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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »
Wow! I'm speechless!
Fantastic story!

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2018, 04:43:20 PM »
Here is a photo of 6S289 in 1968 with the current owner (me - age eight) on the left and my brother helping dad get 6S289 ready for our first trip to Disneyland. The original Cragar wheel seen in the photo is still on 6S289 today (all four as well as the fifth wheel in the trunk).
I like this photo as it reminds me of when I had hair...

Mark

P.S. I have been trying to attach photos directly from my computer (still not working) , so this is the first attempt at adding a photo via the Gallery.... 

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2018, 11:12:13 PM »
Are you going to SAAC-43?

On Friday, August 3rd, the day I plan to take 6S289 to Sears Point for SAAC-43, will mark exactly 51 years of 6S289 being in the family.

See the Owner Transfer Certificate for 6S289 from Competition Press to my family's credit union - dated 8/3/67.
Yes - I have the original paper



See you at SAAC-43

Mark
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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 05:17:08 AM »
that car is a family member for sure ! lucky guy !  ;)

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2018, 08:40:57 PM »
In looking ahead to SAAC-43 at Sears Point (I know, Sonoma Raceway), I have attached photos of 6S289 at the track.

Photo 1: December 1968 - My Dad exhibition racing 6S289 during the weekend of the first race at Sears Point. Dad was a member of the SCCA and the RDC. I asked Dad, why was that Corvette ahead of you. He said he wasn't ahead of me; I was getting ready to lap him...

Photo 2: August 2007 - Me taking 6S289 back on the track soon after the restoration. Same car, same track, same track location - 39 years after Dad's photo...

See you at SAAC-43 - 6S289 will be there - just 4 months shy of 50 years after dad's photo.

Mark






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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2018, 11:50:05 PM »
Thatís so awesome. Thanks as always for sharing!
Nothing beats a classic!

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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2018, 06:00:19 PM »
Man, what a cool History and photos of "back in the day" and recent ;)

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2018, 12:57:45 AM »
Here's some more "back in the days" and (more) recent. 43 year span between the two photos below.

Photo 1:  1970 - 6S289 sitting in the driveway of the family house in San Carlos, CA.

Photo 2:  2013 - 6S289 sitting in the same (though upgraded) driveway of the same house.

Same original Cragar wheels in both photos too.






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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2018, 10:52:03 PM »
Mark, I own 281, and it is an automatic transmission car as so many of the first hundred post carry over units seem to have been. Curious, was 289 also originally an automatic transmission vehicle?
Thanks, Karl
6S281, in my family from 1972-1983. Back home January 2017, will not leave again!

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2018, 10:19:49 AM »
Kari,

My records indicate: 281-284 as automatic, 285 is possibly 4 speed, 286-287 as automatic, 288 is possibly 4 speed and 289-290 as 4 speed.

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« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2018, 10:33:12 AM »
TY!
6S281, in my family from 1972-1983. Back home January 2017, will not leave again!

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2018, 12:27:06 AM »
Hi Karl and Dennis,

6S289 was delivered with a 4-speed, as seen in the the Vehicle Order form for 6S289 below, which did not have the automatic transmission box checked.

Now the interesting note - 6S289 was delivered with a Ford Toploader instead of the typical Borg-Warner T10.

The Toploader was installed special for the original owner, Russ Goebel, a close friend of Carroll Shelby and the publisher of Competition Press & AutoWeek back in November '65.

I have signed documentation regarding the transmission and the other unique items installed (Blaupunkt radios and electric antenna) on 6S289 prior to delivery to Russ in November '65.

Thanks, Mark





   
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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2018, 11:29:27 PM »
Here is another oldie photo of 6S289. Mom and Dad in SoCal at the Briggs Cunningham Automotive Museum in 1968.




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« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2018, 10:19:43 AM »
Mark,

You are so very fortunate that your family has retained the original paperwork that came with the car and pictures from long ago. What a treasure for you and those to follow your ownership.

Dennis
 

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« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2018, 12:15:34 PM »
TY!

I am current owner of 285.  My understanding is that my car was originally an automatic as the first few non-carryover cars were Hertz prototypes for automatics.  Car currently has to-loader 4 speed.  Burgy owned my car in the 1970's and is the source of my information

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