1969 Mercury Couger XR7 351 Windsor
Can't remember this fella's name...It isn't mine. Even though the owner admitted the car isn't in show stopper condition...yet, he was the ONLY Cougar on the lot at the show. And that's why I like the car. At 42 yrs old, there are some occasional electrical gremlins (not affiliated with AMC) that bedevil the owner. But, we all must persevere through the aggrevation. My Comet certainly has its issues. It's a 351 Windsor, C-6 w/9inch rear. Taken at Abingdon, MD Lowes in September 2011.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #37: 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Cobra Jet 428
In 1969, you could walk in to your local Mercury dealer and rumble out behind the wheel of a Cougar XR7 Cobra Jet 428 and win street races without attracting the attention of the local fuzz. The '69 XR7 CJ428 is a 335 HP / 440 TQ tire-burner with subtle European design flair. The Brothers Collection is home to many bright and loud Muscle Cars, but this one is an example of speaking softly and carrying a big V8! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
1969 Mercury Cougar
Recent Frame-Up Restoration, beautiful factory (W) Meadowlark yellow, factory black interior, black convertible top, matching numbers 351 ci/290 hp engine, 4 bbl, factory intake manifold, headers, Mallory Hy-Fire 6A ignition, chrome breather, billet valve covers, power rack & pinion steering, power front disc brakes, Southwest tubular front suspension with adjutable coil-overs, aluminum radiator, FMX automatic transmission, bucket seats with console, Grant steering wheel, factory dash & gauges, am-fm radio, power top, new Flowmaster dual Exhaust, 9" Ford 3.00 rear end, new fuel tank, 245/45ZR17 BF Goodrich G-Force rear tires, 235/45ZR17 fronts, 17" Cragar wheels, 1 of 22 produced with factory GT Performance Group, Marti report, factory jack with spare, factory sequential tail lights, hide-away head lights, One Clean Cougar!
Wrecks to Riches | S02E02 | Mercury Cougar
Barry, Chris and Tony are looking for a racing legend. Two actually. The boys start searching for a '68 Mercury Cougar. Barry wants to transform it into a Super Muscle Car classic racer, the XR-7G. The G stands for Gurney, as in Dan Gurney. He is the second legend on their hit-list, an old-school racer who flew the U.S. flag around the world in Formula One, Indy, and the famous Le Mans behind the wheel of the Ford GT. To get Dan's blessing would be a dream come true. And having him sign the car would be the ultimate endorsement. But if that's gonna happen, there's a lot of work to do with no time for screw-ups. Everything will have to be perfect to entice the legend to join the project. Barry's daughter Jen has a thing for legends that belies her tender age. She loves the old-school monsters above modern race cars; the raw engineering and power of the early classics are what spins her wheels. Will she get the chance to meet the great man? Jen will move heaven and earth to make it happen. Jen is also moving herself. She's finally leaving home and living in her own apartment. It's a big turning point in the White's lives: Mom, Becky, has to say goodbye to her only child, while Barry gets her bedroom back for car stuff. But it's not as if they won't see each other every day at the shop.