I snagged it. It's a fairly complete car and is a good color. I got the original engine (it's disassembled) trans, 31 spline rear end......everything but the original carb. It's going to need floors, a drive door, driver fender and a bit of other rust repair, but I have the parts to complete it. It has all the original GT-E mouldings and they're in nice shape. He just wanted it out of the back yard. I paid $800.
Here are a few more pictures. Check out those half shafts! It's a 3:25 locker, too. The hood is junk, obviously, but I have a replacement for that, too. The scoop is original. Not too many head rest GT-Es. There was a message on my phone just now......he found the original carb and is shipping it to me. Its a 742 date code.
Way to go ! I remembered seeing an ad a while back for a GT-E for $800. Then another ad saying it was sold quickly. I thought it couldn't have been a real one for that price, incredible. That's one for the books, and one that you won't mind putting lots of money into. Let us all know what you find out about it's history. Wow one of the Cougar's Holy Grail for $800, with Drive Train !! Your face must hurt by now cause you haven't stopped smiling.
Ok, so I have some questions about something like this. Being it is a rare and special car, realistically, how much would it cost to restore and how long would that take? Figure if you farm out the "big stuff" like sheet metal / body, and paint, eng / trans rebuild.
I'm just curious, cuz while that was a smokin' deal, the cost to restore would be something waaay out of my league! LOL!