67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 GT
1967 XR7 GT. Quick walk around. 390 V8, Black Leather, California car now
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1968 Mercury Cougar - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
Cougar... The Man's Car!
That's how Mercury was advertising it's top of the line Cougar in the
While sharing commonality with the Mustang, the Cougar has maintained
its own aura and identity. Mercury's slogan was, "See your dealer...At the
Sign of the Cat".
This cougar is highly customized/modified. Another example of individuality
expressed through car crafting.
1968 Mercury Cougar - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 Coupe GT 6.5 litre (390 Big Block)
Have had this project for some time now, and don't have the time it
deserves to be put into it. This is a very very rare car. Most of the
Cougars you may find have the 289 ci V8. This car has the 390 big block
-The power is unbelievable.
Back in the day, Ford marketed the Mustang "for the man starting out",
the Mercury Cougar was marketed as for "the man who was on his way". (The
Thunderbird was marketed for "the man who had arrived") Car is
unbelievably powerful, pulls rubber in all 3 gears. I have had the car for
a long time, started it several times every year. But it is time to let it
go to a good home. This is a numbers matching authentic S code 390 Cougar
These are unique and beautiful cars.
XR7 Trim Model
AM & 8 Track
GT 6.5 Litre
Traction Lock rear end (positrac)
390 was rebuilt high performance
Hardened C6 transmission.
These cars are getting harder and harder to find. Don't miss your chance
at owning a rare and unique luxury muscle car. Would trade for a VMAX.
F= Built in Dearborne, Michigan
93= XR7 Hardtop
S= 390 4V
569429 = Sequence Number
65B Q 6B 17E A6
Classic Cougar Dataplate Decoder
Door Plate Data 65B Q 6B 17E A6 1 U
Model Year 1968
Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style XR7, Hardtop (93)
Engine Model 390-4V GT (S)
Sequential Number 69429
Exterior Color Glacier Blue Poly (Q)
Interior Trim Dk. Blue Levant Grain Vinyl and Dk. Blue Leather (6B)
Date Code 17 of May (17E)
District Sales Office Western Provinces (A6)
Axle Ratio/Type 2.75 non-locking (1)
Transmission Model C-6 Automatic (U)
A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $250.oo threw Paypal with in 24 hours of action
ending AND CASH OR BANK CHECK ON PICK UP
Car needs restoration. It needs Exhaust (headers are there) Needs rotors & pads
for the front disc brakes. The car runs, but the engine needs a tune up.
Car is for sale locally as well. No warranty.
Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The
program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using
iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my
car, positive and negative welcomed.
All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based
out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag
on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior
-Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl
-Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom
fiberglass pods in front door panels
-Tweeters in seperate pods
-Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on
when the doors open
-Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote
control, Bluetooth etc.
-Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location
-Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate
-Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal)
-Aftermarket Shift Knob
-Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch
-Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted
the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk
-JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs
lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs
-Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue
LED's powering each set of T1652-S components
-Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure
-The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over
-Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a
carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-Tinted 3rd Brake Lights
- Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style)
-Kaminari Fiberglass Hood
-Cougar Mud Flaps
-6000K HID Headlights
-Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location
-Optima Yellow Top Battery
-Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust
-Gutted Pre cats
-Main cat delete
-Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out
-Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake
1968 Mercury Cougar
1968 Mercury Cougar$18,500
1968 Mercury Cougar in XR-7 trim. Red hot gloss exterior with complementing
plush Saddle interior. Wood-grained steering wheel and matching simulated
wood-grained dashboard with a full set of black-faced competition
instruments and toggle switches, an overhead console, a T-type center
automatic transmission shifter, and leather seats. Custom 5 spoke rims with
BF Goodrich A/T tires. Clean and effortless V8 and automatic transmission.
This is your chance to own one of the best looking Cougars in the Country.
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