XR7-S

The GT-E was only available for a few brief months in 1968. Total production would not have kept the assembly line busy for more than a half day. If you know anything about a GT-E, it is important, and this is the place to share it. The GT-E registry is maintained by Jim Pinkerton.
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Re: XR7-S

Post by propayne » 29 Jun 2012, 19:55

I don't think it is known exactly what the "S" stood for.

Speculation has been "Shelby", "Supercharged" and "Special".

I don't think "Supercharged" because Phil Parcells said he thinks it had a 390 in it.

My guess is the S stood for "Special" as in "Dan Gurney Special".

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Re: XR7-S

Post by Royce » 30 Jun 2012, 09:14

The XR7-S has a 428-8V engine. The "S" doesn't stand for anything.

propayne wrote:I don't think it is known exactly what the "S" stood for.

Speculation has been "Shelby", "Supercharged" and "Special".

I don't think "Supercharged" because Phil Parcells said he thinks it had a 390 in it.

My guess is the S stood for "Special" as in "Dan Gurney Special".
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: XR7-S

Post by 1967 S Code » 30 Jun 2012, 13:53

Royce wrote:The XR7-S has a 428-8V engine. The "S" doesn't stand for anything.

propayne wrote:I don't think it is known exactly what the "S" stood for.

Speculation has been "Shelby", "Supercharged" and "Special".

I don't think "Supercharged" because Phil Parcells said he thinks it had a 390 in it.

My guess is the S stood for "Special" as in "Dan Gurney Special".
I might be way off base but didn't HFII's XR7S start off as a S code 390 car replaced with the dual quad 428? I think I read that somewhere but I can't remember for sure.
On a different note the S does stand for something...."Steven" So I think the XR7S should be in my care. After all it's my favorite Cougar. :D
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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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Re: XR7-S

Post by Golly-G » 30 Jun 2012, 16:12

O.K. Steven, just for shitz & giggles if you you want to have this car in your care. When I first met the owner and found out he really owned the xr7S I did ask him if he wanted to sell it. He said he really didn't want to sell it, but I probably couldn't afford it anyway. Then I started thinking.... he don't even know me, how does he know what I can afford and what I can't. Don't get me wrong he was never rude but I guess you can just feel out people. But anyway I was thinking I had 3 fairly nice cars that I could sell, I also had a little money in the bank(not no more) and if I had to I take out some of the equity I have(had) in my house. I was going to offer him about 200K, and he just kept walking, he didn't want to sell. Well last year we were talking and he mentioned one of his cars he was offered a million dollars for. I think it was from Ron Pratt from B-J fame. He used to go to some of the bigger auctions like B-J, Russo, Gooding,and Mecum. I asked him if he remembered I offered to buy the xr7S. He just said vaguely, and I told I was going to offer him 200k for it, and he said back then that's what he thought it might be worth. I said well I have to apologize for my ignorance I didn't know that car was worth around a million bucks.
He said it probably wasn't, he was told at one of the auctions(don't know which one) that they could probably get about 700K for it. And you know what? It's still not for sale.

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Re: XR7-S

Post by 1967 S Code » 30 Jun 2012, 17:20

Golly-G wrote:O.K. Steven, just for shitz & giggles if you you want to have this car in your care. When I first met the owner and found out he really owned the xr7S I did ask him if he wanted to sell it. He said he really didn't want to sell it, but I probably couldn't afford it anyway. Then I started thinking.... he don't even know me, how does he know what I can afford and what I can't. Don't get me wrong he was never rude but I guess you can just feel out people. But anyway I was thinking I had 3 fairly nice cars that I could sell, I also had a little money in the bank(not no more) and if I had to I take out some of the equity I have(had) in my house. I was going to offer him about 200K, and he just kept walking, he didn't want to sell. Well last year we were talking and he mentioned one of his cars he was offered a million dollars for. I think it was from Ron Pratt from B-J fame. He used to go to some of the bigger auctions like B-J, Russo, Gooding,and Mecum. I asked him if he remembered I offered to buy the xr7S. He just said vaguely, and I told I was going to offer him 200k for it, and he said back then that's what he thought it might be worth. I said well I have to apologize for my ignorance I didn't know that car was worth around a million bucks.
He said it probably wasn't, he was told at one of the auctions(don't know which one) that they could probably get about 700K for it. And you know what? It's still not for sale.
Jon thats cool thats why they call them dream cars. :thumbup:
700K - That's quite a hefty sum of money.

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Speed Control on the XR7S?
This picture is out of 1967 Motor Trend Car of The Year issue. Am I wrong or is that a speed control switch on the turn signal lever? If it is wouldn't that be wierd for a dual quad 428?

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Tail Light Bars and Exhaust Tips
I like the bars on the XR7S tail lights, matching the grille bars is a nice touch. The XR7S exhaust tips look like the GTE Prototype exhaust tips in the picture below.
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HFII's had GT-E style quad tips.
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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"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: XR7-S

Post by Golly-G » 30 Jun 2012, 18:18

I believe the HF II car is a 4 speed.

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Re: XR7-S

Post by MercuryDon » 01 Jul 2012, 12:43

My guess for ths "S" would be that it used Shelbys 1967 GT500 engine. There for the S for shelby.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Re: XR7-S

Post by propayne » 02 Jul 2012, 08:02

Royce wrote:The XR7-S has a 428-8V engine. The "S" doesn't stand for anything.
Just repeating Phil Parcell's hypothesis - that the XR7-S in these Ford studio shots was either an engineless styling exercise or that the "S" stood for an s-code 390.

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Re: XR7-S

Post by ClawIt » 14 Nov 2012, 21:48

Since I just got on this forum of course I had to head for anything XR7-S. I talked with the owner at the 1980 Dearborn get together and he said the S stood for S code 390. He took off the 67 390 GT air cleaner to show a single Holley. The fiberglass hood was the best part. Merc should have went with it for the GTEs. Mr. Pinkerton has copies of all the pics I took that day. The above rear shot was one of them.

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Re: XR7-S

Post by 1967 S Code » 15 Nov 2012, 04:20

ClawIt welcome to the Classic Cougar Community. You need to set up your XR7S (fender photo) avatar. So if I understand this correctly HRII's XR7S has a 390 or just the 390GT air cleaner? So the original prototype XR7S was the only dual quad 428? Do you have copies of any of the pictures you took of HFII's car when you saw it in 1980 that you could post or does Mr. Pinkerton have the only copies? If you have copies would you be able to post them?
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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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