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Old 12-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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One of our members Down Under just bought a 1960 430MEL Golde Top out of Florida! I do not have pix of it yet, or many of the details. I was going through John Rotella's statistics for the 1960 Golde Top cars. Of the 208 listed in his database, only 43 were listed as having AC. A good number of those in that listing no longer are with us, having been parted out or crushed. How sad! One of the rarest of the Tbirds is becoming rarer still. I don't guess we will ever find out how many Golde Tops with AC were produced. Apparently, they did not keep records like that back then. It has been said there were about 100. byersmtrco says only 377 were produced with the 430MEL engine.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:30 PM
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Is that the one I was looking at in Clearwater? The seller was supposed to call me Sunday and never did, or if he did, he left no message. Just checked on Ebay and it's listed as sold. Was going to call him today but was waiting around to see if you contacted the member re checking on the car or if he knew of an appraiser in the area. Really liked the car, but not enough to buy without seeing it.
Anyway, thanks for the advice. Nick
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:22 AM
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HI Nick,

The member there never returned my email. I do not know if that was the one in Clearwater or not. The one that was bought as a '60 430MEL Golde Top with the Beechwood Brown paint job and the Code 84 two tone leather interior, with external chrome kit and rear antenna. If that is the one, it is headed for Australia.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:41 AM
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Hey Guys,
I believe that will be her! I just checked Ebay and she is GONE!!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:43 AM
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Guess the cats outa the bag now it's going to a good home
For those who want to have a look it's in the registry
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=1651
I'll update that once it arrives
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Here's some additional info on your new J-Car.

The Barret Jackson link from Scottsdale 2003 lot#467:
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...el=thunderbird

The restorer, Ken Harkema's website.
http://kensklassic.com/about.htm

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Thanks Ken
Did do all the homework before doing the deal
I emailed Ken Harkema and he returned the mail as he has a large amount of resto pics hope I can get hold of some copies

The plan is to return it to the 298/300 car it was

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Richard,

Glad to hear it! That is a spectacular car you've bought. Since the auction appeared, it's been in the back of my mind as well as many others I'm sure. It's an awesome color combination not to mention 430 SR AC car.

Another member, Vernz, has a twin to your car he bought from California, it's an original survivor. Hope to see him join in here soon.

Best of luck.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:09 AM
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Hey Richard,
Congratulations! Keep us posted!
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Thought I'd post a few pics of the new Bird
Hope you like it

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