1968 Cougar XR-7 Test Drive
Here is a Sweet 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Just restored and ready to go!
340HP Mustang 5.0 302,
Balanced, blueprinted, decked and align honed for .060 forged pistons
(311ci) Comp Cams roller .512 lift, matching roller lifters and roller
rockers. Aluminum Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads, 2.02"/1.60" valves. 61CC.
Edelbrock Torquer intake, Holley 650CFM Carb. HEI electronic distributor.
Rebuilt automatic transmission with Trans-go shift kit and 2000rpm torque
convertor. New 3.0 Trac-Loc posi with all new bearings and seals. New
Flowtech, ceramic coated long tube headers. New Summit Racing 2 1/2" welded
Exhaust. New interior w/ racing bucket
soundproofing under carpet. 2010 Mustang 18" alloys with new Falken
ZE-612 225/40/18 front and 245/40/18" rear tires. New solid state
sequential tailights. New brakes with all new calipers, Booster, lines, drums, cylinders, shoes, hard
and soft lines on axle. New big block 4 leaf springs, air shocks,and 3/4"
sway bar. New 620# front springs. 2 1/2" drop w/ Shelby drop modification.
1 piece chrome export brace and Monte Carlo Bar. New Grab a track 1 1/8"
front sway bar and front shocks. New Radiator, Battery, Belts, Hoses and
Any questions? Call Mark at 425-876-5553
1968 Mercury Cougar DET-60
1968 Mercury Cougar for sale in our Detroit Showroom. This beautiful triple
black Cougar is in excellent condition inside and out and is ready to
cruise and enjoy. The Cougar used the same platform as the Ford Mustang but was a more luxurious
vehicle with hideaway headlights and sequential taillights and usually more
options that its counterpart. This Cougar coupe for sale comes equipped
with a vinyl roof, vinyl interior, seat belts, power steering, power
brakes, Cragar SS wheels, radial tires, and an AM/FM radio. The original
numbers matching "C" code 289 is still under the hood and running great!
Backing the V8 power plant is the original numbers matching automatic
transmission. The deep shiny black paint is accented with a red pinstriping
and raised white letter tires. New parts on this Cougar for sale include
the vinyl top, leaf springs, shocks, AM/FM radio, windshield, and rear
window. Don't miss your shot to own a very clean, solid, good running and
driving Mercury Cougar for a fraction of what it costs to restore one!
Located in our Detroit Showroom this 1968 Mercury Cougar Coupe for sale can
be seen at www.GatewayClassicCars.com, or call 313-982-3100 for additional
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1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 - Mellow Yellow?? - NOT! - HEAR ME ROAR! TOO LATE--I'M GONE!
Here is a super nice 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 with less than 119K miles.
This car has always been an Oregon car. We believe it is also a numbers
matching car and once verified, we will change this ad to reflect that
It still has the original 289 two-barrel, but now has an Edelbrock
Performer intake and Holley 4 barrel and the stock manifolds have new dual
Exhaust with glass packs and H-pipe.
The interior is in quite good shape including the carpets, headliner, dash
and door panels. The seat covers have been replaced to look original with
quality upholstery which we believe to be leather.
All the gauges, dash lights, wipers, sequential turn signals, horn, lights
and as well as all electrical work great. The radio is original AM/FM with
rear speakers. Did you happen to live in a rural area back then and tried
to pull in the rock and roll sounds of a radio station in the city—it's
about the same as then--sporadic. You could leave it stock or put in a
great new stereo. While having been repainted once, it was repainted the
correct original Jamaican Yellow with tasteful black pin stripes and the
body is quite straight.
The glass is all original with the proper date code and all chrome and trim
are there. There are reproduction factory S/S wheels from West Coast
Classic Cougar and good Michelin radials with narrow whitewalls. This car
shows very well and has been in several car shows and cruise-ins. It has
spent most of its life stored inside and was only driven about 4K miles in
the past year.
Recent work and improvements to the car include but are not limited to:
tune up, plugs, wires, filters, and oil, the sequential turn signal module
was replaced with updated solid-state unit, both vacuum canisters for the
hideaway headlights have been replaced (there is a lifetime warranty on
these), various vacuum lines, new Exhaust from crossover back, new ignition
switch, headlight switch, battery, voltage regulator, heavy duty alternator
and the tilt-away steering column was rebuilt with new solenoids. It
starts right up, drives very well, stops straight, shifts crisply and has
made many round trips from Salem to Portland and oh yeah—did we mention
it SOUNDS incredible and is anything but mellow?
Vehicle information above is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All
vehicles are offered subject to an inspection and an appraisal if desired.
Financing is available through JJ Best Banc. Delivery arrangements are
For ore information, please call 503-855-345 of 1-888-597-6719.
1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 Coupe GT 6.5 litre (390 Big Block)
Have had this project for some time now, and don't have the time it
deserves to be put into it. This is a very very rare car. Most of the
Cougars you may find have the 289 ci V8. This car has the 390 big block
-The power is unbelievable.
Back in the day, Ford marketed the Mustang "for the man starting out",
the Mercury Cougar was marketed as for "the man who was on his way". (The
Thunderbird was marketed for "the man who had arrived") Car is
unbelievably powerful, pulls rubber in all 3 gears. I have had the car for
a long time, started it several times every year. But it is time to let it
go to a good home. This is a numbers matching authentic S code 390 Cougar
These are unique and beautiful cars.
XR7 Trim Model
AM & 8 Track
GT 6.5 Litre
Traction Lock rear end (positrac)
390 was rebuilt high performance
Hardened C6 transmission.
These cars are getting harder and harder to find. Don't miss your chance
at owning a rare and unique luxury muscle car. Would trade for a VMAX.
F= Built in Dearborne, Michigan
93= XR7 Hardtop
S= 390 4V
569429 = Sequence Number
65B Q 6B 17E A6
Classic Cougar Dataplate Decoder
Door Plate Data 65B Q 6B 17E A6 1 U
Model Year 1968
Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style XR7, Hardtop (93)
Engine Model 390-4V GT (S)
Sequential Number 69429
Exterior Color Glacier Blue Poly (Q)
Interior Trim Dk. Blue Levant Grain Vinyl and Dk. Blue Leather (6B)
Date Code 17 of May (17E)
District Sales Office Western Provinces (A6)
Axle Ratio/Type 2.75 non-locking (1)
Transmission Model C-6 Automatic (U)
A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $250.oo threw Paypal with in 24 hours of action
ending AND CASH OR BANK CHECK ON PICK UP
Car needs restoration. It needs Exhaust (headers are there) Needs rotors & pads
for the front disc brakes. The car runs, but the engine needs a tune up.
Car is for sale locally as well. No warranty.
1968 Mercury Cougar
My 1968 Mercury Cougar with a 302 4bbl. Took this video just after I
bought it. Has since had much work done to it. New 302 motor, headers,
new air shocks in the back (for a stink bug look), and other restoration
work. Has working Sequential Turn Signals.
Two Blue Cougars
1969 Cougar XR7 390 IP 4-speed convertible and 1968 Cougar XR7 302-4v (J
code) owned by Jon Morris of Arizona. Two sweet cars that we got a chance
to see and talk about with Jon.
West Coast Classic Cougar
Specializing in 1967-73 Mercury Cougar parts, new & used