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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My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by tmh » 17 Jan 2012, 10:19

Never owned a Ford before my cougar. Never owned a car anywhere close to as cool, though my first two were alright. '79 Monte Carlo and then a '79 Cutlass Supreme. Both were hand-me-downs from family members, both came and went pretty quickly. First car I bought myself was a '92 S-10 Blazer, liked it just fine but came to regret it fairly quickly. Paid too much for it and it was nothing but service issues. Donated it to the American Cancer Society, glad to be rid of it. Replaced it with the '00 4Runner I have had for like 9 years now. Love that thing but can't really say it's "cool".

My Cougar is ridiculously cool. For my money, the 67/68 Cougar is the best-looking car I've ever seen. One thing I have to admit is that the GTE looks better than the normal old XR-7 like I got, and if I ever get a chance to pick up a GTE with a 428 I'll be all over it. :)

I'm shopping for a 78/79 Bronco, for a winter driver, which to me is the coolest truck ever. Honestly, I might have been in the market for a K5 Blazer right now, another truck I love, but after buying my Cougar I'm now officially leaning toward Ford.

To me, there is a charm and character to old cars that just doesn't exist in newer cars. New cars can outperform the old dogs but now way they can out-cool them. Not for me anyway.

Yes, my Cougar is the first car I own that's extremely cool. For sure.
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by Local Hero » 17 Jan 2012, 10:44

mo2872 wrote: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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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by xr7g428 » 17 Jan 2012, 11:06

There is a jet powered Mitsubishi running around Scottsdale and the same guy has one on a motorcycle.



Just running the jet is not that impressive so he occasionally dumps fuel into the after burner to make it into a flamethrower.
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My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by tmh » 17 Jan 2012, 12:00

I can think of multiple ways that vehicle is illegal. He must be paying off the right people to be able to get away with that. Not just illegal for trivial reasons, too, actually dangerous and stuff. Anyone who's ever stood behind a jet should know what I'm talking about.

Cool cars are cool. But a jet engine in a street vehicle is just plain wrong. If he never drove it anywhere but a track, that's another story.
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Post by mo2872 » 17 Jan 2012, 12:20

Google "y2k superbike".....street legal turbine motorcycle....why not a car?
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Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Jan 2012, 12:38

Chrysler made a jet car. I believe 55 were made total. I have attached a video link of the car running. It sounds like a jet and nobody is wearing hearing protection. It drives through a crowd and nobody gets blown away. So thats a good thing! Very cool car. :thumbup:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IF0VbUb_Ug


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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"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by Bricklyn » 17 Jan 2012, 14:43

that car is in the Chrysler museum in Detroit- I got pictures of it. Very cool!
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by zman » 17 Jan 2012, 18:18

Looks kinda T-Birdish.
1967 S Code wrote:Chrysler made a jet car. I believe 55 were made total. I have attached a video link of the car running. It sounds like a jet and nobody is wearing hearing protection. It drives through a crowd and nobody gets blown away. So thats a good thing! Very cool car. :thumbup:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by coug67 » 17 Jan 2012, 18:45

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.
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Re: My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Jan 2012, 19:05

zman wrote:Looks kinda T-Birdish.
1967 S Code wrote:Chrysler made a jet car. I believe 55 were made total. I have attached a video link of the car running. It sounds like a jet and nobody is wearing hearing protection. It drives through a crowd and nobody gets blown away. So thats a good thing! Very cool car. :thumbup:
Steven

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IF0VbUb_UgSi


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car
I can see a little bit of the T-Bird. But what I hear is Batmobile. :lol:
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

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"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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