Evaluation: Represented as one of 357 Cougar GT-Es built with the 427 side-oiler in 1968 and one of 256 equipped with the XR-7 trim. Older restoration with fair paint that has significant cracking on the hood. Good interior with light pitting on some chrome pieces, and the steering wheel shows significant age. Rear glass is scratched and the windshield was installed slightly sloppy. There are issues to fix, but they’re easy to forgive thanks to this Cougar’s rare equipment.
Bottom Line: Were it not for the domed hood and the “7-Litre GT-E” badges on its fenders, this Cougar would be one heck of a sleeper. It even seemed to sneak past some of the bidders, since a car with this combination of options could have crossed into six figures without being expensive. Given what many other muscle cars were bringing in Kissimmee, this number was modest.