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68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:45:14 pm »
Just got this pic from a friend who is a Cougar fanatic. What do ya all think? Would this had of been a seller? I kinda like it.


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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 03:46:20 pm »
I recently saw the same configuration on a early cougar. I wonder if a Torino fastback roof would fit the slightly larger body of the cougar than the early mustang top. It is an interesting looking car.

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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 03:53:36 pm »
I tried to post a picture of it but the attachment icon doesn’t bring up any folder options. ???

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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 04:39:01 pm »
I kinda like this rendition too. With a 428 CJ { Cougar Jet}  ;D


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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 05:08:10 pm »
In my opinion, the 1970 Cougar 'Concept' show car, "El Gato" was a really nice version.
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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 07:53:30 pm »
If it had the roofline of the red car and the quarter window of the gold car I think it would have worked great. I don’t like ‘67 Mustang quarter vents or the humped and extended roofline of the gold one.
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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 11:33:06 am »
There is a Photoshop concept with what looks like more of a Torino roofline. The photo wouldn't copy,
so here's a link:
http://www.kaucherkustoms.com/blog/67-cougar-fastback/
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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 11:52:50 am »
That would be this one. Actually I like them all. But the red and the gold one are my fave.



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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 12:35:00 pm »
That would be this one. Actually I like them all. But the red and the gold one are my fave.

The fastback Cougar renderings have been around for quite a while. I prefer the Kaucher Kustoms Torino roof indentations on the white & blue XR-70 Photoshop rendering myself. 
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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 06:00:28 pm »
That would be this one. Actually I like them all. But the red and the gold one are my fave.

The fastback Cougar renderings have been around for quite a while. I prefer the Kaucher Kustoms Torino roof indentations on the white & blue XR-70 Photoshop rendering myself.



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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 08:03:01 pm »
crossboss,
Now that ya mentioned it the more I look at the XR70 the more I like it. Wouldn't it be Kewl if Mercury was resurrected and they did a modern version of the Cougar with a 7.3L that looked like that ? Man am I dreamin. ;D

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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 09:44:34 pm »
Mercury should of made it , it looks far better in a Fastback version than a Coupe

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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 07:19:28 am »
Mercury should of made it , it looks far better in a Fastback version than a Coupe



For a styling advantage yes, for a marketing advantage, no. Why you ask? Ford already had two 'Fastback' cars at that time, Mustang and Torino. Add another car with that same roofline, the preposed Cougar, and your car models look the same. Cougar was simply a longer wheelbase luxury 'Coupe' version of a Mustang and mini-Lincoln.
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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2019, 09:14:59 am »
Your right. But as I always jokingly say. "Its the same only different". ;D

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Re: 68 Cougar Fastback Concept
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2019, 04:08:04 pm »
crossboss,
Now that ya mentioned it the more I look at the XR70 the more I like it. Wouldn't it be Kewl if Mercury was resurrected and they did a modern version of the Cougar with a 7.3L that looked like that ? Man am I dreamin. ;D

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