1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by Don Rush » 08 Oct 2018, 14:17

That is a very desirable and sought after car. $5500 is a bargain. Spend a few hundred in parts to make it look more complete, scrub it head to toe and it brings $8000 within 48 hrs if it were parked in front of my shop.

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by 1968XR7GTCat » 08 Oct 2018, 14:44

Don, thanks for your comments, but to be clear this is offered as a "project" car which is best suited for a buyer who understands Cougars, or someone who wants to use it as a "donor" set of XR7, GT and 390 drivetrain parts to another body shell.

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by 1968XR7GTCat » 11 Oct 2018, 10:08

How can the 1968 GT "quick ratio" steering gear be identified?

Where is a part number located on that unit?

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by 1968XR7GTCat » 12 Oct 2018, 15:18

Am booking visitors now for viewing Saturday, first come first served.

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by J_Speegle » 12 Oct 2018, 19:12

1968XR7GTCat wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 13:40
The intake manifold says C7AE, so it may be date-correct for an engine built in 1967 for the 1968 model year.
(The chassis number is within the first 150 made for '68).

Seen in the underhood photo, there are orange straps supporting the dual exhaust pipes.
What looks like rust, actually may be dirt, as it wipes away with the touch of a finger.
See its a Calif built car. You mentioned it was a 390 car, would that be an X or S code?

With only one picture of the engine - not sure if that indeed is the original. Seems don't seem to add up just using that one picture. Thermactor, carb, valve covers, intake, carb spacer, shock tower supports off the car ....

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by 1968XR7GTCat » 13 Oct 2018, 08:51

It's a remarkably well-preserved car which is offered as a project or for parts to a "Cougar guy" at a low-market price. I don't know enough about where to look for particular numbers and so on to answer some of the more specific questions, but it appears to be a big-block Cougar that would be driveable with a few parts and some attention to details.

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by Al Bundy » 13 Oct 2018, 09:18

Different “Cougar guys” on here have offered you a lot of suggestions as to how to present this car and find pertinent information. But your responses have been either nonexistent or evasive. You even seemed to balk at Don’s suggestion that you could easily get more for the car with some simple fixes. Something here doesn’t seem to add up and is looking more suspicious all the time.
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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by 1968XR7GTCat » 13 Oct 2018, 14:08

The more I look at this car and its "stance" the more I have conflicting feelings about offering it for sale right now.

I'm considering making an investment to get it running, in part because I like just sitting in its driver's seat and in part because I'd like to experience actually driving a big-block Cougar, because it looks like such a "mean" cat when its just sitting there parked. Also so I could offer a turn-key runner to anyone who would be interested in it (rather than just explaining what it needs and looking for part numbers), so the present circumstances are a bit confusing to me. That may be what is coming across.

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Re: 1968 XR7 GT in Central California

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Post by J_Speegle » 13 Oct 2018, 15:03

1968XR7GTCat wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 14:08
The more I look at this car and its "stance" the more I have conflicting feelings about offering it for sale right now.

I'm considering making an investment to get it running, in part because I like just sitting in its driver's seat and in part because I'd like to experience actually driving a big-block Cougar, because it looks like such a "mean" cat when its just sitting there parked. Also so I could offer a turn-key runner to anyone who would be interested in it (rather than just explaining what it needs and looking for part numbers), so the present circumstances are a bit confusing to me. That may be what is coming across.

Look at it this way. Do you just want to make some quick money or do you want a project - big or small one? If you want the money just turn the car as quick as possible and don't try and squeeze the last, best dollar you can out of the car and move on to the next find. Did this for years.

If your falling in love with the car or you want to possibly improve your profit check it out and have the abilities, knowledge and tools, see what its going to take to make it run and then make your choice (up for sale or go a little further. Next get it where it can move under its own power safely. (more $$s and time) once there make you final (for the time being) choice, sell it or keep it. If you fallow this path your just going through a process that benefits you either way you choose to go.

Looking at the pictures I would guess the car is to the east of the general area you identified. Good luck with your choices

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