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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1970 Mercury Cougar For Sale
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The most recent owner of this beautiful Cougar had several Cougars over the
years. When we met him he owned this one and a Cougar Eliminator that he
drag races. He bought this one at a local car show about 12 years ago. The
car was restored just before he bought it.
351ci Cleveland Engine
FMX Automatic Transmission
Ford 9" Open Rear End with 3.0:1 Gear Ratio
Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carb
2 V Heads
Power Front Disc Brakes
Chrome Edelbrock Air Cleaner
Stock Type Distributor, Upgraded to Petronix
New Exhaust System
Mufflers are in Great Shape
New Lower Control Arms
New Front Shocks
New Front Ball Joints
Front Sway Bar
Beautiful Red Paint
All Original Metal
Stainless Trim is in Great Shape
Emblems are Beautiful
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Solid Straight Quarters
Trunk Floor is Solid and Clean
Trunk Mat and Spare Tire
Floorboards Look to be Original
Torque Boxes are in Great Shape
Frame is in Great Shape
Rockers have Nice Pinch Welds
BF Goodrich Radial T/A's -- 235/60/15 Front and Rear
Magnum 500 Wheels with Cougar Center Caps
Nice Black Interior
AM Radio Inoperable
Wood Grain Details on Dash, Console and Door Panels
Door Panels are in Great Shape
Seatbelts Front and Back
Interior Lights Work
Nice Black Carpet
Cougar Floor Mats
Headliner is in Good Shape
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American Muscle Car Fails ( Best Of ) ( Pure SOUND )
Some people just don't deserve to drive a muscle car. In the video you will
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*SOLD* 1969 Mercury Cougar "Black Cat"
Nothing looks sharper than a triple black car, and that is exactly what we
have here. Very nice 1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible with black paint, a
black top, and a black interior. A powerful 351 Windsor powers this classic
street machine around. Power windows, locks, and top make this car a luxury
cruiser. Engine and transmission have less than 2,000 miles on a rebuild.
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1988 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Burnout
since spring is right around the corner, and this is the last winter the
cougar will ever see, I decided to do a 3rd gear burnout in my '88 XR-7
85 Mercury Cougar burnout
this is my 1985 mercury cougar coupe.
its got a 5 liter v8 in it.
this is just a taste of what my car can do. tell me what you think...
Dash Removal & Restoration - '68 Cougar XR-7
In this video, we show (in great detail) how to remove and disassemble the
entire dash and gauge cluster in a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7. This also
applies very closely to the 1967 XR-7, and much of the info is relevant to
standard Cougars as well.
Once everything is removed from the car, we strip the plastic dash panels
down to their bare bones so they can be sent in to be "rechromed" - stand
by for updates on our restoration service, coming soon!
Then we show some of the simple, inexpensive things you can do to improve
the appearance of your dash, like replacing the blue light filters,
installing new gauge overlay decals, polishing the lenses, covering faded
woodgrain with our vinyl kit, etc.
Finally, you'll see it all back in the car, and what a transformation it
Most of the parts used in this video can be found here:
Or, use the part numbers provided in the video to search our site (see
upper right corner "Type part number search here...")
Also, if anyone out there knows of a vinyl woodgrain pattern that more
closely matches the original XR-7 dash pieces, we want to hear about it!
Our current pattern looks great but of course isn't "correct" for 67-68.
The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first
production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the
"record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how
the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it
eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some
of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques
used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail
than the 'average' Cougar.
Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the
images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia.
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