134523 / 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/orctggo When you take a close look at examples like this 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 it's hard to understand why the Cougar didn't share the limelight with other pony cars like the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger. This Cougar features incredible styling, a legendary drivetrain, and is heavily optioned. It all starts with the body that sits in a fresh coat of the factory-correct Dark Aqua Metallic paint. Combine that shade of blue with the white touches throughout and you have a stunning ride. According to the Marti Report that is included in the sale, this is 1 of only 46 XR-7's with this paint and trim combination. The beneficiary of a complete nut and bolt restoration, today this Cougar sits as an amazing testament to how incredible these cars were when they rolled off the showroom floor. Pull the hood pins on this ride and you will reveal one of the nicest engine bays we have ever seen. Stuffed into the engine compartment is the original 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet that was rated in 1969 to make 335 horsepower. According to the deluxe Marti report, this engine/transmission combination was only built into 96 XR-7's in 1969. From the transmission the power travels down the driveshaft to a 9" that houses the Traction Lok rear axle. Open the doors to the XR-7 and you'll be greeted by a vibrant white interior that accents the dark aqua blue exterior quite nicely. The FKA coded interior meant white bucket seats with an aqua console, carpet, dash, and steering column. The interior looks just as good if not better than the day it rolled off the showroom floor. To the left of the driver are the power window controls, while in front is the dash that features a gas, speedometer, RPM, oil pressure, and water temperature gauge. Inside and out, this Cougar impresses. Throughout the entire car it seamlessly blends power and performance with luxury and comfort. 1 of only 96 with this driveline combination, this is a truly unique factory car. Don't miss your chance to own this incredible 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com today!
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. Check out our YouTube channel for more Cougar videos, and subscribe to stay up to date! Need parts for your classic Cougar? Visit our parts catalog at: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Like us on Facebook for even more Cougar goodness! https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar