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From: Vancouver Island, Great Wet North
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 07-26-2001 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fellow with one of the 64 1/2 pace car replicas is looking for a bit of information on the codes he found etched on the rad support of his car. I thought that you folks would probably be able to help! Here's what he has etched on the rad support:


I know what the 65A and C42 codes are (body, paint and interior trim codes), but I was wondering what the "B/" would indicate, and the "BL" at the bottom. Any guesses?

Also, I understand that Jim Haskell/Jim Smart produced a book with the VINs of all the 64.5 pace car replicas in it. Does anyone have this book, by chance? I am looking for the list of VINs, but have had no success in getting my hands on a copy of the publication. One of our registry members sent Jim Haskell a check for a copy of the publication over 5 months ago and has still not recieved the book, or any communication and is getting a bit frustrated. And sources you would recommend?

Thanks for your time folks!!

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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 07-26-2001 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
drop Joyce a line she has a 64 1/2 Pace Car.

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From: SLC, UT
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posted 07-26-2001 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know the answer to your code questions right now, but can email Jim to see if he knows.
I also have his book, a signed copy . I got it from MustangsPlus who I know have a large supply.
(A side note - Jim inspected my car at MustangsPlus when I bought it to authenticate it for me)
The book does not list all the pace car coupes. It lists VIN numbers of cars whose owners submitted the information back when he and Jim Haskell were collecting data for the book. There is no complete list of all the VIN numbers. Many of them were nearly consecutive, but most were not in sequential order. The last ones made show a build day of May 1, 1964.
Unfortunately, I have seen a couple of pace car coupes that have been wrecked and the radiator support was replaced. Hence, those valuable etchings, including the PACE marking, are lost. It seriously devalues those pace cars. Everything else can be "replicated," including door tags with "C" color code.
I'll let you know if I hear from Jim.

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