71 429CJ registry trivia!

On what day in 1966 did the secret Cougar marketing program begin? April 1st, April Fools day. On what day in 1968 did the Cobra Jet 428 become available in the Cougar April 1st April Fools day. Is there a message in there somewhere? This is the place to find out.
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Post by blackcat429cj » 07 Jun 2012, 19:21

Of the 75 known 429CJ cougars.

Of the production paint colors there is 1 color that no 429CJ cars have been reported. What is that color?

The only other Mercury model that this color was offered on was the 71 Comet.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 07 Jun 2012, 19:54

What is....Competition Blue no wait Competition Green, Yes that is my final answer. :D
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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 blackcat429cj » 07 Jun 2012, 20:06

1967 S Code wrote:What is....Competition Blue no wait Competition Green, Yes that is my final answer. :D
Steven
No on both accounts - BTW in 71 It is Competition Green Metallic.
See the link below for the 71 Competition green Mustang - LOL Munstang people would call it Grabber Green!
http://429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com/ssandlin81.jpg

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Post by jcbingcougar » 07 Jun 2012, 20:09

Bright Lime Green
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http://www.cascadecougarclub.com

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Post by blackcat429cj » 07 Jun 2012, 20:17

jcbingcougar wrote:Bright Lime Green

Jeff - You're correct!

The Top color of existing cars is Black/Bright blue metallic. Last year the first Lt Gold color was discovered. Several colors are 1 of colors. and there are 2 factory special order paint cars.

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Post by cobrasc427 » 11 Aug 2013, 17:28

How many 429 CJ's were convert.'s in 71, and any in 72?

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Post by 68PUMA » 11 Aug 2013, 19:55

cobrasc427 wrote:How many 429 CJ's were convert.'s in 71, and any in 72?
In '71 there were only 16 C code (Non Ram-Air) 'verts built, 2 standard 'verts and 14 XR-7 'verts. And only 31 J code (Ram Air) 'verts built, 18 standard 'verts and 13 XR-7 'verts according to Cougar By The Numbers. No 429CJ Cougars built in '72. John
1968 XR7 F-Code (302-2V), C4, Polar White (M), Dark Red Leather (6D), 23U, 46, 5, W, PS, A/C, CCOA #8579, MACC, Under Restoration

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Post by cobrasc427 » 11 Aug 2013, 21:17

I thought they were pretty rare, saw a J code today at a car show, XR-7, white interior, non factory reddish color with darker reddish hood stripe, very nice car.

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Post by Cougar1 » 12 Aug 2013, 03:53

You saw one but you didn't get and post the vin and door data code information -- for shame :) The Registrar for those rare cars is growling in the corner.
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Post by cobrasc427 » 12 Aug 2013, 05:45

I was taken by surprise, and just didn't think. My wife and I have gone to 10 car shows this summer, yesterday it was finally worth it, must have been over 300 cars. With this time, only maybe 6 new Shelby's/Challengers. I'm so tired of walking around like I'm at a new car lot..

Lots of 55,56 Ford Crown Vics. At least 15 Model T's and the same for Model A's. Saw my first 69 GT 350 and a 67 GT 350, a 70 Torino 428 CJ Torino Cobra, lots of nice stuff from the 40's thru 50's, Caddy Packard, Buick.

Besides, the owner was now where in sight, I spend about 5 min at the car, another show next week, almost the same location, if it's there, I'll get the info.

In fact I was more excited about the Full size Mercury fastback roof line , 1967 S-55 with a 428 and A/C, buckets, and with the breakdown according to the Marti report, a ONE of One, with 58,000 miles, a real nice car, just needed the engine bay cleaned up to make it really nice.

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