1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

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    1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertable For Sale!

    $15,000

    The car is painted red with black leather interior, CD (and stock stereo installed), and chrome rims. Full power convertable.

    V8 351 2V

    It is in fantastic shape and is stored in my garage near Los Angeles California. I have gone through the car and it looks as if I just drove it off the dealers lot.

    I am asking $18,000 OBO NOW $15,000

    Please email me if your interested. I have a lot more photos for you to view.

    My email address is jt_2_email@yahoo.com






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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Very nice looking car. Good luck with the sale.
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Do you have a Marti report on the car?
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Quote Originally Posted by CatsRock View Post
    Do you have a Marti report on the car?
    Sorry I do not have a Marti Report for this vehicle.

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Last year at Barrett Jackson and Kissimmee Mecum at least 2 71-3 conv sold over 20000.00.

    With that said to get strong money for the car you need to market it accordingly.

    Buyers love Marti reports, They want to be able to legitimize the car, shows if the car is a color change, the options are original or added etc. You don't give much history. Is it an original LA DSO, or did the car start its life in Minneapolis. i.e. was it a solid car to start or is it a bondo buggy. from your pictures the car looks nice. Be sure you have pictures of the under carriage floor pans inside the 1/4 panels - all of the potential problem areas. Don't just have 30 different exterior shots of your car with different backgrounds.

    Give the details i.e.

    20000 miles on an engine rebuild, needs brakes, a/c works. Could be driven to the east coast - no worries etc. And list the options it has. One can see a/c, power windows etc. Does it have a Tilt, power Seat, etc.

    Its like staging a house - highlight the cars strong points and be honest about any possible weak points. I think you can get into your price range. Other than a few small detail issues - from what I can see your car is turn-key and could not be duplicated for the price by buying a 3000.00 project car.


    Last edited by blackcat429cj; December 8th, 2010 at 07:52 AM.


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    1973 Cougar XR7 Conv Pewter Q Code/4spd

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Well said Mitch. I think you wrapped it up in a nutshell
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    Ex 1971 XR7 Vert
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    BlackCat...

    Thank you for your help. I will have to look into ordering the Marti report.

    I am confident that I can drive it accross the country and will have to take some photos of the undercarriage.

    The first interested buyer who see's this car in person will realize the fantastic shape it is in and get a great deal for only $15,000. I was listing it earlier for $18,000 since I have seen them sell for even more, but I do not want to wait a long time period before it sells.

    Any other advice from you would be great. Email me at jt_2_email@yahoo.com

    Thank you everyone for your kind words!
    1973 XR7

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    FYI... I ordered the Marti Report!

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Now remember that my Mom was an english major...

    If you want to have ANY chance of getting your number, please note that "convertable" is spelled "convertible".

    Thank you for your attention in this matter (and my Mom thanks you as well).

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    I saw the green 72 convrt go for 22k last year. this is right there. I like the magnum wheels and tires. This is the final year for the convert. They got Discs up front as standard equipment. prob at 17k in this economy.
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Here is the door sticker.
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Quote Originally Posted by 1973 XR7 View Post
    Here is the door sticker.
    Attachment 23132
    This is good information. It shows that car was originally one of 276 XR7 conv shipped to the LAX DSO, Originally Bright Blue Metallic with a black leather interior. The car was built Nov of 72. 351 2v with an FMX trans - I don't have time this am to look up the axel ratio.

    The Marti report will help fill in additional gaps.

    I would recomend putting together any additional documentation I.E. receipts, Last year I had a friend that sold a 71 XR7 Conv - He basically had all of the repair receipts going back into the 70's, He had over 26000.00 in receipts from repaints, to engine builds etc. Anything like that the documents the cars mecanical/and body history back as far as you can go.

    Like I said befor Its like selling a house and you have receipts for a new roof, and furnace help greatly.

    Anything you can say about the car - like engine rebuild at 102000 miles in 2003, or all original sheet metal, or rear 1/4 panel replaced when repainted. This all means something to an educated car buyer. Imo Your best approach is a complete decloration of the cars condition. If the car needs a new top, say so - this is far better than haveing a buyer show up and putting the top up and then he gets the surprise of finding out it needs to be replaced.

    I don't know if you have ever seen one of Don Rush's ebay adds for selling a car. He probably has a minimum of 50-75 pictures of the car. And goes into a complete discription of what is wrong and right with the car. Somebody purchasing a car from Don will not be surprised.

    I know it may seam like alot of extra work but it will educate your potential buyers and help you sell the car. Your discription while it may be 100% true, when your potential buyer might be in Chicago, filling in the gaps and presenting the car as a premium product will make the 2000 + miles distance worth it.

    You may also want to consider having the car appraised by an independent appraiser. And make that available to your potential buyers.

    More of my .02


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    1971 Cougar XR7 Black J Code/C6
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    1973 Cougar XR7 Conv Pewter Q Code/4spd

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    I think the car looks very nice...I would recommend you spend some time on the engine bay the exterior and interior look excellent but the engine bay just needs some touch ups to match the rest of the car....
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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    [QUOTE=blackcat429cj;447358]I don't have time this am to look up the axel ratio.[QUOTE]The axle code 2 is for 2.75. John
    1968 XR-7 * F-code (302-2V)* C4 * Polar White (M) * Dark Red Leather (6D) * 23U * 46 * 5 * W * PS * AC * CCOA #8579 * MWM * Under Restoration *

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    Re: 1973 XR7 Convertable $15,000

    Wow... I cannot thank everyone enough for your great input. I have not received the MARTI Report yet but how does this description look for my sale?

    The car is painted red with black leather and vinyl interior, CD Player (and stock AM/FM stereo still installed), new chrome Magnum rims and BF Goodrich tires, after market exhaust, new carpet and floor mats, black convertible top which is in great shape, detailed motor, new chrome, no dings or dents, approx. 80% left on the brakes.
    This car was originally one of 276 XR7 convertibles shipped to the LAX and was originally Bright Blue Metallic. It was built in November of 1972.


    V8 351 2V FMX Trans 2.75:1 Axle Ratio
    Black Natural Grain Leather and Mateao Vinyl


    It is in fantastic shape and is stored in my garage on a Battery Tender near Los Angeles California. I have gone through the car and it looks as if I just drove it off the dealers lot. I even just ordered the Marti Report!
    I start the car about twice a week and let it idle. I drive it about once a week just around the block and back.
    You can drive this car to the West Coast to the East Coast and back... it runs that well.

    1973 is the last year of the convertible!
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