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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 To look up the parts mentioned in this video, visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our latest uploads! And while you're at it, like us on Facebook to keep up with miscellaneous cool Cougar stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Spud's 1968 Cougar Restoration: 427 Engine
Spud gives us a first look at the Ford 427 engine that will be going in his Cougar.





1968 MERCURY COUGAR GT-E 427 W CODE EXTREMLY RARE UPDATE SOLD!!!!
This is a extremly rare 1968 Mercury Cougar GTE 427 "W" code. This is finished in it's origiinal color of Carribean Blue with Blue interior. If anyone has ANY questions please feel free to call me directly at 570-875-7109. Thanks so much. Marty





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: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/frsu.html Springs we used: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c7zz-5310-p.html Rubber Insulators: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c4dz-5415-a.html Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13463-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html See also: 69-70 Cougar panel: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13464-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1969-1970-Mercury-Cougar.html If we forgot to list anything, you should be able to find it on our website! While you're here, subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with our latest videos! Also, like us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





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 for additional information. Want to connect with us? Here's how: Website: http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars Google+: https://plus.google.com/117279883240095539866/posts Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gatewayclassics/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gatewayclassics YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/GatewayClassicCars Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to see more videos of some of the greatest classic, collectible, and exotic cars the world has to offer.





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: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181641420851





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.





68 Cougar Burnout
68 Cougar





1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT "Barn fresh"
It ran when I parked it in the garage in 1989...





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 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com (503) 463-1130





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!





1967 Ford Mustang 390 High Performance Fun
This is a classic 1967 Ford Mustang powered by the big block 390 dual 4bbl. V8 engine.





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: www.superbrightleds.com.





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 is! Most of the parts used in this video can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/dashparts.html 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.





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1967 Mercury Cougar : 9.110 @ 145.500
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1967 Mercury Cougar standard: 9.360 @ 142.000
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1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 elimanator: 10.154 @ 130.200
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1970 Mercury Cougar : 10.418 @ 133.000
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1968 Mercury Cougar Standard: 10.820 @ 123.000
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1984 Mercury Cougar lx: 11.174 @ 121.590
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1967 Mercury Cougar GT: 11.224 @ 119.340
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1970 Mercury Cougar Std: 11.395 @ 122.980
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR7 Special Edition: 11.891 @ 113.600
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1969 Mercury Cougar : 11.910 @ 117.000
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1968 Mercury Cougar : 12.345 @ 108.540
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1970 Mercury Cougar : 12.830 @ 104.630
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 MTX: 13.255 @ 110.320
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1999 Mercury Cougar 3L: 13.451 @ 104.350
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1966 Mercury Cougar ss: 13.953 @ 98.930
Les Hughes, Engine: 406 ford fe, Turbos: no Tires: mt 11


1996 Mercury Cougar XR7: 13.980 @ 96.110
Trevor, Engine: stock v6, Supercharger: 1994 m90 Turbos: N/a Tires: 195/55/15


1999 Mercury Cougar : 13.990 @ 99.200
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