Production

1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E

Drive Train Production Summary

The tables below summarize the drive train combinations installed in GT-Es, including engine, transmission and rear axle ratio.  The information is presented for standard and XR-7 body styles, and in summary form for both body styles.

Standard

427 428 Total
Engine 101 14 115
C6 101 14 115
4-Speed 0 0 0
3.25 (L) 0 0 0
3.50 77 7 84
3.50 (L) 24 6 30
3.90 (L) 0 1 1
Blank 0 0 0

XR-7

427 428 Total
Engine 256 23 279
C6 256 20 276
4-Speed 0 3 3
3.25 (L) 1 0 1
3.50 187 11 198
3.50 (L) 57 11 68
3.90 (L) 0 1 1
Blank 11 0 11

All

427 428 Total
Engine 357 37 394
C6 357 34 391
4-Speed 0 3 3
3.25 (L) 1 0 1
3.50 264 18 282
3.50 (L) 81 17 98
3.90 (L) 0 2 2
Blank 11 0 11

NOTES:

The symbol (L) indicates a locking rear axle.Blank axle codes are for pre-production prototypes with 04G scheduled production dates.

It was common for such cars to be built with whatever was on hand and the records and tags made before rear axle gears were even obtained from a supplier.  While it was possible to special order GT-Es with, say, a 4.11:1 traction lock, which would have resulted in a “blank axle code” on the door tag, no GT-Es in regular production were ever so ordered.  It is believed, however, that several buyers ordered other gear ratios and had them installed at the delivery dealership.  This probably accounts for several GT-Es with Detroit Lockers installed and the decals for same in the glove boxes.

 

These statistics are copyrighted information supplied by Ford Motor Company and Marti Auto Works.