The XR-7 designation indicated more than an option package.  L-M Division actually assigned XR-7 equipped cars their own unique VIN and equipment body style codes.  The first XR-7s were offered mid-year, 1967 and remained an integral part of the Cougar line through 1973.  Beginning in 1969, XR-7s were offered in both hardtop and convertible body styles.

While XR-7 equipment varied somewhat over the years, the basics included:

  • Unique interior with wood-tone trim
  • Full instrumentation
  • Leather seating areas
  • Overhead console ('67-'68)
  • Map pockets and door pulls
  • Special interior lighting
  • Toggle or rocker switch panel
  • Special warning lights
  • Three-spoke steering wheel
  • Exterior and interior badges
  • Left remote control mirror ('69+)
  • Exterior bright molding

1967 C-pillar badge


1969/70 C-piller badge