What is a GT-E?

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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What is a GT-E?

Post by xr7g428 » 22 Oct 2011, 14:12

So what does every Mustang owner envy about Cougars? Only the Cougar ever got the Le Mans winning 427. But really that is just the beginning of what makes the GT-E special, including the fact that not all GT-E's got the 427; the final production cars were all equipped with the also incredible 428 Cobra Jet. The Cougar Club of America describes the GT-E like this:
The 7.0 Litre GT-E was an option package available on 1968 Cougar standard and XR-7 models. The specific equipment provided in the GT-E option package included:

Cougar 427E V-8 (4V) engine rated at 390 horsepower (before 5/68)
428 Cobra Jet Ram Air V-8 (4V) engine rated at 340 horsepower (after 5/68)
Select-shift Merc-O-Matic three speed automatic transmission
Super Competition Handling Package
Radial-ply FR70 X 14 wide-tread WSW or red band tires
Power front disc and rear drum brakes
Power steering
Power booster engine fan
7.0 Litre GT-E badges on front fenders
Quad chrome exhaust pipe outlet tips
Styled steel wheels
Unique front grille with blacked-out vertical bars, and horizontal bright trim bar
Power-dome hood with simulated air intakes.
Unique 2-Tone paint; choice of 11 upper body colors*
Unique body side moldings with silver gray argent below the molding.
Bright engine dress-up kit, including chrome rocker covers, oil filler cap, dip stick, radiator cap, and air cleaner housing

GT-E upper body colors: Onyx, Cardinal Red, Wellington Blue, Black Cherry, Glacier Blue, Madras Blue, Caribbean Blue, Augusta Green, Lime Frost Green, Grecian Gold, and Nordic Blue
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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