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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2018, 01:39:47 PM »
I really like Grabber Green and Grabber Blue.
Mr. Gaines, wow. So you and Ed have one of one cars. Must be nice. Rarity, within a rarity. I wonder how rare my future Shelby will be. It's nice to think about what color it may be in the future. Btw, I'm going to join S.A.A.C. as a paid member on Jan. 1. Is this when membership renews? I forgot what I read yesterday evening.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2018, 05:42:15 PM »
I believe membership just renews on the anniversary of your join date.

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2018, 10:27:27 PM »
Oh, great. Can someone post pics of the Pastel Grey and the White. I am a little confused here. Also, the Competition Red looks like a sunset orange. Is that about correct? It looks like an orange-red. The Red is the same as the Candy Apple Red from the '68 year?
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2018, 07:45:23 AM »
Pastel grey is actually closer to white

Comp Red is really Orange


Calypso Coral was also called Vermillion, Competition Red, Poppy Red, dark orange, WT 5185 and a number of other names depending on year and application.

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3176.msg28003#msg28003
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Bob Gaines

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2018, 02:42:38 PM »
Pastel Grey is a different and separate color compared to Wimbledon White . They were two separate colors offered on 69/70 Shelby's
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2018, 05:26:56 PM »

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2018, 06:02:50 PM »

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2018, 06:54:41 PM »
Here's a Pastel Grey.

https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/index.php?topic=23838.msg160547#msg160547

On my screen, that looks very bluish.
That is the problem with computer monitors. It looks one way to one person and a different way to another. Predominately White with gray added as the name implys is one way to describe it.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2018, 07:07:53 PM »
That mach1 could be aztec aqua.

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2018, 08:41:26 AM »
The reason my special order purple drag pack w-code loaded shelby gt 500 vert was built was to match a purple (midnite orchid metalic) 1969 t-bird the owner had ordered for his wife so they could have matching his hers new cars. After vinman & shelby club found all the invoices (with the help of lois eminger) back in mid 90s i could trace back the history thru the original selling dealer on the invoice. I went to the original selling dealership in wadsworth oh.  to interview & document & take photos of the salesman who was still selling cars & he wrote me a 2 page story of how he had  special ordered the cars. They had to use robert lowe (goodyear tire exec) a local akron oh. area friend connection to get the shelby special ordered painted ( one year only) purple t-bird color. The new owner mr young inherited millions from his grandmother who owned industrial companys in cleveland area. The shelby was ordered thru clevelands marshall moters mayfield heights shelby dealership since the original Wadsworth oh. ordering dealership wasnt a shelby franchise dealer so this car went thru 2 dealerships & 2 different guys ordering it to get built. When i got the original invoice from lois eminger there were 2 extra shelby snake letterheaded papers with notes about special order & rush order & my car had  first started out to be grabber blue before the special order paint order came thru. Best way to document special order info is bottom of buildsheet under remarks section (see coralsnake site photo of my buildsheet). M32j is the ford paint id # for factory applied acrylic enamel & 3204 is on 1969 ford paint chart chip midnite orchid metalic & is a one year only mercury lincoln offered color only.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »
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  ;)
Pete, am I looking at the VIN consecutive unit # right?  ALL Zeros ???
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2018, 11:50:26 AM »
Its been digitally altered
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2018, 12:19:16 PM »
understandable
Coulda been a Shelby owner many times in the 80's/90's. Was always so close but yet, so far away for me......

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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2018, 04:21:27 PM »
You can see a scan of the early colors pre grabber introduction in a exterior color selection dealer hand out I have in the Miscellaneous For Sale section . http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3149.0  Ed's car color Midnight Orchid is on there.
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Re: 1969 Grabber Colors?
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2018, 06:00:07 PM »
That Pastel Grey in the picture is darker than on the dealer card. Maybe it's just because of computers changing tones or what not. I have not seen a pastel grey when doing  a search for '70 Shelby convertibles. It must be a pretty rare color to find.
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