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Offline Oldgoat

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2010, 04:50:08 pm »
My B1 was special ordered in Grabber Orange with the Black Mach 1 interior.  Not sure how many were ordered in this combination but I am sure not many were.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2010, 08:40:16 pm »
OldGoat - Congratulations on a rare B1 indeed.  Have you considered getting an Elite report from Marti - would be very interesting to see.  Cheers, TF 
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2010, 06:20:22 pm »
Thanks!  I got the deluxe Marti Report.  Never shelled out the $$$ for the Elite Report.  Like the Calypso B1s, Marti didn't know what color my car was.  They asked me.  Marti said it was one of eight 1971 Sportsroofs with a Mach 1 interior and special paint.

I ended up learning the original color two years later based learning the special paint code was listed in the remarks section of the buildsheet.  Plus I traced down the owner of the car from 1978 - 1980 and he confirmed it was Grabber Orange when he got it. 

Unfortunately, when my car was restored back in the late 80s, the restorer didn't know what color to paint it since the paint code on the door was blank and things such as Boss 351 Forums didn't exist.  He narrowed it down to either Grabber Orange or Medium Yellow Gold......and went with Medium Yellow Gold since that was an official 71 color and since Grabber Orange was not.  He said he didn't feel comfortable painting it a color that wasn't available in 1971.  So close but yet so far.  The car had been painted yellow gold prior to his purchase in 1980.  He basically chose the wrong side of the coin.  The paint is so nice now I would have to have something catastrophic happen to repaint in Grabber Orange.  Maybe one day.

You can see my car on the Boss 351 registry listed as the highest optioned Boss 351.  It was first purchased by the Ford Marketing Corp as a "marketing vehicle" per my Deluxe Marti Report.  I don't have any owner history from new until 1978 sadly so I don't know who ordered the car originally although A. Swan is listed on the Eminger Report next to the special order number.  I'd give my left kidney to know who originally ordered it.

Paul

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2010, 12:56:15 pm »
They were special order paint. The last one sold for over $70K on eBay. Nice looking B1 but not completely correct.
I believe it had white interior too!! Excel. combo. I would have gone to $60K but that was it>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1970 Boss 302 Grabber Orange/White "V"-Code w/ Oil Cooler
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2010, 01:24:40 pm »
The information from an Elite report was posted a few months ago for a Grabber Yellow car.

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=46710.0

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2010, 02:38:10 pm »
bossss351 - thanks for the information, and thanks for the reminder trossol.  Check the top of this post - two colors to go.  Cheers, TF
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2010, 12:03:28 pm »
As previously listed paint code 6 Bright Blue Metallic 246, and with interior code 1A (Black Standard Bucket Seats) = 75.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2010, 08:44:56 pm »
Dave,  where does the info for the 6/1A B1 come from?  Tom
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2010, 01:32:48 pm »
Dave,  where does the info for the 6/1A B1 come from?  Tom

Elite Marti report for my B1.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2011, 03:11:40 pm »
hey i have a 71 boss with original grabber lime green paint with vermilliojn green interior. export dso.  anyone know build numbers ?ed

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2012, 11:26:09 am »
Wow, how did I miss this for a whole month!  ???  Sorry. Anyway, nothing yet. I guess they're going to use the whole 6 months. I'll send them an email and get an update though.
PS, It isn't much but here's a pic. Like I said, the price was right.

Steve

I just heard back from them. They say it'll be 6 months and then said July or August (7 or 8 months). Good thing I'm not counting on it for something really important.

Love the wheels! Need them for the Starsky and Hutch!

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2014, 04:23:25 pm »
Tom,

More B351 Info.

1F02R135684   Grabber Green Metallic (Z),   with (5-W) Knitted Vinyl White
1F02R140033   Grabber Blue (J)  with (1-W) All Vinyl White
1F02R159403   Grabber Lime (I),   with (1-W) All Vinyl White
1F02R161778   Bright Red (3),  (1-A) All Vinyl Black
1F02R182412   White (M), (5-A)   Knitted Vinyl Black

This information is off the window Invoice

Thanks,
Frank
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Offline shelby_69GT500

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2016, 02:04:06 am »
Has anyone with a Grabber Lime B1 sent away for the Elite Marti report? I am curious as to what the production numbers for that color are?

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2016, 08:20:03 pm »
Let's try this then. Does anyone have an elite Marti Report for a Grabber Blue car? With that information I can figure out how many Grabber Lime cars were made. Thanks.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2016, 07:31:38 am »
Shelby 69gt500,

I believe there were 67 Grabber Lime and 67 Medium Yellow Gold Boss 351's made. Those two colors tied for the fewest number of cars painted those colors. I have a MYG Boss 351. You should buy Rick Ybarra's book titled, "Boss 351, A Comprehensive Owners Guide and Story". Rick like most of us has a passion for these cars. However, Rick acted on his passion and shared his knowledge of the car with us and the world. Our cars have never gotten the respect they deserve.