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Old 12-26-2011, 09:21 AM   #3766
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1965 Ford GT Roadster Prototype







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Chassis GT/108 was the first of four Roadster bodied GT prototypes built by Ford Advanced Vehicles. Along with its sister car, GT/109, it was shipped to Carroll Shelby for testing. Never raced it served as a test-bed for the ZF gearbox that would replace the troublesome Colotti 'box on the production cars. The car has remained in caring American hands ever since. Today it is the only GT Roadster that has survived in largely original condition. It is definitely the only one of the GT prototypes that still wears its original nose.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #3767
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1969 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible 440/375 HP, Automatic





- 1 of 317 automatics with a 440 CI engine
- Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission
- Matching numbers
- Power convertible top
- Power steering
- Beautiful black vinyl bucket seats
- Track pack suspension
- Dana 60 rear end
- Rally dash with Tic-Toc-Tach
- Ram Charger air grabber hood
- AM/FM thumb dial radio

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Only 483 Coronet R/T Convertibles were made in 1969. 10 with the 426 Hemi, 473 with the 440 Magnum



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Old 12-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #3778
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History of Bud Moore Engineering 1967 Mercury Cougar Trans-Am Prototype Racecar #98

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Carroll Shelby's Mustangs had won the first-ever Trans-Am manufacturer's trophy for Ford in 1966. Eager to promote its new-for-1967 Cougar, Mercury entered the series wth a team led by NASCAR owner Bud Moore.

Trans-Am cars of this era were much different than their modern counterparts. Series rules required stock dashboard padding, stock inner door panels and working glass windows in the doors. The stock unibody was drilled and lightened but relied mostly on its roll cage for stiffening. In essence, they were actual production cars that went through a series of performance-minded modifications, rather than a purpose-build racer.

The Cougar's 289 V8 received a four-barrel carburetor, a hotter cam, headers and as much porting and polishing of the valves as the rules allowed. Brakes and suspension were left virtually stock.

Moore hired Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney and Ed Leslie as team drivers. The 1967 season opened wth a Dodge Dart victory at Daytona, followed by a Mustang victory at Sebring. Then, at Green Valley, Texas, team Cougar finished first and second. This set the stage for a seasaw battle wth Mustang and Cougar trading the points lead back and forth right through the final race at Kent, Washington. Team Cougar was poised to win the series wth cars in second and third place when disaster struck: one car failed to restart after a fuel stop and the other lost time after being black-flagged due to a fuel leak. The series ended Ford wth 64 points, Mercury wth 62.

At the conclusion of the 1967 Trans-Am season, Ford Motor Company forced Lincoln-Mercury to abandon their factory-backed effort, because they did not want the Mustang to have any 'internal' competition. The three team cars were sold, and eventually cannibalized to build racing Mustangs.

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:02 PM   #3779
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1967 SCCA Trans Am Cougar, Chassis Num: 7F91C597587



After a successful 1966 season privately campaigning a Shelby GT-350, Shelby employee Mark Waco was able to secure sponsorship from renowned Indy car owner Bob Estes to compete in SCCA racing. Bob Estes / Lincoln-Mercury dealership provided a 1967 Cougar. The conversion to a road racecar was performed by fellow Shelby employee, Bernie Kretzschmor, as well as Nels Miller and Mark Waco. Kretzschmar's experience as the main fabricator responsible for all of the Shelby's GT-350 R-Model Race Cars and all of Shelby's Trans Am Coupes made him the logical choice to perform the conversion.

All of the special race parts used on the Shelby Trans Am Coupes found their way onto this car. In addition, Bud Moore Engineering provided the lightweight front sheet metal and the oversized radiator.

The Bob Estes Cougar with both mark Waco and Nels Miller driving compiled six wins in ten races in the 1967 season. For the 1968 season, a Tunnel Port 289 engine replaced the standard HiPo 289 for all but the Trans Am race at Riverside. The Cougar won six of seventeen races. The Cougar was running in 4th place at the 1968 Mission Bell 250 Trans Am race at Riverside, CA, before a broken brake rotor put the car back in 15th place.

The car, as it sits now, is exactly as it was at the end of the 1968 season. A total of seven Cougars participated in Trans Am racing, and only three are known to survive today.

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1967 Mercury Cougar XR 7S Prototype


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