I went to my favorite junkyard today to get a couple 68 fastback door glass windows. I ended up buying a pair of complete doors. The drivers door still has the tag on it it has a W in it. What does that mean? 8F02W167501
actually built W code mustangs have never been proven to actually exist (other than on paper) IIRC. So if that is a real data plate, that will be the most valuable data plate ever, not just for the data plate but for the history it would actually prove (and ditto for whats left of the mustang- if theres anything left)
UPDATE: In Mustang Monthly issue Aug. 2001,Page 11. An article by the Editor confirms that there was never a 427 engine installed in a Mustang from the factory.Kevin Marti's research database confirms this. It went on to say that there was a possibility that someone or some company did build a 427 powered Mustang. I made a copy of the article and I will try to post it here.
I can't upload the article. It says that the file is too big.
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Is there any way you could post a picture or email it to me and I will post it for you
Im very eager to see this illusive "W" and I can tell the rest of the boys are chomping at the bit to see it also.
I believe there were 2 427 cars built (one is here in Florida - the supersnake) but Ive never seen it. I read an article on a Shelby forum about how these 2 (maybe 3) cars ended up with 427's back in the day...it was very sneaky apparently
Can you post or email me a picture of the door tag
@shermatt do you have the thread/article? I would like to know more about the w code mistery.
I really would like to know how the W Code came in the VIN and the 427 engine in the mustang. Who authorized it or maybe it was only a "idea" of some people over the heads of the people who have to authorize it. Maybe some mechanics of Shelby were thinking oh we dont have a 428 but we need to get the car ready and then Mr. Shelby was saying ok letīs do a W Code. Who knows.....
There seems to be a lot of confusion here. The OP was talking about a 1968 mustang he found doors from that had a data plate that supposedly had a W engine code. The 3 Shelby's that had 427's installed were 1967 models. No 427 Shelby's were built in 1968 unless it was a dealer swap.
In early literature for the 68 model year Ford listed the 427 as an option. It would have been designated a W code like the Cougar if any had been built but according to records through Marti Auto Works none were ever built.
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