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Old 08-22-2019, 11:12 PM
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The world’s longest commercial flight is 9,534 miles from Newark to Singapore and takes anywhere from 15 to 19 hours depending on winds.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:24 PM
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One of the unique cars in The Brothers Collection. The 427 was available from 1963 to 1967 in two forms: R code dual quad and W code single 4BBL. But . . . in 1965 there were no W code 427s, only R code (320 of them). 1965 was also the year that the Corning Pyrex Glass headlight covers were standard equipment with the 427 (OTC option on all others).
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:31 PM
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The 1963 Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe was the first car to receive the HiPo 289. This was not a cheap option: $424.80, or almost 19% of the base price of the car. This was the ONLY 289 available. It would remain an option through the 1965 model year.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:42 PM
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The 427 in a full size Mercury was not a big seller at all. For the three years ('63 -'65) it was available, Mercury sold 154 427 powered cars.

Ford on the other hand sold 8,319 427 powered full sized cars in the same time period.
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Mercury does have one great distinction that probably very few remember. In 1958, they created the very first engine to produce 400 HP - The Mercury Super Marauder 430ci with 3x2.
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Windshield Wipers and Reverse Lights were still options throughout the 1965 model year. Both would become standard equipment on all cars beginning with the 1966 models.
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Approximately 76% of the Z/28s were built in the last 5 production months of the year (March 1968 through July 1968). Early production 1968 Z/28s were very rare. Only 5% were built in the first 4 months (August 1967 through November 1967).

Plant Production:

Los Angeles Plant: 21%
Norwood Plant: 79%
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Buick made 2,140 1967 GS 400 convertibles. 422 had a 4 speed and 9 had the standard 3 speed manual. The rest (1628) had the auto.
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Windshield Wipers and Reverse Lights were still options throughout the 1965 model year. Both would become standard equipment on all cars beginning with the 1966 models.
"Two speed" windshield wipers, perhaps?

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