Friday, January 13, 2017

1965 or 66 Mustang someone labeled with SS GT

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  1. I was looking at this last night!
    Tied to the back of the Mustang is the front corner of Bob McLean's GT40. In this one you can recognize the decals on the nose.
    https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/gf019qt3120

    The link below has an image of the crash and shows that piece leaving the car. The wheel in the air was the spare carried under the front clip.
    http://www.sportscardigest.com/monster-gator-sebring-raceway/

    Mr Rosenthall does not seem happy with this guy, who looks to beat a hasty retreat, judging by the series of images. Dashing out with a piece of a fatal wreck gets right up his nose.

    Heres Bob pre race Sebring '66.
    http://www.joescorvairgarage.com/index.php/category/bob-mclean-tribute/
    while here check out the autographed page.

    And post crash. The missing front left corner in the picture, is here on the Mustang.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/smuckatelli/25759947121/in/photostream/

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    1. I am not interested in the crash, just what the Mustang is about.... is it some yabo's goof to put the SS GT decals and spoiler on it?

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  2. It's not looking real convincing.

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  3. Burkey's comments were interesting. It sounds like he had first hand knowledge of the incident.

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  4. Maybe it's a dealer special? There are lights added to the grille and a big spoiler on the trunk lid.

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  5. The license plate says "Transporter" from Maryland.

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    1. WHOA! I didn't notice that! I gotta get Steve to tell me what the hell a transporter license plate meant

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    2. You are sharp! Spotted that, and no one else noticed!

      Automotive business plates, 1954-1970

      Transporters are either in the business of moving or delivering vehicles, or in a business where moving or delivering vehicles is incidental to the primary activity. These plates allowed them to drive otherwise unregistered vehicles on the street rather than have to load them onto a truck or trailer. A typical application would be for driving freshly-imported vehicles from the docks to a storage lot a short distance away.

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