XR7-S

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Post by propayne » 28 Jun 2012, 06:26

I started a thread over at the XR7-G section on G prototypes and thought I'd start a thread on the XR7-S here.

Here is a nice, color photo from the April 1967 issue of "Hi-Performance Cars" magazine.
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Post by propayne » 28 Jun 2012, 06:29

Here is a close-up of the emblem and the interior.

Interior looks custom and the rear seats appear to be buckets?

The text mentions a hidden roll bar.
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Post by propayne » 28 Jun 2012, 06:32

Here is the article from the 1982 issue of "Super Ford" magazine on the other XR7-S that was built for Henry Ford II and is now in the hands of a private collector.

One of the few times he has shown the car was at a SAAC convention in the '80s which is where these photos were taken.
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Post by Golly-G » 28 Jun 2012, 09:59

I was sort of hoping the owner of the HF II cougar was going to bring it to the SAAC-MCR show in May at the Ford World Headquarters. When Brian and I were talking to him he said he might bring something. (wishful thinking I guess) He did say he had some experimental Shelby tail lights or something he was going to let a friend of his use on his Shelby for the show, but they both ended up being a no show. There's one more show at the FWH in Aug. I'll ask him again about the xr7-S, but every time I bring it up he likes to change the subject. I heard him talking to some of his friends about the HF II license plates. That was his doing's, not Henry Ford the second.

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Post by propayne » 28 Jun 2012, 10:09

Your our man on the inside Jon - keep up the good work!

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Post by 1967 S Code » 28 Jun 2012, 12:21

Philip thanks for this and the G thread. I'm eating this stuff up :D! Great reading. These are my favorite Cougars after mine of course.
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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


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390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
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Post by Yorgle » 28 Jun 2012, 20:39

Great pics. Thanks for posting.
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Post by snafu » 29 Jun 2012, 13:41

So the "S" was for "Supercat" or "Shelby"?
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Post by Cougar1 » 29 Jun 2012, 16:10

Oh great, now another set of rumors will start to spread.
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Post by 1969eliminator » 29 Jun 2012, 18:31

Cougar1 wrote:Oh great, now another set of rumors will start to spread.
Yeh, like was there really only one built??
And who's going to build the first clone ... er, re-body??!!
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