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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #210 on: April 12, 2020, 07:58:53 PM »
The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is one of the car appears in the 1969 James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

In fact it was Carroll Shelby prepared Mercury Cougar XR-7 with 428 Cobra Jet engine (335 HP conservatively rated, more like 360-370 HP) with Ram-Air. Carroll Shelby built 3 Cougars not for the public, they were actually built to appear in the 007 movie. One was an extremely rare Shelby prepped Cougar and used by him personally for awhile! One of these 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was blown up during filming and one is in England.
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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #211 on: April 13, 2020, 09:03:45 AM »
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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #212 on: April 13, 2020, 11:46:35 AM »
What about Elvis Presley's movie Spin Out, he drove a Cobra and the mock race had 2 or 3 in it

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #213 on: April 13, 2020, 11:51:31 AM »
What about Elvis Presley's movie Spin Out, he drove a Cobra and the mock race had 2 or 3 in it

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Yes, Ned has the story on that car. I seem to remember it was a Comp Car and leased from Shelby for the movie? I don't remember the CSX on that one though?

I think some of the race scenes were actual film that was just spliced into the backround?

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #214 on: April 13, 2020, 12:42:37 PM »
The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is one of the car appears in the 1969 James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

In fact it was Carroll Shelby prepared Mercury Cougar XR-7 with 428 Cobra Jet engine (335 HP conservatively rated, more like 360-370 HP) with Ram-Air. Carroll Shelby built 3 Cougars not for the public, they were actually built to appear in the 007 movie. One was an extremely rare Shelby prepped Cougar and used by him personally for awhile! One of these 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was blown up during filming and one is in England.

I'm not sure about any Shelby connections to the three R code XR-7 Cougar convertibles used in the Bond film. By '68/'69 I'm not sure the who/what/where of any modifications or why they would have been needed in the first place.

Two 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air XR-7 convertibles were ordered for the film on the 19th of September 1968. It is speculated that when one of the Cougars was badly damaged in the race scene the third CJ Cougar was ordered.

CCOA knows the VINs for all three Cougars. The damaged Cougar was thought to be scrapped, but evidence may have been found that it was for sale in the UK in 1971. One of the Cougars was purchased by the Ian Fleming Foundation and is in their collection. And the third one was undergoing a restoration in England last I heard.

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #215 on: April 13, 2020, 04:49:25 PM »
FYI

1969 "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service"/ 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 - Best Movie Cars
https://bestmoviecars.com/1969-on-her-majestys-secret-service-1969-mercury-cougar-xr-7/

The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is one of the car appears in the 1969 James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

In fact it was Carroll Shelby prepared Mercury Cougar XR-7 with 428 Cobra Jet engine (335 HP conservatively rated, more like 360-370 HP) with Ram-Air. Carroll Shelby built 3 Cougars not for the public, they were actually built to appear in the 007 movie. One was an extremely rare Shelby prepped Cougar and used by him personally for awhile! One of these 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was blown up during filming and one is in England.

I'm not sure about any Shelby connections to the three R code XR-7 Cougar convertibles used in the Bond film. By '68/'69 I'm not sure the who/what/where of any modifications or why they would have been needed in the first place.

Two 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air XR-7 convertibles were ordered for the film on the 19th of September 1968. It is speculated that when one of the Cougars was badly damaged in the race scene the third CJ Cougar was ordered.

CCOA knows the VINs for all three Cougars. The damaged Cougar was thought to be scrapped, but evidence may have been found that it was for sale in the UK in 1971. One of the Cougars was purchased by the Ian Fleming Foundation and is in their collection. And the third one was undergoing a restoration in England last I heard.

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #216 on: April 13, 2020, 04:51:07 PM »
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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #217 on: April 13, 2020, 05:44:38 PM »
I think the above image was a fairly recent (celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the film, IIRC) European car magazine retrospect about the shooting locations of the classic scene.   

The original Mustang didn't have rally lights in the grille, nor parking lights that illuminate with the headlights.

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #218 on: April 13, 2020, 05:53:50 PM »
I think the above image was a fairly recent (celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the film, IIRC) European car magazine retrospect about the shooting locations of the classic scene.   

The original Mustang didn't have rally lights in the grille, nor parking lights that illuminate with the headlights.

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cf:  http://www.ponysite.de/goldfinger_conv.htm

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #219 on: April 13, 2020, 05:55:02 PM »
Hope this works ? ad for the '69 AMC AMX, brief appearance of a Cobra ? ? in the first few frames. at the end it looks like they have

 taken the windshield out of the car for a clearer shot, this is really funny  ;)

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https://www.facebook.com/RoadandTrack/videos/1969-amc-amx-tv-commercial-on-track/10156105074771091/

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #220 on: April 13, 2020, 05:59:23 PM »
FYI

1969 "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service"/ 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 - Best Movie Cars
https://bestmoviecars.com/1969-on-her-majestys-secret-service-1969-mercury-cougar-xr-7/

The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is one of the car appears in the 1969 James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

In fact it was Carroll Shelby prepared Mercury Cougar XR-7 with 428 Cobra Jet engine (335 HP conservatively rated, more like 360-370 HP) with Ram-Air. Carroll Shelby built 3 Cougars not for the public, they were actually built to appear in the 007 movie. One was an extremely rare Shelby prepped Cougar and used by him personally for awhile! One of these 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was blown up during filming and one is in England.

I'm not sure about any Shelby connections to the three R code XR-7 Cougar convertibles used in the Bond film. By '68/'69 I'm not sure the who/what/where of any modifications or why they would have been needed in the first place.

Two 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air XR-7 convertibles were ordered for the film on the 19th of September 1968. It is speculated that when one of the Cougars was badly damaged in the race scene the third CJ Cougar was ordered.

CCOA knows the VINs for all three Cougars. The damaged Cougar was thought to be scrapped, but evidence may have been found that it was for sale in the UK in 1971. One of the Cougars was purchased by the Ian Fleming Foundation and is in their collection. And the third one was undergoing a restoration in England last I heard.

- Phillip

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #221 on: April 14, 2020, 07:43:35 AM »
Have sent them a notice to cease and desist



FYI

1969 "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service"/ 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 - Best Movie Cars
https://bestmoviecars.com/1969-on-her-majestys-secret-service-1969-mercury-cougar-xr-7/

The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is one of the car appears in the 1969 James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

In fact it was Carroll Shelby prepared Mercury Cougar XR-7 with 428 Cobra Jet engine (335 HP conservatively rated, more like 360-370 HP) with Ram-Air. Carroll Shelby built 3 Cougars not for the public, they were actually built to appear in the 007 movie. One was an extremely rare Shelby prepped Cougar and used by him personally for awhile! One of these 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was blown up during filming and one is in England.

I'm not sure about any Shelby connections to the three R code XR-7 Cougar convertibles used in the Bond film. By '68/'69 I'm not sure the who/what/where of any modifications or why they would have been needed in the first place.

Two 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air XR-7 convertibles were ordered for the film on the 19th of September 1968. It is speculated that when one of the Cougars was badly damaged in the race scene the third CJ Cougar was ordered.

CCOA knows the VINs for all three Cougars. The damaged Cougar was thought to be scrapped, but evidence may have been found that it was for sale in the UK in 1971. One of the Cougars was purchased by the Ian Fleming Foundation and is in their collection. And the third one was undergoing a restoration in England last I heard.

- Phillip

Bad information

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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #222 on: April 14, 2020, 07:44:45 AM »
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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #223 on: April 14, 2020, 09:39:58 AM »
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Re: Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords in Movies or TV
« Reply #224 on: April 27, 2020, 08:37:52 AM »
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