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    Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

    I saw this Cougar for sale on a obscure Facebook Buy and sell page for my local area. What a find. Very little rust. 100% original paint Bright blue poly metallic paint and I think it will polish up nicely. Blue Up Beat cloth and vinyl interior. It is powered by a 351C 2V with a C6. Interval wipers Sports console Disc brakes and power steering. It went in to storage in 1993, the last time it was registered. It has not been run for all those years, So I will be replacing the gas tank and line, Rebuild the brakes and repair several things.




    It still has it's original plates and dealer trim rings. Also has 2 service cards, nice owners manual and a lot of receipts.


    That hitch will have to go so I can get the gas tank out.


    Not perfect but very nice, including the matching floor mats.


    A AM Radio...


    Just look at that, You don't see to many this nice.

    Any thoughts on what she might be worth when I get her running? I'll have her home Monday. I'll be posting more here as I work on it.
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    OMG
    what a beauty!! Are you going to put a set of magnum wheels on it?? I say 7-9k when running.

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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    I have a set of 14 X 7 Painted magnums from a Granada I plan to put on it. I'll need to get a set of Blue Running car center caps for them.
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    What a find indeed ! Looking forward to following the progress
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Quote Originally Posted by badcatt View Post
    I have a set of 14 X 7 Painted magnums from a Granada I plan to put on it. I'll need to get a set of Blue Running car center caps for them.
    Gary has a set of nice ones listed here https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/...-S-Center-Caps I'm not sure if they will work for your rims, but Gary is really easy to deal with and you won't have a single description or shipping issue. Nice looking car by the way.

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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Jester1023, His center caps are for styled steel wheels. The Magnums used a different size hole in the wheel. But thanks. I can't wait to get it home tomorrow.
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    Dont you dare put anything but original KH wheels on that! I have a like new set with tires if you need a wholesale set. NICE find, I cannot ever remember seeing a set of upbeat mats in person, very rare. That is a museum piece and it found its way into the right hands.

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    Cool Neal! I can almost hear some funk playing on that radio with the 70's sound that matches those striped seats! LOL Never seen the matching floormats before either......
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rush View Post
    Dont you dare put anything but original KH wheels on that! I have a like new set with tires if you need a wholesale set. NICE find, I cannot ever remember seeing a set of upbeat mats in person, very rare. That is a museum piece and it found its way into the right hands.
    Don, I have a list of about a thousand dollars of parts for this that I will be placing when it gets to my shop. I'll call you about the wheels soon. I plan to have it home later today and will post many moor picture then
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    Quote Originally Posted by badcatt View Post
    Don, I have a list of about a thousand dollars of parts for this that I will be placing when it gets to my shop. I'll call you about the wheels soon. I plan to have it home later today and will post many moor picture then
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Quote Originally Posted by badcatt View Post
    Jester1023, His center caps are for styled steel wheels. The Magnums used a different size hole in the wheel. But thanks. I can't wait to get it home tomorrow.
    I wouldn't have known about fit...I've never had anything, but custom aftermarket.

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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Jester1023, Thanks and this hobby is always a learning process.
    I got the car home this afternoon. Placed an order for a new gas tank and related items. Then gave it a washing. It is going to take some work to get it cleaned up. But not as bad as some I have worked on. I did some looking under the hood. It will need new belts. Both are Autolite belts and the P/S belt has a D0OE part number on it. Oh it has 95,680 miles on it.

    I am impressed with the condition of items that are usually trashed. Forgive the perspective here. But when was the last time you saw an original 70/73 steering wheel running cat this nice?

    And the ash tray, Not perfect but it looks like it was never used.(I like that)

    And I got this today,


    Here she is sitting in my yard. Waiting for me to wash her.

    Tomorrow I'll be digging a little deeper in to see what I find. I plan to get her in to the shop by Friday. I don't think I'll have her on the road for a few weeks. I have a lot going on and need to catch up on a few obligations. And get the convertible running so I can put this on the lift.
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    That interior is absolutely DY-NO-MITE!
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    Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

    Quote Originally Posted by jsv View Post
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    Shouldn't that be "Remembering our friend Tom LawrAnce..."?
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    He was pretty Dynomite as well... Funny!
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    Shouldn't that be "Remembering our friend Tom LawrAnce..."?
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