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As the title says, what the difference between the two, interior and exterior. And what other '69 models are there.
 

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The XR7 just has a bunch of extra options. More luxurious if you will.

This is related to Cougars, so I put it in the Cougar Discussion board for ya. :)
 

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Hi Chris, I knew you were gong to do that, the minute I posted it I thought to myself, oops, wrong place, but Chris will change it, :)
Hows the ankle?
I know an XR7 is more 'luxurious' but how? Also was there any difference in the engine options. And body style.
 

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1969 Standard Equipment:
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The following chart shows the advertised equipment included on a base model Standard hardtop.

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250 h.p. 351 V8 (2V) Engine
Wide-stance wheel tread -- 58.5" front/rear
Larger trunk w/10.2 cu. ft. useable capacity
Triple-coat baked acrylic super enamel finish
Fully synchronized 3-speed manual transmission with floor shift
Concealed dual headlamps with vacuum- powered doors
Dual upper body paint stripes
Sequential turn signals w/solid-state switching device
Wide-rim wheels--5-1/2" rims w/E78 14 tires and 6" rims w/all other tires
Electric windshield washer--washer pump and motor integral with reservoir
Combination multiple connector and fuse block for body wiring mounted on dash panel
Ventless side windows
Improved body insulation
4-pod instrument cluster w/rosewood-tone appliqué
All-vinyl padded-pleat upholstery--Bucket seats w/foam padding
Foam-padded energy-absorbing armrests w/integral squeeze-type door release
Lockable glove compartment with light
Color-keyed 2-spoke steering wheel with foam-padded spokes
Door-operated courtesy light switches--dual courtesy lights under instrument panel
Adjustable head restraints for driver and front passenger
Front shoulder belts for driver and front passenger
Side-cowl vents for high or low ventilation
Center-mounted, lighted heater-defroster controls
Higher capacity heater-defroster
Foot operated parking brake


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1969 Optional Equipment:
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Eliminator equipment/decor pkg $ 199.50 Power windows $ 104.90
Drag-Pac 155.50 AM radio 60.90
Ram Air induction 138.60 AM/FM stereo w/twin speakers 185.30
Heavy-duty battery 7.80 AM radio w/Stereo-Sonic tape 195.60
Front bumper guards 13.00 Rear seat speaker 15.60
Rear window defogger (hardtop) 22.10 DeLuxe seat belts (convertible) 13.00
Decor group1 90.70 DeLuxe front shoulder belts3 15.60
Door edge guards 5.20 Full-width front seat w/ctr armrest3 24.70
Dual exhausts 31.10 Speed control 71.30
Tinted glass 29.80 Sports console 57.10
GT appearance group2 168.40 Tilt-away steering wheel 68.70
Front head restraints 17.00 Vinyl roof 89.40
Hood lock pins 7.80 Visual check panel4 25.90
Front/rear rubber floor mats 13.00 DeLuxe wheel covers 20.80
Left remote-control racing mirror 13.00 DeLuxe wheel covers w/spinners 41.50
Left remote-control mirror 10.40 Wire wheel covers 72.60
Two-tone paint 31.10 Styled steel wheels 95.90
Power steering 99.80 Interval windshield wipers 16.90
Sunroof w/vinyl roof 459.80
the xr7 had a more apointed interior it also cam with piller badges and xr7 badging.
the Sport special was a 69 option
the boss 302 was a eliminator option as was any other engine combination and transmission.
 

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Wow, okay thanks, guess that anwers all questions, guess the body shape would then be the same regardless of whether its a std or XR7.
Does that mean the 351 motor had more HP than the '72 351, and if it had 4 bar. holley [750cfm], performer i.manifold, iskie cam, dual exh. etc what would the Hp be about, not an exact figure, just a guesstimate?
 

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XR7 has different interior trim with leather inserts on the seats, badges on pillar and boot lid, different instrument cluster with tacho, ammeter and oil pressure gauges, rally clock on passenger side, rocker switch panel above a/c vents, wood grain trim around radio, different woodgrain trim on console (if ordered), unique door trims, unique hub caps with XR7 badging, rim blow steering wheel, courtesy light group, low fuel light
 

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Great, thanks Leon. See you are famous now. Is that your pic of the 3 cougars?
 

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From the FACTS & FEATURES MANUAL:

Series differences---Cougar XR-7 Over Cougar 2-door Hardtop

*Left hand remote control racing mirror
*Bright belt molding
*Unique XR-7 emblem on real roof panel (hardtop only)
*Unique wheel covers w/ XR-7 emblem
*XR-7 rear deck-lid ornament
*Rim-blow 3 spoke, wood tone steering wheel
*Door mounted courtesy lights
*Padded windshield pillar and roof rail moldings
*Rear seat armrests
*Super-Puff door trim panels
*Leather and vinyl seat upholstery (standard, but could be given a credit for comfortweave vinyl or cloth)
*Burled walnut instrument applique
*Door assist straps
*Tachometer
*Trip odometer
*Clock with elaspe time indicator
*Rocker type switches ffor inst. panel lights, map lights, courtesy lights
*XR-7 ID on instrument panel
*Courtesy Light group
*Low fuel and Door Ajar Lights
*Map pockets on back of each front seat
*Coved reat seat (hardtop only)
*Alternator and oil pressure gauges in place of lights

The XR-7 was essentially the luxury Cougar, but even the standard and Eliminator were pretty luxurious for pony cars. There were five body styles, standard and XR-7 hardtop and convertible, the bench seat HT had it's own code.

The Sport Special (Bullet rocker panel moldings, turbine wheel covers, contour pin stripe) was a spring special option on standard hardtops.

The Eliminator (351W 4V, 3 speed manual, stripes, scoop, spoiler, and black trim were part of the base package) it was also an option on standard hardtops (no XR-7s or convertibles) see
http://www.cougarclub.org/Cougars101/elim.shtml
for more details.

Tim B
1969 XR7 428 CJR convertible
http://hometown.aol.com/timbrands/Cougar.html
 

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Thanks Tim, that blue eliminator looks cool/kief.
 

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Tim... but my car has alot of that lol.. its a Sport Special and i have the rimblow wheel.. decor interior with the lights and speakers in the doors... left racing mirror.. am/fm stereo.... tinted glass.... E78x14 tires ( blaahh ) .... PS.... PB... 351W 2v... FMX... shoulder belts... rear arm rests too....clock in the instrument cluster ( no it doesnt work ) ..... no console ( boo ) ... never seen a trip odometer in one... sounds cool though. i dont know why but i like trip odometers lol.
 

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Hi Chris, I knew you were gong to do that, the minute I posted it I thought to myself, oops, wrong place, but Chris will change it, :)
Hows the ankle?
I know an XR7 is more 'luxurious' but how? Also was there any difference in the engine options. And body style.
Doing good! Went to the doctor today, and he said as soon as my walking boot comes in, I can start walking on it. And if it fits between the gas and brake pedal I can drive too. If it doesn't I won't be able to drive for 4 and a half more weeks!
 

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you can still power-brake then.
 

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That just makes for an even heavier foot on the gas (good thing you don't have the nitrous yet...)
Seriously, good luck and good healing to you! When I broke my ankle last April, I had a walking boot after the 3-week cast; I could take it off to drive... depends how hard you stomp the Go pedal. :)
 

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Glad to hear its on the mend, just don't go and overdo it:D on the go pedal.
 
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