My first Cougar was my first COOL 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.

Was your first Cougar your first COOL car?

1. Yes!
22
69%
2. No
7
22%
3. Not my coolest, but my coolest classic.
0
No votes
4. No, my coolest was......(explain in post)
1
3%
5. Some of the above
1
3%
6. All of the above.(based on previous poll needing more options! LMAO )
1
3%
 
Total votes: 32

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by mo2872 » 18 Jan 2012, 08:11

coug67 wrote:I am very proud to say that my very first car is the same 67 cougar xr7 I own today. Got it when I was 15 and still working on it. Now I'm 21 and finally am driving it every weekend. Soon to be every day when I can replace a few things to make her more dependable. Still working out the kinks and getting the fresh motor all dialed in.

That's awesome....keep up the good work!
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by LewPoberezny » 18 Jan 2012, 11:08

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Lost 1969 XR7 Convertible R code car



I bought this car a friends uncle, the original owner. I took the car on a
road test, slowly up to MPH then stomped the throttle, it downshifted into
first breaking loose the tires and when it shifted into 2nd laid down another
30 feet of rubber. it did have E70-14 bias ply tires so that was fairly easy
and I had to have the car. laid down $1500.00 without haggling, I'm sure all
will understand. Basically poured every paycheck in to the car, had to make it
faster of course. I replaced every removable panel over a 10 year ownership
period. I worked in parts at a Ford dealer. All ford metal including the last 2
oem quarter panels located in California. Added a factory rear wing and front
spoiler to personalize it. This car was block sanded for hours and hours to get
it perfectly flat. I built a non functional roll bar trying to get the Shelby
look, trying to achieve a look as though Shelby had his hands in it. There were
428 cobra jet emblems on the fenders and snakes above the rear side markers.
The last motor I built was a 13:1 monster and ran a 11.96 with the car. I also
took out the police C6 and put in a large input shaft top loader and added a
Detroit locker with 4.56 gears in the nodular housing. Got tired of shifting
when I ran across a reverse shift C6, that made the car fun again. Only problem
was finding fuel for it to run decently. After 10 years of ownership I tired of
the car and decided to sell and buy a washer and drier to stop going to
laundromats. Sold it to a kid for $6500.00. He blew up the engine within a few
months and it sat. It was bought by a guy in Milwaukee and he put a milder 428
back in. He no longer owns it and the caris no longer registered in WI. I would like to try to
find it again even if just to lay eyes on it again. In the meantime I am building
a Factory Five AC Cobra replica. You can follow the progress at

http://ffr7347build.blogspot.com/[album][/album]
Lew Poberezny
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by mo2872 » 18 Jan 2012, 11:19

That is a good looking car, Lew....(the vert).....hope you find it again.

Will have to look at the FF Cobra when I get a chance....
T3
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Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by LewPoberezny » 18 Jan 2012, 11:23

I did find the convertible a few months ago. It had not been on the road since 1991. I went over and helped him get it running, got to take it for a ride, the car is exactly as I sold it in 1984. He is not ready to sell but he remembered I have first crack at it.
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Post by Blitz » 18 Jan 2012, 12:27

Given that the first car I drove before the Cougar was a 1984 Toyota Camry (faded poop brown paint, bent antenna, etc) this question is a no-brainier. I started driving the Cougar my senior year of high school, and felt like I was WAY cooler. However, the first couple times I drove the Cougar were kind of scary, especially not being used to the manual drum brakes. Also, looking out over that long hood was a little intimidating at first, still being somewhat of a novice driver. But it was destiny. What a great car.
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by TheGreatMrDrew » 10 Jul 2012, 15:47

my first car i got fro free from a farm cause they werent using it, a 1994 ford ranger that was beat to hell hahaha then i got my 1968 standard 3 speed that my uncle had started restoring, nothing fancy by anymeans but damn it is a sweet car i love it so much :) still a work in progress so if you want to see "Kate" {like her name??} from start to finish keep up on my thread and ill keep you posted :)

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by Whatacougar » 11 Jul 2012, 13:48

My first Cougar was my second car, and yea, it was a lot cooler than the first one even though it was a rusty 67 STD that could leave 4 tire tracks on a wet road (dog tracking). It didn't have much competition for being cooler though because my first car was a 4 door 65 Fairlane, the ugliest Fairlane made for decades. If you can't picture a 65 Fairlane don't feel bad. There is no resemblance to either the 64 or the 66. There actually was a 65 Sport Coupe that didn't look too bad for a square box with wheels.

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by Tomcat » 11 Jul 2012, 14:40

No. My second car was a used !966 Mercury Cyclone GT. That was my first cool car. I traded the Cyclone in on the only new car I ever bought and that is my 1970 Cougar Eliminator. The Eliminator is still the coolest car I've ever owned. The fourth car I purchased a used was a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad. That was a cool car also, but not as cool as the Eliminator.
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by jenjustme » 11 Jul 2012, 14:43

My First car was a 73 frog pond green Pinto! So Yes My Cougar is much cooler than that!
1971 Cougar XR7 Convertible
1975 Mustang II V8 Ghia
1983 Mustang Convertible

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by R Code » 12 Jul 2012, 09:34

My R code was my first "cool" car - bought it at age 20 and have owned it ever since. My early days of driving were mostly "junkyard specials" that were bought cheap & fixed cheaper.
- Chris

1967 Std 4 speed conversion
1969 XR-7 "R Code" Convertible

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