I got the R Code car home this week and immediately ordered a Marti Report which came yesterday. This is the first one that I have seen with “Marketing Vehicle” order type. Anyone else ever seen one? If so do you know anything about the history of the car that would merit this kind of order?
That is very interesting and possibly very cool. Especially since it looks like the dealer is the sales office. I’ll 2nd the thought the car was a promo car, or race or test car. Peaks my interest as if I remember, not long ago a bunch of vipers were built and donated to tech institutions with the agreement they would never be registered/sold/driven because they didn’t have all the mandated safety and so on equipment.
Don you will be getting a lot of part orders for this one’s restoration. Thankfully the car has no rust and its drivetrain is intact and original to the car. But it needs everything else. Should be a good one.
I spoke to Don about this car in 2001. He said that Mercury was always giving him new cars. He sat in my 68 1/2 R code car and said that he had a red one just like it in '68. At that time I had no idea the car still existed. Strange that it found its way to me after all these years.
Really cool. This makes me want to order a Marti Report on my 1968 Cougar XR-7 GTE 428CJ that I bought new in June 1968. I wonder if this report can be done with just that amount of info and the city and state it was sold?? I know that it was the only one like it sold at that dealership in Bristol, TN.
Phillip, I am originally from Kingsport, TN which is of course part of the Tri Cities (Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City). I now live in Gainesville, GA. Unfortunately I traded my Cougar for a 1970 Monte Carlo because the Cougar didn’t have air conditioning. I didn’t keep anything and it’s been 46 years. I used to be in the Virginia Army National Guard with a friend who lives close to where you are now. We were in the Richland, VA guard unit together (it was that or be drafted in 1966). I’m going to call Marti tomorrow and see what info I need to get the deluxe report. It would be cool to have it as I will never have the car again.