Crushing Cars at West Coast Classic Cougar
CONTEST HAS ENDED
We ran a contest to see who could guess how much the pile of 40 cars, the
junk-filled truck, and the old forklift shown in this video total in either
tonnage or dollar value (at $260/ton). The closest guess, without going
over the actual amount, won a $100 gift certificate in our online store (
-- Contest ended May 1, 2011 --
Also note that West Coast Classic Cougar no longer has parts for 1974-79
West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc.
1975 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 -- MORE PLUSH THAN THE THUNDERBIRD
Now here's a keeper. This factory-new conditioned Cougar XR7 finished in
Bronze Gold Diamond Fire paint is the only Cougar model produced this year
and only in hardtop form. The XR7 was meant to be an upgrade from the
personal luxury car Thunderbird and it was. The XR7 was powered by a by a
V8, 351 cid / 148 - 150 hp. engine. Though the T-Bird had a V8, 460 cid /
194 hp., by far a larger engine, the Cougar offered a plush interior. Most
likely this trend was to keep the loyal Cougar fans on board. I supposed
it worked, for Cougars outsold T-Bird by ten thousand units this year with
a total of 62,987. The XR7 had a suggested retail price of $5,218. I
think this XR7 example is clean and like new and noticed all of the
enrichment of it's looks both outside and inside. I always admired those
vinyl landau roofs and opera windows. It's truly a beautiful Merc. Thanks
very much for viewing this 1975 Cougar XR7.
Is It Numbers Matching? - Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes,
and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers
matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet
convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in
this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major
components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your
numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto
Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him
at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
SOLD 1950 Mercury Coupe Hot Rod for sale by Corvette Mike Anaheim California 92807
1950 Mercury Custom Coupe Candy Apple Red w/White interior.
If you get a bunch of gearheads in a room together and they get to talking
about what the ultimate hot rod is, inevitably there will be three
constants on the list; the '32 Ford Hi Boy Roadster, the '32 Ford 3 window
coupe and the subject of this ad; the iconic '50 Merc coupe.
The quintessential lead sled; the Merc defined the full bodied hot rod in
the '50's. Its flowing lines were a vast canvas on which customizers could
practice what was a fairly new art form back in the late '40's, early 50's.
Chopped, channeled, frenched and decked. That's what you did if you wanted
your Merc to stand out in a crowd!
And the sled being offered here does that in spades!
Designed to emulate customs made famous by legends like Sam and George
Barris, Gene Winfield and many others, this rolling piece of art has all of
the elements mentioned above, in addition to being wrapped in stunning
Candy Apple Red paint, white tuck and roll interior with a multi-carb'd
Flathead under the hood! Held in a vast private collection consisting of
only the finest custom automobiles, the work was done by Steve's Auto
Restorations using elements of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Olds & Kaiser.
The hardtop body has no "B" pillar, the headlights have been "Frenched",
hood corners have been rounded and of course it wouldn't be a '50's custom
without Appleton spots!
The interior features white "Tuck and Roll", laminated plastic knobs and a
'57 Olds steering wheel, power steering, a hidden audio system and solenoid
operated doors, windows and trunk The business end features a full dress
Motorhead City 1950 Flathead engine featuring an Offenhauser intake and
heads and three Stromberg '97 carbs. House of Color supplied the Candy
Apple over Gold exterior and "Von Dutch" style pinstriping. Wides whites
with full Cadillac wheel covers completes the deal!
It's an investment grade custom that spells upside in it's fortunate new
owners future. It was good enough for James Dean! Stk #N/A
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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Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all
the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option
packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that
XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in
one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.
Ford Elite 1974-1976 (Luxury in HD)
Here is a Facebook Elite's group for anyone who wants to join..
This classic car is one of the largest two doors coupe ever made with
almost 19 feet long. This video shows 1974 Gran Torino Elite and 1975 1976
Elite. In '75, the word Elite became a brand on its own. These giant
personal luxury cars were once sailing highways and now became relics of a
past where size mixed with style was a must. This bodystyle was the same
one as the Mercury Cougar and the Thunderbird of the same year. The only
difference was the front end and the shape of the opera window. This model
was mainly competing against the Chevrolet Monte Carlo of its time.