New here. I am not sure if this is an appropriate question to ask here. I am in search of my former 1970 XR7 Cougar. I owned it in high school in the Detroit metro area. I would appreciate any information you might have that will point me toward the current owner, if it still exists. I do not have the VIN that I can share with you. However, it is what I believe to be a unique build. I purchased the car in 1975 while a senior in high school and subsequently sold it after going to college to pay for tuition.
The Cougar was black with a white vinyl roof, Burgundy interior, 351 Cleveland 2 barrel, Automatic. As I have searched for the car over the years I have learned the Black exterior with white vinyl roof is not very common.
If you have more details such as if it had PS, PB, AC, or any other options you know the car came with and if you can narrow down where the car came from when new, then you can pay Kevin Marti to search the Ford database for a match. I was able to get the VIN of our family’s old Cougar that way.
Once you have the VIN, you can start searching state title records to at least get info on who bought it from you. The trail will be old now but you might get lucky.
I’ve had a 70 vert since 1988 and have lived in that area (Macomb county)my whole life… don’t remember ever seeing a 70 in that color combo. Good luck with the search but it will be tough without a vin number.