The last day of an XR7-G

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: The last day of an XR7-G

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Post by Royce » 05 Dec 2014, 07:04

It was produced in May 1968, over a month after the Rader wheels were discontinued at AO Smith.
fordnutz wrote:Looking at the window sticker, it had the Rader wheels.
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: The last day of an XR7-G

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Post by propayne » 10 Dec 2014, 17:37

cougarrand wrote:I don't see any signs of a fire. Given that a lot of people are worried about the gas tank leaking and exploding. Just saying!
Car was parked when hit so maybe that helped. I'd be surprised if that gas tank isn't ruptured.

From the looks of that pic it was totaled awhile ago - hopefully those G parts went on to save another G.

- Phillip

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Re: The last day of an XR7-G

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Post by Royce » 11 Dec 2014, 19:34

1972 pictures - I doubt the parts went anywhere other than to melt down.

propayne wrote:
cougarrand wrote:I don't see any signs of a fire. Given that a lot of people are worried about the gas tank leaking and exploding. Just saying!
Car was parked when hit so maybe that helped. I'd be surprised if that gas tank isn't ruptured.

From the looks of that pic it was totaled awhile ago - hopefully those G parts went on to save another G.

- Phillip
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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