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Offline krelboyne

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016, 12:37:44 PM »
even restored the midsize cars struggle over 40K
automatic transmission muscle cars are far less in demand
prior condition history and location are a factor with educated buyers
restoration costs are the only thing that have gone up in the last decade with some exceptions

I sent you a PM Pete

Kerry

Cannot agree more. Look at the price of Talladega's / Spoiler / Spoiler II's.
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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2016, 02:23:16 PM »
Will dig out the Marti report when I get home and post some photos too.
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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2016, 02:28:56 PM »
.Thought you guys might like to see pics of my brothers pair of 68 Cobra Jets.
1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
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Offline krelboyne

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2016, 04:03:26 PM »
I bought and sold a 1968 Cyclone GT, S code, that had power windows.
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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2016, 09:38:27 AM »
Here is the door tag info: 8H17R######
                                      BODY      65H
                                      COLOR   T
                                      TRIM      8A
                                      DATE     20E
                                      DSO      A1
                                      AXLE     X
                                      TRANS  U
           Pete.
1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2016, 10:41:22 AM »
Pete you just know what that 4.30 automatic was ordered for  8)
Of the 13 Formal Roof Cyclone cars your is one of the 8 that were GT optioned

Here is a super rare midsize 68 R code. Cyclone GT 500 Charlotte 600 batch of 60 cars of which 45 were R codes. These cars were along side of the rare Cougar 500 cars at the speedway. You took delivery of your pre paid car at the track and got to drive around it before the race.

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2016, 11:26:54 AM »
How cool would that be. I'm sure more than one new owner dipped into the secondaries!
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1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2016, 05:22:51 PM »
You got me thinking. Got out my Marti rerport, and it shows the 'X' axle code as 3.91 traction-lok.
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1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2016, 07:10:31 PM »
I meant to say 3.91 not 4.30. Yup you have a border bandit special so to speak :) those gears with a C6 are for limited useage

The 68 R cars had their own designation for 4.30 letter Y. This of course changed to W by 69' production.
Some of the early Marti Reports incorrectly showed letter Y as 4.11 for the 68 R cars.

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Re: Cobra jet Cyclone
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2016, 09:09:38 AM »
Interesting that you mention the 'Border Bandits'. My earlier post, reply #17, shows my brother's pair of 68 R code cars that were sold new at Sandy Elliott Motors in our home town of Chatham Ontario, home of the Border Bandit drag racing team. The Cyclone is an X code 3.91 gear, and the Mustang is a Y code 4.30 gear with a 4 speed. My Cyclone was sold through Yorktown Mercury Sales Ltd. in Toronto.
 Amazing that these  cars have survived all these years!
                           Pete.
1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville