XR7-G Prototypes

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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Post by MercuryDon » 07 Aug 2012, 17:07

It would be great to have a copie of the shipping records for the owners of said cars. Maybe you could share them all with Royce and he could have them available for owners that desired them.
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
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Post by propayne » 07 Aug 2012, 17:26

MercuryDon wrote:It would be great to have a copie of the shipping records for the owners of said cars. Maybe you could share them all with Royce and he could have them available for owners that desired them.
+1!

Those shipping invoices are very cool!

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Post by propayne » 07 Aug 2012, 17:29

BossElim69 wrote:Had the G car at the local Gilmores museum car show this last weekend. Had a gentlemen come up to me that worked at AO Smith and I spent the afternoon with him getting some neat stories and contacts that worked at AO smith. He didn't have direct responsibility for the XR7-G but was pulled in on a few issues. He work in product engineering and design and said his board was right next to Lynn Griffin who did the majority of the G work. His main work was on the 68 Shelby hood and the Pontiac T/A hoods. He also did the design and work on the 69/70 Shelby hoods. he said they didn't have a G pool car to drive and only two Shelby mustangs they could drive. He said he didn't get hardly any seat time in the Shelbys, but did get to drive a 427 Corvette home a few times.
Very very cool Brian.

It would be terrific if you could make contact with Mr. Griffin.

Keep us posted!

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Post by BossElim69 » 07 Aug 2012, 20:04

Working on it and it looks very promising!! :thumbup:

Royce has the shipping records.
Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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Post by Golly-G » 13 Aug 2012, 12:18

Great investigating work Brian, very cool indeed. We're going to have to start calling you scoop from now on. On another note, I was at the Ford World Headquarters car show yesterday and ran into Joe. Not much was really said he was entertaining a friend of his and didn't say much, out side of he wasn't feeling well again. Only thing he said was he's selling off some of his parts, not so much his cars but he did say the last car he sold was a 57 Chevy.(go figure)

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Post by 1967 S Code » 28 Mar 2013, 10:53

Reading this topic again I noticed something. The steering wheel in the prototype XR7-G from the 1968 Detroit Auto Show appears to be a 1967 steering wheel. That was pointed out in another post. I just thought it was a 1967 Cougar steering wheel but upon closer look it appears to be a two bar wheel from a 1967 Mercury S55. It appears that the "Mercury guys" raided the parts pin to make the XR7-G prototype stand apart from the factory Cougars.
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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"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by xr7g428 » 28 Mar 2013, 11:00

And it also had speed (cruise) control...
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'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
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Re: XR7-G Prototypes

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Post by JB BATTERSHILL » 28 Mar 2013, 13:21

Interesting stuff guys. Bill, of course it had cruise, that was the future, well, after it wasn't. :?

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Post by Cgrhj50 » 27 Apr 2017, 06:46

"MuscImage[/img]le Cars, American Icons" by the editors of Consumer Guides, $13.98 at Barnes & Noble has an excellent full colir picture of another model standing between a Wimbledon White 68 Cougar and Grecian Gold 68 XR7-G. I saved an image from the page of the book on my cell phone. Unless it's not violating all sorts of copyright laws which would spin the earth off its' axis... I've shared it with this forum.

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Re: XR7-G Prototypes

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Post by Cgrhj50 » 27 Apr 2017, 07:01

Cgrhj50 wrote:
27 Apr 2017, 06:46
"MuscImage[/img]le Cars, American Icons" by the editors of Consumer Guides, $13.98 at Barnes & Noble has an excellent full color picture of another model standing between a Wimbledon White 68 Cougar and Grecian Gold 68 XR7-G. I saved an image from a page of the book on my phone. Unless it's not violating all sorts of copyright laws which would spin the earth off its' axis... I've shared it with this forum.

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