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
67%
2. No
7
21%
3. Not my coolest, but my coolest classic.
1
3%
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: 33

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Post by johnboy » 22 Oct 2011, 05:38

68 XR7 J code madras blue/aqua
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 22 Oct 2011, 08:43

Who said it was a jet?
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'73 F250 XLT Ranger - 390 *Also SOLD*
'63 F100 Stepside - *NEW PROJECT*
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Post by mo2872 » 23 Oct 2011, 14:39

Pratt & Whitney used to make piston-popping type engines, Scott.......not sure if they still do or not, but.....

Also, you ever see Jay Leno's JET engine powered scooter? Plenty street legal. Turbines can be made to spin a gearbox, else we wouldn't have all the lovely Beechcraft King Air turbo-prop aircraft!
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Post by cougarshaman » 16 Jan 2012, 12:41

definitely my first.
I loved that car.

Had a succession of nerdy and pragmatic rides too. Lots of cool motorcycles. But, nothing was ever as cool as that Cougar.
Andy White- 70 standard since 1987 (Hit by a tree on the cowl, but on the mend) :wall:

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Post by mo2872 » 16 Jan 2012, 12:47

Dang, Andy, you're resurrecting some old stuff today.....feeling nostalgic? LOL
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Post by Al Bundy » 16 Jan 2012, 12:54

My first car was a '72 Maverick Grabber. My dad bought it wrecked, replaced some sheet metal and drove it for a few years. When I turned 16 he gave it to me. That car would haul ass. Unfortunately it rusted away around me and when one of the leaf springs finally broke it went to the scrap yard. I'm pretty sure I still have the 302 that was in it. At least most of it. I found one of the original emblems in dads tool box when I was cleaning it out. He was kind of sentimental, I'm sure he kept it because it was my first car.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by 1967 S Code » 16 Jan 2012, 17:36

My 1967 Cougar was my first cool car. It was my Grandfather's and after he passed it was the hand me down car in the family. I had five older brothers so by the time I got it, it was in poor shape at best. I was driving so it was "cool". I had a 68 standard for my second car and sold it in my senior for a 79 Mustang Pace Car. I have owned a lot of cars but the bulk have been Ford products. Love the Cougar's the most they have the family history and the fond place in my heart. Oh and "classic styling". :thumbup:
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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
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Post by mo2872 » 16 Jan 2012, 22:55

Steven-
I've had thirteen cars in 23 years, and all but three have been Ford! Two Toyotas(one currently DD), and one Chebby S10......everything else, blue oval! Ranging from a 72 pickup, to one each of a 92 Probe and Taurus SHO.....probably the only "current"(80's and up?) Ford I haven't owned/had in the family, is a Mustang and a T-bird!
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Post by Local Hero » 17 Jan 2012, 08:32

mo2872 wrote:Steven-
.....probably the only "current"(80's and up?) Ford I haven't owned/had in the family, is a Mustang and a T-bird!
:deal4u: on an Immaculate 88 T-Bird. You won't find a cleaner one anywhere.
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Post by mo2872 » 17 Jan 2012, 08:56

LOL, I KNEW you'd reply with something like that, Mark! But, *sigh*, as you well know......iffin I'm going to pop for a fox-body, it'll be an 88 Cougar!
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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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