At first glance, the price of this one might seem high. But keep in mind that the owner has invested over $40,000 in restoration and upgrades since 2006 to make this a powerful and beautiful '70 Cougar. Options include 351 Cleveland engine with 4 bolt main and a solid lifter valve train built to racing specifications. The original steering box has been replaced with a Flaming River upgrade. Suspension and steering are new, with disc brakes up front. The tranny is the original 4 speed Toploader wide ratio and works perfectly. It is mated with a 3:25 traction-lok rear differential.All body panels are original and any minor rust issues have been properly repaired. Paint is very nice. The undercarriage is nicely detailed and virtually every component is new.Interior is very clean. Door panels are original back seat is original . front seats, head liner and carpet are new. instrument panel is in good condition. Dash pad has been recovered in black leather. All instruments work properly, except for the tach which is not accurate.Take a good look at the pictures. The owner knows he over spent on this one and is willing to take a loss. It's your opportunity to take advantage of it. Make an offer and own a classic that will continue to appreciate!...
More than a few parts went into Mark’s beloved Mercury
Pick of the Day is a car driven less than 2,200 miles in 4 decades
Mercury Cougar was Ford Mustang’s higher-achieving but less-successful sibling.
This historic vehicle was purchased at a Barrett-Jackson Auction, where it was the Hagerty Fantasy Car Bid of the Day.
At first glance, this great-looking 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 coupe seemed like the kind of low-mileage survivor that spent most of its life hanging out in the garage.
When is a classic Ford Mustang not a Mustang? When it is a Mercury Cougar. The Mercury Cougar was a more luxurious version of the Mustang and offered a nicer interior.
I am the second owner of this car purchased in 1976 from a retired Air Force colonel who had been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Prices may continue to soar at collector car auctions, but the June report of the Hagerty Market Rating sustained its largest decline in the past 14 months.