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Got a new prize for the Mustang today!
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Last week I read a thread posted by Boss1Ray about Mustangs originally from Oklahoma. Mine is from Shawnee, Kansas. I decided to look up the dealer and give them a call. I explained that I am restoring a 73 Mustang originally purchased at their dealership and would like to see if they had a license plate frame bearing their name that I could put on my car. They don't have the frames anymore, but they did offer to send one of their license plates that had their name on it. I thought that would be cool. I figured that they would send a cardboard or plastic plate like we use at the dealership I work for, but no! it is stamped metal. not only did he send me one, but sent me five of them! The guy I talked to is John in the parts dept. Damn nice guy! He wouldn't let me pay for them either! Nice way to end the work week!
   

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#2
Very Cool and you did not have to pay for it even better.


John J
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#3
Thats awesome man....Wish the dealership mine come from was still in biz..lol
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#4
That's cool!
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#5
Cool Story! My original dealer is in Ca. and out of business too! Sad
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#6
Cool plate! The dealership my 73 came from is still there, but the name changed many years ago. They did not have any of the old records or name plates.



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#7
That is great! And that is usually all it takes. Sometimes you get nada but don't give up!

Excellent score!

I contacted the (old - no longer in biz) dealership owners in Cordell Oklahoma - where the Boss was sold new. They actually found some old polariods from when the car was new - sitting in front of the dealership! They were all damaged from poor storage but myself and a friend worked some Photoshop magic to clean one of them up!

Check it out:

   

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
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hyena429;154937 Wrote:Thats awesome man....Wish the dealership mine come from was still in biz..lol

Me too

Boss1Ray;155024 Wrote:That is great! And that is usually all it takes. Sometimes you get nada but don't give up!

Excellent score!

I contacted the dealership owners in Cordell Oklahoma - where the Boss was sold new. They actually found some old polariods from when the car was new - sitting in front of the dealership! They were all damaged from poor storage but myself and a friend worked some Photoshop magic to clean one of them up!

Ray

Check it out:

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Now that is cool
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hyena429;154937 Wrote:Thats awesome man....Wish the dealership mine come from was still in biz..lol

+1
there is a shopping plaza in the spot now in New Britain CT. where the dealership once stood

Lebrun-Sichler Ford they went out of Biz in the Mid 80's
and after some research the owner Herve' V. LeBrun died on Dec 9th 2012 at the age of 91

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imusa76;155028 Wrote:
hyena429;154937 Wrote:Thats awesome man....Wish the dealership mine come from was still in biz..lol

+1
there is a shopping plaza in the spot now in New Britain CT. where the dealership once stood

Lebrun-Sichler Ford they went out of Biz in the Mid 80's
and after some research the owner Henry V Lebrun died on Dec 9th 2012 at the age of 91

Iyman - check the obit with names. You will find one or more of the relatives will have some memorabilia from the old dealership - even pens, coffee cups, etc. Good luck in your hunting!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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