My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

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.

Was your first Cougar your first COOL car?

1. Yes!
22
67%
2. No
7
21%
3. Not my coolest, but my coolest classic.
1
3%
4. No, my coolest was......(explain in post)
1
3%
5. Some of the above
1
3%
6. All of the above.(based on previous poll needing more options! LMAO )
1
3%
 
Total votes: 33

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My first Cougar was my first COOL car?

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Post by mo2872 » 16 Oct 2011, 13:16

So, yay, or nay?
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Post by xr7g428 » 16 Oct 2011, 13:24

True for me. And to think it was a lime frost '67 standard with manual steering manual drum brakes, and a 289 2V. It did have a center console with the cool roll up door though!
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Post by mo2872 » 16 Oct 2011, 13:38

You bagging STD's?? I'll immoderate you, if you are, Bill......LOL. Mine started as 4 wheel manual drums/manual steer, but is now 4 wheel power disc. Still has the manual steering, but now has a hydraulic clutch on the toploader....so, some modern touches!
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Post by zman » 16 Oct 2011, 13:54

Yes it was, a 71. My sister had a 71 XR7 at the same time so hers was cooler.
Had a 65 Mustang before the Cougar, but it was so beat up wasn't all that cool but it was fun.
Sold the 71 about 32 years ago bought a Trans Am.
Just recently the wife told me how much she loved that old Cougar.
Maybe I should be looking for another 71.
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Post by MercuryDon » 17 Oct 2011, 02:13

My 1st car was a 57 Ford 2Dr Sed. 292 4Bbl 3spd on the tree. Pretty cool first car. I've owned Lots and lots of cars. 25 all at one time. Some of the cooler ones.... 68 GT500KR 4spd Vert., 67 GT500 4spd 4.30DL,70 Challenger R/T 426 Hemi Auto 4.10,(2) GTE/XR7 427 C6, 69 1/2 440 6 Bbl Road Runner and my 69 XR7 428SCJ 4 spd Vert 4.30. So its hard to say which was/is the coolest . If I had to pick one it would be my 1st GTE. I should ad, My first new car was a F code 1968 Lime Frost Cougar.
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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
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Post by leonbray » 17 Oct 2011, 03:03

First cool car was a 68 VW Beetle - aircraft spec engine (my father in law built them for homebuilt aircraft), herod helper, custom interior with Veglia Borelli gauges (I like Maseratis), whole bunch of custom bits and blue flames with teal and silver tips. Was faster than a 302 to 84 mph. Would have been quicker with a decent set of ported twin port heads and 40MM IDF Webers

Had a whole bunch of fun blowing off V8 racers

Second cool car was 68 XR7, which started the current madness. Should have stuck with VWs - at least you can change the engine in an hour and you don't have to lift the engine to change the plugs
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Post by Local Hero » 17 Oct 2011, 06:41

Not only was it my first cool car. It was my first car period!

Had a few others as daily drivers (cool cars that is) 66 Bonneville Vert, 72 Cutlass, 77 Monte Carlo and my current daily a 77 Grand Prix.
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Post by johnboy » 18 Oct 2011, 09:52

it also was my first car, and way cool! (paid $1000.00)

I got one now that very closely ressembles it. Just love that car!

I didn't mind the '77 T-bird with the 400 that I bought new also
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Post by Bricklyn » 19 Oct 2011, 06:03

Sadly my 1st car was a 69 Chevy Nova with a 3 speed on the tree, my uncle killed the inline 6 and droped in a 302.
Was a great car until its untimely demise at the hands of my Dad. Last time I borrowed my car to anyone LOL.

2nd coolest car was my 88 Mercury Cougar- it was a great sleeper and had quite the reputation.
3rd and most favorite is the car I always wanted my 69.
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Post by ahunt191 » 19 Oct 2011, 12:07

My first car was a 1964 Mercedes 190Dc with a 4 speed on the column. My Grandpa bought it in the '70s as a project for him and my Dad. The engine was in pieces in the back seat and it had a "fresh" Earl Sheib paint job. It had its cool moments, but nothing like my Cougar, which was the first car I bought.

The Mercedes had Pros and Cons. Pros: seating for six, super smooth clutch and transmission, independent rear suspension, amazing handling for 185/70R13 tires, small turning radius, eight body trunk (maybe more), +40 MPG no matter how hard I drove it, and it was free. Cons: 0 to 60 in 30 seconds, top speed 80 MPH, and simple parts like brake shoes were hard to find and expensive. All in all, it was a good car for a high school student.

My Cougar was almost exactly opposite. Cons: seating for 3 if the person in the passenger seat isn't too tall, hard shifts due to the B&M shift improver kit, lots of body roll because all the bushings and shocks were worn out and I removed the swap bar for better weight transfer, terrible turning radius, 7 MPG in town. Pros: 0 to 60 in 5.0 seconds with the 2.79 rear end, top speed? It was still pulling hard at 135 MPH, and parts are plentiful and cheap.

The Mercedes is still sitting in my Dad's garage. I'm sure he will get to it once he retires.
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