The Paint: Original color repaint, Medium Gold Metallic
The Engine: Original, rebuilt 351 CID 2bbl Windsor V8
The Transmission: Floor shift 3 speed automatic (FMX)
The Differential: 9” with 2.75:1 ratio
The Suspension: Factory, rebuilt
The Interior: Factory Black vinyl bucket seating
Manual drum brakes
All factory gauges work
All lights work including the sequential tail lights and the hide-away headlights
Nice sounding dual exhaust
Factory wheel covers with white wall radials
What a nice original Cougar this is! One repaint years ago in it's original color of Medium Gold Metallic, and it shows very nicely.
The interior is original down to the carpeting, door panels, and dash. The dash panel is excellent with easy to read clear original gauges.
The fact is, this Cougar has 89,836 original miles and is a 2-owner car! I have some nice documentation that follows the mileage so you can tell it's original miles.
This is an excellently maintained 1969 Cougar that has been very well cared for throughout it's 50 year existence.
Always a Pacific Northwest car, specifically Oregon, so there is no rust on or under this Cougar.. Take a look at the undercarriage any you'll see that this well preserved, although not detailed, but very clean and dry chassis which speaks to it's meticulous care.
This particular Cougar drives nice and tight with power steering, and because it's been kept completely stock and not modified it drives just about like it would have when it was new.
Take note of the original Oregon license plate. Not just an original license plate, but the actual license plate that was issued to this Cougar from day 1!
Just a small example of what I mean when I speak to the originality, and dedicated ownership of this car.
There's nothing like owning a classic car that you can drive anywhere, ant time, have all accessories function properly, and feel comfortable in.
that last line may just be the best way to describe this '69 Cougar!
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.