'70 Cougar Convertible Buying Guide - What To Look For
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428
Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and
discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car
with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend
some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find
out some important details about this car (both good and bad).
This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date
codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the
incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390
that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on).
Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When
it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than
bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight
and rust-free as possible.
We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time
you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of
the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other
classic cars as well.
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1970 Mercury Cougar Convertible 351 Windsor V8 - Nicely Restored
I thought you'd like a look at this very slick 1970 Mercury Cougar
Convertible. This one is powered by a high performance 351 Windsor V8,
equipped with a Holley 4 BBL carb, Edelbrock aluminum intake and a set of
coated headers. The metallic blue paint is slick, the hideaway headlights
work as they should, and it even has the sequential turn signals. The
interior is in black vinyl and really looks great too. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
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1970 Mercury Cougar convertible for sale
You are looking at a lovely example of a classic Mercury Cougar
convertible, finished in dark red the original colour, with red interior,
a very solid rust free California car since new, still wears the original
blue and yellow california license plates. I purchased this car last year
from the estate of the original owner, who sadly passed away.
The car has 351 V8 2bbl with automatic, and has had an Vintage Air air
conditioning system professionally installed at a cost of nearly $3500, its
a really nice installation, and will freeze your ta tas off!
I have put new brake pads, calipers, master cylinder and Booster. New KYB shocks front and rear, and a
brand new custom made dual Exhaust
system that is nice and subtle that will not upset your neighbours on a
Sunday morning!! The ignition switch was replaced, and all the belts and
hoses have been recently replaced, along with Platinum spark plugs, new
I also added a Petronix ignition system and Flamethrower coil to make the
car a reliable everyday driver. The electric windows have been rebuilt and
the car has a power top with new cylinders and hoses, the top is in
excellent condition with a glass rear window, the parade boot is also
present. I have over $15k in receipts !!
The interior is exceptionally nice, carpet is like new, the seats are
excellent, and the dash pad is perfect, not warped or cracked, an Alpine AM
FM Cd player has been installed with upgraded speakers behind stock looking
door speaker grilles
This convertible body style was only made for 1969 and 1970, so they are
pretty rare, only 2322 convertibles were made in 1970 !! So there cannot be
too many left. The Mercury shares many of the mechanical items such as
suspension, brakes, etc with the ubiquitous Mustang,
The car runs and drives very well, and needs nothing but a driver, the
transmission shifts well, car brakes perfectly, and the top, windows,
wipers, and lights all work.
The car is sold completely as is, no warranty expressed or implied, this is
a 42 year old car, its not perfect, but its very nice. Please ask
questions, I strongly encourage inspections, the car is titled in my name,
no liens, with a clear California title, and the car is currently
registered and insured. The car is located in Los Angeles, I can arrange
shipping overseas or nationwide at your cost.
Please have your finances in order before you look at the car. If you have
to ask your wife, bank manager, cat or dog, please move on !! And don't
bid, if you have a less than perfect feedback rating or lower than 5 please
contact me before bidding. Thanks for looking. :) I have tried to be
honest and accurate in my descriptions, but descriptions are open to
interpretation, so please ask specific questions. Car is for sale locally
so I reserve to end the auction early, so if you want to buy the car give
me a call and lets do a deal.
Neil 310 seven 39 71-80
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1970 Mercury Cougar Convertible For Sale
As you can see this is a really sharp looking 1970 Mercury Cougar
convertible. The car is yellow and it has the original white interior in
This is an original California car with no rust. It has a brand new
convertible power top. The carpeting is like new and the dashboard is not
warped or cracked. It has a GT Grant steering wheel.
These cars a pretty rare. Only a little over a couple thousand of these
convertibles were made between 69 and 70.
A lot of the mechanical items are new such as the front suspension parts,
brakes and the battery.
The car runs and drives very well. Lights and turn signals, wipers, horn
all work very well. Engine runs smooth and quiet and the transmission
The car has antique plates and is registered and insured.
Serious buyers only. Car is for sale locally so i reserve the right to end
the listing if it sells earlier.
Call Steve 267-566-4179 or email me at email@example.com
$20,000 or reasonable offer
Please have your finances in order
I can arrange shipping over seas or nationwide at your cost.
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator at the Mecum Auto Auction
This is the Mecum Auto Auction in Kissimmee, FL on January 24-29, 2012.
This rare 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is a well-equipped example powered
by the optional 428/335 HP Cobra Jet V-8 engine. The product of a
rotisserie restoration by Turn Key Restorations, it is finished in
Competition Green with Black graphics and Black Décor interior group, and
equipped with center console and factory air conditioning. The original CJ
engine is backed by a heavy-duty C6 Merc-O-Matic transmission and
Traction-Lok rear end, and complemented with power steering and brakes.
Featured in the May 2011 issue of Mustangs and Modified Fords magazine,
it is documented with a Marti Report and the original build sheet.
As shown on Velocity TV.
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
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"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
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