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1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 G

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Cougar
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: XR-7 G
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 118,000
  • VIN: 8F93F567426
  • Color: Black Cherry
  • Engine size: 302-4V
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: C4 Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States

Description

1968 Cougar XR7-G

XR7-G Option

§XR-7G interior including leather seat upholstery, wood grained dash with tachometer, trip odometer, oil pressure and amp gauges, map lights and rear seat courtesy lighting, console, dash plaque, walnut shift handle with cougar insert etc.

§Body Code 65B

§Unique interior console with switches for fog lamps and sunroof (even on cars without sunroof!) - of which this is one of ~188.

§Aluminum running cat valve covers were installed sporadically during production - this has them

§Cougar styled steel wheels with XR7-G center caps

§Lucas or Marchal Fog lights in a unique front valance panel - has Lucas

§Bullet shaped remote controlled racing side view mirror

§Fiberglas hood scoop, non functional except 428 CJ

§Chrome locking hood pins

§Vinyl roof covering

§Leather door pull straps

§XR7-G trunk lock cover

§Vinyl wrapped (wrap no longer intact) steering wheel with gold Cougar emblem

§Dashboard identification Cougar XR7-G in gold

§Wood shift knob with inlaid gold running cat (automatic equipped cars only)

§XR7-G badges on passenger side headlamp cover and C-pillars

§Rear valance with chrome cutouts for slash cut “pipe-in-pipe” exhaust tips

§A third, extra-loud horn, made by Delco-Remy

This car is in the XR7-G registry VIN 8F93F567426. Black cherry & black leather interior. 302 V8. Easier on gas and easy to maintain with plenty of power. The front end has been completely rebuilt along with the power steering cylinder control. Transmission rebuilt, engine has medium rise intake. Car is noted in the registry as a low option "G" car. It was built with drum brakes and I have converted fronts to correct '68 disc. All the "G" components are there. New rear springs, starter, brakes, vinyl top & front seats. The XR7-G project was assigned to Shelby Automotive. Because all XR7-G consoles have a sunroof switch it could be assumed that all cars were originally intended to have a sunroof, however internal Shelby documents show that there were cars ordered both with and without sunroofs. This is one of approximately 188 "G" cars without a sunroof. Less issues to deal with as they present a host of problems themselves. Aftermarket radio and speakers installed. Owned for over 7 years

Good running and driving cat. It does have some rust coming through on lower door, rear quarters were not done well around wheel lip and shows previous rust inside trunk edge. Needs attention cosmetically to realize its full potential. Solid frame and underneath

Nice opportunity to acquire a sought after Cougar with great color combo that you can drive and enjoy or take some time and address the paint and body.

Additional photos available upon request.

Video of car may be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxIMJyoATUs

See link for additional XR7-G details:http://xr7g.mercurycougarregistry.com/

Sold as is where is, no warranty expressed or implied. I reserve the right to end auction early for local sale

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