XR7G Color and Emblem

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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XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by 1967 S Code » 10 Nov 2013, 17:38

I know the just about everyone has seen the Gold XR7G promo/prototype cars with the brown and black vinyl tops. At least one of those cars had the 1967 6.5 Litre fender badge.
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I saw this photo on the internet and it appears to be a Gold G and the top looks black. The car is also sporting the 1967 6.5 Litre fender badge. At first I thought could this be the promo picture car? Then I noticed the pinstripes, they are black.
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How many XR7G's are out there with the 1967 6.5 litre fender badge? How many Gold with brown vinyl tops XR7G's were made? It's a striking color combonation.
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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, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by Royce » 12 Nov 2013, 06:59

It's "one of none". The badges are incorrect. Perhaps the originals got lost during a paint job, who knows.
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: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by cougar2 » 12 Nov 2013, 07:37

The promo car doesn't have the front bumper guards. Im sure they could have been put on as well as a change in pin-striping. Royce, it is hard to see the emblems, how are they different?

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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by CATHOUSE » 12 Nov 2013, 09:02

cougar2 wrote:it is hard to see the emblems, how are they different?

1967 6.5 LITRE emblems are tall and narrow in shape, 1968 6.5 LITRE emblems are long and short in shape. Totally different looking.

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Post by cougar2 » 12 Nov 2013, 09:26

CATHOUSE wrote:
cougar2 wrote:it is hard to see the emblems, how are they different?

1967 6.5 LITRE emblems are tall and narrow in shape, 1968 6.5 LITRE emblems are long and short in shape. Totally different looking.

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So both of these cars have the 67 emblems it seems.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 12 Nov 2013, 12:04

Royce wrote:It's "one of none". The badges are incorrect. Perhaps the originals got lost during a paint job, who knows.
Thanks Royce.
CATHOUSE wrote:
cougar2 wrote:it is hard to see the emblems, how are they different?
1967 6.5 LITRE emblems are tall and narrow in shape, 1968 6.5 LITRE emblems are long and short in shape. Totally different looking.

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Here is a picture of the 1967 6.5 Litre emblem on my car.

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Here is the picture of the 1968 6.5 Litre badge on the Black Cherry G.

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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, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by devildog » 12 Nov 2013, 14:08

Old school euro style spelling of 'Litre' :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Post by 1967 S Code » 12 Nov 2013, 15:32

devildog wrote:Old school euro style spelling of 'Litre' :thumbup: :thumbup:
That's how the Cougar was marketed with it's European styling. :thumbup:
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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, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by Royce » 12 Nov 2013, 19:35

The prototype was a '67 Cougar, so it has '67 badges. All the production G cars were '68 Cougars.
cougar2 wrote:The promo car doesn't have the front bumper guards. Im sure they could have been put on as well as a change in pin-striping. Royce, it is hard to see the emblems, how are they different?
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: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by cougar2 » 12 Nov 2013, 23:18

Thanks for explaining about the badges everyone, There is always more to learn about these cars. :)

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