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Bob Gaines

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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2018, 05:33:13 PM »
I had forgotten about that picture. What magazine and issue was that from? Did the engine compartment shot look strange?  I was going through my magazine collection and all of the other magazine cars where you could see the dash area showed radios. The article with the super snake in front of Mel Burns Ford showed a radio but no antenna installed .

I don't have the issue handy, but believe it to be Motor Trend's April 67 issue. The interior photo is either in the issue or an outtake. Here's that strange engine compartment.

Most of the Magazine's tested the GT500 #0100 (Auto - A/C, no emissions) in December '66 (for their Feb / March issues).
The GT500 #0173 (4-spd - no A/C, no emissions) was tested in February '67.
The white GT350 #0050 (4-spd - no A/C, no emissions) tested in Dec and Feb had both a radio and fender mounted antenna.
I found it . Those same pictures where used in other issues beside the April MT. May ,HI-PERFORMANCE CARS also. It has a strange engine shot . I am not sure how relevant it is but it is a coincidence that it has this strange engine shot which is out of the ordinary as well as and the radio delete which is out of the ordinary. It isn't strange that the other magazine cars that show radios would have a antenna installed given they were meant to show a finished car and not one having to have things done to it. The Supersnake car is strange because it is all finished except adding the antenna at the dealer . Hero shots of the car would typically have everything done.
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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2018, 07:16:29 PM »
Sorry, I was referring to the wrong documents in my earlier post. Ir was not shipping documents but
Production Order.
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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Hi to all 67 fans !
Just looked at this again from the Ford side and noticed it is column # 63 on the V.O.I. that shows type of audio equipment....so when you are looking over the Marti report please check this
column and see if there is a digit---The report may not have it listed in the options section,yet it may still be on the report if this column contains a digit. Kinda technical but sorta important.
Thanks for showing the pictures of a radio delete car ! I also must wonder if they experienced a parts shortage sometime during production ??? Remember 472,000 Mustangs built was a big
year....and Cougar shared many of the parts....imagine if you had the contract to supply just radios!!! Also wanted to mention that radios and antenna lead in cables both have date codes...
so if the car is apart it should be simple enough to prove the manufactured date at the very least. Also keep in mind dealers could delete an option when and if the car was special ordered (which
was extremely rare for these cars) Now off to find Sgt. Peppers to enjoy !!
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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2018, 09:27:48 PM »
Hi RR,

Thanks for the heads up on the Marti Reports.

There are dozens of Marti's in my files with NO radio listed in the options section along with the digit "2" missing in the VOI column.
When there is a "2" in that column the radio is listed in the "options" on all the copies I have.
Also, I believe the column to look for the radio is #58 not #63.


Your point about the date code is a very good one. If the date code is after the car was built at San Hose, it would indicate it was either changed at some point later or added at either LAX or the selling dealer. I suppose we might be able to narrow it down further if the date code is also after the SA build date or the SA shipping date as well.


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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:19 PM »
Where is the date code located on the '67 Philco AM radio (7TPZ)?  The AM/FM was made by Bendix and I believe those are date stamped.  Not sure about the AM/8-Track.  That was a Motorola unit.
I don't recall ever seeing a date code on the AM radio.

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Re: 1967 shelby radios
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2018, 04:08:54 AM »
............... Also keep in mind dealers could delete an option when and if the car was special ordered (which
was extremely rare for these cars) ...........

Believe a special order was not needed to get a car without a radio. Ford charged the same amount for putting an AM in a car as they charged ($57 and change) for a Shelby so not marking the box meant neither got built with a radio. Nothing else needed  and not really a delete if your car didn't have one.
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