1970 Mercury Cougar, Rare "Houndstooth" edition.The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own "pony car". Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. 1970 was the last year of the first generation Cougar.Original inside and out including the elegant vinyl top. Has "M" code 351 Cleveland engine, power drum brakes and automatic transmission. Many new parts including Crager SS wheels with BF Goodrich tires, there's even a matching spare. Sequential taillights and covered headlights help make this car alluring as well as high performance.Top end/heads and manifolds machined heads have hardened seats, new carburetor, and electronic ignition.New Heater BoxHeater CoreWater PumpRecored Radiator (3 Core)New carpetHeadlinerFront Seat Cushion/PadsNew "Houndstooth" Material Front Bottom SeatsNew BrakesBrake SpringsBrake DrumsBrake LinesMaster CylinderWheel CylinderPower BoosterNew Taillight BezelsBadgingCrager SS WheelsBF Goodrich TiresNew Gas TankNew ExhaustShocksRear Leaf SpringsUpdated Electronic Sequential Flasher Kit�Pauline Trigere French born American fashion designer commissioned to design a special edition trim package. Now known as the "Houndstooth" Cougar. The vinyl roof and matching interior came in to colors black and gold or black and white. Original owner's manual with dealership stamp and signature. Incredible original with superb level of detail. Runs and drives extremely well.
More than a few parts went into Mark’s beloved Mercury
Pick of the Day is a car driven less than 2,200 miles in 4 decades
Mercury Cougar was Ford Mustang’s higher-achieving but less-successful sibling.
This historic vehicle was purchased at a Barrett-Jackson Auction, where it was the Hagerty Fantasy Car Bid of the Day.
At first glance, this great-looking 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 coupe seemed like the kind of low-mileage survivor that spent most of its life hanging out in the garage.
When is a classic Ford Mustang not a Mustang? When it is a Mercury Cougar. The Mercury Cougar was a more luxurious version of the Mustang and offered a nicer interior.
I am the second owner of this car purchased in 1976 from a retired Air Force colonel who had been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Prices may continue to soar at collector car auctions, but the June report of the Hagerty Market Rating sustained its largest decline in the past 14 months.