Can anyone identify this car?

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    Bought this poster from IKEA and love it. But I can't identify the car. I thought it was a 60s Chevy Impala and then thought it could be a Ford of some kind. So far no joy!

    Anyone know? :)
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    Nope, wrong again
     
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    those fins are remininscent of a surf board :D
     
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    Thanks guys!!!! I was on the right track with Ford, but never thought of Mercury! great result, thanks!!
     
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    Hi BP , did you get my message?
     
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    No, not yet...
     
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    Worked in Tennessee from 81 - 85. A colleague had a mid 60`s Mercury cougar and the style reminded me of your picture. Googled 60`s Mercurys as the fins looked a bit small for 50`s. As an aside , a friend of mine has a later model Cougar Convertible . It is one of 7 bought by Pinewood Studios for a James Bond movie , think it was "Live or let die". After many years and much time and money it is now fully restored , believed one of only 2 of the 7 remaining.
     
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    Thanks!!! Talking of the Cougar, that's one car I'd really like to add to my "fleet" :)

    I was talking to a '68 Mustang owner at the weekend and he reckons most of the mechanical parts are transferable (Cougar is the up-market Mustang) , but Cougar specific body and trim items are getting hard to get hold of, even in the states. Sad, 'cos I'd love one and the prices are not as high as Mustangs oddly.... :)
     
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    Beautiful!!! :)
     
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    There are a few listed on the Car and Classic site in the UK, though most are small blocks with the 289 being predominant. I think there are a couple of 351s but nothing with a 390 which would be the one I'd have to go for. I was after one a while ago but we couldn't agree on a figure, so either he was being greedy or I was being tight. :D
     
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    I've looked at a few cars from that particular dealer and, whilst they seem to have a good selection, the pricing seems to be all over the place with them. Some are ridiculously over priced, some cheap enough to raise alarm bills. They had a second generation Camaro in last year, heavily modified but a really nice car and an excellent price. I was interested but it then disappeared from their site. A few months later and the same car is up again with another dealer in roughly the same area of the country though for £15k more.

    I agree about the ride height on that XR7, looks like someone has fitted Mustang springs on it, or certainly something too tall. Possibly big block ones?
     
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    Exactly, it has a 298ci so not really an engine. ;) As I pointed out earlier: -

    That would squash them springs down a bit. :D
     
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