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My new project car.

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by vart, Mar 26, 2007.


  1. vart

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    I've always liked the looks of these cars and saw one on my way to work that was very clean and cheap.

    It's a 1994 Mercury Cougar XR7 with the 4.6 V8, power everything, leather, new tranny, and 142k miles.

    Bought it from an elderly man that took very good care of it for $2500. That's a little high, but it was so clean I couldn't resist.

    Getting the exhaust modified ASAP, new wheels and tires, and modifying the intake for now.

    <img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-3/14007/QLPTA-cougar1.jpg' width=700 height=525 >

    <img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-3/14007/JRTSB-cougar2.jpg' width=700 height=525 >
     
  2. epsylum

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    Sweet. I had one of those (2 cars and about 2 years ago). It was a Pearl White 95 XR7 w/ the 4.6. There is a supercharger kit made specifically for it IIRC. The grandma mobile beat many a ricer on the highway (not an "import", I mean "ricer" as in the bone stock automatic Civic with huge wing on it). I hear they (both the Thunderbird and Cougar) make good drag cars due to their long wheelbase. My brother wanted me to keep it when I traded it in for my Corolla XRS for a weekend dragstrip toy , but I didn't have the money to do anything with it.

    BTW they slide nicely in the snow. ;)
     

  3. Fenway

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    Wow. Very clean! Do you have any plans for it after the basic bolt ons?
     
  4. walkin' trails

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    I had a well worn 91 T-Bird Super Coupe for a while. It had been wrecked three times before I got it and had electrical and tranny problems, but it still ran like crazy, cornered with finese, and braked straight and steady. It had a good ride too. I never played with the V-8 cars, but I would imagine that since most everything is interchangable, there should be no surprises.