For Sale: 1973 Mercury Cougar in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

This 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 upholds the coupe's luxury image everywhere from the cool paint theme to the leather interior. But this was also born a V8 and four-speed car. So as you look at the full package, you'll also see how this lives up to its sporty heritage, too.

The Cougar always gets your attention because it was built with style in mind. You see it everywhere from the waterfall grille to the form-fitting rear bumper with integrated lights. And this one was upgraded to one of the most attractive paint themes around. Red always has a nice mix of bold and premium. On top of that, you have a full white pinstriping package that highlights pieces like the sculpted hood, fender flares, and curvy profile. There's even a white half vinyl roof to match. The overall appearance is upper-class but never too fancy to drive, and that's the real point of this example. The Magnum 500 wheels and dual exhaust are some indicators that this one was really meant to be enjoyed. And you'll see more driver-ready features the more you look into this coupe.

The XR7 package was the top of the line for the Cougar, so you can certainly expect this one to be loaded. It starts with the high back bucket seats that are all-day comfortable. It's nicely detailed with the classic Cougar logo embossed in the back, and they are even finished in premium leather. Plus, the carpet, headliner, and door panels look good for an inviting atmosphere. And power windows are a nice addition you don't find on many cars of this era. There are the right details for vintage car loves, including the courtesy lights, wood-like trim, and the factory AM radio that's there for display. But what you'll really like best is how this reminds you of some of the best sporty Fords of the day with a full round gauge panel w/tach and a Hurst floor shifter.

The Marti Report tells us this was born with a 351 cubic-inch V8 and four-barrel carburetor. That's a powerful setup, and today it continues that spirit while adding more power. It has a correct displacement V8, and it has been upgraded with an Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock Torker 351 intake, MSD distributor, and long tube headers feeding into the dual exhaust. And the four-speed manual transmission gives you proper control over it all. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and front discs keep this premium Cougar an easy driver.

This Cougar has style, power, and the right features. So it's impressive that this distinct driver's classic is also so affordable. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Mercury Cougar
  • Listing ID: CC-1561808
  • Price: $24,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Cougar
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:17997
  • Stock Number:3038-NSH
  • VIN:3F93Q569451

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086
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