XR7G 4 Speed Pictures of Shifter

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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XR7G 4 Speed Pictures of Shifter

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I’m hoping someone has pictures of an XR7G console with a 4 speed. I know the console is the same as automatics but I’d like to see how everything looks with a manual transmission in place. Shift pattern plate placement, boot and shifter knob.

Steven
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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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Here's one I could get my hands on quickly, I'm sure I've got more somewhere.

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Thanks Philip! That’s exactly what I was looking for. I want to keep a stock looking appearance with my T5 swap. My biggest question was how the factory shifter boot looked with the G console. If you have any other pictures I would love to see them.

On a different note I know you’ll appreciate this. I played around on Signlab 10 and designed my own Coral Gables Lincoln Mercury trunk lid emblem. I don’t want to use our original dealership emblem so I’m going to use this one on my convertible conversion. It’s a small tribute to my Dad and Grandfather for building the dealership and starting the family Cougar enjoyment. :D
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

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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That's cool Steven! - so how does "Signlab 10" work? Do you 3D print from that graphic you created?

I can't remember, have you seen the attached newspaper clippings?

- Phillip
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Philip I have not seen that advertisement before. That is awesome!
Signlab is a design program that we use to make signs for the City where I work. I’m actually looking at 3D and engraving systems for the upcoming budget to see what’s compatible.
Do you have a higher resolution image of that advertisement you could share with me?

Steven
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

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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I suspect you have seen these two items.
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4 speed shift pattern.jpg
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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
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A little different view
G 4 speed knob 3.JPG
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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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Has it ever been determined if the wooden shifter knob were installed at Smith before delivery to the original owners?

Or were they relegated to over the counter accessories, due to the fact that they weren't ready in time to make production?

- Phillip

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Thanks for the pictures Bill. I have a vintage Amco Cougar shifter ball that I’m planning to use. The only issue is that it’s a fine thread and my T5 is a course thread.
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I do like the walnut knob so I may turn one on my lathe and make my own Cougar insert later in my project.

Steven
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

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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Steven, I think the chrome version was used on 71 or newer.
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