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Many of you know my car from my earlier postings, but I’ll give you a description of the car and its history so you can have a basis for an offer. Of course there will be some pictures – everyone loves pictures!



You can see a complete write up on the car plus links to the pictures and my e-mail address on the attached MS Word doc.



Thanks for your interest,
Ken

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Great Cougar! Please put your asking price, so people will know where the negotiations should begin.
 

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She's very nice, Ken. Good luck with the sale. Haven't seen any 68 small block cars tear it up on a high price.

I agree with Scott, above.
 

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I know of one small car that brought a great price! One of our AZ Cougar club members sold his 1968 Cougar XR7 J code hardtop, which had a total restoration to national show quality winning standard, about 1 year back for $40K. It was an amazing car.
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Ken, in the write-up you say that you know what it's worth. My question is whether that value reflects the fact that the vinyl top will need to be removed and replaced after the window channel rust is fixed. If it does, that's great, but if it doesn't you may want to consider revising the value down about $1500. Otherwise, it's a beautiful car and one I would seriously consider if I were in the market. Best of luck with the sale!
 

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I Agee with everyone who has spoke up, it the asking price, or value you have in mind is listed, it would give the potential purchasers a starting point to know if they were in the ball park. I think the photos represent the car well and the issues that are visible are common on cars from the Southeastern United States.

Best of luck with the sale.
 

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Re: Wonderful 1968 XR-7 - Price

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I didn’t include a price because I was hoping someone would send me an e-mail telling me that his old, frail, indigent, terminally ill grandmother wanted a 1968 Cougar XR-7, Augusta Green, Dark Ivy gold interior because that was the car she was deflowered in back in 1968 when she was a hippy flower child. However, she only had $1000 - and, being the great guy that I am, I’d feel sorry for her and give it to her for a grand. LOL

Now back to reality. Let me address price/value. First, the issue of a bit of rust under the vinyl below the rear window. As seen in the picture, the rust is crusting under the vinyl. However, if I tap lightly with a small hammer, the metal is solid. I’d say the new owner does not have to fix it. I didn’t and I’m a perfectionist. BTW, it doesn’t leak anymore. We all know that when buying a 40 year old car, repairs are expected. If one were to reduce the price for the cost everything that needs to be done on most 40 year old cars, they would be all be selling for $1. I’ll tell you that my 1968 Cougar needs very little.


I believe the car is worth $9,900. That is my price.


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For what you have, that is a very fair price IMHO. But I disagree that the roof doesn't need to be fixed. Rust is rust and it doesn't stop expanding. Sooner or later, that spot will have to be fixed. Could it be deferred to much later? Yes, based on your description. That said, I think your price is fair just the way it is if the pictures accurately represent the car. So you could consider that you've already factored the fix in.
 

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LOL. Deflowered in a 68 cougar????? The couple would have to be midgets....

Or sixteen and out in the hogbacks on a friday night after a football game!
 

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I am interested in this car. Is it still available?
I am very close to a sale. However, if anything happens and it doesn't sell, I'll send you a PM and post availability of the car here on the forum.

BTW - Bob - Thanks for keeping an eye on my car.

Ken
 

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SOLD

A very nice gentleman from California, who currently owns one 1968 Cougar, has agreed to purchase and care for my Cougar. It has been fun here on MC.net for all these years and I want to thank all of you who have helped me with technical matters as I worked to make my Cougar as close to perfect as I could.

Lastly, if you are selling a car, don't waste your time corresponding with 68CatFan. He will tell you he want's the car, tell you he's got a deposit he wants to send you, then he can't figure how to get the car home, then he changes his mind and doesn't want the car, and after that he never evens opens the PM's sent to him.

All of you, take care

Ken




 

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Good luck to you, Ken. She's sure a nice cat and I hope the new owner will give it the attention you did.
 

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68CatFan bought a cougar for 7 grand ten years ago. Put the money in the seller's account via wire transfer then never got his car. Come to find out I had to sue to get the money back. Not doing that again.
I pay in person and take my cars with me. You are 17 hours away and school is started for my little ones. I told you i was interested and that i was looking for a way to get down there but the ealiest I could bring the truck and trailer is thanksgiving. Even with a deposit I wasn't going to make you wait that long so I encouraged you to sell to the two other interested parties. I never left you hanging. Reread your emails.
Sometimes sales don't go through. I'm sorry you have so much anger that you had to slander me this way. I also expressed interest in vince's 68 but she needs more love that I want to put in. We had a nice conversation and I wished him luck.
Anywho.
I went back and checked on our conversation which consisted of 3 emails in 3 days.

Cat for sale
Hey Ken. I'm very interested in your cougar you have for sale. Its in the price range and condition I've been looking for. I can go about $9600 for it. Can I get you phone number and call you this weekend? What would be the best time to call? Thanks -Dave

You asked in your word doc. to tell about myself. Take a look at the last cougar I had. Tore it down and restored it from the ground up myself. Did everything but the en
gine block and the paint. Love these car

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Well shoot. I may have jumped the gun a bit. With everyone back to work and school started for my kids I cant find anyone to come down and pick it up with me. Wife loves the car and wants me to put a deposit on it but I couldn't tell you when I'd be down to get it

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Ken, sell the car to one of these other gentlemen. The wife and I looked at the calender and school for the kids is in session all week until thanksgiving. Coming from St. Louis I need two days down and two days back. Thanksgiving is too long to wait.
One friend offered to go with me if we flew down and drove back. I can rent a trailer one way but not a pickup or suv with towing capabilities.
Another said he'd think about driving down with me after he gets back from Kansas but didn't make a commitment to it.
I almost got screwed years ago purchasing a car and sending a transport for it a week later. Owner changed his mind and took several weeks to return my money. Needless to say I went back to the old school way of doing business after that.
She's a pretty car. Nice job on taking care of her. You are very realistic in your asking price and thats awesome. I've spoken with two or three members about purchasing their cat since I started looking and the dialog ends after they tell me their asking price. Too many guys think they are sitting on a goldmine.
I think I will call a gentleman in Ohio about his. Ohio is four hours away. He has a 68 standard. He's a bit high but I think he's just trying to recoup some of the money he spent in restoring it. Thanks again.

Not sure I want to know my families geneology. They scare me. LOL.



Welp, yep. sorry. TOTAL douchebaggery on my part. I'm a terrible person. I forgot 3 emails constitutes a binding contract.


 
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