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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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by propayne » 18 Nov 2013, 19:17

My G now sports GT badges. If you look down the front quarter panels at a sharp angle you can see where the holes for the original 6.5 Litre badges were filled in. It is amazing what previous owners will do to a car.

Once a Cougar has had a repaint, all bets are off (as far as originality goes).

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Post by relentless » 19 Nov 2013, 15:01

So this means my 1967 GT has had the GT side badges replaced with 1968 ones. I am mystified as to why, since it appears all the other trim pieces on the car appear to be original, and the PO's kept all the original parts not currently installed in the car's trunk.

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Re: XR7G Color and Emblem

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Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Nov 2013, 19:48

relentless wrote:So this means my 1967 GT has had the GT side badges replaced with 1968 ones. I am mystified as to why, since it appears all the other trim pieces on the car appear to be original, and the PO's kept all the original parts not currently installed in the car's trunk.
No those are correct for your Cougar. If I remember correctly your Cougar is a early 1967 GT build. Late 67 and 68 GT's use the separate G and T letters.
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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 CATHOUSE » 20 Nov 2013, 09:02

relentless wrote:So this means my 1967 GT has had the GT side badges replaced with 1968 ones. I am mystified as to why, since it appears all the other trim pieces on the car appear to be original, and the PO's kept all the original parts not currently installed in the car's trunk.
I'm wondering what makes you think this? You are aware that GT emblems are not the same as 6.5 LITRE emblems? Only cars ordered with the GT package will have the GT emblems. A car ordered with the S code 390-4V and without the GT package will have the 6.5 LITRE emblems.

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