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6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:57:45 PM »
This story begins with a young lady. This young lady was looking for that special car. After some searching, a unique opportunity, with a special car, presented itself. After contacting the owner of this car, a family test drive was arraigned, and the car was purchased.

The year was 1967.

The car is 6S289.

The young lady is my mom.

Mom always loved 6S289, her 1966 GT350, even during those 28 years that it sat idle in her garage.

In 2005, it was my pleasure, after those 28 years of being dormant, to work towards bringing 6S289 back to its former glory. 6S289 was back on the road again in 2007 and mom was so excited to see this after now 30 years. Mom attended car shows and loved to share her experiences of 6S289 with those who would stop by to see her special car.

Mom was able to enjoy these times for just a few short years, because sadly, we lost mom recently.

I want to remember and honor mom and one of the things she loved and really enjoyed.
These photos are early photos of mom with 6S289 - mom's special car.

-Photo 1 and 2 - 1968 - Mom with 6S289
-Photo 3 - 1968 - Me, Mom and brother with 6S289 on a trip to Los Angeles
-Photos 4 - 1969 - Mom and 6S289 in the Santa Cruz Mountains

 

 
 
- Mark

6S289 - Family car since August, 1967

Website for 6S289 - www.66GT350.com

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 12:06:12 AM »
Thanks for sharing. Great pictures and an even better story!
Nothing beats a classic!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 12:13:24 AM »
The photos below are of Mom and 6S289 from the period following the 28 years in the garage.

-Photo 1 - 2007 - Me, Mom and the Goebels, the original owners of 6S289 soon after the completion of the restoration.
-Photo 2-4 - Mom at cars shows with me and my brother  and of course 6S289

- Mark

6S289 - Family car since August, 1967

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 01:10:46 AM »
Thanks for sharing. Great pictures and an even better story!

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 04:53:24 AM »
Great story & pictures!

Have you ever had your 6S289 featured in “The Shelby American”? If not, you need to write up that story with a little more detail and submit it to Rick Kopec. I feel certain he would publish it. And there are a lot of SAAC members who don’t read the forum, so you’d be sharing with a wider audience. Just a suggestion.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 05:37:06 AM »
Great story & pictures!

Have you ever had your 6S289 featured in “The Shelby American”? If not, you need to write up that story with a little more detail and submit it to Rick Kopec. I feel certain he would publish it. And there are a lot of SAAC members who don’t read the forum, so you’d be sharing with a wider audience. Just a suggestion.

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Owned since 1971, driven over 236,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 06:58:16 AM »
Way cool
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 07:33:57 AM »
Great story and thanks for sharing your memories
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 08:01:52 AM »
What an awesome story and what a cool mom!

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 09:33:26 AM »
Sorry that you lost your mom, but I'm glad you have these great memories and hopefully you still have 6s289.  That's a pretty cool VIN number and that car is spectacular!

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 10:16:47 AM »
A lot of great history is at their website:  https://www.66gt350.com/history

Also, this write-up for Autoweek this past fall: 

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/how-autoweeks-gt350-became-family-heirloom

Awesome car!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 10:25:53 AM by silverton_ford »
Thank you, Brian Littlefield

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1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4 speed fastback
and a few other Fords.

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 11:15:40 AM »
Very cool story!

Thank you for sharing.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 01:54:28 PM »
That is an awesome story especially the "More Valuable" portion!!!  Thanks for sharing

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 04:02:14 PM »
hi mark
let us congratulate you on your magnificent journey with 6s289 went through your web site. very impressed  with the memories what really stood out was the valuable section.  thanks again
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 04:54:38 PM »
I 2nd all the posts ((THUMBS UP)) 8)