For Sale at Auction: 1968 Mercury Cougar in Scottsdale, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Midway through the 1968 model year, Mercury introduced its high-performance Cougar model, the GT-E. Limited to 394 units total production, the GT-E was available in standard and XR-7 trim. Until April of 1968, the GT-E could only be ordered with the de-tuned 427 engine and C6 automatic transmission. Ford then discontinued the 427 and replaced it with the 428 Cobra Jet, and 37 Ram Air 428 CJ GT-Es were produced. Only now could the GT-E be ordered with the close-ratio 4-speed Toploader. Only three such cars were produced and only two are known to still exist. Just one was produced with the 3.91 Traction-Lok differential and this is that car. Owned and preserved by one Maine family its entire life, this car is an unrestored survivor. Placed in storage in 1975 with just over 40,000 miles and brought out of storage in 2002. The original owner's brother removed and kept almost every part, all of which have been refurbished and placed back into service. The Cougar features a full matching numbers drivetrain and every single document since new, including the dealer buyer's orders and invoices, owner warranty cards, special equipment parts list and Build Sheets. The one-of-one XR-7 GT-E 428 Cobra Jet 4-speed features its original parts that have been refurbished, decoded and reinstalled. The body is unrestored with original patina. Documented history since brand new. It is the only 3.91 XR-7 GT-E produced and has 54,894 miles (the title reads mileage exempt). ** PREVIEW

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Mercury Cougar
  • Listing ID:CC-1544433
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Cougar
  • Exterior Color:AGUSTA GREEN
  • Interior Color:TAN
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:137067
  • VIN:8F93R572934

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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