XR7-G Book

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by propayne » 04 May 2018, 18:13

^^^ In my mind (and this is obviously subjective), I think the definitive GT-E color is cardinal red with the silver lower body and for the XR7-G it is the color combination on your car Scott.

Now for the Cougar in general - Augusta Green with a saddle interior just seems to be the definitive combo.

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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by SPLINEHEAD » 04 May 2018, 18:46

Impressive!

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Post by fordnutz » 04 May 2018, 18:50

OMG!! Are you sure we’re not long lost siblings?
I also had an Augusta green 68 XR-7 with a black vinyl roof and Saddle interior. Unfortunately I sold it after buying my first G. Striking colour combo.
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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by Dennis Pierachini » 16 May 2018, 15:32

Another very well done image, Phillip!
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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by Cgrhj50 » 16 May 2018, 15:49

Phillip, nice idea to have the two covers reflect each other. Not to pile on but if you could possibly increase the fog lights just a bit, I'd appreciate it. Since those lights and the Sunroof are such defining features of the XR7-G, it's likely that enthusiasts will like it too.
Since there was a limited edition poster of the GT-E cover, is it likely there will be one for this cover as well?
Finally, is there an early sign up list for those who want to buy the book?

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Post by propayne » 17 May 2018, 10:23

Thanks for the suggestions - I really do appreciate it and my butt has been saved before when things I have missed were pointed out prior to having artwork printed.

I don't take offense (got that drilled out of me during class critiques in art school) and likewise, don't take offense if my perception differs.

The artwork has been released to the printer.

I am having matching posters printed and should have them available at the Cougar tent at Carlisle. After that I will put them up on my Etsy store.

And no sign up list that I am aware of - the books will be available on the CCOA merchandise webpage.

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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by Blitz » 17 May 2018, 11:03

Great work as always Phillip! I dig it!
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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by propayne » 17 May 2018, 17:59

Thank you very much Andrew!

Saw a proof of the poster today - the sales manager for a local printer that my business uses a lot surprised me by bringing the proof over here to my home/office.

Turns out his father owned a Cougar when he was a kid so besides getting my "ok" to run the posters he wanted to talk Cougars!

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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by BigMatt » 18 May 2018, 05:37

propayne wrote:
04 May 2018, 18:13
^^^ ... and for the XR7-G it is the color combination on your car Scott.

- Phillip
From the pics, I didn't think I would like the color combo on Scott's car. When I saw it in Dearborn, I was hooked. You have to see it in person to really appreciate it.

In my mind, I guess that is the only thing that detracts from my G. Saxony with saddle interior and a black vinyl top is kind of a funky combination. It has grown on me, but there are still better combos.
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Re: XR7-G Book

Post by propayne » 18 May 2018, 15:49

It sure looks great in your avatar photo Matt!

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