I know the just about everyone has seen the Gold XR7G promo/prototype cars with the brown and black vinyl tops. At least one of those cars had the 1967 6.5 Litre fender badge.
I saw this photo on the internet and it appears to be a Gold G and the top looks black. The car is also sporting the 1967 6.5 Litre fender badge. At first I thought could this be the promo picture car? Then I noticed the pinstripes, they are black.
How many XR7G’s are out there with the 1967 6.5 litre fender badge? How many Gold with brown vinyl tops XR7G’s were made? It’s a striking color combonation.
My G now sports GT badges. If you look down the front quarter panels at a sharp angle you can see where the holes for the original 6.5 Litre badges were filled in. It is amazing what previous owners will do to a car.
Once a Cougar has had a repaint, all bets are off (as far as originality goes).
So this means my 1967 GT has had the GT side badges replaced with 1968 ones. I am mystified as to why, since it appears all the other trim pieces on the car appear to be original, and the PO’s kept all the original parts not currently installed in the car’s trunk.
I’m wondering what makes you think this? You are aware that GT emblems are not the same as 6.5 LITRE emblems? Only cars ordered with the GT package will have the GT emblems. A car ordered with the S code 390-4V and without the GT package will have the 6.5 LITRE emblems.