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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LOL! Apparently barely 619 (or 622, or whatever the final G count has settled at).

I've certainly heard of the Shelby Mustangs that sat on lots going unsold (especially by 1969), 427 Cobras, Boss 429s too.

Rare does not always equal desirable (bench seats come to mind) so certainly does not always equal value. But it often does and they certainly do in the case of a factory sunroof in any muscle car. As Royce said, the facts bare that out.

Seems to me teething pains where not unusual when auto manufacturers would debut forward thinking technology in a vehicle - retractible tops, fuel injection, super chargers come to mind. And I would guess that the problems were exacerbated by owners and mechanics that didn't know how to properly maintain and repair that stuff.

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No disrespect intended. My opinion with a bad experience. At the age of 16 I was not thinking about maintaining a sunroof at the drive-in. lol
I have just never liked the idea of cutting a hole in the roof of a car since then. The XR7-G looks like a great car. I am just not a fan of sunroofs, therefore it holds no value to me.
I just think the words rare, vintage, antique are used to create hype (value) for something that would otherwise be considered old junk. We are a world of labels to create a market. When I see a "sale" sign at a car dealer. My brain says the price was marked up for the sale discount. (walk away)
I once listed an item on ebay for $199.00 plus shipping $100.00, Item never sold. I relist same item for $299.00 "FREE Shipping" Item sold in one hour. Marketing, perception of a deal

MY Opinion; Me when looking at a listing for a car.
Rare- Nobody like it/ Not many ordered or made, hard to find parts? (Not one I want)
Low mileage - Even the original owner didn't like it /wouldn't drive it? (Maybe I like it??)
New paint - Cover up
Price reduced- Price was marked up so it could be reduced/ Priced to high to begin with.
Sale - Sucker
Has some rust- Honest
Basket case - I don't have that much time left
Vintage- old rusted junk
Sunroof-NO
Antique- Before my time/slow (not for me)

Now with all that said; I own a rare, low mileage 45,000, p/s, p/b, p/w, a/c, tilt wheel/tilt away, am/fm radio,no rust,with one repaint 1969 Cougar Sport Special 351 4v. NO Sunroof. I went against almost all of my list when looking at this Cougar so yes I understand the WOW factor. They are just very cool cars. If it would have had a sunroof I would have walked away.
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Actually I think it was closer to Lincoln money (if all the boxes were checked) and Lincolns often were a tick more than a Cadillac... Mucho money for a car you could not even get power windows on. You probably know the MSRP on an XR7G better than anyone, have you ever seen a G window stick get anywhere close to $6000? In 69 a CJ Vert could list for $6k, I bought a CJ vert one time from an original owner and he said his buddies made fun of him because he could of landed a Lincoln for the same price.

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whitelightning777 wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 11:49
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.
Good catch, we are changing the site to read "New" not Repro...

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Don Rush wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 10:33
In 69 a CJ Vert could list for $6k, I bought a CJ vert one time from an original owner and he said his buddies made fun of him because he could of landed a Lincoln for the same price.
The MSRP on the one I owned was $5,366.50 Not saying It had every option, but I think I had most of 'em. I wonder if you could pack another $600 in options onto it.
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Here is a hardtop with no AC, leather or cruise for $5366 I once owned. Soon to be debuted after a 10 yr resto.
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A/C would have added 375.70 to your hardtop, but maybe it was N/A depending on the rear gear.

Still wondering how you'd get a convertible over $6k. The base car was $3,578: not sure if there was $2,400 worth of optional equipment available to order. Wonder how much speed control & a luggage rack cost?
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Funny that our cars were very different (same color though) but priced .40c apart... How much was the drag-pac option? Yes, a few verts came with that package.

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In December of 1968 my father paid $2,766.50 for a brand new but very basic, 1969 hardtop Cougar. I still have his cancelled check.

So the options really really added up!

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Here is a Marti repopped window sticker for my G.

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