My pride and joy
Quoted from henrydwh:
Sweet!!!! 69 cougar! Nice to see a fellow Cougar owner!
I saw yours and felt obligated to post up a pic of mine! I've been a Cougaraholic all of my life!
As a kid, I was probably 5 or 6, my brother and I used to play around in my dad's broken down '70 that was on the side of my grandparents house. About 6 or 7 years later my brother and I got a few books from the library, did some research, and a friend's dad helped us get her running. The exhaust had rusted off of it and I was instantly hooked when I first heard that 351 Cleveland fire up open pipe!
Quoted from jhanley:
Nice Cougar. I had a 69 coupe. One of the best cars I ever had.
Thanks! I am really proud and happy to own her, the day she was delivered to me was like a dream coming true! Unfortunately convertible season is winding down and then winter will be here and she will have to be put up for a few months but that's when pinball takes over full time!
Quoted from henrydwh:
My first car was a 1970 Cougar XR7! Sadly, I totaled it. (I was a dumb ass kid) Been hooked ever since! I had a 69 coupe hot rod also, built 302! man that car would scream! My current one (one I posted) got it about 2 years ago, slowly trying to put her back to stock. You say Cougaraholic, are you a member of that facebook group?
I had a '70 standard that was going to be my first car, but it was too far gone to bring back. I was also a dumb kid and bit off more than I could chew, but I do still have a hopped up Cleveland we rebuilt to go in it. Cool that you got her 2 years ago; I got mine last year. I'm trying to keep mine pretty stock or not change anymore from stock than has already been done. Been kicking around the idea of switching from the points ignition to pertronix for better reliability because I do drive it a pretty fair amount when the weather is nice.
Yep, I am a member of the Cougaraholic group on facebook. They've helped me out quite a bit on various things I was working on.
Quoted from AlexF:
I bought a 71 Cougar convertible summer of '89 with my graduation money. Had so much fun with it. 351 Cleveland was pretty fast for the time. Met my future wife showing it off to a friend of hers. Crashed it later that Summer. Nobody got hurt but totalling that car was like losing a dear friend.
That stinks it got totalled, but I think most all of us drove crazy in our younger days!
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