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Old 2008-12-03, 17:03   #1
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1971 Comet Stabber Pics

If anyone is interested I received more info on the Comet Stabber of Rick Shumpert. Looks like it was one awesome car!!!! THANKS RICK!

Here is part of the email and pics he sent me and I will be posting more and better pics when he gets them to me. He writes:

On the wheels, they were 14X7 with 70 series tires, I went to 60 series on next set, I also had a Grant Walnut Steering wheel which was not on any other Stabbers, also Hurst T Handle shifter knob and Oil, Water & Volt Meter console, hopefully you can see all of these. On rear Quarter Panels, you will note "Spoiler 302", it had a chin spoiler similar to yours, like I said, I had the only Spoiler 302 that I knew of, and that came from Richard Pugmire who helped me with my car. I have the Original Bill of Sale and I,m going to have to find it and I,ll email that as well. You have my permission to post these pictures on the Comet/Maverick web page if you like, just let them know who it belonged to, oh yea, it was completely totaled in an accident in Ethelsville, Alabama in 1974, I sold it to a friend there. Like I said, I had a little insight on these cars due to my friendship with Richard. Rick Shumpert

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Old 2008-12-03, 17:53   #2
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Looks like a Blue bucket interior....very intresting car ,that would be the ultimate find now a days.
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I agree, looked at one in 1972 when I was 16 and still wanting one!
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Old 2008-12-03, 18:04   #4
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That is a very cool Comet......
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I would love to clone that with my Comet. It has everything I want in a Comet except Cragars.
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that looks awesome!
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I agree, would love to find an original but hope to clone one myself...will post better pics and info when he gets them to me. He is in the next county over from me. Here is the other info he sent me on the car.
I agree, would love to find an original but hope to clone one myself...will post better pics and info when he gets them to me. He is in the next county over from me. Here is the previous info he sent me on the car.

In fact, Richard Pugmire(son of Mr. Pugmire) helped me order mine special, it was a "Spoiler 302, Stabber". It had a spoiler underneath front airdam and a Hood Tachometer, ala Pontiac GTO, its the only one like it. Let me dig up some pictures and I,ll email them to you. The Side Pipes were J.C. Whitney, Johnson Tire Service(now defunct) did all the mods except electrical. Rick
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Stabber, cool name! we need bigger pics...specially close-up's of the wheels.
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Old 2008-12-03, 21:49   #9
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That hood tach was a very common aftermarket and even dealer installed item. Dixco and
various manufacturers had their names on them, including FORD.



I have collected pics of various GT's identified as Stabbers and Bearcats-another dealer added package. The car in your pics look like the common Bearcat wheel-the 'Prowler' made by Foresight. I have seen a 'Stabber' with all silver aluminum slots.


This is a '72 Bearcat.


Promotional postcard courtesy of Chuck Stalnaker.


Back side of postcard. Note "A" kit price. Not sure what the "A" kit included.






'72 GT. Has the black centered aluminum slots, woodgrain steering wheel. It was originally a 3 spd. with a wood shift knob. That's gone, it's an A/T now. No sign of sidepipes or fog lamps or the 'BearCat' emblems.

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Thanks Seth for enlarging pics, I am going to try and get larger and clearer pics from Rick to post on here. I saw these in 72 when I was 16 and until seeing the "Stabber by Pugmire" actually on the cars since then was in a Magazine article that was on here a little while back and then these pics and this car is long gone.
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