XR7-G featured in this month's Hemmings Muscle Machines

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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Great article in this month's HMM magazine! I recommend that everyone subscribe to this magazine. It is awesome! The car is an X code / sunroof equipped car finished in Saxony with black vinyl top and interior owned by Bob Green of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Green is not in the XR7-G Registry if anyone knows how to reach him we would like to include him and the 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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Picked that up last night - wow, very neat that this G is new to the registry!

Hemming's Muscle Machines is a terrific magazine, and someone there obviously likes Mercury Cougars as they have had numerous features on them and even a few on the covers.

In a very sad related note, looks like 19 car magazines will be disappearing from the newsstand, including Car Craft, Muscle Car Review and Mustang Monthly -

https://www.foliomag.com/ten-publishing ... magazines/

- Phillip

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I believe the car is in the registry already. The current owner is unknown to the registry.

propayne wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 06:42
Picked that up last night - wow, very neat that this G is new to the registry!

Hemming's Muscle Machines is a terrific magazine, and someone there obviously likes Mercury Cougars as they have had numerous features on them and even a few on the covers.

In a very sad related note, looks like 19 car magazines will be disappearing from the newsstand, including Car Craft, Muscle Car Review and Mustang Monthly -

https://www.foliomag.com/ten-publishing ... magazines/

- Phillip
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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Finally read the article and I see that that was Fran's G which he had restored.

Beautiful car.

This is a picture I snapped of it at Carlisle in '09 which, according to the article, is where the current owner saw and purchased it.

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That is a beautiful G. Thanks for sharing the picture Philip.

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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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This is a very nice car. Is there a link to the article somewhere, and more photos of the car by chance?
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Hemmings will put it online when the next month's issue is released to subscribers.

pellets4fuel wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 13:29
This is a very nice car. Is there a link to the article somewhere, and more photos of the car by chance?
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
XR7-G Registrar

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Thanks Royce. I'll have to remember to check it out then.
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3.25 Limited slip, 4-speed. Courtesy lights, sports console, whisper-aire, AM-8track, deluxe belts.
1989 Toyota truck, woodgas powered
22re 4x4

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I have a 1967 xr7gt and I don't see anyone posting gt just g. I did want to put it in the registry?

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Mcdab wrote:
17 Apr 2020, 16:34
I have a 1967 xr7gt and I don't see anyone posting gt just g. I did want to put it in the registry?
Here are links to register your car. The 1st link is the main one & the 2nd link is to Brett Irick, he is the GT, XR-7 GT & 6.5 Litre registrar: http://www.cougarclub.org/register.htm xr7gt@cougarclub.org .
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