Heritage Delivery Experience w Photos


Aug 25, 2006
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Congradulation !!

Curious;

What are the last 4 numbers of the vin associated with the last US car built?

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STUNTS

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Congrats on the heritage. Seems we have the same taste... White w/blue and Heritage. Only I don't have the heritage yet :ack
 

GARY J

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Awesome! Gary A is transporting a car for me as soon as he drops yours off. Congrats on the new ride! :cheers
 

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Congrats Chris! That's awesome! You should try to get a copy of the newspaper article. It's always great to have a story associated with the car.

BTW. That is the smallest dealer I have ever seen. How did you ever find that gem there?
 

50 BMG

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Florida Chris said:
I took delivery of my new Heritage today, #1714, one of the last forty US cars made.
My photographic memory tells me I have footage of that car while we were going through wixom, I'll have to review the tape :wink

Shadowman said:
Congradulation !!

Curious;

What are the last 4 numbers of the vin associated with the last US car built?

Shadowman
Here is a picture of 1870 heritage (on the left) and 1868 heritage (on the right). Fred said 1869 was suppost to be in there as well (a tungsten car?) but I never saw it. I was running around like a madman trying to find these on the Saturday tour through Wixom. Needless to say, they had these cars done very early for their VIN #'s...

 
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50 BMG said:
I think I have footage of that car while we were going through wixom, I'll have to review the tape :wink



Hang on I have a picture of the last three in the cage at Wixom...

10-4.... standing by

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FlorIdaho Chris

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Congratulations on the birth of your new GT!

I trust that you feel that it was worth the wait. What an exciting day, great memories! :thumbsup

Did you ride in the car hauler on the way back to Flordia? :banana

Be safe,

GT Cindy
It was definitely worth the wait Cindy. I appreciate your updates along the way.

No, I did not ride back with the car. I have to be out on the West Coast the next few days. It is a bummer having a new toy in your garage and not being able to play with it :frown
 

scode

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Shadowman said:
Congradulation !!

Curious;

What are the last 4 numbers of the vin associated with the last US car built?

Shadowman
1870

I recieved it along with it's twin today
 
Aug 25, 2006
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scode said:
1870

I recieved it along with it's twin today
1870..... this I assume was the last USA GT and then the ??? built for Canada. I was curuious as to where mine fell into the final days.

Thank you

Shadowman
 

50 BMG

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Shadowman said:
1870..... this I assume was the last USA GT and then the ??? built for Canada. I was curuious as to where mine fell into the final days.

Thank you

Shadowman
1870 = final US VIN. IIRC 1868-1870 all had mc intosh deletes as well. Check my previous post for the picture.

Just to give you an idea about ??? Canada...during the Thursday stroll through Troy, Saleen had a VIN # 2054 that was heritage.
 
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scode

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50 BMG said:
My photographic memory tells me I have footage of that car while we were going through wixom, I'll have to review the tape :wink



Here is a picture of 1870 heritage (on the left) and 1868 heritage (on the right). Fred said 1869 was suppost to be in there as well (a tungsten car?) but I never saw it. I was running around like a madman trying to find these on the Saturday tour through Wixom. Needless to say, they had these cars done very early for their VIN #'s...

I will have ask Denby whose those others belong to
 
Aug 25, 2006
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scode said:
1870

I recieved it along with it's twin today
Thanks again

Shadowman
 

scode

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Shadowman said:
Thanks again

Shadowman
Any time :cheers
 

FlorIdaho Chris

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Wow that is a tiny tiny dealership. :eek That's awesome you got a chance to get it there instead of some big box megadealership! I assume this is gonna be the collectors item?
Yeah Dave, this one will not get any mods and not many miles. #786 White will see a pulley and tune soon. Probably run over to Heffner next month since the Sebring/GT guys event doesn't look like it's going to work out.

tmstunts#1233 said:
Congrats on the heritage. Seems we have the same taste... White w/blue and Heritage. Only I don't have the heritage yet :ack
Good luck in your search. There are a few Heritages out there. Autotrader is your friend.

GARY J said:
Awesome! Gary A is transporting a car for me as soon as he drops yours off. Congrats on the new ride! :cheers
He mentioned he was headed to Sarasota to pick up a GT. I was wondering who's car it was. Gary said he has been moving more GTs than anything else over the past couple of months since he put his banner up on this site.

ROCMAN said:
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BTW. That is the smallest dealer I have ever seen. How did you ever find that gem there?
They had it listed on Autotrader.com. I negotiated the deal last month shortly after the Detroit Rally.

50 BMG said:
My photographic memory tells me I have footage of that car while we were going through wixom, I'll have to review the tape :wink

Here is a picture of 1870 heritage (on the left) and 1868 heritage (on the right). Fred said 1869 was suppost to be in there as well (a tungsten car?) but I never saw it. I was running around like a madman trying to find these on the Saturday tour through Wixom. Needless to say, they had these cars done very early for their VIN #'s...
My Heritage was at Saleen when we were there on Thursday. It was transported to Wixom on Friday and was at Wixom when we were there for the tour on Saturday. Bummer I didn't know it was going to be my car at the time. Wish I could find a photo taken during one of those tours.

As for the high VIN cars in your photo, I believe these cars belong to some VIPs (last names of Ford and Shelby). Just speculation on my part, but I believe they have been completed for some time, but were being held "unreleased" so they can be recorded as the last few cars built. With a name like Ford or Shelby it tends to bring some clout, no?

Maybe someone with more knowledge can confirm? Scode????
 
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Great thread, happy for you Chris...enjoy :biggrin
 

50 BMG

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Florida Chris said:
My Heritage was at Saleen when we were there on Thursday. It was transported to Wixom on Friday and was at Wixom when we were there for the tour on Saturday. Bummer I didn't know it was going to be my car at the time. Wish I could find a photo taken during one of those tours.

As for the high VIN cars in your photo, I believe these cars belong to some VIPs (last names of Ford and Shelby). Just speculation on my part, but I believe they have been completed for some time, but were being held "unreleased" so they can be recorded as the last few cars built. With a name like Ford or Shelby it tends to bring some clout, no?

Maybe someone with more knowledge can confirm? Scode????
I specifically remember zooming in on the white paper on the clamshell that read 1714 on Saturday. Which is ironic I paused for that car, as far as individual cars we were only getting footage of the 4 cars we found throught Wixom w/Mac deletes. Your car was parked at the end of the water test machine, opposite side of the walkway.

As for 1869, someone from Ford (without the last name Shelby or Ford) was suppost to get it but I heard said person backed out on the car and it wound up at/for Galpin.

I wonder if Shelby got consecutive VIN's on the 8 (or however many) cars he ordered?
 

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Yeah, the last three cars are for Edsel Ford, Sonny Ford, and the third guy did in fact back out because he got a GT500. Kind of a wildly different car, no? Makes you go hmm...:skep
 

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Congratulations, Chris! What a fun day! :cheers
 

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Congratulations Chris

I had the same experience at Jim Xamis Ford in Lincoln, Illinois. I don't know how far Lincoln is from Canton, but Lincoln is a town with a population of about 10,000. Anyway, there were about 25 people and a reporter at the dealership when my son and I arrived to drive the car back to Florida.

All of the kids in attendance sat in the car and blew the horn while their parents took photos. Everyone had a great time.There were TWO articles in the local paper about my purchase and trip back to Florida. The entire experience was great. There is much to be said about small town America, particularly the midwest.
 

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50 BMG said:
I specifically remember zooming in on the white paper on the clamshell that read 1714 on Saturday. Which is ironic I paused for that car, as far as individual cars we were only getting footage of the 4 cars we found throught Wixom w/Mac deletes. Your car was parked at the end of the water test machine, opposite side of the walkway...
So when you zoomed in did you pull the trigger and get a shot as well? If so please post it or PM it to me!

Sinovac said:
I had the same experience at Jim Xamis Ford in Lincoln, Illinois. ...
You gotta love it. Makes me want to buy all my cars in a small town!

Thanks for all the congrats guys. :cheers It really never does get old to pick up a new car no matter how many times we have done it in the past!