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Chelle C
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I am new to the Cougar forum, but not new to Cougars. I bought my first Cougar in 1975. A 1973 XR7 convertible, blue metallic  with dark blue interior. I owned the car until 1990 when I sold it to a lady in Houston. I live in Smithville Texas about 140 files from Houston. I got a tip about a car stored in a tractor barn about 35 miles north of where I live. All I knew was it was a Ford or Mercury convertible. I drove up to take a look at the car it turned out to be my old Cougar that I had sold in 1990. Needless to say I bought it back. It needs a lot of work but eventually it will be looking as good as it did the day I sold it.
The car when I had it the first time. note the two decals on the lover right windshield.
The car when I had it the first time. note the two decals on the lover right windshield.
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The car when I found it for the second time. It still has the same two decals on it
The car when I found it for the second time. It still has the same two decals on it
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Very cool!
Congrats on finding her...it was obviously meant to be. :D
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Score!

Welcome to the forum.

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Some things are just meant to be.

Congratulations.

Your story would be a great one to share in ATSOTC magazine. Have you visited www.CougarClub.org ?

What are your restoration plans? With the 50th Anniversary of your cars production run coming up, do you have goals of when to get back out on the road?

If I can help in any way please do not hesitate to email me via Chair@CougarClub.org

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What a great story. I’ve sometimes wondered if I’ll ever bump into a long ago owner of my car and what their reaction would be.

Enjoy yourself with your old/new Cougar.
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Congratulations and Welcome
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Cool story, welcome to the madness!
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That sounds like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing! I too recently bought back a topless 1972 Cougar I owned in 1995 but it started out as a hardtop and the top got cut off and then parked in a field so that car now resides in my wrecking yard. Still fun to come across a bundle of old memories.

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GavinS wrote:
19 May 2020, 23:19
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Some things are just meant to be.

Congratulations.

Your story would be a great one to share in ATSOTC magazine. Have you visited www.CougarClub.org ?

What are your restoration plans? With the 50th Anniversary of your cars production run coming up, do you have goals of when to get back out on the road?

If I can help in any way please do not hesitate to email me via Chair@CougarClub.org

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www.CougarClub.org
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Thank you Gavin, I once belonged to the Cougar Club of America. The white CCA decal is still there from when I had the car. I do plan on bringing the car back to life as close to the way it was when I had the car the first time. It want be concourse condition but it will be a nice car. I once put the car in the Houston Auto Rama car show. Its a large show and very competitive, the car took a second place in its class. Its not the only Cougar I have had, I had another 73 convertible that I bought because the guy was wanting to get rid of it fast. He was moving out of the country and could not take it with him. I didn't need the car but i just couldn't pass up the 1,000 price tag. It was a nice straight car that ran and drove great. It was a non XR-7 but never the less a nice clean car.
Both Cougars together circa 1985
Both Cougars together circa 1985
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