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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 ClawIt » 03 Apr 2015, 12:38

A Shelby fan sent me a picture of the front of the AO Smith building in Michigan from 1968. On one side of the door on a pedestal is a yellow Shelby KR, on the other side of the door you can just make out the rear of an XR7-G on a pedestal.

Would anyone have a full width picture showing the G or just the G?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 03 Apr 2015, 14:47

Where's the picture? I for one would love to see it.
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Post by Royce » 03 Apr 2015, 15:27

This one?


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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
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Post by ClawIt » 03 Apr 2015, 15:36

Yes

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Post by 1967 S Code » 03 Apr 2015, 16:46

Neat picture. It would be cool if there was another picture from the Cougar side.
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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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Post by BossElim69 » 06 Apr 2015, 10:37

Looks like a white helmet on the steering wheel of the Shelby. The G looks like it was Wellington Blue.
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Post by propayne » 14 Apr 2015, 17:14

I have asked the Shelby guys for years if anyone has a photo showing the G and so far no one has produced one.

I'm sure there is a a photo out there somewhere.

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Post by propayne » 14 Apr 2015, 18:00

Also, note that the '68 Shelby in that vintage photo has hubcaps and no Lemans Stripes - that's the way they came originally.

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