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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Classic Cougar Prowl (2011)
There's nothing like a classic car show that features your favorite car
almost exclusively. The Cascade Cougar Club put on a great show this year
at the XXX Root Beer stand in Issaquah, WA. Lots of great people and
beautiful cars. In this video, we check out the show and interview some
Cougar owners to get their thoughts.
Check out our channel for more classic Cougar videos, and find us on
facebook under West Coast Classic Cougar.
Check out our website at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com
Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The
program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using
iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my
car, positive and negative welcomed.
All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based
out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag
on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior
-Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl
-Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom
fiberglass pods in front door panels
-Tweeters in seperate pods
-Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on
when the doors open
-Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote
control, Bluetooth etc.
-Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location
-Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate
-Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal)
-Aftermarket Shift Knob
-Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch
-Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted
the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk
-JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs
lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs
-Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue
LED's powering each set of T1652-S components
-Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure
-The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over
-Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a
carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-Tinted 3rd Brake Lights
- Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style)
-Kaminari Fiberglass Hood
-Cougar Mud Flaps
-6000K HID Headlights
-Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location
-Optima Yellow Top Battery
-Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust
-Gutted Pre cats
-Main cat delete
-Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out
-Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake
1971 COUGAR FOR SALE
1971 Cougar, XR7 Convertible; Laser straight, all original, pretty!
Only 70,300 original miles, Always kept in heated garage.
• 351 ci V8 Cleveland
• Power top with glass window, works GREAT!
• 2-BBL original Carburetor
• Automatic Transmission
• Power Brakes/Front Disc
• Leather Interior
• NEW DUAL Exhaust
• AM/FM -- tape (also have an 8 track to throw in), & Clock.
• Power Steering and handgrip horn
• Sequential Turn Signals
• Magnum 500 wheels
It Runs Beautifully. Draws a lot of attention, wherever we go. Most people
believe it reminds them of a Cutlass or Cuda from the back/side. No rips
in the top. The body is super-solid. Only 1 small ding (Maybe 2-3"
wide-which I took a pic of). I had ½ pint of the paint mixed this week.
ALL THE CHROME IS EXCELLENT!! All glass is excellent. Everything works as
it should, except the clock, (I haven't looked to see why yet). Runs
smooth, fingertip steering. Everything is tight. Needs nothing! If I keep
it, I would buy another parade boot-this one is the original and in
good-fair condition. It wouldn't take much to be a perfect show car. If
you are looking for a solid, original, 1970's convertible in great shape,
you will not be disappointed. Look below at the rarity of this vehicle,
there were only 1,717 made. As the 1971 commercial said "It's where wild
meets elegance". ..haha, the original ad is on youtube. We are asking below
"low retail" for NADA, this vehicle is definitely closer to "high retail"
Production of the 1971 Mercury Cougar:
• 2-door hardtop: 34,008
• Convertible: 1,723
• XR-7 2-door hardtop: 25,416
• XR-7 convertible: 1,717
Engines for the 1971-1973 Mercury Cougar:
Type Size horsepower Years
ohv V-8 351 240/285* 1971
ohv V-8 351 168/262/266** 1972
ohv V-8 351 168/264** 1973
ohv V-8 429 370* 1971
"The 1971-1973 Mercury Cougar was the last of the Cougar pony cars. They
shared an enlarged new body/chassis design with the third-generation Ford
Mustangs, but rode a
five-inch longer wheelbase.
Still, the 1971-73s are worth collector consideration, especially XR-7
hardtops -and the super-rare ragtops!
1971 Mercury Cougar; XR7 2 Door Convertible
$3,877 $10,000 $18,700 $30,700
Options: (add options)
ADD-351/240 HP V8 ENG 15% 15% 15%
ADD-AIR CONDITIONING 10% 10% 10%
TOTAL PRICE $3,877 $12,500 $23,375 $38,375
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.
134120 / 1972 Plymouth Satellite
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bn6xgd2
The product of a high dollar, multi-year build, this incredible Mopar
pro-tourer wraps a 500 horsepower 3G Hemi and a
completely custom suspension in a custom leather interior and killer
Completed in early 2012, this super clean curve carver is the direct result
of what happens when a seasoned fabricator has an uncompromised vision,
major dedication and access to a six-figure bank account. See, the car's
creator already owned a killer Charger that was buff enough to pull down
sub 10-second passes on an NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, so he wanted to
build a second car that was a bit milder and quite different. Enter this
neon Plymouth, a project which quickly escalated from the restoration of a
fun cruiser into the creation of an outrageous driver's car.
Hoist this Plymouth's bright fiberglass hood and you'll find 6.1 liters of
naturally aspirated 3G Hemi bliss. Straight from the factory that popular
SRT8 powerplant produces an impressive 425 horsepower and 420 lb./ft.
of torque. And with the help of a custom tune by the folks at Bouchillon
Performance Engineering in Hanahan, South Carolina, its performance
transforms from wild to flat out wicked! Measuring in at roughly 372 cubic
inches, the big mill uses a revised block, forged internals, lighter
pistons and a cast aluminum intake to crank out a whopping 500 horsepower and 460 lb./ft.
of torque. And best of all, that's 500 horsepower that'll fire up
in any weather, last thousands of maintenance-free miles, and probably lay
waste to any old school muscle car that's brave enough to stage a
Behind the neo Hemi, a Hughes Performance A727 Torqueflite produces great
bite and hard launches. Out back, there's a fresh Moser Sure Grip rear end
that's equipped with moderate, pavement pounding gears. At the front of the
car, custom-mounted rack and pinion steering provides smooth turns and
quick reflexes. That rack is held off the ground by a first class double
A-arm suspension that's a product of Magnumforce upper control arms, two
inch drip spindles, fresh Aldan coil overs and modified Mancini lower
control arms. Holding the car's rear end off the ground is a Reilly
Motorsports triangulated four link set up that's equipped with new QA-1
coil over shocks. And at the corners of the chassis, custom Boze Alloy
wheels spin 235/55R18 front and 305/45R20 rear Yokohama Advan STs around
graphite gray spokes, satin-finished lips and yellow-trimmed center caps.
Open this B-Body's solid closing doors and take in its custom black
interior that, as an astute combination of serious hardware and modern
aesthetics, is the perfect place to spend jaunts like Hot Rod's famed Power
Tour. The first thing you'll notice is a pair of GS-1 touring buckets,
fitted with high quality RCI harnesses, that are so supportive they'll have
no problem living life 100 miles at a time. Between those seats, a custom
console anchors a B&M Pro Bandit shifter between two cup holders and a
remote controlled Sony CD player. At the front of that console, a clean
Just Dashes dash features snazzy white-faced gauges and a modern pushbutton
ignition switch. And in front of the driver, a three-spoke Momo steering
wheel spins a thick black rim around a shaved steering column.
Brutally fast and visually stunning, this awesome Plymouth perfectly
embodies the tried and true philosophy of pushing the envelope as far as
the arc will go. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more
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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73 Cougar getting exercise
I've pulled the interior and vinyl top. I'll be replacing the sheetmetal.
Everything mechanical is perfect, so it still needs its weekly exercise.
Is It Numbers Matching? - Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes,
and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers
matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet
convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in
this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major
components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your
numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto
Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him
at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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!
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.
1972 Plymouth Satellite, Road Runner & GTX Sales Features - Chrysler Master Tech
1972 Plymouth Satellite, Road Runner & GTX Sales Features Video from the
Chrysler Master Technician Service Conference Training Series. Used as a
training tool for dealer salesmen and a sales tool for potential customers.
Mopar is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. Master Tech series
training materials are the property of Chrysler Group LLC and are used with