John B. -- I'm on the road at the moment. Will be back home approx. February 15th. I have a bunch of information on the car including the number of the car that was used to rebody it. We'll exchange emails later on this subject.
Cougar GT-E Registrar
John B -- Rather than PM you on this I thought I'd post here for the edification of others as well, as this car is an example of a rebodied GT-E, that has caused some buyers problems. First, it was rebodied using 8R93S513078 in the early 90's. Notice that orginally it was a Standard Cougar, but it now is magically an XR-7. I personally inspected the car, and I met and discussed the matter with the guy who did the rebody. It was at a brokers place in San Diego at the time, who refused to market it as rebodied. Fortunately buyers contacted me first and the broker couldn't sell it locally. It was sold to someone in Germany, then Switzerland, then Sweden, and in each case the buyers were unaware of the rebody, until they contacted me. They should have contacted me first. While there's nothing intrinsically wrong with a rebody, not divulging it to the subesequent buyer(s) is a problem, and also fraud. The GT-E Registry carries notations on such cars, that in fact they are rebodies, with a $ ? so that potential buyers, when I talk to them about the car, are informed of the situation and can adjust their thinking if necessary. By the by, when I saw the car, lo these many years ago, it was a very handsome car. Let me know if you have further questions.
Sorry John, I don't know for sure. My notes indicate that it was a 427 with the correct aluminum intake but incorrect holley carb, but that was way back in 1993 and of course I don't recall now how much stuff I was able to check out. It was at Antique Automotive in a showroom.