For Sale: 1970 Mercury Cougar in Solon, Ohio

$22,990

Vehicle Description

Call or email sales@mcgohio.com 1970 Mercury Cougar Early Cougars are great running and driving cars, and this largely original example is ready to go. It's rust free, straight and handsome. Description All original sheetmetal 351C 4bbl, Automatic Highly original Great running, driving car Classic colors and good looks A unique way to arrive in style This car is significant because the 1970 Cougar introduced car buyers to a different breed of car. Although the Cougar was largely a twin of the Ford Mustang, in 1970 it started to steer free from the expected. Yes it was considered by many as a muscle car but by 1970 it moved towards new territory and became known as a plush pony car. Mercury even hired fashion designer Pauline Trigere who introduced the houndstooth pattern. Outside, you'll find the car's one and only repaint, and that was only done about a dozen years ago. The car was shipped new to the Denver area where it remained dry and clean. (If you're not aware, Colorado has a TON of preserved cars.) It was caught in a freak sandstorm and enough of the original paint was damaged just enough to need to be redone. The chrome and stainless trim were polished or replated, and the glass weathered the experience very well. The panels are straight, the doors close soundly and the car has a great look overall. Cougars can pull off the Bright Gold paint color with ease and class. Inside, we can't get enough of the brown and black houndstooth seats. They're in great shape and are either original or were made from NOS material. The original door panels and dash are in excellent condition, and even the rim blow steering wheel works perfectly! The original radio is in the dash while the 8 track under the dash is connected to the two drive-in speakers on the back deck--those bring a smile to everyone who sees them. Under the hood is the original 351 Cleveland 4bbl. It starts immediately and drops to low idle with a quick press of the gas pedal. There's a newer dual exhaust system underneath with three chamber Flowmasters, so it sounds great. The engine is strong and smooth, and it doesn't fight you. It's the perfect engine for upscale cruising. The original transmission was rebuilt a year and a half ago and it shifts perfectly. The original rear axle now has a new Detroit Locker differential and the brake booster and master cylinder are new. New shocks are all around, and the rest of the suspension wear parts were replaced as necessary though they largely original. We had someone who wanted to know how rusty the chassis was. We figured it'd be in nice shape considering the original outer panels, but we were blown away by how clean the floors and frames were. A thick layer of undercoating was applied years ago, and combined with Colorado's favorable climate there isn't a square inch of rust in the chassis. All of the original pinch welds are intact, all of the original sheetmetal is still in place and none of it needs any attention whatsoever. It's one of the cleanest muscle cars we've ever had here. This is a great car to drive and display. It's different, it's good looking and it's very reasonably priced. Plus, with only 110,881 believed miles, it is well worth your time and money! Give us a call and bag this cat today. At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We fill your tires with nitrogen, road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven--get out there! If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at sales@motorcargroup.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart! Call or email sales@motorcargroup.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-691177
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Cougar
  • Exterior Color:Gold
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:110881
  • Stock Number:X567122
  • VIN:0F91M567122