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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1971 XR7 429 CJ 1-owner garage find!

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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.
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Nice fine, and that looks really sharp and clean.
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Window sticker
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Cool find!
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It’s very well optioned! Make sure and give us some interior pics. It’s a really nice find!
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Thanks for the compliments! Here's an interior shot.
Neal, loved your road trip story from your trip to Dearborn for the 50th.. I've made the drive from Seattle to Detroit a few times. It's a long one. I just wish this car was as nice as your blue 71!
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What a sleeper and 100% original with no hot rod parts. I would even keep the hubcaps as is if it were mine. That will be a fun one to spruce up, congrats!
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Looks very low mileage. What a great combination of condition and equipment! I would make double certain that the timing set has been replaced. The original cam gear is a piece of plastic coated pot metal. If it is still there it is going to fall apart one day and be very expensive for you afterwards. You can pull the fuel pump and look inside with a borescope to see what is in there without much work.
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Nice find Jim!

Please plan to bring her down to Auburn, IN. this Summer, as we would love to see it in person: https://www.catsccc.com/2019-events
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Royce, thanks for the advice on the timing chain I will definitely check it out. Don, I plan on keeping it exactly like it is wheel covers and all. I just want to get it driveable and cleaned up as best I can. It's a Michigan car so it has some crunchy spots in the quarters but the underbody floors and roof are solid. It's a 20 footer. Im not restoring it since I already have a 70 xr7 convertible in pieces.
Scott, I'm planning on taking it to the Auburn show this June. I may have met you at the cats tent last august at the swap meet/show at Dearborn(I had a swap meet spot the next aisle over). This is a pic of my 70.
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