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Old 12/03/2020, 01:42 PM   #16
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does the recessed rear 1/4 reflectors play a role?

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Old 12/03/2020, 07:33 PM   #17
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Definitely. Cars that early would have recessed reflectors.

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Old 12/04/2020, 11:22 PM   #18
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Yes it could have been crashed and the hood was replaced also as there are no hood locks. If you get more pictures they may show the hood lock retainers on the radiator support. Or no trace that they were ever there.

Also, could a production car not be built exactly as a prototype might have been built? Or maybe the hood locks and grill parts were not readily available in November of '67? So, may it have been built with just the fiberglass parts, script and stripes? The Marti says nothing about California Special. Lists it as a GT.

Not sure if it being a prototype can ever be proven. Probably would have been by now. Unless there is some Dearborn worker who remembers building a few prototypes.
Again, if it was pulled from the line to be converted to a GT/CS it would not show on the Marti report. The car was already built as a regular production 1968 Mustang coupe. That is what the Marti would say.

An inspection by a knowledgeable person could identify some of the GT/CS parts and assembly. Witness lines on the scoops. Underside of the trunk lid. Wiring harness to the taillights. And so on.

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