This is a rare cougar that after doing research found that there were only 2653 of this model made that year. VIN# 7F93S598279 is on the driver inner fender and the door warranty plate. If you are a true ford fan you will know how to translate the number. It is also rare that this XR7 came without AC or power steering. It has been parked inside a garage for approx 20 years, and still is. When it was offered to me I couldn't pass it up. The owner just lost interest. I had planned on building it myself, but I am not a ford guy, and decided that a ford fan should have it. I have enough projects already. However it is a project very much worth doing.
This car is very straight, and virtually rust free. It has a fiberglass repair done on the passenger side trunk pocket, not a good one, but can be redone properly. It could be rust, but not sure without removing the fiberglass. There is one small crack in the passenger inner fender just in front of the shock tower. I have added a picture of it. All the glass is in and not cracked, and the rubber is good. Windows roll up and down. The interior is not original except for the headliner which still has the overhead console intact. The dash may have been altered, but looks good to me. Not sure what they looked like originally. The dash pad is soft and in good shape. The back seat was removed and replaced with plywood for speakers and a nitrous bottle I assume. The bottle is there and braided line plumbed. The battery wiring was relocated to the trunk. It has a rollcage installed, but could be removed fairly easily, just welded to plates welded to the floor. Looks like he had plans on racing it a bit. The fuel tank will have to be replaced from just setting to long without use. New TA tires and wheels were put on it in the 2002-2005 range, but it has always been indoors. Not a mile on them. The warranty plate break down is 65B-hardtop XR7, Y-original color inverness green poly, 6F-interior med saddle levent leather, O2E-built May 2, 1967, 52-delivered LA,Ca, 1-3.00 ratio non locking 9" dif. U-C6 auto trans.
The engine is a 40 over 390 with around 11-1 compression and I believe a solid lifter cam. Not sure of the specifics, just going off some of the paper work with the car. It is on a run stand, and we hooked up a battery and fuel and it fired right up and runs beautifully. It only has run time on the engine stand after being built in the 2002-2005 range, the last time he had some interest in working on it. Don't know who built it. The tranny is fresh by B+M. The 9" rear had a detroit locker installed shortly before he parked it to start redoing it. I checked to be sure it is still in there. I believe the ratio didn't change. This engine sounds bad ass, has a nice bump to it, but is not original. The block may be, but the heads and intake are not. Block #C6ME-A, Heads #EDC-E 6090 1958 Edsel FE, Intake #C3AE-9425-K low rise dual quad with holleys. I have a link for youtube below to hear it run.
I am selling the cougar mainly because I know I won't get the same enjoyment from it that a true ford person will. If it were a Camaro this add wouldn't be here. I love all 60s muscle, but have to draw the line somewhere. I have lots of pictures if you would like to see anything on it. Just ask. All the parts are there I believe. Not sure what might be missing. Some of the chrome will need replating, but is straight. Everything I have about this car goes with it, including the run stand. It even has a wiring diagram book for 1967 ford products. The car is still inside and covered, and will remain that way until the right person wants to give it the love it deserves. I do not need to sell it, so please do not try to low ball, as it will do you no good. I would like to have the space back though. I will take an offer closest to $5000.00 for it. I feel it is well worth that. Have clean Oregon title in hand. Jim 541-689-9639 or e-mail.
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