Testing the waters, thinking about selling the G

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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I'd say somewhere between 25k and 30k.

I paid Coyote classics 18k for mine and although totally electronically and mechanically sound, (except for the fuel sender -- last week) your paint job is far superior to mine and from what I understand, the original type rear defroster or power windows cost thousands of dollars just for the OEM parts.
1968 cougar base model w 302 + C4 tranny & open rear end.

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There are no original power windows for a 1968 so that would be a real trick finding OEM parts LOL!!!!!

whitelightning777 wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 01:43
I'd say somewhere between 25k and 30k.

I paid Coyote classics 18k for mine and although totally electronically and mechanically sound, (except for the fuel sender -- last week) your paint job is far superior to mine and from what I understand, the original type rear defroster or power windows cost thousands of dollars just for the OEM parts.
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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They exist.


https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=76

From what I understand an aftermarket conversion is NOT a reproduction part, just a conversion or a modification.

If they never existed in the first place, how could they be reproduced & from what?

Electronic headlight doors are a conversion but will never be sold as reproduction parts.

Reproduction parts implies that they copied and reverse engineered an original.
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Auction is live, bid early and often...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968- ... r-xr7-g-2/
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Frank, I've been working on Heather about buying your G. You know showing her pictures, talking about a road trip to pick it up, and a visit with you and Jean, but she is not going for it so far. I've heard that it is easier to ask for forgiveness after the fact than it is to get permission, but as you know her bite is WAY worse than her bark. I could end up in very serious difficulty. I guess we will see. In the meantime, good luck with the auction.
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Thanks Scott, would love to see the two of you in sunny Florida either way.....

As we like to say here in the South.... come on down!
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In the comment from Brian Aust it says "The Cougar was actually THE first American car to have a sunroof offered “from the factory”.

This is not true. The 1958 Thunderbird had a manually cranked sunroof factory optional from the factory.

The truth is that the Cougar XR7-G was the first AMERICAN car to have a factory optional electric operated sunroof. Many European makes had the Golde electric sunroof (same as the XR7-G) as factory option several years earlier.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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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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What about the (I've never seen) 100 or so 67 Cougars with sunroofs? Weren't they electric?

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ClawIt wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 08:50
What about the (I've never seen) 100 or so 67 Cougars with sunroofs? Weren't they electric?
Yes, they were.
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Is the key word in there "factory"?
Were the 67 sunroofs not a factory installation?
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