70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

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70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

Post by Quickerkitty » 04 Apr 2017, 20:01

I've got a 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible that I'm trying to find some history on if anyone can help.
I just got the Eminger report from Marti Auto Works and it has some good info on it.
The car has an 84 DSO HOME OFFICE RESERVE
Company ordered show vehicle / display.
It's #500051
Was ordered by Ford Motor Company for the Chicago Auto Show, August 15 1969 was when it was finished and ready to ship to Ogden motor sales in Westmont, Il.
Since this Cougar was ordered as a show vehicle there has to be history on it somewhere, pics, articles show pics, was it shown internationally, was it an executive car and etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

Post by Don Rush » 05 Apr 2017, 09:55

Delay wipers and flo-thru are both quite rare options. What would that 8 track cost in 2017 dollars?

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/p ... attribs=79

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Re: 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

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Re: 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

Post by Cgrhj50 » 12 Jul 2017, 05:36

Here's an image from the 1970 Chicago Auto Show website. I'm guessing this is Cougar #51, as it is of the 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible at the show. The vehicle has a light metallic exterior, maybe gold, definitely white convertible boot and interior. Interestingly enough, this Cat doesn't have Styled Steel Wheels, so popular today but rather full Wheel Covers. It would be great to find full color images of this.

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Re: 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

Post by 70b302cat » 12 Jul 2017, 06:45

"Flo-thru" was made standard in 1970 and is different than the 'Comfort Stream" ventilation that was available in 1969.

While styled steel wheels are very common today, for 1970 they were on less than 5% of Cougars from the factory according to Kevin Marti's, Cougars by the Numbers.
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Re: 70 Cougar XR 7 Convertible history

Post by snafu » 12 Jul 2017, 08:44

Don Rush wrote:
05 Apr 2017, 09:55
Delay wipers and flo-thru are both quite rare options. What would that 8 track cost in 2017 dollars?

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/p ... attribs=79
That 8-track would cost about $1,032 today!

The price of the car would only be $23,492.
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