My 1970 Cougar XR7 has wintered in the garage under a dust cover. My wife sees the long, protected hood and thinks its a place to store food when her extra fridge is full. We call it the "smorgas-Ford". At Christmas it was the place to find round tin boxes full of baking, cookies and other goodies. Today we are only weeks away from wash, wax, polish and shine, 2011.
The old Cougar is 41 years old, soon to be 42 and she looks outstanding......
1970 Cougar XR7, known as the "houndstooth" Cougar because of the black and gold houndstooth pattern vinyl roof and matching interior. Only made 488 XR7's with this special roof.
She has a 351 Cleveland with an automatic transmission. Loaded too! Power windows, tinted glass, even has variable speed wipers. About the only options not included were air, tilt wheel and a better than AM only radio. Every year we upgrade something. Last year it was the differential, distributor and a couple of the links in the steering mechanism. This year it'll be the cooling system. The 351 runs hot and that's not good in the Kelowna area.
Nothing like the throaty growl of an old school V8. Can't wait!