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Offline CCP

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1969 R code Cougar
« on: January 24, 2017, 02:16:18 PM »

Was digging through some old stuff in my toolbox and came across a door tag for a '69 Cobra Jet Cougar.
 Long shot, but is it possible it may belong to someone on the forum. It came off of a door that my buddy bought for his car. I've had it for easily 25 years or so. The DSO is A1, which I believe is Ford Of Canada.
  Is there some kind of Cougar registry where I could check this VIN number. If the car does still exist, I would like to see it reunited with the car. I would happily give it to the owner.
                                          Pete.
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 03:38:48 PM »
Start with a Marti Report.
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 04:12:46 PM »
Yes, I know the 1969/70 Cougar Cobra Jet registrar personally. Please PM me the complete door data plate information. If nothing else, I can submit to Scott Taylor for the master record.
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 06:01:55 PM »
Thanks, PM sent.
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 12:16:57 PM »
The strange thing is that this is a Ford script door tag, not Mercury. My '68 Cobra Jet Cyclone has a Mercury tag. Was that just for the intermediate cars. Shouldn't it pertain to the entire Mercury line?
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »
The strange thing is that this is a Ford script door tag, not Mercury. My '68 Cobra Jet Cyclone has a Mercury tag. Was that just for the intermediate cars. Shouldn't it pertain to the entire Mercury line?

The factory should have used a "Mercury" door tag blank, but mistakes happened.

I have a few examples of "Ford" door tags in my extensive collection of Cougar door tags and body buck tags.
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 01:33:55 AM »
Yes, I know the 1969/70 Cougar Cobra Jet registrar personally. Please PM me the complete door data plate information. If nothing else, I can submit to Scott Taylor for the master record.

Don't forget to send a copy of the info to Phil Parcells, for the Cougar Database.  And maybe cc me as well?  ;-)

For anyone else in a similar situation, with Cougar VINs or door tags, you can submit the information directly on the Cougar Club of America website, here:

http://www.cougarclub.org/registry.htm
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 12:20:20 PM »
Pete, Scott Taylor got back to me last night. That VIN is a new one to the registry. We appreciate any and all 1967-73 Cougar VIN's for the various registries and National Cougar Database as Mike mentioned. Thank you!
Scott Behncke - Carcheaologist
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Re: 1969 R code Cougar
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2017, 01:34:53 PM »
Glad to help. As I stated i'm from Chatham Ontario, home to the famous 'Border Bandits' drag racing team. Back in the day Sandy Elliott motors sold a great deal of high performance Mercury's. Many of those cars are still in the area.
 My brother owns a 68.5 Cyclone Cobra Jet and a 68.5 Mustang, both sold new at that dealership.
  I know of another '69 R-code Cougar, and with the show season around the corner I will try to relay the information on this car to you if i see it (with the owners permission of course).
                           Pete.
 
1969 Fairlane Cobra formal roof drag pack
1968 Shelby GT500KR
6F08A-GT,a/c,4-sp.,ps,build date 16A. DSO 24 Jacksonville