'68 Cougar / XR-7-G Sunroof

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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'68 Cougar / XR-7-G Sunroof

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 28 Sep 2015, 18:00

Spotted this on eBay. Wonder which car it came from...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-COUGAR-ORI ... 2359c82b8f
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Post by Cougar1 » 28 Sep 2015, 18:40

Hey Royce -- Are you missing a Nordic blue G with white interior from New Jersey?
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Post by CougarCJ » 28 Sep 2015, 19:16

The sunroof switch is not the XR7-G style. Round black knob, mounts under the dash lip.
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Post by 1968XR7G » 28 Sep 2015, 19:19

This sunroof came from a standard or xr7. If you look in the pictures you will see the switch for the sunroof that mounts under the dash.

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Post by propayne » 02 Oct 2015, 05:53

Nice, detailed pictures - thanks for posting the link!

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Post by xr7g428 » 02 Oct 2015, 09:13

The owner of the roof has an amazing collection of NOS and rare parts. This is a great eBay seller to keep track of. As his name indicates, he owns the very last 427 equipped car Ford built, a GT-E.
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Post by jcbingcougar » 02 Oct 2015, 10:27

xr7g428 wrote:As his name indicates, he owns the very last 427 equipped car Ford built, a GT-E.
The gold one that came out of Idaho? I considered buying that car about 15 years ago but just couldn't bring myself to own and restore a gold GT-E. It was also a major project with no engine, significant roof damage, etc so it would have cost a fortune to restore.
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Post by Royce » 02 Oct 2015, 11:10

I saw the car about 60 days ago. Dave found an NOS roof panel, and NOS everything else. The car is painted and has a headliner in it, and glass. Dave is doing a great job slowly.
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xr7g428 wrote:As his name indicates, he owns the very last 427 equipped car Ford built, a GT-E.
The gold one that came out of Idaho? I considered buying that car about 15 years ago but just couldn't bring myself to own and restore a gold GT-E. It was also a major project with no engine, significant roof damage, etc so it would have cost a fortune to restore.
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Post by jcbingcougar » 02 Oct 2015, 16:42

Royce wrote:I saw the car about 60 days ago. Dave found an NOS roof panel, and NOS everything else. The car is painted and has a headliner in it, and glass. Dave is doing a great job slowly.
jcbingcougar wrote:
xr7g428 wrote:As his name indicates, he owns the very last 427 equipped car Ford built, a GT-E.
The gold one that came out of Idaho? I considered buying that car about 15 years ago but just couldn't bring myself to own and restore a gold GT-E. It was also a major project with no engine, significant roof damage, etc so it would have cost a fortune to restore.
Thanks for the update, Royce. Glad to hear that the right guy got the car and is doing a proper restoration.
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Post by drcougar » 11 Dec 2015, 10:00

I may be wrong but the last 427 GTE was the car I bought in 1989. Pulled it out of Tennessee. Did a bunch of sheet metal work to it, found a correct 427 and ended up selling it. It eventually went to Bill Howell back east. I think he sold it to the current owner. I sold it because of the color and the fact I bought another GTE that was a dark green 427 XR7. At the time I sold the gold car I did not know it was the last 427. Perhaps Pinkerton can verify this. I have some negatives I will get digitized and try to post some pictures.
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