GT trivia question


jbyrnes

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Were there any only-blue Heritage paint GT's made - no orange / no roundels?
 

shelbyelite

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No......, the only "one off" paint jobs that were done were the SONIC BLUE, and the one MIDNIGHT BLUE car that has SILVER stripes instead of the usual White Stripes
 
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Superfly

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jbyrnes

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I can't tell from the photo if that's Gulf blue or Calypso blue but either way looks great. Haven't seen a photo of the Midnight blue & silver car but that sounds handsome. I've always thought that Midnight Blue with yellow (ala Donohue / Sunoco team colors) would look impressive too.
 

thegtguy

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Hertiage Blue

Yes, one of the prototypes was painted that way for a while then it was changed to a Tungsten/silver stripe car that is still currently in MI.
 

roketman

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I like it
It looks well done
 

shelbyelite

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I assume he was asking about production cars. Not customs or prototypes......
 

cobrajeff

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Actually, it was a production car with a standard VIN. It is included in the option reports I got from Ford. There were only TWO GTs built with custom paint - the Sonic Blue car (5-0348), and the Heritage Blue 2005 (5-0036) that did not have any stripes or roundels. The Blue car with the Silver stripes was ordered as a stripe delete car, then brought back in to Saleen to have Silver stripes added to it.

This is 5-0036 in Heritage Blue, as it was originally built:

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This is 5-0036 in Tungsten Grey, as it finally left th efactory:

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This is the one and only Sonic Blue GT:

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And this is the Midnight Blue Metallic stripe delete GT with Silver stripes added:

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regards,

Jeff
 

shelbyelite

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Ok, I stand corrected. But it is a ford owned car, correct? Wasn't sold to the public?
 

dbk

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It was sold later. Guy around here has it.
 

jbyrnes

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So, other than the couple of non-standard painted cars and possibly the first few serial number cars and last serial number car, are there other unique or future-historically significant GT's (ok to conjecture) ?
 

shelbyelite

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No. These GTs mentioned are the only unique production cars that were out of the normal color and options. The ALL heritage blue car I thought was a pre-production car since it was retained by Ford for so long, but I guess if Cobra is right, it may have been an actual production car. Sonic blue is the only true production car I am aware if that was painted a truly "unique" color, hence it was kept and auctioned of for charity.