The GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1 of 1 1968 Mercury
Cougar XR-7 GT-E for your consideration. This Cougar comes in a
Grecian Gold paint job complemented by a Nugget Gold leather
interior. This XR-7 comes with a 427ci V8 paired with smooth
automatic transmission. Making this Cougar so rare is the 3.50 rear
end, center console, vinyl roof, Parchment roof, Grecian Gold
paint, and Nugget Gold bucket seats. For 1968, the GT-E was
introduced above the Cougar GT. Offering a racing-derived 390 hp
427 V8 (paired solely with a 3-speed automatic), the GT-E received
its own badging, quad exhaust, and a redesigned grille; power front
disc brakes were standard. As a running change, the 427 engine was
joined by a 428 Cobra Jet as an option, the latter was officially
rated at 335 hp. A total of 394 GT-Es were manufactured; of which
357 were equipped with the 427 and 37 were built with the 428CJ.
Please call or email us today for more information.
Mercury Cougar is a nameplate applied to a diverse series of
automobiles sold by the Mercury division of Ford from 1967 to 1997
and from 1999 to 2002. While the nameplate is most commonly
associated with two-door coupes, at various times during its
production, the Cougar was also marketed as a convertible,
four-door sedan, station wagon, and hatchback.
With 2,972,784 examples produced, the Cougar is the highest-selling
nameplate ever produced by the Mercury brand; its 34-year
production is second only to the Grand Marquis in the Mercury model
line (produced for 36 years). During the 1970s and 1980s, the
Cougar was closely tied to the marketing of the Mercury division;
Mercury advertised its dealers as "The Sign of the Cat" with big
cats atop Lincoln-Mercury dealer signs.1 #fn1 In line with the
Cougar, several animal-related nameplates were adopted by the
division, including the Bobcat, Lynx, and Sable.
To see over 80 photos of this car, including undercarriage please
visit our website www.grautogallery.com
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.