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 XR7. These are unique and beautiful cars. XR7 Trim Model Tilt Steering 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. VIN 8F93S569429 8= 1968 F= Built in Dearborne, Michigan 93= XR7 Hardtop S= 390 4V 569429 = Sequence Number 65B Q 6B 17E A6 Classic Cougar Dataplate Decoder Name VIN 8F93S569429 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.
1967 Mercury Cougar 390 FE Engine Fire 2 and Tune
After the first fire, here is the engine sounding more like it should.
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!
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.