1967 Mercury Cougar
Not exactly hot on the heels of Ford Division's extremely
successful Mustang, was the 1967 Cougar. Actually, the decision to
go ahead and build Mercury's version of the Mustang was made in
February of 1965. The Cougar was envisioned to be a more elegant,
high line Pony car that would exude a bit more class and yet still
encompass the qualities that made the Mustang so popular-a smaller
sporty sedan that would handle well and still be economical enough
for the younger customer.
For consignment...a restomod version of the Cougar right out of
1967. Fully murdered out in sinister black, a big block V8,
upgraded suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes and custom touches galore.
It's time to grab this untamed kitty by the tail and enjoy the 1967
Motortrend Car of The Year.
The Cougar is quite different from the Mustang in the realm of
styling. Most noticeable was the front end "electric shaver" split
Grille treatment with concealed headlights and this particular car
has upgraded electric actuation and LED lighting that leads to the
reverse scooped hood. At the rear, it came with T-Bird sequential
taillights. These taillights have had their sequencers removed but
still shine brightly. Deep end of the pool sinister midnight black
covers the panels which show some usage, inclusion and cracks,
particularly at the molded in rear quarter caps but all else is
straight and smooth. All chrome and brightwork has been fully
blacked out and the door handles have been shaved. Dual exhaust
with blacked out tips peek out the back at the bottom of the
chassis. Black with polished lip 17 and 18-inch Ridler wheels give
this cat sure footing along with staggered size and width blackwall
radial rubber. A shout out to the trunk with its plaid finished mat
and relocated battery. Meow!!
Swinging one of the two doors open, we are met with more black in
the form of lowback bomber style buckets with tuck and roll inserts
and smooth bolsters. A rear bench, providing room for 3, fills the
rear of the cabin and all of the seating appears as new. This car
does not sport the XR-7 package so we see the standard clean black
padded dash giving way for a black steel lower section and twin
round gauge pods in front of the driver. These gauges are some of
the few deviations from the all black theme with their silver faces
and red pointers. An aftermarket tachometer sits to the left just
above the slides for the heater/defroster controls and to the right
are a series of warning lights. A late model General Motors
steering column fronts the dash and gives us the much appreciated
tilt feature. In the center of the dash are ducting outlets and an
aftermarket AM/FM/CD player and just below are a trio of
white-faced gauges. Medium loop black carpet floods the floors and
hanging above is a tight black headliner. Finishing off the
interior tour are black vinyl door panels with a vertically
stitched center and bright chrome for the door actuators and window
cranks. These panels present in good shape but do show some
wrinkling of the material, especially around the edges.
Under the scooped hood is the roaring heart and soul of this
Cougar. A rebuilt and bored .030 blue painted 460ci V8 now resides
between the fenders and with ported C9VE-A heads, its growl is
heard for miles. This big mill is topped with an aluminum intake
manifold and a Holley 750cfm 4bbl carburetor. Keeping things well
dressed are polished and ribbed valve covers along with a matching
air cleaner assembly. A 3-speed automatic C6 transmission sends
power rearward through a 31 spline Ford 8.8" 3.73 TracLoc pumpkin
to boil the hides.
All solid underneath with miles of black painted steel and
undercoating. A solid and clean unibody with subframe connectors
provides the backbone for the DMJ independent coil spring front
suspension and power rack and pinion steering while in the back we
see leaf springs on for the ride. Power disc brakes are noted on
all 4 corners, and we see a custom dual exhaust system with
Cherrybomb mufflers. All these parts work together to keep this big
cat sure footed through all the curves.
A quick starter and very smooth runner with acceleration aplenty
just push foot further to floor. Bias free braking thanks to the
4-wheel discs, and good handling make this a luxury muscle car much
more upscale than the Mustang, and more powerful especially with
that big block up front. Our drive garnished quite a few looks and
thumbs up and I enjoyed myself so much with this fully functional
Merc that I took a second lap just so I could draw in the
Restomods are hot these days and this car hits every mark properly.
All blacked out and straight as an arrow, this Mercury was well
thought out during its build and assembly. Much more luxurious than
a Mustang, and in this iteration much more powerful to boot. Visit
our Hallowed Halls and keep an eye out for the sign of the
cat...this one's ready to bite any challengers.
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
91-Cougar 2 Door Hardtop
C-289ci V8 2bbl
546727-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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