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 snafu » 20 Oct 2011, 15:41

IDK. Are Dusters cool? My dad always drove Mopars so I went that way for my first car. My Duster had a 318, a snakeskin half vinyl top and a foldown rear seat so I thought it was pretty cool. I only had it a few months when a lady in a Blazer rear-ended me and totalled it. :(
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Post by mo2872 » 20 Oct 2011, 20:45

LMAO....and exactly WHY did you think that folddown rear seat was cool?? Hmmmm??? :poke:
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Post by Local Hero » 20 Oct 2011, 20:47

Mo.. Mo..Mo please stop adding to threads until I get through all of them the first time.... OK? LOL!
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Post by mo2872 » 20 Oct 2011, 20:52

LMAO....I'll do my best.
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Post by Bricklyn » 21 Oct 2011, 05:49

snafu wrote:IDK. Are Dusters cool? My dad always drove Mopars so I went that way for my first car. My Duster had a 318, a snakeskin half vinyl top and a foldown rear seat so I thought it was pretty cool. I only had it a few months when a lady in a Blazer rear-ended me and totalled it. :(

My oldest brother was a mopar nut. He had a Gold Duster and dropped in a 440 that he picked up somewhere and completely rebuilt. He didnt redo the trans that was in there or his rear end. That engine and the way he was driveing it ended up trashing the car. It sat in his garage as a paperweight for 8 yrs before he got rid of it to one of my buddies who had a Demon and needed a few patch pannels and interior.
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 21 Oct 2011, 07:54

My '53 Chevy Pickup came before the Cougar and so did the '68 Firebird.
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Post by snafu » 21 Oct 2011, 08:37

leonbray wrote:First cool car was a 68 VW Beetle - aircraft spec engine (my father in law built them for homebuilt aircraft), herod helper, custom interior with Veglia Borelli gauges (I like Maseratis), whole bunch of custom bits and blue flames with teal and silver tips. Was faster than a 302 to 84 mph. Would have been quicker with a decent set of ported twin port heads and 40MM IDF Webers

Had a whole bunch of fun blowing off V8 racers

Second cool car was 68 XR7, which started the current madness. Should have stuck with VWs - at least you can change the engine in an hour and you don't have to lift the engine to change the plugs
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I bet that 68 Beetle was a fun car!
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 21 Oct 2011, 18:43

There was a Beetle running the streets of LA in the late 60's/early 70's that was running a Pratt & Whitney. Word was that it could haul serious a$$!
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Post by mo2872 » 21 Oct 2011, 20:19

Which P&W would be my question.....
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My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by tmh » 22 Oct 2011, 01:19

I'm calling BS. Aside from the absurd noise levels which would deafen the driver, passengers, people on the street (ever seen the ground crew at an airport, they all wear heavy duty ear protection), and the fuel requirements like a huge gas tank running jet fuel, and the fact that jet engines generate thrust by pushing air out the back not by rotating a drive shaft (which would knock over people standing on sidewalks as the car made turns-- ever stood right behind a jet on the ground? I have, it will knock you on your $&! in a heartbeat) and the... Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, jet engine on a car, no way it would be street legal in the US, probably wouldn't even be functional, would definitely cause deafness. Salt flats for a land speed record, sure. Street, I doubt it.
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