American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
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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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #59: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E 427
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com/store - This week, we're bringing you an
often overlooked muscle car, the 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E. These were
sporty but comfortable, and the GT-E bought you a 7-liter V8 to make things
interesting. Most were the smooth 428 V8, but some were ordered with the
far less subtle 427 side oiler... like the one in this video. The 427 was
rated at 390 HP and has a great rumble, but the car is refined enough to
drive and enjoy every day. The Brothers Collection is home to several
rare Mercury cats, this is one of the favorites!
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2001 Mercury Cougar V6. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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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1967 Mercury cougar XR7 $21,900.00
Documented Frame-Up Restoration, beautiful factory Inverness green
metallic, green vinyl interior 302 ci engine, Holley 750 cfm 4bbl, polished
Edelbrock aluminum intake, Crane roller cam & rockers, polished aluminum
water pump, ceramic headers, aluminum breather & valve covers, Mallory
Unilite distributor, power steering, power brakes, C4 automatic
transmission with 2200 stall & B&M shift kit, bucket seats with console,
factory tach & gauges, am radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with H pipe & stainless tips, factory
rear end, new fuel tank, 245/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA rear tires,
215/65R15 fronts, 15" Cragar wheels, Documented 2 Owner car with original
owner's manuals & service records, One Bad Cougar!
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 455 Convertible Road Test Drifting @ Grattan raceway
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Road Test filmed in 1972 at what is believed to be
Grattan race track in Michigan
Of the 1304 Olds 442 convertibles built in 1971 only 110 were W30s and
only 32 were 4 speeds like this one.
SOMEONE SENT ME A MESSAGE THAT THE CAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SURVIVED THE YEARS
AND IS TODAY ONE OF 11 DOCUMENTED 71 W30 4SPEED CONVERTIBLES OF THE
ORIGINAL 32 MADE.
Car and Track narrator Gordon "Bud" Lindemann (born August 22, 1925 in
Chicago, Illinois -- 1983) was a pioneer in motor sports broadcasting.
Lindemann graduated from high school in 1940. He joined the United States
Coast Guard during World War II, and was stationed on the USS Eastwind in
the North Atlantic. While in the service, Gordon met his future wife Kay
and they were married on February 9, 1945. Lindemann worked briefly in
radio in Boston following the war before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Big Bud" (another nickname) then became actively involved in motor sports
in the mid-1950s as an announcer at the now-defunct Grand Rapids Speedrome.
He later worked at the Berlin Raceway and the Kalamazoo Speedway until the
In 1964, while working for the WZZM-TV broadcasting company, he developed a
program called "Autoscope". The show featured local races as well as some
national events. "Autoscope" became a local success, and in 1967 Lindemann
expanded by forming his own production company, "Car & Track Productions",
owned by Lindemann himself and operated by many of his own family members.
Subsequently, he sought to produce the first nationally syndicated
television show devoted to motor sports and many additional auto forums.
Entitled "Car and Track", the show was carried by over 160 stations across
the country and covered over 250 racing and auto events. In 1975 "Car and
Track" ended its eight-year run on CBS. The show was resurrected on the
cable network Speedvision (now the SPEED Channel) in 1996.
In 1976, "Car & Track Productions" began producing racing features for
major sports shows, including "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and "CBS Sports
Spectacular". Lindemann also initiated another new trend by producing
ten-minute motor sports-related theatrical shorts. It is believed that he
continued these until his next creative venture in 1979 when he produced a
new series featuring author George Plimpton of "Paper Lion" fame in 1979.
Entitled "The Ultimate High", the program followed George as he
participated in various sporting endeavors. Some of these included
skydiving, hang gliding, kayaking and windsurfing. Plimton was also filmed
driving a Carl Haas Can-Am car and sharing an IndyCar ride with a rookie
driver named Bobby Rahal.
The Grand Rapids Press makes reference to the passing of Gordon "Bud"
Lindemann from cancer in 1983.
In 1991, Gordon "Bud" Lindemann was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports
Hall of Fame.