HIGHLIGHTS: One family owned since new! Offered for sale for the
first time since it was new! Time-capsule, 3.8L-powered, two-door
BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 1988 Mercury Cougar is in
impressive original condition! The mileage of 32,444 is correct and
the condition of the car shows it. There are some 'Grandma damages'
here and there, as seen in the photos, but overall this is a very
clean, original 1980s Mercury product.
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: It is no secret the Ford was cutting
costs on everything in the 1980s, especially their paint. More
specifically, the white paint of this era left something to be
desired as it aged. There are some paint defects shown in the
photos, but as a whole the original white paint has been kept up
over the years, including some repairs here and there. See photos
for paint condition.
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior is gray cloth that looks
almost new! With 32,000 miles on the clock, some minor creasing and
wear is expected, but the seats show well and really validate the
mileage. The dash plastic, headliner, and sunvisors are showing
their age despite the mileage-an unfortunate side effect of
cost-cutting measures of the era. Interior defects are shown in the
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Though the 5.0L V8 was offered for these cars,
and many surviving examples are equipped with just that, this
particular model has its original 3.8L V6, which is a nice
surprise. While it may not be the sleeper you're looking for, this
car is truly a representative sample of the "regular" cars of the
era. The 3.8L runs smoothly, and is ample power for any individual
content with leisurely driving.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The overall originality and known
ownership history! This is a car you just don't see this nice these
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Barring personal tastes, this
car would be very difficult to dislike.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The horn and radio are not currently
operational. The temperature gauge does not work, and the driver's
window needs some help to go up and down.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Low-mileage cars like this can
be tough to make a decision on what to do with it. Sort it out and
drive it? Leave it as-is and add it to a collection? The choice is
yours! No matter what you have in mind, this Cougar is in great
condition and is being offered at a price many enthusiasts can
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or
for more information
TITLE STATUS: CLEAN
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge NO
Fuel Gauge YES
Windows YES - driver window needs help
Radio NO - power, no sound
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, dry rot
Keys - Ignition, Door, & Trunk YES
Seatbelts Front: YES Rear: YES
Runs & Drives YES
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