Tell me why?

Okay, lets put it to a vote: were all Cougar Convertibles Red? Is the '68 really the best year of all? This is the place to count the votes and find out.

Why?

1. Self gratification
9
16%
2. Just like them
29
51%
3. Sentimental reasons
16
28%
4. DUH, IT'S THE TROPHIES!!!
0
No votes
5. None of the above
3
5%
 
Total votes: 57

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Post by Paul68xr7 » 14 Oct 2011, 09:02

I have always liked old cars. I had a Cougar in the 80's that I regretted selling and I convinced my wife to let me buy the one I have now. She doesn't like the Cougar, (she perfers 67-70 Mustang convertibles) but she has been receptive to the car as it makes me happy. I also bought the car so my kids and I can have something fun to work on. My goal is to have 3 cars to pass on to my kids with the choices being 3 of the following: 68 Cougar, 68 Mustang Convertible, 58 Impala convertible, 55 Chevy hard top or conv or a 65 Ponitac GTO/Lemans/Tempest convertible.

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Post by xr7g428 » 14 Oct 2011, 10:29

Great idea Paul. What's the story on the '58 convertible? It seems a little out of place compared to the other cars. Special meaning?
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'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
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Post by mo2872 » 14 Oct 2011, 21:53

I have that "goal" as well, Paul.....but only have to deal with two rugrats. What will project number 2 be?? Who knows, but it will be fun, for dang sure!!!
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Post by Local Hero » 15 Oct 2011, 12:38

I'm on the same path. But so far the two terrors are only somewhat interested in what I already have. Looks like I'll have to keep expanding the fleet. LOL!
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Post by zman » 16 Oct 2011, 09:44

I voted for 2, it's really 2 and 3.
Had a 71 Cougar back in the day, it was my first cool car.
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Post by xr7g428 » 16 Oct 2011, 11:23

I had a '65 Comet Caliente Hardtop that I really liked, but my brother and my Dad found it. I found my first Cougar and bought it really with out the approval of any one. (I first looked at it in the rain at night...)

Maybe we should do a new poll: My first Cougar was also my first cool car? I bet there would be a lot of Yes votes.
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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 Al Bundy » 28 Oct 2011, 15:58

xr7g428 wrote:You have nothing to show for a round of golf.
I have a Titleist Pro V in a cube and a newspaper clipping announcing my hole-in-one! :thumbup:
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1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
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1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by cougarshaman » 16 Jan 2012, 12:35

Mostly sentimental reasons.

There are better choices, if going fast is my objective.
There are better choices if I want to wisely invest money.

My 70 was my first car. I took it around the country on road trips. I did a lot of crazy stuff in it. I raced it. And now it's just a sentimental pathology for me.
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Post by Whatacougar » 17 Jan 2012, 00:54

For me it's (2), I just like them, plus I needed another hobby besides (1) self gratification.

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Post by 1970FastCat » 17 Jan 2012, 09:04

I voted 3, but it's really 1, 2, 3 and 5.

My Cat was my second car. After getting a fat check from All-State for the destruction of my first car, a beautiful 70 Cutlass Supreme, I knew it was going towards the Cougar I had admired for the last few months. I had never even seen one before, and the car wasn't for sale at the time I bought it. It belonged to a good friends older sister, who owned it since the mid 70's. I saw it shortly before the accident in the cutlass, and fell in love with it, even though I couldn't see much of it from it being used as a catch all (boxes and junk all inside, on top, and around it).

The second thought after I saw thoses headlights heading right for me on that warm summer night was that cat was going to be mine. My first thought was obvioulsy "Holy SH!T, I'm going to die". Luckily I was able to veer enough that only the back half of the car was destroyed. That night, I decided I was going to talk that chick out of that car.

So, I went from a Semi-cool car, with a really nice paint job, to a really cool car, that I have spent more money than I care to admit on, and 14 years later, still doesn't have a paint job on it.
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