Where it started for me.

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Where it started for me.

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Post by bmwhd1 » 14 Nov 2017, 15:32

I finally found a picture of our family's first Cougar. I'm the ascot-wearing young lad on the right in this photo from April 1970.

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Dad doesn't remember if it was a '67 or '68 standard but Royce suggests it's likely a '68 given the door lock knob.

Color in the photo is hard to see but it was definitely black with red interior and red pinstripe.

It was traded on the '70 standard hardtop which I inherited at age 16 shortly after this picture was taken. Not sure why but I'm thinking it was because the '70 had A/C. Here's the '70 in a snap taken in 1981:

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Like our '70, the black car would have come from Dick Price Lincoln Mercury in Wichita, KS. Wonder if it still lives?
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Post by Don Rush » 14 Nov 2017, 15:47

Great picture! I stared at the pic for the longest time, it could go either way, 67 or 68!

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Post by badcatt » 14 Nov 2017, 16:44

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing,
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Post by propayne » 14 Nov 2017, 17:02

Vintage pics are the best - thanks for posting!

With that bush and the cropping of the photo, it's like every clue to the Cougar's year is hidden.

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Post by JETEXAS » 15 Nov 2017, 09:05

I zoomed in on the driver seat, but the jacket is covering the front, so you can't even tell if it has the decor trim or the definitive 68 non-decor seat.

Edit: The shape of the center section and stitching on the passenger seat and the trim on the door panel makes me thing 67 or 68 decor -- which does nothing to solve the mystery.
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Post by bmwhd1 » 15 Nov 2017, 09:46

It really is as if mom framed it to intentionally create a mystery. Sadly she's passed or she would likely remember more details. I will be searching for more pics again at Xmas.
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Post by propayne » 15 Nov 2017, 10:11

^^^ You may have already done this, but also old paperwork (insurance?) that has the VIN.

Then you could get the Marti.

- Phillip

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Post by BossElim69 » 15 Nov 2017, 10:44

Cool old picture. For some reason it just screams 67 to me. Not that I see any proof of that :?
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Post by bmwhd1 » 15 Nov 2017, 10:49

propayne wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 10:11
^^^ You may have already done this, but also old paperwork (insurance?) that has the VIN.

Then you could get the Marti.

- Phillip
I've looked. So far nothing but their house is full of boxes and mom was a good record keeper.

On our '70, I was able to pay for a database search with a high degree of confidence because I remembered its exact configuration and selling dealer which paid off.
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 15 Nov 2017, 18:22

Hey, I have a back in the day picture too! Me and my '70 standard HT named "Cleveland Rocks". Vintage would be around 1985:

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