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68 GT 500 # 147
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:41:05 PM »
Does anyone have any information on #147? 

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 02:45:09 PM »
#00147 GT500 fastback White, black interior, 4-speed, no tilt, non a/c & hub caps from the factory

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 03:07:39 PM »
Thanks for the quick response.  So how is it known that there was no tilt? 

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 03:14:52 PM »
Thanks for the quick response.  So how is it known that there was no tilt?
Because Mongo has all of the factory records . Mongo = keeper of the flame 68-70.
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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 03:43:53 PM »
So on an early car (late Nov, 67) that would make sense.  The car also has the "Extra Cooling Package" which should be the 24" radiator, fan shroud, clutch fan from what I can research.  Anything missing from that list?  How about a Power steering cooler?

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 03:49:34 PM »
So on an early car (late Nov, 67) that would make sense.  The car also has the "Extra Cooling Package" which should be the 24" radiator, fan shroud, clutch fan from what I can research.  Anything missing from that list?  How about a Power steering cooler?
Extra Cooling Package was typical through production on 68 Shelby.
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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 04:28:47 PM »
#00147 was built with the same dso as 10 Shelbys and the other 9 built at the same time do not have tilt. Also the invoice for those cars do not show tilt $ being charge for.

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 05:10:51 PM »
Thanks for clarifying.  If anyone knows any history on this car, please weigh in. 

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 06:06:29 PM »
All 68 Shelbys should have the small power steering oil cooler, as installed by Ford
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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 06:08:03 PM »
None of the 68 Shelbys had tilt at the start of production
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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 07:22:40 PM »
Earliest known Ford build date for tilt in 68 Shelby is 12/1/67

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 07:31:27 PM »
147 was probably built 11/25/67, same day as mine (181).  If I remember correctly, big if, there was around 100 GT500s built that day at Ford.
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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 07:33:53 PM »
I'll dig out my registry in a little while and check.

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Re: 68 GT 500 # 147
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 07:36:30 PM »
Is this a car you own? Are considering buying?  I would love to know some casting dates.