Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by karguy12 » 13 Sep 2018, 20:39

I was hoping someone may have had a photo of any Cougar he was driving like the photo of Dan Gurney above.

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Post by 68CJ428CAT » 13 Sep 2018, 20:59

Continue searching for the diamond in the ruff...its an honor and pleasure to own any 68 CJ Car either a GTE or Non GTE.
1968 GTE 428CJ
1968 GTE 428CJ XR7
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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by karguy12 » 13 Sep 2018, 21:02

68CJ428CAT wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 20:59
Continue searching for the diamond in the ruff...its an honor and pleasure to own any 68 CJ Car either a GTE or Non GTE.
I agree!! I just know this car has a story to tell. I want to know what that story is.

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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by droptopcat70 » 19 Sep 2018, 21:18

karguy12 wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 10:37
This is one of the reasons I thought that Nemesis may have been my car. Clearly this car came from the factory in red according to the Marti-report. The 1988 CCOA newsletter had Debra Sudlow, the owner from 1984 through at least 1988 reporting that the car was raced early on and also by the second owner when the car was painted Black. She stated that when she bought it it was painted Silver. She returned it to the original factory red. These photos show chipping paint from black to silver and back to red. Unless my car was shipped to Sandy Elliot Mercury before being sold to Bruce Fitzgibbons, this is not the same car. But it sure was looking like it was with now just a very slight chance it is. The Nemesis has not been found or identified.

But if this was the case, how many other black 428CJ 1968 Cougars were racing in the late 60's and early 70's?
You had mentioned bruce Fitzgibbons, I noticed in 1 of the pictures from the ford racing team of Canada he raced the 70 cougar for them at that time. To bad someone here doesn't know him...

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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by Royce » 20 Sep 2018, 05:29

This particular car was in the town of Canada, Kentucky. It's not documented to have ever been to the country of Canada. Two different things......
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by propayne » 20 Sep 2018, 07:01

Here is a vintage pic (circa 1967) of Bud Moore Engineering in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Looks like a couple of people drove Cougars to the shop that day.

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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by karguy12 » 30 Sep 2018, 21:24

Going on 25 days waiting for my personalized marti-Report. The website says 10-14 days. I'm hoping that the delay is because they are finding interesting info. :)

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Post by GavinS » 30 Sep 2018, 21:54

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What are you seeking to learn from the Marti Report? How will the Marti report factor into where you determine the value to be?

Have you been able to speak with Bill Quay or Phil Parcells about what they know about your cars history?

Have you considered a quote to have the car restored to either weigh the value verses work needed or to possibly keep and enjoy after it is back to its previous glory?

Glad to see you post as there are a lot of people hopeful to see your car restored and back on the road.

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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by karguy12 » 30 Sep 2018, 23:18

There was the open end question about the number of 4:30 traction lok cars built, any information about the first possible owner, if the car was sold out of Spitzer Ford or traded or shipped to another dealer or anything else interesting about the car that he may know of. I have restored several cars over my lifetime including a 67 GT500 tribute but never a concours car to exacting standards. I tend to take a few liberties that concours folks would frown upon. Here is the clone I built about 10 years ago.

1967 date coded 427 side oiler with 69 Cobra Jet heads, Lemans rods, solid lifters, Factory dual quad set up, Rug S toploader, did my own staggered shock conversion, 4wheel disc brakes, 9" 3:50 Traction Loc, Custom built full frame, widened functional side scoops, custom made shock tower brace, rear mounted battery, 1968 headrest seats and I even put factory A/C on it. Had Dan Williams build the trans and the engine was built by Rick Toombs former engine builder with Homan and Moody, but I did everything else literally by myself including body, paint, interior and all mechanical and assembly. Took me three years, I don't know if I can do another at 60. I can still get under the car, but getting back up isn't as easy as it used to be.
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Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

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Post by ClawIt » 01 Oct 2018, 05:51

karguy12 wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 13:37
It was documented that they gave some of their race car drivers a free Cougar so that they would be seen in the cars. It would also make sense that it would be a FAST one!

Fast Eddie Schartman was given a 69 XR-7 CJ loaded by Mercury. It was sold by the family a few years ago.

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