Tell me why?

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.

Why?

1. Self gratification
9
16%
2. Just like them
29
51%
3. Sentimental reasons
16
28%
4. DUH, IT'S THE TROPHIES!!!
0
No votes
5. None of the above
3
5%
 
Total votes: 57

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Post by mo2872 » 12 Sep 2011, 13:09

Why do you purchase/restore/drive/show your classic car(s)?
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Post by mo2872 » 12 Sep 2011, 13:11

I fall in between 1 and 2.......I never had a Cougar or an old car before this one, my parents/grandparents never had one, that I'm aware of, so, I just LIKE the Cougar......and, I wanted the satisfaction of saying to myself, "I did this.....COOL!"......

Now you go......
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Post by 2NDXRND » 12 Sep 2011, 13:26

I do it for the attention I get. Girls smile and wave, and I pretend they're interested in ME. It's also a great way to tell people about ME. Sure, they may ask "What kind of engine is in there?" But I know they're REALLY asking... "What about this Scamp guy? What makes him tick? What kind of underwear is he sportin'?"
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Post by johnboy » 12 Sep 2011, 13:35

There should be a possibility of multiple choices...

3, AND 2 (in that order)and at my age... don't need the attention. I drive it for me. and don't even go to old car meets etc... I still love the ride, and dang thing even smells like my first cougar (except for the smoke residues :lol:) (dang that console came handy)
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Post by Bricklyn » 13 Sep 2011, 09:00

actually its all of em except 4. Ive always wanted one and i take pride that its still running and often the only one at the event.
It draws plenty of looks mostly beacuse they havent see one in a while and you get to meet quite a lot of people ( some are cool , others are drips) and I absolutely love the sound and ride of it!
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Post by xr7g428 » 13 Sep 2011, 13:58

My sister tells me that I imprinted on the Cougar much the same way that baby ducklings imprint on the first thing they see after hatching. I am so glad it was not a trash truck...
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'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
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'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
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Post by MercuryDon » 13 Sep 2011, 16:58

Or a Brand X
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Post by mo2872 » 14 Sep 2011, 14:51

xr7g428 wrote:My sister tells me that I imprinted on the Cougar much the same way that baby ducklings imprint on the first thing they see after hatching. I am so glad it was not a trash truck...
LMAO.....I think I believe her, Bill, what with your stable......
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Post by Local Hero » 10 Oct 2011, 06:54

Well #3 fits the answer the closest for me. Since the Hero was originally grandpa's, I have more sentimental attachment to it than I would anything else. That, and the fact that it was my first car adds to that. The fact that it happened to be a Cougar was purely coincidental and I can't honestly say that Cougars are my favorite cars either. I can't pick a single favorite. I ended up with whatever grandpa happened to give me.

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Post by xr7g428 » 10 Oct 2011, 10:09

I used to spend a lot of time getting upset over college football games and then finally figured out that It was just a monkey on my back. You have nothing to show for a round of golf. Fishing, I could do a lot more of, but I really don't like eating fish all that much. I think the car hobby suits me pretty well.
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'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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