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There is info here as well. Do a search for "morrison" in titles...

Agreed

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/38155-morrisons-mustang-documentary/?hl=morrison

 

I would love to have someone find this car myself.

 

Of course, it would immediately become a headliner at the B-J circus attempting to extract the most $ possible out of it.

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Does anyone know if this car is registered with Shelby or in a museum or on display anywhere? ...just a little nostalgic wonderment :) ...

 

was that 60 cents a gallon?

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It may be in Wichita Kansas. One of the organizers of the Blacktop Nationals annual car show believes he may own it. While he admits he can't prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt he says that when the '67 GT500 he owns was restored they found many clues that it may have been Jim Morrison's car. People who knew the car in 1967 said the clues found in and with car were what they remembered including the type of damage the car had. If I remember correctly the car came from New Mexico. One of our area TV shows did an interview with the owner about two years ago at the Blacktop Nationals and he explained a lot of what they found with the car when it was taken apart for restoration.

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It may be in Wichita Kansas. One of the organizers of the Blacktop Nationals annual car show believes he may own it. While he admits he can't prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt he says that when the '67 GT500 he owns was restored they found many clues that it may have been Jim Morrison's car. People who knew the car in 1967 said the clues found in and with car were what they remembered including the type of damage the car had. If I remember correctly the car came from New Mexico. One of our area TV shows did an interview with the owner about two years ago at the Blacktop Nationals and he explained a lot of what they found with the car when it was taken apart for restoration.

 

From another thread;

 

 

Mustang Monthy has reported in their August issue that Jim Morrison's 67 GT 500 has been found in New Mexico and is being restored in Kansas.

 

I read the article and quickly got in touch with Dave Mathews of SAAC.

Dave has all the VIN's for 67's as well as the Ford VINs.

 

He told me that he knew nothing about Morrison's car being discovered.

 

Anyone that is trying to verify this car should start with Dave first.

He'll let you know if you found the car because he has both VIN's to the automobile.

 

In this case, the owner from New Mexico told Mustang Monthly and never verified both VIN's with Dave.

 

I own documents and the car in Kansas is NOT Morrison's car.

 

I called Total Performance and they told me the Shelby number and I quickly told them the bad news.

 

I'm rather annoyed at Mustang Monthly because they should have done their due diligence before putting something in print for the entire Mustang community to read.

 

 

Bret Matteson

 

www.shelbymustang.com

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SA #69 had the VIN and a copy of the registration in it, so it's no big secret. The SAAC world registry cross references the car the right colors and options, but does list that its present whereabouts are unknown.

'Two', the Daytona was pretty well known when Spector had it. It was when it got tangled in a divorce battle that it got locked away out of sight, although a number of people obviously knew who to ask and where she lived if they were really interested. Pretty messed up story. Really needs to be the basis of a great movie...not that anyone would believe it!?!

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SA #69 had the VIN and a copy of the registration in it, so it's no big secret. The SAAC world registry cross references the car the right colors and options, but does list that its present whereabouts are unknown.

'Two', the Daytona was pretty well known when Spector had it. It was when it got tangled in a divorce battle that it got locked away out of sight, although a number of people obviously knew who to ask and where she lived if they were really interested. Pretty messed up story. Really needs to be the basis of a great movie...not that anyone would believe it!?!

 

But.... 2287 is now in the national registry of significant cars. It's "The Car That Matters". I think its provenance is proven.

 

Morrison's is a mystery, at best.

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Wish him luck. The '97 Registry shows the car as a 428 PI engined car as new, with it now sporting a 427. Nothing bout dealer installation on the side oiler. Even if it were, 600k is way over the top.

 

It seems to be a super nice example. Out of Curiosity, where is the Market on a specimen like that one?

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A nice '67 500, is does appear to be nice, is usually right at six figures. Not having the original engine, and without proper documentation of the side oiler swap by the dealer would bring it down. I have a friend with a spectacular 68 KR, but he's haveing a hard time getting what he wants (low six figures) because he's got a 427 and not a 428 CJ in it. Makes a difference.

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Thanks, I have seen asking prices hover around $200K on nice cars, too rare to see much actual sales information. Also many were originally lime gold or the Acapulco blue which seem to be less desirable.

 

Personally I would not consider a 68' and 67' in the same league. FoMoCo design Fubared the nose and hood. They came around on the 69's tho.

 

Just my opinion tho.

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I would like to slap that person up side his head for asking $600k let alone the B.S. along with it... all these damn auctions drove these prices up so now that most can't even afford one you barely ever see one at a show! what a shame

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Exactly , who can chance driving around a "priceless" Mustang.

But Hysterical auction bidding is so great! You can buy your own 5 minutes of fame by pushing the prices into crazy territories. It is no longer about the cars.

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Wow, half off today only?

"Better Driver performance than the "Super Snake", more power and handling." Huh?

"Complete Documentation from first day was purchased!" Doubtful, but let's see it.

"US Department of Post Office, first Issue Stamps, honoring Muscle Cars" Can't get those anywhere else...oh, wait...you can...

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