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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof

Sale price: $3,000.00 make an offer

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Date: 2017-02-08
Where is your location? Doug Hood (from Ontario, Canada) offered usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Color: Black Cherry
Mileage: 100,000
Engine: 390 V4
Trim: XR7-G
Interior Color: Dark Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof for sale

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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof Photo
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof
  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G Hertz Big Block Sunroof

For Sale. Rare 1968 Cougar XR7-G Hertz Rent-a-car. This car is one of 188 Hertz rent-a-cars and one of 619 XR7-G cars. This is a high option car that needs a complete restoration. This car does not run or drive.  All the hard to find XR7-G parts are there. down to the original center caps. The pictures tell the story; it will need floors and a torque box. I have posted a picture of the Marti Report. The car is available for inspection and has a clean title.  Please e-mail with questions.

     The XR7-G is a totally different and unique car . The XR7-G started life as the high option XR-7 as produced in the Dearborn plant in 1968.   The idea was to provide a "status" car similar to the Shelby Mustangs being sold and raced by Ford and to bring traffic into the showroom.   Dan Gurney was a race car builder and driver who was uninterested in building a car carrying his already over used initial so the job fell to Ford's old buddy Carroll Shelby.

     By 1968. Carroll Shelby had ceased to modify production Mustangs in his Los Angeles Shelby American factory because of expansion at LAX airport where the facility was located.   Ford founded a new corporation based in Michigan named "Shelby Automotive Incorporated" to continue production. and Carroll Shelby was now a board member of the new corporation whereas he had been and continued to be president of Shelby American Inc.   Got all that?  As confusing as that sounds. it gets worse because Shelby Automotive subcontracted the work on the Shelby Mustangs and Cougar XR7-G's to another Michigan based firm named A. O. Smith Incorporated.   A. O. Smith had been a supplier to Generic Motors for the Corvette fiberglass bodies until they lost the contract in 1967.   So while Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney donated their names. and in Dan's case an initial to these cool street machines. neither man had much to do with the design or production.  

     But wait! that's not all!  If an XR7-G were scheduled to receive a sunroof (most did) it was installed by yet another Michigan company the American Sunroof Corporation (ASC).  

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