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What are the differences between the 67 and 69.

In body, and how it looks, not performance...

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cuz, ahhh im getting all confused over what I think is different between them :cry:
 

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the 69 was the first restyle of the Cougar. it has a different body on it and is slightly larger than the 67/8. if you look in the photo gallery you can see them. it has a body line that runs along the side of it and curves down toward the rear wheel arch. similar to a 69 Buick... not sure who had the idea first though, Ford or GM. the interiors are different as well, as i believe all 69s had head rests in them. they had the sequential lights and pop up headlights still but the grill had horizontal bars across it instead of the vertical bars that the 67/8s and 70s had. personally i think its the best looking of the early Cougars, but of course, im biased. its also the first year of the Convertible and the Eliminator options. i have seen a custom 68 Convertible though and Sweet Aunt Jemima!........ its gorgeous. another "what if" kind of car. by the way.. this is a picture of my 69 SS

http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=30146
 

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Well, geez, there's a lot to tell, so take a look for yourself. I scrounged the net for some links for you to take a look at, here ya go:

History of the cars, General performance, and Pics:
http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/mercury-cougar/mercury-cougar-history.shtml

History of the Cougar, even the not-too-known 1963 "Cougar II":
http://209.183.146.73/main/links/history_of_the_cougar.htm

More Cougar history, decent pics:
http://www.coolcats.net/intro/history/retrospect.html

Interesting conceptual versions of the Cougar:
http://www.coolcats.net/intro/history/concepts.html

If you're looing at what kind of a cat you'll want, you'll probably eventally wonder what the heck a "XR-7" is...:
http://www.coolcats.net/intro/history/xr7.html

Good luck, and happy hunting. I've had a 68 standard, now have a 67 XR-7, and loads of fun (and anger management lessons) with both.
 

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steve gm came out with the body molding thats why its refered to as the skylark stripe. the 50 era skylarks had that body molding on them and make very nice rods.
 

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but 70 would rod out real nice and most of the parts could be fabricated.
 

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C-Spot said:
The El Gato was a concept car from way back in the day. I really wish they were produced, because yeah, it was *sweet*.
I always wondered what a fastback cougar would look like. I like it!
 
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