1968 Mercury Cougar Hertz XR7-G
1968 Cougar XR7-G, Hertz version, Marti Report, on G registry, it is the Shelby Mustang of Mercury, 390 4-barrel, Sunroof. This was purchased from E&J wrecking yard in Dec 1974 as a theft recovery by Oakland Police. It currently has clear California title - NOT salvage. It was missing the carb, fog lights, third horn, and door mirror. I have a pair of 1971 fog lights and a 390 S code Holley carb that can go with the car. It has 68,612 on the odometer and has not been on the road since 1974. The cougar is ready for restoration. The XR7-G console with leather armrest and plastic storage box underneath is original. Also includes the original wood shift knob. The under the bumpers valances that are unique to the XR7-G are original. The XR7-G was the tribute car to Dan Gurney for his racing victories with the Ford GT-40 and the Mercury Cougar. Only 188 Hertz XR7-G cougars were made and this is one of them. If you plan on fixing up a cougar, buy this one as it has the collector value. Highly desirable Cardinal red with dark red interior. Jim Email me to see car if in SF bay area or for more photos. I have over 30 photos. This car is currently listed locally and I reserve the right to cancel this listing. I will include over $1000.00 in NEW replacement XR7-G unique parts if this goes for full price. NEW parts include Shelby pipe-in-pipe exhaust tips, no longer available horseshoe exhaust trim rings, XR7-G emblems - interior (3) and exterior (4), and replica door mirror.