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Cars > Challenges > “Chris” Vs “My Keeper”

 

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M–62
Longmont, Colorado
United States

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M–49
Evansville, Indiana
United States

 

1972 Mercury Cougar XR7

“Chris”

1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport Vert.

“My Keeper”

 
Photo of: 1972 Mercury Cougar
Photo of: 1970 Pontiac LeMans Sport
 

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About “Chris”

This photo was at the Cougar National Convention in Dallas Texas in 2006. It won it's class and was featured as November on the National Calendar. Obviously before the 429 and Hood Scoop & Ram Air (with the 351 Cleveland, FMX)
How it was aquired:
We had a christmas budget and have 4 daughters and bought them all motorcycles for christmas but I had seen this Cougar and my wife had also. One day she said, that's the most beautiful car I've ever seen. So I sneakingly stopped one day and asked the fellow what he wanted for it and it was way beyond my means at the time. He said well, make an offer so I made a very small standing offer and he laughed. 2 days before Christmas he had to have cash so I was scrambling. I aquired it and gave it to my wife for Christmas. (hence the name Chris)Since then we've painted it and built the 429 for it. http://www.yo...v=z0AQCT14Edo . This is a real old school muscle car. This car weighs 3,760# with the 429 wet.

About “My Keeper”

This painting is a George Trosley Original painting that my wonderful wife gave me for Christmas.

I bought this car when I was a Junior in High School. I dated my future wife in it. We also drove it on our honeymoon. I sold it shortly after we were married. I bought it back 15 years later. It had been off the road the whole time.

After a massive restoration, it is worth WAY more to me than to anyone else.

 

Specs for “Chris”

.0-60 @ 5 sec. 1/4 mile ? Dyno'd at 472hp, 501 torque @ 5,200' altitude

Specs for “My Keeper”

Pure Pontiac with a 350/350 combination.
Dual Edelbrock carbs on a Edelbrock Dual-Quad intake.
Rodney Red Aluminum radiator, dual fans and Serpentine belt system.
Custom Audio hidden audio system.

 

Factory Options for “Chris”

XR7 Package, Convertible, one of 1,929 total made, leather buckets, p/s, p/b, a/c, am/fm/8 track, This is a very rare car.

Factory Options for “My Keeper”

The wierd thing about this car is that from the factory it had A/C, power windows and p/steering but MANUAL drum brakes! Why would you order that?

 

Mods for “Chris”

429 Ford engine out of a 68 T-bird.(which stock was 390 hp) rebuilt with high comp pistons, ported, polished heads, crane roller cam with roller rockers, 750 Holley, Edelbrock med rise manifold, Ram Air, full length Hooker Headers, 3" exhaust with H-pipe, C6 trans with extra clutches and shift kit. Dyno'd at 472HP. Tons of torque, Will run 150+ with 2.73 gears, Cragar SS wheels, 10 disc cd, 1100 watt stereo,

Mods for “My Keeper”

My belief is that you should be able to do anything to your car that you want to. I added an aluminum radiator and serpentine belt drive from Rodney Red.

1999 Pontiac Pewter Metallic paint. Originally was Dk Green with a green interior.

 

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