Dévoilement des Mustang GT/CS 1968

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Dévoilement des Mustang GT/CS 1968

Message  Hi-Stamina-67 le Dim 10 Fév 2013, 11:28

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Le 15 Février 1968





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Message  mustang200ci le Lun 11 Fév 2013, 20:04

merci Très intéressant poucedr j'ai inscrit la date du dévoilement (15 février 1968) dans l'historique chronologique de la Mustang 1968

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Re: Dévoilement des Mustang GT/CS 1968

Message  Hi-Stamina-67 le Mar 12 Fév 2013, 11:54

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The GT/CS was unveiled to CA dealers on February 15, 1968 at the Century Plaza Hotel in LA, where it received a very enthusiastic reception. Shortly afterward the media campaign began in earnest including full page newspaper ads, TV commercials and billboards; all designed to get the public to visit their local Ford dealer to see the new Mustang made just for California. The reality though was that the GT/CS expanded beyond CA state lines and was also sold in other markets including Kansas City, Dallas, Salt Lake, Seattle, Phoenix and Canada.

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Message  Hi-Stamina-67 le Mar 12 Fév 2013, 12:01

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D'autre date ici

Late Aug '66 1967 Mustang production begins.
Sep '66 1967 Shelby production begins at Shelby American, L.A.
Jan '67 Shelby experimental coupe "Little Red" hand built.
Aug '67 Little Red shown at L.A. Sports Show at L.A. Coliseum.
Aug '67 Little Red shown at 1968 Shelby & Ford Performance Dealer show, Riverside Raceway, CA.
Sep '67 Regular 1968 Mustang production begins.
Oct-Nov '67 Nationwide strike at Ford, temporarily halts production.
Oct '67 Lee Grey visits Shelby American to borrow Little Red for 1 week.
Lee Grey wants to buy parts from A.0. Smith to modify Mustang coupes at L.A. area dealerships.
Oct '67 Lee Grey meets with Lee Iaccoca to discuss a Mustang for California. Little Red is there to illustrate his idea.
Oct-Nov '67 Little Red air shipped to Dearborn, requested by Henry Ford II.
Dec-Jan '68 Shelby Automotive requested by Ford to develop "California Special." California Mustang gets approval and marketing money (initial order for 6,180 GT/CS parts sets).
Dec-Jan '68 Prototype GT/Sport Coupe (GT/SC) concurrently developed by Ford for possible national sales. Rejected for GT/CS.
Jan 15, '68 ACSCO, a company in Burbank, is contracted to do hood locks, side scoop screens, and later, side script. Is also California site for GT/CS prototype review and detail development.
Jan 15, '68 Side stripes contracted to Shelby supplier in California.
Late Jan '68 Final review of GT/CS at ACSCO in Burbank by So. California Ford executives. Script controversy resolved (approval given).
Late Jan '68 Secret meeting with No. California Ford dealers, executives and advertising executives in Pico Rivera (approval given).
Late Jan '68 Brochure, postcard, and newspaper advertising produced.
Feb 1-10,'68 Seven prototype GT/CS cars built for Ford dealer "unveiling" party (handmade "California Special" script by ACSCO).
Feb 15, '68 Ford dealer party at L.A.'s prestigious Century Plaza Hotel; 1000 GT/CS cars ordered, breaking wholesale record. (AlI cars on hand were sold).
Feb 20, '68 Unveiled to No. California at San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Convention Center.
Feb 22, '68 First purchase order for "California Special" nameplates by Ford to ACSCO.
Feb 17, '68 Production of GT/CS cars begin, a few coupes dated as early as Dec 28,1967 used.
Feb 17-22, '68 Heavy GT/CS production to meet dealers' orders, special order "Nugget Gold" specials produced for Southern Oregon.
Feb 22, '68 First dealer advertising of GT/CS availability, Coberly Ford, L.A.
Mar 1, '68 Full page ad appears in L.A. Times. First GT/CS sold at dealership.
Mar 7, '68 Full page ad appears in Sacramento and Fresno Bee.
Mar 8, '68 Full page ad appears in San Francisco Chronicle.
Mar 15-20, '68 Heavy production of GT/CS at San Jose (many special order cars).
Apr 1, '68 Shelby and Ford introduce Cobra Jet 428.
Apr '68 Shelby Automotive's second coupe prototype "Green Hornet built from a GT/CS bought by Shelby.
Mid Apr '68 GT/CS production begins for other sales districts in the west.
May 11, '68 GT/CS production cut 22% from 5500 to 4325, due to low sales.
Jun-Jul '68 High Country Specials produced for Denver District.
Jul 30, '68 End of GT/CS (HCS) production.
Early Aug '68 End of plant production of Mustangs and Cougars at San Jose plant.
Sep '68 '69 model year Mustang production begins....

source:

http://mustangforever.piczo.com/history66-68?cr=3&linkvar=000044

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