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Ford takes on Marti Reports

This is big news! For years owners of old Ford and Mercury muscle cars have relied on the Marti Reports for verification of how their cars were built. They were the “Bible” for documentation of certain old Fords. Now, Ford Motor Company is providing what appears to be nearly the same information. To me, documentation with the Ford Blue Oval on it will be more impressive and valuable one with the Marti’s logo.

What does all this mean? Is Ford competing with Marti? Will the information be identical? I have no idea at this point but we will soon find out. I have just ordered two Deluxe “Build Sheets” from the ShopFordGear.com web site. They say it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get the Reports.

Here is what the web site page looks like. It is very difficult to read one of the actual report pages but they certainly are not “build sheets”. In fact they look remarkably similar to the into on a Marti Report.

This is the Shop Ford Gear web site page to order your "Build Sheet".
This is the Shop Ford Gear web site page to order your “Build Sheet”.

I have ordered one of these reports for our Ford Talladega (first production Talladega) and one for our SCJ Dan Gurney car. I will then compare them with the comparable Marti Reports and bring you a complete comparison. ¬†Two “Build Sheets” are available from Ford; the first is a Basic for only $17 and a Deluxe for $46. These prices are very similar to the Marti Reports.

We will bring you more info as soon as we have it!

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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