G no sale at Mecum Austin

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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G no sale at Mecum Austin

Post by Zogman » 13 Dec 2015, 11:39

I was interested to see the result of the sale of a 390 Sunroof G at Mecum Yesterday. A no sale at $30k. I don't mean to disparage the owner but the car was not well represented on line. Mecum sells a bunch of their cars to on-line bidders and with only 4 pictures, it was a very poor representation. Watching this sale also made me wonder about possible a color change. I wonder if the Fawn Beige color did anything to not attract more buyers. I've been waiting for a while to see what a big block G would do at auction. This was not a positive result in my opinion. Your opinion may vary!!

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Post by jcbingcougar » 13 Dec 2015, 15:29

I think the color will have an impact on value. It's seldom seen and there's probably a reason for that. The G is such a sporty car and most buyers are probably in the market for for a sporty color to go along with it. It looks nice but what's up with the standard headlight door emblem and the G emblem mounted inboard?
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Post by CougarCJ » 13 Dec 2015, 16:16

Zoli, I totally agree with the lack of representation for the auction. There should always be pictures of the exterior, engine compartment, under side, interior and a Marti Report.
This could be a really good car. Burden is on the seller to provide information pre-auction, to get as many bidders as possible interested.
Several years ago at Barrett-Jackson, the year that Joe V. sold his Competition Blue Cobra Jet Eliminator. There was a second Competition Blue Cobra Jet Eliminator being sold. Pre-auction information and pictures, showed an incomplete, and under detailed interior and engine compartment. The weekend of the auction that car was very complete looking and detailed. I couldn't believe it was the same car. It was well bought in the $50k range.
Joe's car was the star of that auction. The second Eliminator lacked prospective bidders, mainly due to it's lack of preliminary up to date auction day information.
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Post by leonbray » 13 Dec 2015, 17:25

The Shelby Cougar marketing gets my goat
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Post by HatTrick » 13 Dec 2015, 18:55

It's the same car in the Hot Rod article below. It doesn't show well in the Mecum pictures, but it doesn't look like it's in the best condition. The passenger quarter panel is dented immediately behind the door and it doesn't sit right in the Hot Rod pictures. It doesn't look like it's sitting 'square' (right side a little high and more so in the front?). If you look close to the first Mecum pic it looks like the dent is still there, but its hard to tell.

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http://www.hotrod.com/news/1505-forgott ... gar-xr7-g/

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Post by 1967 S Code » 13 Dec 2015, 19:11

I've watched many episodes of Mecum and a few Cougars have passed across the block as I've watched. I think the announcers really don't know much about the Mercury Cougar. When a GT-E crossed the block a year or two ago they basically downgraded the car and wanted to know from each other if the "funny looking hood scoop" was factory. They did not mention the 427 or how rare the and expensive GT-E package was on a Cougar in 1968.
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Post by xr7g428 » 13 Dec 2015, 22:34

Quarter window trim is missing...
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Post by MercuryDon » 14 Dec 2015, 02:41

The reason it did not do to well is it's an X code. 390 2Bbl.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
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Post by HatTrick » 14 Dec 2015, 08:07

I guess, IMO, given the condition and its an X-code, I would say it did very well at $30k. We saw a couple other X-code Gs this summer in not much worse condition in the $20k range.
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in lieu of 1972 Convertible on Craigslist, repaint inside of house and repair basement drain tile
in lieu of 1968 XR7-G #4-#3 condition, replace windows in house
in lieu of 1964 Buick Riviera, saving for new siding
in lieu of 1969 Mercury Cyclone CobraJet, saving for kids' college

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Post by ClawIt » 14 Dec 2015, 10:47

[quote="HatTrick"][/quote]

Great idea "in lieu of": :clap:

I could list 3 GTEs
CJ G
a couple of Shelbys
For all reasons you listed plus my loving wife.

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