For Sale: 1974 Mercury Cougar in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1974 Mercury Cougar XR7 is a loaded luxury coupe that has been under the same family's care for its whole life thus far. So while the affordable price makes this V8 cruiser instantly attractive, as you dig deeper, you're also going to see the quality that comes from nearly a half-century as a member of the family.


The Cougar always gets your attention because it was built with style in mind. You see it everywhere from the waterfall grille to the side opera windows. Plus, the sculpted hood, fender flares, and curvy profile make this look quite sporty. Silver Metallic is the factory-correct color, and it was even resprayed in the 1990s. So today you have a good gloss from proper care and the right maturity so that this one-family, long-term owned car looks like a true classic. There are plenty of nice details, like the way the trim line outlines the tops of the fenders in front, and then zooms down the side and over the top to help frame the half vinyl roof. It all makes for quite an intricate cruiser.


The XR7 package was the top of the line for the Cougar, so you can certainly expect this one to be loaded. It has a true 1970s luxury feel with pillow-top velour seating, thick shag carpeting, and plenty of wood-like trim. It makes a nice impression, because after all, you want a time capsule feeling in a one-family classic. In fact, everything from the mileage to the motor is believed to be original since the chain of ownership is kinfolk. And the level of preservation makes the full package inviting. It's also nice because it's loaded with great features like power windows and cruise control. You can also utilize the value price to restore factory features like the air conditioning and stereo if you would like. The fold-down center armrests give you bucket-like comfort; there's a sporty round gauge package; and your seat power adjusts to the ideal position. So this feels like true personal luxury.


With a car that's been so correct/classic so far, you'll be quite happy to see a highly authentic engine bay. Ford's 351 cubic-inch V8 is something we always like to see since it's hardy and powerful. And this one really gets the stock look correct, right down to the factory decals. The V8 fires up with gusto and makes plenty of torque to get you around town with ease. You may choose to alter the idle or other weekend morning projects, but overall, it remains a good V8 cruiser. After all, the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and newer tires (2020) all make this Mercury a terrific choice for an easy boulevard driver.


The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and original warranty card. This car has the style, features, and history you'll love. So don't look twice or this well-priced single-family classic Cougar may be gone. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Mercury Cougar
  • Listing ID: CC-1661830
  • Price: $14,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Cougar
  • Exterior Color:Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:52446
  • Stock Number:3822-TPA
  • VIN:4A93H555283
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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