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.
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!