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Karl's 1987 Cougar XR7

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Owner *: Karl
Model *: Cougar XR7
Engine *: 5.0L V8 (302cid)
Transmission *: AOD 4-speed Automatic OD
Year Purchased: 2004
State/Province: Maryland
Country: US

Build date: April, 1987
Build location: Lorain, Ohio
Build sequence: 82,666
Color: Oxford White over medium smoke
Mileage: 80,000

This is my white 87 XR-7 that I bought from the original owner in June 2004 with 73K miles. It was garaged most of its life and still has the original paint; never been wrecked. It's one of the shiniest white cars I have ever seen. As of 15OCT05, it has 80K miles. It has every option except the moonroof, leather, auto lights, and block heater. This car can also be seen in the 2005 CougarNuts calendar.

You can see my '88 XR-7 named Before, my '88 XR-7 named After, and my un-named '86 XR-7 (currently for sale) here on CoolCats. There are more pictures at my web site.

It was built with these '87 XR-7 options:

  • Dual 6-way power seats
  • Keyless entry system (keypad above door)
  • Illuminted entry system
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Premium Sound: power amplifier, two additional door-mounted speakers and premium rear speakers for 80w total
  • Graphic equalizer
  • Power antenna
  • Cornering lamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Fingertip speed control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Power decklid release and power fuel filler door release
  • Interval windshield wipers
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Engine compartment light
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Instrument panel courtesy lights
  • Dual-beam dome/map light

The options it was not built with:

  • Auto-lamp on/off/delay system (hear its easy to add)
  • Automatic headlamp dimmer (hear its easy to add)
  • Moonroof (would have been nice to have)
  • Leather (would have been nice to have)
  • Block heater (don't need it, would have been cool to have)

Some of the '87 XR-7 standard features it has:

  • Full digital dash
  • Traction lok rear axle with 2.73 gears
  • Power mirrors
  • Power lumbar seats
  • Diagnostic alert lamps
  • 15" aluminum wheels
  • AC

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Future Plans:
My plans for this car are mild. I want to paint the Pony rims matching Oxford white and also install a pair of straight white tail pipes. I would like to lower it an inch or two but I am having slight difficulty confirming which brand to go with on this.