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Post by MercuryDon » 29 Jan 2011, 19:12

My 69 XR7 Convert. 428 SCJ 4 Spd 4.30L would have to up there. I'm told its the only one 4.30 geared.
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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 CougarCJ » 29 Jan 2011, 19:16

I'll change my wording. Maybe I can convince, and draw in some of the other members.

The two factory built R code 1969 Cougars that were sent to Kar Kraft, would be the most valuable Cougars built.
Two regular production Cougars, both have VIN's, and were counted in the total Cougar production. Shipped directly from the Dearborn assembly line to Kar Kraft, just like all the production Boss 429 Mustangs. Boss 429 Mustangs were considered regular production cars. The Boss 429 was available, per the literature, in a Cougar. These cars have a written and documented history, that cannot be ignored, and are a part of the Cougar heritage.

This is a good discussion xr7g428.

I will agree with you that the Trans Am Cougars would not be considered regular production Cougars.

What about factory test mules? Cars used in-house for various testing and fitment, cars that could not be sold new to the public. Cougars that eventually were sold as 'used cars' to Ford employees.
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Post by CougarCJ » 29 Jan 2011, 19:20

MercuryDon wrote:My 69 XR7 428 SCJ 4 Spd 4.30L would have to up there. I'm told its the only one 4.30 geared.
Convertible, right Don?
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Post by MercuryDon » 29 Jan 2011, 19:22

Yes it is. Sorry about that .
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 » 30 Jan 2011, 00:34

Correct me if I am wrong. The Boss 429 Mustang had the engine code for the Boss motor in the VIN (Z). The car could be ordered from any Ford Dealer, it was included in the sales literature. Can you say any of this about the Boss 429 Cougars? I do agree that they are very very valuable, just not so willing to call them production. What literature lists them?

I think they are purpose built race cars just like the Trans Am cars... all just my opinion.

Very good point on the test cars.... Probably makes your case on the Boss Cats.
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'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
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Post by OldWood » 23 Feb 2011, 06:58

I would rate Dons car way up there. I would love to see pictures. I am definatley a little biased but I think my 68 would have to be up there as well. 428 CJ, c6, 391 trac lok, and it was a gift from Ford to Dyno Don. Cardinal red XR7 with a lot of nice options and no rust issues. Plus the motor was built by Ralph Moody. I beleive from Holman and Moody. I used to have the receipt but it burnt in the fire. How would you rate my car?
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Post by xr7g428 » 23 Feb 2011, 12:14

The 68 1/2 CJ cars are very special. I recall that there were only 101 XR7 CJ cars... So rare that most people didn't even know they existed until Kevin Marti came out with Cougar by the Numbers.
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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
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Post by MercuryDon » 23 Feb 2011, 14:39

Heres Pics...
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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 » 23 Feb 2011, 16:39

Man that is a beautiful car. I really like the Aqua interior with white. Just beautiful.
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 MercuryDon » 23 Feb 2011, 16:47

Thats why the minute I laid eyes on it I offered to buy it. Low and behold a couple of weeks later John decided to sell.
Heres a photo of the interior. Car has just slightly over 12,000 miles on it...1/4 at a time .... LOL
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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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