$15,100 and met the reserve. Interestingly two of the bidders were "moparorbust" and "w30hurstolds". I asked the seller to send me some more and better pics (like the engine), but I haven't gotten a reply yet.
Here is some information on the Black 69 XR-7 Rcode just sold on e-bay.
Serial Number 9f93R541199
93 XR-7 hardtop
R 428-4V CJ Ram Air
41,199th Mercury scheduled for production at Dearborn
65B Cougar XR-7 hardtop
Special paint, Ford # unknown
8A Black knitted bucket seats
20A Scheduled for build: Jan. 20, 1969
222225 Dallas Ordering District Under Special Order #2225
6 3.00 standard axle ratio
U C-6 transmission
Dealer # 22E052
This vehicle was ordered with the following options:
Color keyed floor mats
Black vinyl roof
C-6 Cruise-O-Matic transmission
F70-14 Traction tires w/ raised white letters
Ram Air Induction
Power front disc brakes
Air Conditioner - Whisperaire
AM/FM stereo radio
Tinted glass complete
Deluxe Belts/warning Light
Door edge guards
Styled steel wheels
Front Bumper guards
Car was built Jan 28, 1969 - 8 days behind schedule.
Of all the XR-7 hardtops built for 1969 only 216 were ordered with special paint of which 39 had black leather interior. The original color was a yellow color, probably Thunderbird or Lincoln.
A paint chip of the true color would have to be sent to Marti Auto Works for a match. This could be considered a rare car! The seller
does believe it had 39K original miles but could not document.
It was sold in Dallas new and then went to California and ended up in Mobile Alabama.
Wish I had $18,000.00, that would be sweet.