1967 Options release dates?

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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1967 Options release dates?

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Post by 67XR7GTDGS » 09 Nov 2016, 19:44

I have a trivia question that "By The Numbers" did not answer for me, and I haven't seen the answers elsewhere. (honestly, I haven't looked super hard)
What dates did the 1967 options become available? Were they available for the whole production year? I think I read somewhere that they weren't.
For instance, there were 27,209 1967 XR7 hardtop with bucket seats of the ~150k total production, but when was XR7 available as an option?
I have the same question for GT, and DGS.
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Post by xr7g428 » 09 Nov 2016, 20:07

Very good questions! I can find the date for the XR-7 but the others are not known to me.
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'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
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Post by 67XR7GTDGS » 09 Nov 2016, 21:28

xr7g428 wrote:Very good questions! I can find the date for the XR-7 but the others are not known to me.
Thanks, can't wait to figure this one out.
I need to save up for a premium Marti report, but that wouldn't answer this.
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Post by xr7g428 » 09 Nov 2016, 22:49

The XR-7 went on sale January 1 1967. The first known GT was sequential number 41, very very early production.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by 67XR7GTDGS » 10 Nov 2016, 10:32

Very cool, thanks.
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1967 XR7-GT DGS 390/Auto
1996 XR7 4.6L/Auto
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Post by Dennis Pierachini » 23 Nov 2016, 15:30

Well, Cougars were introduced on September 30th, 1966, so most of the options were available at that date. There were some minor mid-year additions along with the introduction of the XR-7.
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Post by 67XR7GTDGS » 28 Nov 2016, 23:42

Thank you, I been offline for the holidays. kinda.
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1967 XR7-GT DGS 390/Auto
1996 XR7 4.6L/Auto
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Post by 68xr7gt390 » 02 Feb 2018, 12:19

Does anyone know when the Dan Gurney Special option was first available in 1967? I read something that said April 1967 but I can't seem to find that information now.

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Post by 67XR7GTDGS » 02 Feb 2018, 12:47

January 1st.
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1996 XR7 4.6L/Auto
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