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1970 XR-7 Hard top White & Ginger. 351W "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 convertible Blue & Black 351C 4V
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue Up beat interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Cool car and I like the name. I just bet it gets found. Someone has got to remember that paint job!
Hidden Content Currently in the Stable: 69 Mercury Cougar - cruiser/show car, Donut maker, "Now with A/C & fuel injection" 10 Maxima SV- Mom's loaner car from Dad, 15 F150 Lariat SuperCab - Dad's Truck, 16 Suzuki Burgman 650 - Dad's 2 wheeled Toy
what suburb was it in that might help if it was at Dukes Frosted Mug or somewhere else the usual old car hop hangouts on the southside.
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It was at the Tri-Chevy Show at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone, IL.
Often the dealer installed the antenna - anywhere the customer wanted it. The shop manual even mentions it.
My 69 XR7 has the antenna installed on the rear passenger side. The front fendor is clean and never had holes for the antenna.
I'll admit you don't see them on the back very often but they are out there. I get a kick out of how few people notice at a car show.....
I dont mean to hijack a thread but Merc RS you sure do have a nice list of very nice Ford products! Dont suppose you might share a few pics with us lowly single or two car owners would you?
Like as in pretty please and where have you been hiding all this blue oval gold? LOL
My family's history since the passing of my grandfather is.... lets say... challenged. Grandmom is still alive but they separated a long time ago and she lives in Florida where she has been since the 80s. My parents were in charge of the sale of the 4 cars left (the "Stray Cat" being 1 of them) but they have no paper trail. I have asked a few times for anything with a VIN but i don't think they have anything.
I'm pretty much on my own with this project, sorry to say.
If you could find out what insurance they had on the car and who their agent was you might be able to find the VIN that way.
Good luck and as Local Hero said those vintage/original late '70s custom paint jobs are making a come back.
Is there some way either through dmv or the insurance company that it was insured by to find out the vin with your grandpas's name possibly?
Hope you can find it I love stories like that
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Yes - this car was for sale on eBay a while back ('07 or '08) from a place in Iowa; Duffy's Collectible Cars.
PM me an e-mail address and I can send you the images from that auction. The paint scheme was intact, but the front spoiler was black, it was sporting dual exhaust, and it appeared as though the rear antenna was gone.
'69 XR-7, 351W-4V (was 2V)
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There you go! I bet Duffys still has the vin on record. Let us know what you turn up.
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