Looks like this was an XR7 G

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Looks like this was an XR7 G

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Post by Cadillacbart » 21 Feb 2018, 21:01

Found this on Hemmings, looks like it’s a G. Could be a good resto candidate?

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 71234.html

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Post by CATHOUSE » 21 Feb 2018, 21:22

They list a VIN starting with 8R91F so if that is a correct VIN then it is not a G. Or it could be a misprint and they really meant 8R93F. But then again I thought that all the G cars were built in Dearborn, not San Jose.

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Post by badcatt » 21 Feb 2018, 21:25

Interesting, It sure looks like a Sun roof G and states it is a theft recovery.
Seller’s Description: 1968 Mercury Cougar 8R91F521496 for sale. Primary damage: Theft, Secondary damage: Strip, Sale status: Wait certificate, Loss: Theft, Start code: Can't test, Odometer status: Broken, Fuel: Other, Engine: Missing, Transmission: Missing
Price: $1,974 Auction
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Post by badcatt » 21 Feb 2018, 21:27

CATHOUSE wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 21:22
They list a VIN starting with 8R91F so if that is a correct VIN then it is not a G. Or it could be a misprint and they really meant 8R93F. But then again I thought that all the G cars were built in Dearborn, not San Jose.
ture a 302 2V it can't be a Hertz rent a racer. But the G package could be had with any engine any 68 XR-7 could get except the 427.
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Re: Looks like this was an XR7 G

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Post by Cadillacbart » 21 Feb 2018, 21:38

One of the pics shows “no VIN” written on the windshield.
I can’t figure out why the package tray and bracing behind the rear seats have been cut out, as it appears they have been.
Are those “G” emblems on the c pillars?

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Post by badcatt » 21 Feb 2018, 22:11

It does, but in the text it has the VIN I posted and it should be stamped in to the fender aprons. The only round C pillar emblems used in 69 were on XR7-Gs. But maybe Royce will see this can chime in.
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Post by fordnutz » 22 Feb 2018, 00:05

All Gs were built in Dearborn and all have the 93 body code in the VIN. Looks like someone needed a whole bunch of parts for their project Cougar, 'cause there's not much left here. Picked pretty clean.
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Post by BossElim69 » 22 Feb 2018, 06:40

Doesn't look like a factory ASC sunroof.
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Post by CougarCJ » 22 Feb 2018, 10:37

Looks like it still has a tilt column and disc brake booster.
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Re: Looks like this was an XR7 G

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Post by 1968XR7G » 22 Feb 2018, 11:34

G cars should have come crom from Dearborn and started out as an xr7. There four the vin should start out as 8f93 and the dash and steering column would have been painted black/ charcole in color. I didn’t see any holes drilled in the radiator support for the hood pins. So I would guess this is a standard body cougar with a sunroof.

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