1971 XR7 429 CJ 1-owner garage find!

The last of the fire breathing big block Cougars were built in 1971. They featured the 429 Cobra Jet engine, and carried one of the highest factory horsepower ratings (370!) of any Cougar ever built. Sadly the times were not right and only a handful were built. The '71 Cobra Jet Registry is maintained by Mitch Lewis.
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Post by Don Rush » 21 Jan 2019, 13:42

Sounds like it fell into the right hands. What a fun car! You will never in your life park next to one like it and the beauty of the condition is you can poke at it as little or much as you like and drive it as is without worry of a rock chip.

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Post by 0F94M » 21 Jan 2019, 15:35

I've known about this car for 8 years.. it belonged to a friend of a friend. The original owner knew it was special and kept it up as best as he could. He didn't want to sell it publicly because he was afraid someone would buy it to butcher it up or cut it up for parts. I inquired about it every once in a while until he was finally ready to let it go.
I love the fact that it is a total sleeper.. nobody expects to see the 429 under the hood! It looks presentable enough to drive but it's not nice enough to worry about the little things that can happen on the road. Interior is nice as-is. nothing is modified except for some gas station type maintenance parts under the hood. I can't wait to get it out on the road again!
Here's the original order form.
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Post by badcatt » 21 Jan 2019, 16:14

What Don said about not changing anything is good advice. Myself I have a hard time not making changes. A decent set of used wheels would go well on this. But it should not be messed with(much).

Side bar, my 70 428CJ standard it not going to receive a full restoration. Replace the floors, rebuild the front suspension & brakes, put a CJ in her and have fun in a ruff car.
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Post by BossElim69 » 22 Jan 2019, 05:29

Nice find Jim! and a neat story being a local Cougar that was sold in Roseville. look foward to seeing it in Auburn. You most likely met or CATS VP Ray Bischoff at the Dearborn swap meet. He was selling some part there.
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Post by 0F94M » 22 Jan 2019, 14:19

Brian, sent you a pm.
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Post by muppet501st » 04 Feb 2019, 15:54

0F94M wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 08:34
Just picked up this 1971 xr7 429 CJ c-code from the original owner! Numbers matching engine, runs and drives. One repaint in the early 80's, off the road and garaged since 1983. Nice interior, and it came with the original window sticker and dealer order form. It's pretty loaded with a/c, power windows and seat, am/fm and rear defrost. C6 auto with a 3.25 traction lock. I'm planning on getting it roadworthy, cleaning it up and having some fun with it this summer! I'm in the Detroit area.
Jim
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Post by 0F94M » 04 Feb 2019, 21:30

When I first saw your post last year I thought someone had snagged my car! It took a few minutes before I realized it was rhd... Ken, I sent you a pm
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