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Cars/Parts from your date of birth?

Always thought it would be cool to own something that was manufactured on the date I was born. Unfortunately, the stuff I like to collect is pricey (cars & guitars). I had a 68 Camaro that was dated 5/68 (I was about 3 mos old), but that was the closest I got.

Anyone have a car that was manufactured on or near their birthday?

If you happen to have any date stamped parts from Feb 19 - 1968...I'd love to take it off your hands...would be a cool piece to hang on the wall in my office.

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Mustang? No. I HATE 72 mustangs.

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Ugh. I don't think there was a single thing manufactured in August, 1975 that I would want.

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Always thought it would be cool to own something that was manufactured on the date I was born. Unfortunately, the stuff I like to collect is pricey (cars & guitars). I had a 68 Camaro that was dated 5/68 (I was about 3 mos old), but that was the closest I got.

Anyone have a car that was manufactured on or near their birthday?

If you happen to have any date stamped parts from Feb 19 - 1968...I'd love to take it off your hands...would be a cool piece to hang on the wall in my office.
I was already about 6 when my Mustang was built. If I could choose one from my birth year though, this would be it.
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Ugh. I don't think there was a single thing manufactured in August, 1975 that I would want.
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You could probably dress one of these up enough so you wouldn't be too embarrassed to drive it. LOL

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I have a buddy that used to have a Mustang II that was really well built with a fuel injected 5.0/T-5. It was a blast to drive and in great condition. Problem was, at the end of the day it was still a Mustang II.
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I was thinking the same thing when I started looking for my Mustang. Unfortunately I like the 67's rather than the 66. My Dec 66 build is 6 months after my birthday.
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I guess I kinda did the opposite- I collected a 1965 license plate from every US state, Canadian province, and a bunch more from foreign countries since my first car is a '65 (red GT coupe). A lot of them are pretty cool, but dang they take up a lot of wall space!! It's actually funny you brought this up- just this morning I was surfing EBay and looking at '72 Mustangs and thinking this very subject.... then I remembered how fugly they really are and switched to looking at this forum!!
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If you happen to have any date stamped parts from Feb 19 - 1968....
No parts with that date nor near my birthday but wanted to say Happy Birthday to a fellow Feb 19'er...only I am 2 yrs younger.

Now back to our regularly scheduled thread. I may have to look for a mustang 'something' with a Feb 70 date stamp as it would be cool. What parts would be broken down to the day, aside from a vin production schedule?
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You could probably dress one of these up enough so you wouldn't be too embarrassed to drive it. LOL
Hey, Farrah really made me want one...uh....made me want something.

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I was born in late 67 and have an early 67 fastback
I don't know the exact date of manufacture but when I rebuilt the front end I had to go back to the parts store as some of the parts were from 66.

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I was born in late 67 and have an early 67 fastback
I don't know the exact date of manufacture but when I rebuilt the front end I had to go back to the parts store as some of the parts were from 66.

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The 'date' portion of your door data tag will give you the day and month.

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I have a spare dash (now hanging up on my wall in the garage) and the back of the gauge cluster has a date stamp on it. I think that one is from July 22, 1966...but would have to confirm.

Not sure what other parts have a full date code like that.

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Dang, I'd end up with something that's got fins!
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I'd like a good pile - say 5 or 10K worth - Berkshire Hathaway stock from when I was born.
"Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway who invested $10,000 in the company in 1965 are above the $50 million mark today."

From: The Greatest Investors: Warren Buffett | Investopedia The Greatest Investors: Warren Buffett | Investopedia

If that wouldn't work, I'd settle for an R code Galaxie, GT350 or 427 Cobra from when I was born.

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