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68 XR-7GT-E w/427,69 XR-7 w/428CJ, & 70 Eliminator w/428CJ NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!

I was browsing the web looking for a Cougar for sale when I came across these gems. Sad. In fact VERY sad…..No wait – VERY, VERY sad. Anyways I have included the pictures and the story and account of the car.
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<i><b>Here is a couple of Cougars that I rescued from further decay. The first is a 1968 Cougar GTE with the 427 side oiler motor.The car sat next to the owners house since 1972 with 28,000 miles and in like new condition,when the owner decided to rebuild the engine when his timing chain went. But was left to rot, it was worse than it looks.Took me 2 years to convince the owner to part with it and a few months later to dig out the motor with 20 odd years of junk over it.But hey what do you want for $100.00??? [no bull]. Production is under 400 cars. </i></b><br>
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<i><b>I found this car at a local wrecking yard ,a '69 XR-7 Cougar with factory 428C.J and ram-air with a/c, it had sat there for at least 5 yrs. rotting. They initially wouldn't sell it , because of no title . After months of negotiating I made a deal to purchase it. Most everything of value had been removed complete drive train, etc.,the wrecking yard however was the worst contributor to the car's condition, especially moving it in and out of there yard. tsk , tsk, if only they knew this car in it's former glory !!</i></b><br>
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<i><b>1970 Cougar Eliminator with the 428 Cobra-jet motor that was left to rot and raped of parts for it's sister the Mustang. I rescued this car and returned it to the road. Production is under 400 cars</i></b>
 

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Don't cry for these cougars. The guy who found them has done an amazing job with at least two of them that I know of. His name is Morris Fiorovanti. Check out the finished cars at these links.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CLASSIC-COUGARS/files/Photos/morrisf.jpg

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CLASSIC-COUGARS/files/Photos/morrisf2.jpg

I don't know him personally, but he really deserves a big round of applause for the ressurection of these two beauties.

Paul G.
69 XR7 Convertible (just posted a photo)
 
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