1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible
• Beautiful Blue & White Convertible!
• Incredible Two Tone Interior!
• 351ci V8!
• Automatic Transmission!
Mercury Cougar is the name applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold
by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002. As was
common with Mercury vehicles, the Cougar shared basic platforms with Ford
models. Originally, this was the Mustang, later the Thunderbird, and
the last a version of the Contour. The Cougar was important to Mercury's
image for many years, and advertising often identified its dealers as being
"at the sign of the cat." Female models holding big cats on leashes were
used on Cougar ads in the early 1970s.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer the handsome 1972 Mercury
Cougar XR7 Convertible. The '72 Cougar XR-7 you see today is said to be a
93,931 original mile car that is finished in the original color combination
of Bright Blue Metallic with White/Blue interior. The paint looks very good
and shows no major spots of imperfections, just a few minor spots of touch
up. The power white convertible top is equally as nice with no staining,
rips or tears to the vinyl. The rear window is glass.
Inside, the White/ Blue vinyl interior is the original for the car and in
great condition. The carpet appears to have been replaced recently and is
in great condition. The dash, door panels, arm rest and wood grain trim are
all equally as nice with on major wear showing.
Under the hood, the 351 cubic inch V8 runs great and starts with a turn of
the key. The motor is said to be the original for the car and still retains
its original 2 barrel carburetor, power steering, power disc brakes and air
conditioning. The air conditioning is currently inoperable but it appears
to only be in need of a charge. The engine is nicely detailed and very
original. No damage to be found. The motor is connected to the three speed
automatic transmission which shifts smoothly and performs with no problems.
Under the car is very solid with no rot that we have seen. It appears to be
all original metal under this original southern car. The VIN is 2F94H517485
and the mileage currently shows 93,931, which is believed to be original
for the car. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
Mercury Cars of 1949 to 1951
The Mercury car model has been around since 1939 and was introduced as a
mid range priced vehicle by Edsel Ford.
Cars built between 1949 and 1951, would in later years prove to be very
popular amongst the Hot Rod Car Enthusiasts. They would reshape the steel
to produce cars that would set a new standard for Customized Vehicles.
Early model Mercury cars of 1949 to 1951 had a 90 degree V type, "L" head 8
cylinder engine with a displacement of 255.4 cubic inches. These engines
put out 112 horsepower at 3600 R.P.M.
Later model cars of 1955 replaced the "L" engine with the "Y" block V-8
producing between 188 and 198 horsepower dependant on the
engine type for that year.
This slide show is a part of a series of pictures of cars from different
car shows that I've attended here in Southern California U.S.A.
-SOLD- 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible #8 -DET
1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible for sale in Detroit Showroom. This 73
Cougar XR7 convertible for sale is in excellent condition inside and out
and is painted the beautiful Blue Glamour Metallic color! The Marti Report
shows only 333 were built in this color, and of those only 134 had the
Medium Blue interior! The color alone makes this car rare, but it is also 1
of 189 ordered from the 53 DSO! Under the hood rest the numbers matching
351 Cleveland backed by the original C6 automatic transmission. Options
include A/C which blows cold, power convertible top, leather seats, seat
belts, power steering, power brakes, and radial tires. The paint color,
chrome wheels, and blue halo headlights really give this Cougar a sporty
feel that these usually lack. The inside is in great shape and has all of
the creature comforts you'd expect from an XR7. A/C, high back leather
wrapped bucket seats, a center console with a clock, automatic shifter on
the floor, woodgrain accents on the sport steering wheel and dash, tinted
windows, and full door panels! Inside the courtesy and map lights have been
changed to blue LEDs to stand out at shows and for night time cruising. The
radio has been upgraded to a modern AM/FM with aux input for your MP3
player and new speakers have been installed front and rear. This car has
been very well cared for and appears to be all original metal. It was an
original California car and then spent a good part of its life in the Las
Vegas area. Comes with a Marti Report showing it is the correct colors and
options, and that it was sent to Town & Country Inc. in Sacramento
California and sold to the first owner on June 7th, 1973! Located in our
Detroit Showroom, this 73 Mercury Cougar for sale can be seen at
www.gatewayclassiccars.com, or call 313-982-3100 for additional
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1973 Mercury Cougar Convertible
SOLD! Brilliantly kept 46,000 mile original Cougar! Great color combination
and loaded with a host of luxury options! Superb investment grade
convertible! http://www.stlouiscarmuseum.com **SOLD!**
'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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1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible
A striking convertible...complete with a mascot resting on the top of the
Mercury used the real animal extensively in advertising at this time...so
the connection is real! Beautiful upholstery! Who can say "no" to a
beautiful red convertible?
Rat Rod Custom 1950 Mercury Rescue! - Roadkill Episode 21
It's always a good idea to buy a car off the Internet sight-unseen, right?
That's what a friend-of-a-friend of Roadkill did with the kustom Merc—and
maybe he made an even worse decision when he allowed Freiburger and
Finnegan to wrench on the thing and deliver it to him. This deal was set up
by a Roadkill fan, Jim Norman of Norman Vinyards in Paso Robles,
California. The road trip involves the '69 El Camino from Episode 4, The
Dog from Episodes 4 and 17, lots of burnouts with the guys from Hot Rod
Ranch - http://www.hotrodranchcustoms.com - and plenty of fun with Alex
Gambino of Gambino Kustoms - http://www.facebook.com/gambino.kustoms
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