XR7GT - 50 today!

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Cougar Paul
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XR7GT - 50 today!

Post by Cougar Paul » 19 Apr 2017, 14:30

Couldn't resist posting a birthday photo of my car, built this day in 1967. Still running strong, still putting a big smile on the lucky owner's face!

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Re: XR7GT - 50 today!

Post by Blitz » 19 Apr 2017, 16:03

Very nice! I see you went for the simple / symmetric route by deleting the grille badge & fender extension emblem. It's a nice uncluttered look! Sweet car.
-Andrew Chenovick
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RIDES:
-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: XR7GT - 50 today!

Post by Cougar Paul » 19 Apr 2017, 16:27

Thanks! Actually deleting the emblems was the last owner's preference so I can't take credit for that. I'm OK with the uncluttered look but replacing the badges is next on my to-do list, as I'd like it to look closer to how it did when it left the factory. That said, the wheels are definitely staying. Can't beat the Magnum 500/white letter tire combo IMHO!

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Re: XR7GT - 50 today!

Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Apr 2017, 17:54

Very nice! Our 1967 Cougar has it's 50th birthday on May 31st.
Steven
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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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