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Cool looking car. How would you tell a 68 from a 67 in this case there are no side markers?
 

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Hey Larry - no, car was shut down.

And Harvey, door tag was still on the car and I got the vin for Phil.

Here's a shot of it on the track.

It was originally going to be a highly modified street car but they decided to make it an all-out racer a coupl'a weeks before VIR so this was it's first time out on the track.
 

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Carl Vogt was talking to me about that car two weeks ago, glad that someone got some better pictures of it.
It is one of their customers cars, I mentioned to him about the website that David Tom created for his restored T/A Cougar. I also suggested that they google 'Bob Estes Cougar'. That one is still around SoCal.
 

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Like all the Cobra Automotive cars the Cougar was very, very nicely built. It still had the metal bumpers and the stock grill so they know there is a lot of weight they can take out of it.

I told them I did David Tom's decals in case they wanted some of those.
 

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Cool Cat. I was wondering who's car that was looking at the pics on the SAAC website. Thanks for the pics.
 

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Cool looking car. How would you tell a 68 from a 67 in this case there are no side markers?
There is also other ways to see if it´s a 67 or 68 than the doortag, 68 had visible VIN # trough the windshield on the right side of the dash, 67 had no VIN # there, and also how the inside rearview mirror is attached is different between 67 and 68
 

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1967 Cougars do not have a torque box on the passenger side. Which would be another way to check the year on an original Cougar.
 

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I just got back from the Shelby Convention at Virginia International Raceway.

Cobra Automotive had a cool '68 that they were campaigning.

Here are some pics.
Did ya see my buds Phil & Deb there? Probably driving her '66 GT350...I don't think his '68 is ready yet...
 

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Hard to say but chances are pretty good I saw them and their '66. I spent 8 hours there and covered every inch of VIR at least a dozen times.

I did chat with a gentleman (can't recall his name, I am HORRIBLE with names!) - he is good friends with the automotive writer Tom Cotter and he is restoring a GT-E. He had it at the last SAAC convention at VIR. I asked him how the restoration was going and he said the body work, paint and engine were done but there was still a lot left.

Extremely nice guy. He had a famous barn find '67 GT500 with him this time. Along with a George Barris painted 427 Cobra.

His should be one of the best W code Cougars when it is done.
 

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I did chat with a gentleman (can't recall his name, I am HORRIBLE with names!) - he is good friends with the automotive writer Tom Cotter and he is restoring a GT-E. He had it at the last SAAC convention at VIR. I asked him how the restoration was going and he said the body work, paint and engine were done but there was still a lot left.
That would be Jim Maxwell.
 

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Hard to say but chances are pretty good I saw them and their '66..
Sure you did - I just found out they had both cars there - his recently resurrected white '68 was painted with krylon spray cans.

Phil (gt350Shelb on the SAAC forum) & I have been doing motorhead stuff together since 6th grade.

I'll make it to a SAAC event one of these years...
 

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Cobra Automotive sent me a couple of pictures and the specs for that Cougar.
 
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