Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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karguy12
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Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 19:33

Can anyone tell me how many 1968 R-Code Cougars were made? I can't seem to find that info even though I've been searching for hours.

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 20:04

It was stuffed into a backyard for a few years.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 03 Sep 2018, 20:20

It’s a rare Cougar. If I’m not mistaken 101 428CJ Cougar’s were built.

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 20:38

Some just emailed me and said it was 364 total 428-4V CJ Cougars produced, 64 of those were 4 spds. This one is an original 4spd with the "5" on the trans code and an "H" on the rear axle code for 3:50-1 TL I will be digging it out of the yard tomorrow.

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 20:40

Here is a shot of the R-code apron bracing. It will need a roof, but it has the original drivetrain in it so it seems worth doing. I ordered a Marti-report on it so I should know more about it soon. Like if it is a real GT.
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Post by CATHOUSE » 03 Sep 2018, 20:41

1968 R code production numbers per CBTN.

4 speed standard - 48
4 speed XR-7 - 16
Automatic standard - 79
Automatic XR-7 - 101
Total - 244

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 20:45

Perhaps that does not include the R-code GTE's or GT's. I don't know. I'm happy with a one of 64 or a one of 48!

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Post by CATHOUSE » 03 Sep 2018, 20:53

The numbers in CBTN should include all R codes including the GTEs and GTs. You could double check with Bill Quay or perhaps Jim Pinkerton as to the correctness of the numbers. I am not aware that they are incorrect though. If you add the 48 4 speed standard and the 16 4 speed XR-7s you will get a total of 64 4 speeds. Once you own the car I would suggest purchasing a Marti report as that will show you the breakdown. Plus you can request special breakdowns.

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Post by karguy12 » 03 Sep 2018, 21:07

I bought the car today. Jim Pinkerton was who emailed me those numbers. I also ordered the Marti-report. I also bought a 1969 Cyclone Dan Gurney 351 4spd car from the same guy. Will be dragging the Cougar home tomorrow, and the Cyclone home on Wednesday, but both cars are paid for with papers in hand.

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Post by SeaninSD » 03 Sep 2018, 21:11

Congrats on the find! How did you happen to find it and more pics please :D
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