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For Sale: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7
in Hanover, Massachusetts

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CARuso Classic Cars
CARuso Classic Cars
427 Columbia Rd Suite 112
Hanover, MA 02339
866-538-1671
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Description
 
1968 Cougar XR7. Headed to Owls Head Auction in Maine on August 16th! Original California Car in excellent condition. Straight, rust free body with one professional repaint in original green. Excellent original interior, perfect dash with dash cover. 79,000 original miles, 6,000 on well documented high performance engine build based on a 289 block w/ C-4 Automatic transmission and 3:73 Ford 9 inch rear end, Magnum 500 wheels and new tires. Classic sequential taillights. Pioneer Hyper Tuner AM/FM cassette stereo deck paired with 100 watt Alpine amp and Infiniti speakers. Owner has all original A/C components, uninstalled for horsepower gains.

Great driver, addition to a collection, or candidate for an XR7 Dan Gurney edition clone. Purchased from Owl's Head Transportation museum auction and now selling to help pay for school.

Extensive list of engine modifications includes:
Bored .30
351 Windsor heads, ported and polished, largest ports and valves ever made in a factory cast
Keith Black hypereutectic pistons (flat top)
Holley 600 double pumper four-barrel carb
High volume oil pump, Ford motorsports push rods & oil pump drive
Pertronix Electronic ignition, new solenoid and heavy duty positive terminal cable.Ford motorsport hi-rise aluminum intake manifold. Very rare Cougar air cleaner and brand new Baldwin air filter. Pete Jackson gear drive. Ford motorsports Hi-po exhaust manifolds and H-pipe 512" lift cam, anti pump-up lifters 1.94" stainless steel valves by Manley. Quick-release studs in valve covers.
Purchase includes Cover Craft Block It 380 fitted car cover. OEM shop and Parts Manual CD. Recent work done includes:

New front calipers and pads, rotors turned.
New rear brake shoes, seals, and drums turned.New Master cylinder.
New front sway bar bushings. New solenoid & 00 gauge battery cables
Have 4:11 Differential included if desired

The car needs a few minor repairs:
Speedometer gear is incorrect ratio for 3:73
Cosmetics:
2 minor paint chips (pencil eraser or smaller)
1 minor quarter size or smaller shallow dent on front of hood (hard to see) Headlight vacuums not connected for performance
Drivers door threshold dented from seat belt retracting
Passengers rear window mechanism not engaged
Drivers seat foam has typical deterioration for original
Carpet may not be original, is brown, likely should be black
Magnum 500 wheel center caps missing.

Overall, this is a fantastic Cougar XR7 priced well below value. Please give Fred a call if you have any questions.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 46
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$12,499
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Hanover, MA
Zip
02339
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
XR7

Odometer Reading
79255

Year
1968

VIN
8R93J512238

Vehicle Category/Style
Sedan (2-Door)

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Green

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
289

Engine History
Replaced

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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