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 » 06 Mar 2016, 14:29

I just love the line illustrations in that Ford of Canada piece!

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Re: XR7-S

Post by 1967 S Code » 07 Mar 2016, 05:45

propayne wrote:Here are a couple of pictures (posted over at the SAAC forum) from the 1967 Detroit Auto Show of the XR7-S show.

Note the wheels, the exhaust and a picture of the roll bar.

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Philip these pictures are great. I've always wondered what the roll bar looked like.
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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,
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Post by propayne » 07 Mar 2016, 07:13

^^^ yeah, it's looks like a nicely designed and finished off piece, doesn't it.

Would have been great if they'd included that in the G package like they did with the Shelbys.

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Re: XR7-S

Post by CougarCJ » 07 Mar 2016, 11:17

Another view of the rear of the XR7-S.
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It looks like the GT-E side mouldings continue around the rear of the car under the bumper.

Also worth mentioning: Internally, at Ford, the Mercury Cougar was known as the S-77.
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Re: XR7-S

Post by 1967 S Code » 07 Mar 2016, 12:20

I was always under the impression that there were only two XR7-S's built. The clay mock up that Scott posted above and Henry Ford II's XR7-S. The Detroit Auto Show car must have been the 3rd XR7-S or the forth because there is also this XR7-S with it's mirrors on the fenders.

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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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Re: XR7-S

Post by CougarCJ » 07 Mar 2016, 12:37

1967 S Code wrote:I was always under the impression that there were only two XR7-S's built. The clay mock up that Scott posted above and Henry Ford II's XR7-S. The Detroit Auto Show car must have been the 3rd XR7-S or the forth because there is also this XR7-S with it's mirrors on the fenders.

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Clearly a different car. The hood scoop extends over the front of the nose? Look how tall the raised part of the hood is?
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Re: XR7-S

Post by BossElim69 » 08 Mar 2016, 10:51

It's very frustrating I've met the current owner a couple times and have been so close to the XR7 S. But, still haven't viewed it in person. I'm sure Jim Pinkerton feels the same way as he has been very close as well. Maybe some day...
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Post by Royce » 08 Mar 2016, 13:23

I've been within a mile of it and never seen it, or his GT-E, or his XR7-G, or the other wonderful cars he owns. It is going to be a hell of an estate sale.

BossElim69 wrote:It's very frustrating I've met the current owner a couple times and have been so close to the XR7 S. But, still haven't viewed it in person. I'm sure Jim Pinkerton feels the same way as he has been very close as well. Maybe some day...
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Re: XR7-S

Post by BossElim69 » 08 Mar 2016, 13:58

I've been within a mile of it and never seen it, or his GT-E, or his XR7-G, or the other wonderful cars he owns. It is going to be a hell of an estate sale.

You got that right! Unfortunately, it's going to take some deep pockets to be a player :cry:
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67 Cougar GT
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68 Restomod
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69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
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Re: XR7-S

Post by 68PUMA » 09 Mar 2016, 09:00

Royce wrote:I've been within a mile of it and never seen it, or his GT-E, or his XR7-G, or the other wonderful cars he owns. It is going to be a hell of an estate sale.
Is this persons GT-E the "Unicorn"?
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