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1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:58:49 PM »
Not mine, but serious big block block attitude.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Mercury-Cougar-GT-E-XR7/282927743733?hash=item41dfcec2f5:g:oWMAAOSwCUtamqaI&vxp=mtr




1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7  427 Side Oiler


Purchased this car on eBay from WCCC many years ago and finally finished the restoration




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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 06:45:44 PM »
   That is big bucks for an under hood lacking MANY correct parts. I'll pass.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 08:25:41 PM »
I normally dont comment on other people cars for sale unless asked, but I dont think thats Grecian Gold (ie., Sunlit on a Mustang) unless the lighting is throwing it off
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:57:55 PM »
Smog?
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 09:05:56 PM »
What's with the "Dynocorn" looking body??

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:22:22 PM »
   That is big bucks for an under hood lacking MANY correct parts. I'll pass.

Just the presence of two service decals under the hood would make many question the level of choices and correctness elsewhere
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 09:49:57 PM »
Am I reading the Marti report correctly; they made 256 427 sideoiler Cougars?

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
Am I reading the Marti report correctly; they made 256 427 sideoiler Cougars?
Weren't they hydraulic lifter 427 top oilers?
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 10:06:36 PM »
There were 357 W-Code [427 Side Oiler] Cougars produced for the 1968 model year. 256 were XR-7's, 101 were standards. All are GT-E's except one which is actually an XR-7 upgraded with the 427-4V GT-E engine.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 10:33:21 PM »
All the sites say Side Oiler but so think not.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 12:55:11 AM »
I remember seeing this car go up on auction years ago.  It did need a lot of help.  I am not sure how many GTE and 427 parts needed to be chased down, but that will for the next owners trials and tribulations if the correct parts are missing.  Looks like a lot of metal work too.  The GTE Cougar is the one to get for Cougar aficionados.

WCCC sold two GTE's in a very short time.

I remember back in circa 1983, there was a red 427 GTE Cougar at Wade's Auto Wrecking in Vancouver Washington.  I was in Wichita and my buddy Laurence went and drove the car.  Every body panel and interior pieces was dented or cut, but it was the real deal with the original drive train.  I told him he needed to buy, but a deal could not be made.  It was offered at $2500.  Dang   :'(

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 06:19:33 AM »
missed opportunities.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 07:22:59 AM »
It is a rare car but the 427 used in it isn't necessarily a highly sought after version. The CJ is a better engine. I would think all things equal that the value would be about equal as well.

I'd need to see it in person and recognize Coralsnakes caution on the color BUT that color in particular is a little chameleon-ish. I remember it as lighter in color but have noticed that clear coat can make it look darker then usual in the shade.

For the seller to even suggest that the engine detailing is accurate shows a serious lack of knowledge and lack of it should be a serious hit on the asking price. It is nowhere near ready to be judged but by the same token, who is going to judge a national level Cougar?

I'd lean to bad lighting in the pictures showing the color inaccurately.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 08:03:56 AM »
This car was at the Cougar 50th anniversary in Dearborn with 8 other GTEs. One item that some of these guys get wrong is these 427s shipped out with no thermostatic valve in the thermostat housing. And even if you do use it, it should be connected correctly.

There were several of these cars for sale in the late 70s in Northern Ohio for $2-3000 plus free salt.

Just some $.02 info. A friend and I took his GTE and his 68 R code Cougar (both autos, 3.50) to Dragway 42 and took turns driving each car against each other. The 428CJ beat the GTE off the line every time but near 1/2 way down the track the 427 started catching up and with more asphalt would have passed it. Of course there were variables (tires, CJ ram air, me driving  ;D).

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 08:28:35 AM »
I don't criticize others religion but personally I don't worship at the 427 alter.

I do remember the '68 NHRA Nationals where the CJ Mustang was introduced to the public. I don't need to explain the results.

427, yada, yada, yada...what's the point of an engine that will drop a valve over 6,000rpm's?

EVERY original 427 Cobra I looked at had either a blown engine or a replacement in there.

All things given equal a CJ is half the price so is twice the value of a 427. That is unless you are going to Lemans and in all honesty, I never did.

All FE's are 6,000 rpm engines UNLESS you go in and rework the valve train. Mostly valve springs but salt belongs on the dinner table in shakers, not in valve stems.

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