Brought to you in part by:

.


Shop Eastwood for all your Auto Restoration Needs!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Mercury Cougar
  Whats the best year Cougars and why.

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Whats the best year Cougars and why.
Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 14201
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-07-2002 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the 69 the best.
Well it worked well in the classic mustang forum.


SCOOP

------------------
65 coupe,1969-351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
MEM#1240

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

73trials
Gearhead

Posts: 932
From: New Orleans, La. M&M member # 1752
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-07-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'73s 'cause i got one!! Oh, wait, wrong forum. I agree, SCOOP. 69 is it. I used to have a 76, black with black interior, power sunroof, console, guages, etc. Cool car. If it had a floor, i would probably still have it.

IP: Logged

kwazykat
Moderator

Posts: 6563
From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-08-2002 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i love my 69 cat-vertible....
BUT!!!!

my fave body style is the original 67/68 profile.... sleek.... nice lines... makes ya wanna give it kitty-pats.... looks like its moving fast when it is sitting still.... all those fun things.....

and i am not talking about available options or any of that stuff.... simply line.... profile.... silhouette....

if we wanted to throw the power-twist to the mix.... definately the 69.... much more out there in the option world... the eliminator hit the market.... the big block appeared... all kinds of yummy treats.... style-wise the convertible hit the showrooms and the headlite covers did a strange shift to a horizontal detail instead of the vertical...

the 70 had a gawd-awful design on the hood that lifted the centerpiece when the hood was opened.... perfect for banging yer noggin .... whose crazy idea was that anyways!!!

and anyways.... even the old pimp-mobile classic big-cats look kinda fun nowadays... my roomate had a 74 XR7 with a fat cleve in it.... she ran the cat-poop out of it.....

since we dont get much action over here in the cat-den.... i dont think this question will cause as much controversy as the 'stang comparisions!!!

kk

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 37258
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-08-2002 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Easy! The '70! Ford knew how to design beautiful cars in 1970!

------------------

'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true.

IP: Logged

tomslo
Gearhead

Posts: 319
From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 03-08-2002 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 70 is by far the best. Mainly because that's what I have

The hood can and will get you. But instead of getting mad about it, make it into a game. See how many people you can get with it. And then when they hit their heads, you can get a good laugh!

I think the 70 looks the most aggressive and muscular. A lot of it is the grill. The 69 horizontal grill looks old man sensible type, not muscle car, IMO.

Tom

------------------
2002 F350 4x4, True Blue, v10 Auto, 4.30LS, 35" BFG's
1991 Mustang LX 5.0L, AOD *need to sell*
1970 Cougar, 351C-4v, C6

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 14201
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-08-2002 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Easy! The '70! Ford knew how to design beautiful cars in 1970!


The fun never stops.

SCOOP

------------------
65 coupe,1969-351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
MEM#1240

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

Rory McNeil
Gearhead

Posts: 1311
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 03-09-2002 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also vote for the 70. A 428 CJ Eliminator, in one of the new for 70 Grabber colors does it for me!I know a guy with a Calypso Corral 70 428 Eliminator, & it looks bitchin`! I prefer the 70 nose better, even though ya may wanna wear a turban when working under the hood.

------------------
78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed

IP: Logged

Dave Witthoeft
Gearhead

Posts: 2024
From: IL.
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 03-09-2002 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like a 69.

I like 71 verts to. (Incase I need parts.)

------------------
MCA# 48755
71 Mach 1
69 Fastback
92 F-150
M&M#884

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 37258
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-11-2002 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
The fun never stops.

I'm waiting for you to say "...the '65 was the best!"

------------------

'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

Always borrow money from a pessimist, they don't expect it back.

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 14201
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-11-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I'm waiting for you to say "...the '65 was the best!"


NO NO I have grow up alot since then.


SC(65)(65)P

------------------
65 coupe,1969-351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
MEM#1240

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

wvcat
Gearhead

Posts: 242
From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 03-12-2002 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course 70 is the best year, it took 4 years to perfect then it went down hill from there.
John
wvcat

------------------
Thanks
John
(wvcat)
http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 37258
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-13-2002 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

67 + 3 = 70

------------------

'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

MCA Member # 47773

Always borrow money from a pessimist, they don't expect it back.

IP: Logged

wvcat
Gearhead

Posts: 242
From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 03-13-2002 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lol you got me Steve, hard to believe I aced algebra in college huh. Maybe I was thinking of the ultra rare 66 shelby cougar fastback limited edition!!!

------------------
Thanks
John
(wvcat)
http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 14201
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-14-2002 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why not have the best of both.
The 69 cougar,and the best year Mustang the 65.


SCOOP

------------------
65 coupe,1969-351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
MEM#1240

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

1trickpony
Gearhead

Posts: 107
From: Escondido, Ca
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 03-18-2002 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, the '70's would have been the 4th incarnation of the cat!
'67= 1st year out
'68= 2nd year
'69= 3rd year
'70= 4th year!
So... even though there are only 3 years from '67-'70 there are actually 4 models. Even if you group them '67-'68 and '69-'70 for similiar bodies, etc.

I like '69s though, just like my stangs.

Dave

------------------
1969 "S" code Mach1

IP: Logged

GaryL
Journeyman

Posts: 11
From: Santa Ana, CA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-18-2002 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GaryL   Click Here to Email GaryL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1968 XR7G was the best Cougar. Mainly because I was just given one that has been setting covered in a garage in dry California since 1986. I just registered it Saturday. Runs like a top, plenty of power(390), and gets plenty of looks. The hardest thing I had to do was replace the battery box.

IP: Logged

MissingCat
Gearhead

Posts: 487
From: BC, Canada, Eh?
Registered: Sep 2001

posted 03-20-2002 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MissingCat   Click Here to Email MissingCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GaryL:
The 1968 XR7G was the best Cougar. Mainly because I was just given one that has been setting covered in a garage in dry California since 1986.

Now why can't *I* ever be "just given" a car?

IP: Logged

MissingCat
Gearhead

Posts: 487
From: BC, Canada, Eh?
Registered: Sep 2001

posted 03-20-2002 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MissingCat   Click Here to Email MissingCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, my vote has to go with the 68 GTE...

suh-WEET!

IP: Logged

wvcat
Gearhead

Posts: 242
From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 03-20-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually as far as run to the mil cougars I like the 70 best for a few reasons, the grill is the most aggressive, they have the best interiors as far as high backs and lock steering and the eliminators have the best stripes. If you talk special models I would take a red & silver or blue & silver GTE anyday with the 427 4 speed, theres only one word to discribe it....awesome!!!!
As far as the 70 hood "fang" I have had my 70 since 1989 and I haven't bumped my head on the hood for at least 10 years, just something you get used too.
John
wvcat

------------------
Thanks
John
(wvcat)
http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 14201
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 03-23-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never seen in person a pre 1970 vert.
Why how many were made?

SCOOP

------------------
65 coupe,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

69Cougar
Journeyman

Posts: 25
From: Concord, CA, USA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-05-2002 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69Cougar   Click Here to Email 69Cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
gotta be the 69
gee i wonder why?

IP: Logged

kwazykat
Moderator

Posts: 6563
From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-05-2002 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I have never seen in person a pre 1970 vert.
Why how many were made?

SCOOP



hey scoopie....

the first production year for the vert was 69....

there were a little less than 6k made.....
(sorry...cant find my production numbers ....i must have cleaned my house recently.... teeeheeee )

kk

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2004, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]