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Rate 'em Cougar values from highest to lowest!

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Post by xr7g428 » 25 Jan 2011, 16:51

Following the Barrett Jackson Auction it looks like it time to find out how the cats stack up.

Brian Aust's very nicely restored standard GT-E sold for $181,500

So what Cougar is worth more, and why?

What about the rest of the pack?

I will start out with this:

Top cat:
1. '68 GT-E XR7 427

2. TIE '68 XR7-G 428CJ 4 speed '68 GT-E 428CJ 4 speed tie breaker: sunroof

3. ' 68 GT-E Standard (Brian Aust's car)

4. '68 XR7-G 428CJ

5. '69 XR-7 Convertible 428CJ 4 speed

6 '68 GT-E 428CJ automatic

7. ????????????????????
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'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 1967 S Code » 25 Jan 2011, 18:55

# 7 of course would be the 1967 standard with the 6.5 litre option, DGS. :). I think you are right on target with 1-6 for the most part. What about HFII's XR-7S. That would rank a tie for first for me. The real #7 I think sould be Cougar #1. How about the "Unicorn 427" being #8.
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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
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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 xr7g428 » 25 Jan 2011, 19:43

LOL! Of course your car would be number 1 on the list.

I think we have to limit this to production cars. The Coke Thirst Eliminator hold s the current record for one offs.
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'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 FFR428 » 26 Jan 2011, 17:01

That's a very tough question but.... To me I'd still put the 68 W code 427 cars at the top. I think everything even condition wise the XR7 might edge out the Std. 427 sideoiler the "King Daddy" FE engine.

Then the 68 428 CJ GTE.

Next the 2 68 G CJ cars. 4 speed more money than the auto again everything else even.

Wrap up with the 69 CJ vert 4sp.

Top contenders would be that white W code XR7 (anyone have pics??) and Cougar 1. That 68 GTE 428CJ 4 speed car that was posted on MC.net was very, very nice as well.

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Post by MercuryDon » 26 Jan 2011, 17:21

Don't forget the big plus Drag Pack/Super Dragpack have on 428cj/scj values.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Post by xr7g428 » 26 Jan 2011, 18:17

Where does the Eliminator fit in? How about the 1971 429 cars?
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'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 FFR428 » 26 Jan 2011, 18:48

MercuryDon wrote:Don't forget the big plus Drag Pack/Super Dragpack have on 428cj/scj values.
Yes very true I didn't think of the those!!

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Post by CougarCJ » 29 Jan 2011, 00:04

There are 2 1969 Boss 429 cars that would eclipse the list at auction, one or both cars would be rebodies though.
A 1969 Boss 302 Eliminator with 4.30's and sunroof would likely be the next most valuable Eliminator of all. Hard to say if one was built that way.

I can't create a list without dreaming of a low mile time capsule Cougar that probably doesn't exist on the planet.
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Post by zman » 29 Jan 2011, 13:56

Where would a one of 5,988 1969 351 fmx std rank. ;)
69 Cougar 351W 4V, FMX Auto, PS,PDB, AC
55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
06 Ford F250 SC 4x4
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Post by xr7g428 » 29 Jan 2011, 15:19

A rising tide lifts all boats... I think that every Cougar got a little lift when the GT-E crossed the block.

In terms of rareness, compared with a Mustang or Camaro or Chevelle, ANY Cougar is pretty special.

Cougar CJ, lets keepthis to production cars... the Boss 429 Cougars had an R in the VIN when they left the factory.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
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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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