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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Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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1968 Mercury Cougar GT S code DET-139
1968 Mercury Cougar GT for sale in the Detroit showroom. The Cougar is
powered by the original numbers matching 390 CID V8 and is an orginal "S"
code car with a C6 3-speed automatic transmission. Loaded with options
including a vinyl roof, vinyl interior, center console, tilt away steering
wheel, seat belts, power steering, power brakes, A/C (not currently
working), radial tires, rally wheels, and an AM radio, The gears have been
changed to a 3.89 trak-lok for better get up and go! The Cougar for sale
has had the same owner for the last 15 years and has been very well
maintained and garage kept. Multiple award winner and also displayed at the
Henry Ford Greenfield Village Motor Muster for many years. Upgrades include
rebuilt proportioning valve, replaced radiator, updated sequential
taillights, a shift kit, and a 1968 Shelby Holley 4 barrel carburetor. The
1968 Mustang and Cougar
with an S code in the VIN received the 320 horsepower 390 which is
plenty of power for these little coupes. The Cougar is built on the same
platform as the Mustang but
was marketed as a more luxurious choice to the Mustang pony car. Located in our
Detroit Showroom, pictures and a HD video of this beautiful 68 Cougar GT
for sale can be seen at www.GatewayClassicCars.com, or call 313-982-3100
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1967 Mercury Cougar - Dan Gurney Special - SOLD
This '67 Cougar DGS is a very nice example of a solid, un-messed-with,
standard first-gen Cougar. Low mileage, no rust, and sporting its original
interior. Cars like this are getting harder and harder to find!
Car has been sold! eBay auction:
Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all
the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option
packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that
XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in
one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.
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
1968 Mercury Cougar
www.coyoteclassics.com 1968 Mercury Cougar 2dr Coupe: 302 4bb, 4 speed
automatic transmission, power steering, power disk brakes, ice Cold Air,
factory tachometer, XR7 gauges, hideaway headlights, sequential taillights,
dual Exhaust, new RWL tires, and new
chrome rims. This cougar has a good undercarriage, nice red metallic
outside finish with red metallic ghost flames on the hood, and an nice
original black bucket seat, console, with floor shift interior. It runs
and drives great down the road with cold factory air. The floors, frame,
and trunk are solid along with a nice straight outside body. This little
pony car is ready to jump in and cruise!
Evolution Performance 68 Cougar
68 Cougar 302ci 5.0 from evolution performance, first ride since we
installed the stage 2 custom comp cam, mac long tubes and tune
doing some pulls starting in 2nd and 3rd gear after the stage 2 custom comp
cam and mac long tubes install and tune
1968 Mercury Cougar LED Taillight Comparison.wmv
This is the final chapter in my quest to find the ultimate LED lights for
my 1968 Mercury Cougar. The ones that I'm happy with are part number:
1157-R18-T. They are $18.00 ea., but well worth it, as you can see from
the video. Even outside, these bulbs really are bright! I almost
considered getting their 45 LED light tower bulb (for $25.00 ea), but now,
I'm glad I didn't! The company to get these from, is:
Dash Removal & Restoration - '68 Cougar XR-7
In this video, we show (in great detail) how to remove and disassemble the
entire dash and gauge cluster in a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7. This also
applies very closely to the 1967 XR-7, and much of the info is relevant to
standard Cougars as well.
Once everything is removed from the car, we strip the plastic dash panels
down to their bare bones so they can be sent in to be "rechromed" - stand
by for updates on our restoration service, coming soon!
Then we show some of the simple, inexpensive things you can do to improve
the appearance of your dash, like replacing the blue light filters,
installing new gauge overlay decals, polishing the lenses, covering faded
woodgrain with our vinyl kit, etc.
Finally, you'll see it all back in the car, and what a transformation it
Most of the parts used in this video can be found here:
Or, use the part numbers provided in the video to search our site (see
upper right corner "Type part number search here...")
Also, if anyone out there knows of a vinyl woodgrain pattern that more
closely matches the original XR-7 dash pieces, we want to hear about it!
Our current pattern looks great but of course isn't "correct" for 67-68.