My Traditional Automobile: Her Majesty’s Cougar XR-7 Convertible

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In 1972 I went to the $0.49 movie show on Hollywood Blvd. to see the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. I used to be 12 years previous and just a little bummed out as a result of Sean Connery had give up enjoying the lead function of James Bond. I needn’t have anxious, it was a fantastic movie.
This was the primary time I had ever seen a Mercury Cougar Convertible. In these days Bond movies have been all the time about stunning folks, in stunning locations, carrying stunning garments, driving stunning machines. It’s no surprise that they used a Cougar pushed by the beautiful actress Diana Rigg.

Joe’s Mercury Cougar having fun with the ocean view

It was love at first sight for me with the Cougar, though Diana got here in a detailed second. After seeing the film, I vowed to myself that in the future I’d personal a Cougar convertible.

In 2014 I used to be wanting on, and I discovered a fantastic 1970 Cougar XR-7 Convertible. The factor about Cougars is: they are surely a sublime, upscale Mustang with very distinctive options. I really like the entrance grille with, because the advertisements of the day stated, “twin hid headlamps that gleam by night time and conceal by day” and “rear flip alerts that glint in sequence.” After just a little soul looking out I made a decision to purchase the automotive.

Joe and his Cougar

The automotive is an actual murals. For those who have a look at the middle hood and entrance grille, you will note the nostril of a cat. Additionally, the very entrance fenders resemble a cat’s ear. Amazingly, out of some 4,000 1970 Cougar convertibles constructed, solely three got here on this colour mixture of a Competitors Gold exterior and Darkish Tobacco Leather-based inside. Typically I believe this should be the one Cougar on the planet on this colour mixture. This might make it one very uncommon cat certainly!

Joe C., California

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