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    1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    This subject started during another thread and rather than continue the off thread trend I'm starting this one.

    When through the pictures I have of 67 Shelby VIN tags (ones stamped at Shelby mounted to the drivers side inner fender panel) and found the following results shown below. Unfortunately I have more pictures of cars than VIN tags.

    From these few cars it appears that this was a thing that was not done at the beginning of production but a running change but time will tell but I'm sure there is a better list out there. *Try and stay with reporting original - not repo - tags

    With No Stamped Z

    0008
    0013
    0029 - Early67 reported here (w/ hand lettered tag)
    0059
    0062 - msu88 reported here
    0100 - ELJ1st500 reported here
    0165
    0304
    0341
    0486 - XL428 reported here (w/ inboards)
    0504 - tigersnakegt reported here (w/ inboards and 2 piece grill)
    0510
    0645 - repo
    0697
    0740
    0923 - repo
    1067
    1165
    1198
    1406
    1446 - shelby6t5 reported here (w/ inboards)
    1495
    1709
    1875

    With Stamped Z

    1317 - Texas Swede reported here
    1736
    1823
    1878
    2023
    2091
    2100 - 67GT500#2100 reported here
    2030 - tommyleea reported here (w/inboards)
    2325 - 1175 reported here
    2397
    2468 - repo
    2506
    2751
    2800
    2839
    2891 - John76 reported here (w/ inboards)
    3014 - AJD350 reported here (w/ outboards - Completed 7/21/67, shipped 7/25)
    3040 - rsimkins reported here (w/ outboards)
    3084
    3113

    Will try and up date the list as info comes in (8/3/07 last update)
    Last edited by Snakepit; August 2nd, 2007 at 09:37 PM.

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    I have a picture of 2532 when it was being restored. I can not make out a Z but it is not clear. Is it at the front of the sequence?
    1967 GT500 #2532, 1 of 10 (White, Auto, Factory A/C)
    1968 GT500KR Convertible #3784, 1 of 5 (Highland Green, White Top, Non-AC)

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    The "Z" was much larger than the VIN and was to the left (before) the VIN

    Understand.... had a half dozen or so that were taken from too far away and though I could make out something in some of them .... could not be sure

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    I thought I read that the Z was stamped after an inspection of the completed car, making sure the car met the laws of the state it was going to, such as outboard lights........
    67 GT350 #1482 Paxton
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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    I've always leaned towards it is a quality control or inspection stamp and not related to headlights.
    Tim

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    You can add 2030..inboards and automatic...

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    2100 is mine and it does have the Z stamping.
    67 GT500 #2100 owned since 87 (inboards) Factory red 4-speed car, Z serial numbered
    69 Mustang GT convertible, Acapulco blue
    68 Mercury Cougar XR7/GT S-code
    66 Mustang GT Fastback 347 5-speed owned since 84
    65 Mercury Cyclone
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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    My #2325 has outboards and does have the Z.

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    Hi Jeff,
    My car is #1317 and not #1319 as said in your list.
    It has outboard lights.
    What do you think of my response about the Z?
    /Texas Swede

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    Sorry,
    Didn't see your response to my last reply on the old thread.
    Here it is again and thanks for checking on the part for me.

    Hi again,
    My car #1317 has a Z as well. I have heard that an employee at SA
    explained the Z as follows:
    Many 67 cars were sitting outside at SA in L.A. for many months
    and started to deteriorate so crews were sent out to fix them up.
    When a car was fixed they marked the serialnumber plate with the Z
    to avoid going to the same car twice.
    To me that explanation makes sense as my car was ready on 5/25/67,
    order from dealer received on 10/13/67 and car shipped on 10/14/67.
    This means almost 5 months outside prior to order from a dealer and
    probably some time in Aug-Oct. timeframe the SA crew made sure that
    the car was presentable as a new car.
    Comments, please? Anybody else heard this or is this old Swede getting
    too old so dreams and reality get mixed up.
    /Texas Swede

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    #2891 with inboards and Z stamp.

    I agree with TLEA...i think it was a quality control or inspection stamp.
    John

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    0062 inboards,, no Z.

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    No.486. No Z and Inboards
    1967 GT500 #486
    1968 GT350 Hertz #1261

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    67 # 1446, inboards, no Z

    65 # 17 no S or R !!! <65 nuts, like myself, will know what I mean>

    Mike
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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    1967 GT 500 - #504 - inboards - 2 piece grill

    Terry
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    1967 GT 500 Shelby Mustang

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    oops - no "z" on #504

    Terry
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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    Mine is #0029, hand-lettered, with no Z.
    '67 GT350 #0029

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    Re: 1967 GT350's & GT500's stamped with the "Z"

    3040: with "Z", outboard headlights.

    The "Z" was something that SAAC tracked for the 1997 registry as generic note "A" (reference page 582). Dave Mathews may be able to shed some more light after collecting information all these years. I'm not sure what the current registry has to say on the matter as I don't own one.
    Roy Simkins
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    '66 G.T. 350 H SFM6S817

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