My July issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines came today. I was blow away when I saw that one of the feature cars is a 1971 Cougar. Not just any Cougar, a four speed 429CJ XR-7! I could not wait to get in the house to start reading. It’s a great write up and the current owner is the same man who ordered it. How cool is that!
In the same issue the also feature Jay Leno’s 7 Litre Galaxie.
Very nice car, and the owner reads like he’s a nice fella too.
Take a second and reflect on the power ratings of this car. 450 lbs/ft of tq at 3400 rpm is nothing to sneeze at, especially when it’s all corked up.
The dual quad street hemi only made 15 more lb/ft at roughly the same rpm. This engine was beast.
Hmmmm… Car looks nekkid without the triple lower body pinstripes. Trunklid is missing the Cougar script and XR-7 emblems. Probably would look better with rocker moldings and w/o moldings as well… Still a purr-ty cat though!
Those are some nice numbers. The torque would just plant you in the seat. I was surprised by the factory compression ratio of 11.3:1. That’s pretty stout. Nice numbers, nice color, nice options and nekkid = a real nice car.
Thanks for posting the links to your pictures. I won’t be able to view them until tomorrow. Our fire department has a web block and policy on using facebook, so I have to wait till I’m off shift before I can view them.
WOW, two 429CJ’s and a 351CJ I’d say that is one sweet collection.
Thanks for the kind words Guys, Amazes me that In addition to my car I know of 3 other Black 429CJ cars that came out of GA/SC/VA - The car in VA didn’t have AC - I agree that the black is striking. There are several other colors that I beleive are striking on the 71-3 cougar
Next to black my top 5 favorites are
Red/black - or white
Bright Blue metallic/white
Bright Lime Green/Dk Green
The White and blue is nice - but just not the same as black!
The big thing on 429CJ performance is launching the car. I have “played” with some of my friends with 428CJs - If the 429 gets wound up they can’t catch me - its the launch where my car suffers and with basically 4100 pounds of car/fuel/driver I’m easily 400-600 pounds heavier than the 69 Mach 1 and 68 KRs that they have. When its in tune my car will run very consistent 14:1-14-2s thats with 9.5:1 compression, 3.50:1 gears. Otherwise my engine is SCJ specs with a 780 holly and solid lifter cam.
I agree with black being a “killer” color, but then again I’m partial to Black Cougars!
It’s a small world, I just saw a yellow 71 convertible with what appeared to be saddle interior. I haven’t see any 71-73 Cougars in this area. This one appears to be a daily driver. So overall it’s cool to see another classic Cat on our roads.