Wellington blue G with red interior

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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Wellington blue G with red interior

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Just saw this XR7-G with sunroof for sale. To me the color combination looks a bit odd, I wonder how many were made in this combination.

https://www.autoworldofconway.com/used- ... F93J562054





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Looks fairly complete. And yes a pretty odd color combination. But at least it’s not green/red.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue - SOLD
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black
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Looks like it lived its life in a very salty and wet place. No other XR7-G's in that color combination. According to CBTN only 15 XR-7 Cougars built like that in 1968 model year.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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It looks worse than mine!
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Did anyone notice the mileage: 3,144 - could that be original?
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They would take $9000
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Sure if you understand it is 100,000 more than that.



dualquad wrote: 11 Nov 2021, 10:50 Did anyone notice the mileage: 3,144 - could that be original?
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: Wellington blue G with red interior

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Well it was parked in 1978, that's only 12 years. But I guess you are right.
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"No other XR7-G's in that color combination. According to CBTN only 15 XR-7 Cougars built like that in 1968 model year."

There is only 1 other 1968 Cougar in the database with this color combination.

I remember seeing a similar car at the 1987 Nats in Dearborn, and thinking the same thing... what a strange color combination!
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I thought Ford and Mercury had procedures in place to avoid undesirable color combinations like this.
67 XR7 6.5 liter auto AC tilt pdb ps thermactor vinyl roof console SS wheels lime frost 68.5 XR7 428CJ
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