How long did it take to find your car.

Okay, lets put it to a vote: were all Cougar Convertibles Red? Is the '68 really the best year of all? This is the place to count the votes and find out.

How long did it take you to find your Cougar?

I wasn't looking / it found me.
13
27%
Less than one week.
2
4%
One week to one month.
1
2%
One to three months.
2
4%
Three months to one year.
9
18%
More than one year.
19
39%
Still looking.
3
6%
 
Total votes: 49

sweetair
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Re: How long did it take to find your car.

#11

Post by sweetair » 28 Jun 2012, 21:44

Once I convinced my wife that I needed another toy car, I've got my Marauder, it didn't take too long. But there were a few months for the warm up and then the find.
2013 Taurus SHO w/PP DAILY DRIVER
2008 Expedition------Family Duties
2003 Marauder supercharged, 14" Baer brake kit, MMC driveshaft and loop, widened rear rims now 9.5" (total sleeper)
1969 Cougar XR7 S code, 4 speed, convertible, 1of42. A gem!!
November 2016 ROTM- https://classiccougarcommunity.com/foru ... etair+ROTM

1970puma
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Re: How long did it take to find your car.

#12

Post by 1970puma » 22 Oct 2018, 10:04

Took a little more than a year, but I was selective in that I wanted a good body/no rust, Was willing to do some mechanical work & even have it repainted. The search was 1/2 the fun for me.... Wound up being less than 200 miles away.
Enjoyed it for 7 years as I got it back into good running shape and just sold it. I know I'll hate myself in the spring but time to move on to the next project (unfortunately I do not have the time/cash for a collection - just 1 at a time). I hope the new owner enjoys it at least 1/2 as much as I did.


This was the 3rd 1970 I've had, maybe a 69 next time. Really liked the bullet rockers the previous owner had on this 70 (even though it was a 69 only option), so maybe a 69 sport version.

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Don Rush
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Re: How long did it take to find your car.

#13

Post by Don Rush » 22 Oct 2018, 11:05

1970puma wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 10:04
"time to move on to the next project (unfortunately I do not have the time/cash for a collection - just 1 at a time)."
My thoughts exactly. It stresses me out to keep 5-6 cars insured, stored and maintained. I enjoy the hunt and the tidy up process, even the auctioning process can be fun albeit nerve wracking at times. Yes I will miss it when it goes down the road but one funds the next and so on. My experience is that if your heart is not racing and you cannot wait another second to leave a deposit then that is not the right one. If you have to "think about it" and write out a pros and cons list, you in the end will be disappointed when you uncover the unknown problems every car seems to have.
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Re: How long did it take to find your car.

#14

Post by sfhess » 22 Oct 2018, 13:18

My Cougar sorta found me.

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