I just wanted to take a second and introduce myself, My name is Gene and I live in Bartlett, Il. 60103.
I recently bought my 1st Cougar, it is a 1968 Base Model NON-Numbers Matching with a 302 H.O. believed to be out of an 88 Mustang GT.
VIN 8R91C520098 Door Tag Info 65A M 1A 28E 53 5 W
I purchased this car off from Craigslist Phoenix AZ and had it shipped to me via open car carrier. It is a clean Western Car with only a few surface rust areas, quite small in size.
I think I did fairly well considering the prices I’ve seen out there. I picked her up for $4500. I sent my friend’s brother in law and sister to broker the deal for me because they live in Prescott AZ.
I was raised on cars, my dad drove a 67 Chevelle SS 327 4 Spd when I was a kid. I’ve owned numerous Camaro’s and currently have a 1986 Fiero SE V6 4spd. with under 41k original miles (2nd owner), which is currently on Ebay, Replacing the Fiero with the Cougar so I can fit the whole family in to go to cruise nights / car shows.
The car I purchased isn’t perfect, obviously, for the price I paid, but it does seem to be a real good start and it’s a driver already.
I’m planning on taking her in and having the transmission rebuild this week, it’s slipping bad, which I knew about from the seller, he was a super honest guy and pointed out any and all issues before I purchased. The trans is believed to be the original C4 and I’ve gotten a price from a local reputable Trans shop to rebuild it “Bullet Proof” with a Shift Kit for $1895.00 out the door. 30 Month 30,000 Mile Warranty, guess which one it’ll be? Highly doubt I’ll be driving my Cougar 10,000 miles a year, considering since we only get 5 to 7 months of decent weather in the Chicagoland area anyways.
Sorry for the long winded introduction. Like I said I just wanted to introduce myself because I’m sure you guys will be hearing from me A LOT as questions arise, which I’m sure they will, I’ve already got a few. LOL