WT9810

It may not have been called “grabber”; but was it the same code?

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« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 03:31:35 PM by Coralsnake »
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 09:06:12 PM »
Heres another shade

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/WT9810

It may not have been called “grabber”; but was it the same code?

Mr Gaines has a secret....his car didnt start off purple  ;)
Oh contrar Mr Coralsnake. You are mis informed . It was not painted any other color but purple from the get go  ;) . It started out as purple it just wasn't suppose to start out as purple . It was supposed to be another grabber color and painted "Grabber" :D Purple instead.  Was it a mistake ? Was it a conspiracy by the dark purple state ? We may never know. I have my own theory based on a large number of special paint cars being produced at the same time on the same line .  The color doesn't have a name just a paint code. After looking at it and given the other grabber colors no other name but grabber purple fits it better. It has been christened Grabber Purple with tongue firmly placed in cheek. :D     
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 09:08:54 PM by Bob Gaines »
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 09:15:00 PM »
I had never seen that Purple color, had to look it up- ( WT9083 )

http://mustangattitude.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?pic=/1968/1968_00080_01
FYI the 68 Mustang paint looks quite a bit different then the paint chips , spray cards, and other cars that I have seen painted WT9083, at least in my monitor. 
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2018, 07:16:48 PM »
Grabber Purple WT 9083 is one of the more obscure 69/70 Shelby Grabber colors . ;D

Was there a Purple for the '69-'70 Shelbys I've never heard about? I thought there were only 4 "Grabber" colors. I also heard that Ford never called them Grabber and that they never had a paint code.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2018, 07:41:34 PM »
Look on coralsnake site under 69 shelby special order paint.

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2018, 07:58:38 PM »
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