The Mercury Cougar is a nameplate applied to a diverse series of
automobiles sold by Mercury from 1967 to 1997, and again from 1999
to 2002. While most examples were produced as two-door coupes, at
various times throughout its production life, the Cougar was also
sold as a convertible, four-door sedan, station wagon, and
hatchback. During its production life, as was common practice
within the Mercury division, the Cougar shared much of its
underpinnings with a Ford counterpart. At the time of its
introduction, it was based upon the Ford Mustang. As the Mustang
was downsized and redesigned in 1974, the Cougar became based upon
the intermediate Mercury Montego (itself based upon the Ford
Torino), becoming the replacement for the Montego in 1977. As the
Cougar XR7 became the equivalent of the Ford Thunderbird in 1977,
the Thunderbird would serve as the Ford counterpart of the Cougar
for two decades. After its initial discontinuation, the Cougar
emerged as a replacement for the Ford Probe sports coupe, based on
the Ford Contour "world car"; as such, it was sold outside of North
America as the Ford Cougar.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible for your consideration. This is a fully documented Concours restored 1969 Cougar XR7 convertible 428 ram air with 4 speed, 1 of 31 cars ever built. This car has had a complete nut and bolt restoration by noted restorer Arild Thu. Some critical features of this Cougar include; original build sheet, original Ford invoice, Marti-Report, window sticker, original VIN stamped engine (rebuilt), original carb, ram air cleaner, intake, exhaust manifolds, block, heads, internals, oil pan, fuel pump and radiator, original RUG AE2 VIN stamped close ratio transmission including rebuilt original Ford shifter, original rear end and housing (rebuilt), OEM Ford exhaust by Scott Fuller, original restored door panels, original restored seats using leather and vinyl to OEM standard, original seat belts restored by Python, all new date coded glass, all new OEM wiring and original dash harness, all original bright work polished and or rechromed including front grill, rear tail light bezels and bumpers, original styled steel wheels with reproduction Firestone wide oval white wall tires including spare and NOS wheel caps. This is a very highly optioned car including some rare options like the Immersion block heater and comfort steam ventilation. This vehicle truly has been restored to the highest standard and will not disappoint, please call or email us for more information
To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.
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.
I was looking for some kind of pickup truck, but in a car lot in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, there was this Big Cat!