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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Post by mo2872 » 14 Dec 2015, 11:46

Or possibly this could be a case of "See, dear? Nobody wanted to buy it!"..........so now the seller gets to keep it???
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Post by Don Rush » 14 Dec 2015, 12:27

$30k is strong money for that car, doubt it would have done better on ebay with a quality write up. Rookie move to not upgrade a few minor items missing or wrong like inexpensive 1/4 trim.

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Post by HatTrick » 14 Dec 2015, 13:14

ClawIt wrote: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.
Thanks! The list could get long. :thumbup:
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in lieu of 1968 XR7-G #4-#3 condition, replace windows in house
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Post by Royce » 14 Dec 2015, 14:07

The car is an older restoration. It looks better in photos than in person. It needs a lot of little things from front to rear. If it were a pristine example it would have done much better.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Post by GLC » 14 Dec 2015, 22:23

In the back window of one of the pics from the Hot Rod Article it says for sale $125K. So potentially from the owners perspective $30K was way low..........

http://image.hotrod.com/f/116147738+q80 ... 7g--1-.jpg

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Post by 1967 S Code » 15 Dec 2015, 07:22

GLC wrote:In the back window of one of the pics from the Hot Rod Article it says for sale $125K. So potentially from the owners perspective $30K was way low..........

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Great catch. I missed that in the photo. As you stated $30k is probably way low in the sellers eyes.
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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
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Post by R Code » 15 Dec 2015, 09:26

IMHO, that is an unfortunate color. The stickers on the windows, & trumpeting a basically non existant Shelby connection further degrade the offering. Combine that with some of the more learned comments on this thread and $30K seems like reasonable $$$ for the car.
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Post by Don Rush » 15 Dec 2015, 12:22

Well it does at least have Shelby part numbers here and there and CS really did not have much to do with the building of the 68-70's so from that perspective the G has a connection.

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Post by R Code » 15 Dec 2015, 13:32

Don Rush wrote:Well it does at least have Shelby part numbers here and there and CS really did not have much to do with the building of the 68-70's so from that perspective the G has a connection.
To me the G stands on it's own as a cool, special, limited run model that has an interesting history in terms of being finished at AO Smith like the '68 Shelby Mustang, having some shared part #s with those cars, etc.

Calling it a Shelby Cougar seems hucksterish, but I get why some people do that.
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Post by propayne » 15 Dec 2015, 18:53

As a G owner and Shelby enthusiast, I always cringe a bit when people call them "Shelby Cougars".

I agree with Chris, XR7-G Cougars stand on their own and were not badged or serial numbered as Shelbys.

They do orbit in the Shelby universe tho - The XR7-G project was handled by Shelby Automotive and something to keep in mind is that model lead times are a couple of years so G planning was started at Shelby American when they were still at LAX.

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