XR7-G's for sale September 14, 2019

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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Re: XR7-G's for sale June 25, 2019

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Mike_B_SVT wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 16:11
Here is the recent CraigsList project in Washington.

390 / Auto. Red with black interior. Sunroof. Project. $12k
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/ ... 61310.html
Price reduced to $11K.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/ ... 98629.html
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Re: XR7-G's for sale June 25, 2019

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Revised your price, plus added the X code car in western Canada.


snafu wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 09:58
Mike_B_SVT wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 16:11
Here is the recent CraigsList project in Washington.

390 / Auto. Red with black interior. Sunroof. Project. $12k
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/ ... 61310.html
Price reduced to $11K.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/ ... 98629.html
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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Just want to clarify, that's not my car. I just keep seeing the ad and thinking it would be a really cool project if I had more skills.
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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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Added link to photos for John Ludorf's car.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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There is a G for sale on BaT - this one used to be owned by a DCC member.

Last I saw it, it was in really nice shape. While you can't really call a Cougar that has the XR7-G option a "low option" car, this G with a 2v F code engine, no sunroof and drum brakes all-around was probably about as inexpensive an XR7-G as one could purchase in 1968.

Looks like the seller (or a previous owner) has addressed some of those issues.

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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968- ... gar-xr7-g/

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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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propayne wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 06:54
While you can't really call a Cougar that has the XR7-G option a "low option" car, this G with a 2v F code engine, no sunroof and drum brakes all-around was probably about as inexpensive an XR7-G as one could purchase in 1968.
I'd love to know the backstory on it and what the dealer's strategy was ordering it that way.

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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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Here is the Marti for the G for sale on BaT.

Also interesting is the optional axil ratio of 2:79.

Why 2:79 and not the more conventional (and perhaps standard?) 2:75?

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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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So, I'm not the only one who thought the 2:79 was strange.... I thought maybe it was a G thing I was unaware of.

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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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All of the Hertz Gs and the X code 390 2v Gs were 2:75 if I am not mistaken.

First I've ever seen or heard of a 2:79.

I notice the Marti states the 2:79 is the "standard axle ratio" yet calls out "Optional Axle Ratio" in the list of options.

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Re: XR7-G's for sale July 16, 2019

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2.79 is the optional ratio for a Cougar with an 8 inch rear end. Notice that this car is a 302-2V.
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