Muscle Cars, Pianos, and One Rare Cougar
You might not expect to find a collection of gleaming muscle cars in the
back warehouse of a piano shop, but that's just what you'll find at AZ
Piano, owned by Jason Sipe of Phoenix. He is currently restoring an
ultra-rare 1969 Mercury Cougar 428 Cobra Jet, 4-speed, drag pak car with a
power sunroof. Naturally, we had to meet up with Jason while we were in
the area and check out his cars.
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134523 / 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
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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
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.
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Disc Brake Distribution Block and Proportioning Valve Rebuild - How To
This week we crack open a disc brake proportioning valve and distribution
block from a 1969 Mercury Cougar to show you how to service and rebuild
yours. Applies to Ford vehicles from 1967-1969.
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Also see our new steel proportioning valve brake lines here:
"Chipper," "Cool Rock," "Down Home Rockin," "Malt Shop Bop," and "Matt's
Blues" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons
"Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1970 Mercury Cougar Convertible 351 Windsor V8 - Nicely Restored
I thought you'd like a look at this very slick 1970 Mercury Cougar
Convertible. This one is powered by a high performance 351 Windsor V8,
equipped with a Holley 4 BBL carb, Edelbrock aluminum intake and a set of
coated headers. The metallic blue paint is slick, the hideaway headlights
work as they should, and it even has the sequential turn signals. The
interior is in black vinyl and really looks great too. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The next background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin
MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Classic Car Carpet Installation
In this video, we show you step-by-step how to install a carpet in your
classic car. We used high quality mass-backed carpeting from Auto Custom
Carpets. We're no experts on the subject, but this video should give you
enough courage to tackle this job yourself.
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"Breakdown," "faster Does It,"
"Slow Burn," and "Whiskey on the Mississippi" by Kevin MacLeod
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'70 Cougar Convertible Buying Guide - What To Look For
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428
Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and
discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car
with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend
some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find
out some important details about this car (both good and bad).
This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date
codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the
incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390
that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on).
Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When
it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than
bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight
and rust-free as possible.
We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time
you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of
the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other
classic cars as well.
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1970 Mercury Cougar convertible for sale
You are looking at a lovely example of a classic Mercury Cougar
convertible, finished in dark red the original colour, with red interior,
a very solid rust free California car since new, still wears the original
blue and yellow california license plates. I purchased this car last year
from the estate of the original owner, who sadly passed away.
The car has 351 V8 2bbl with automatic, and has had an Vintage Air air
conditioning system professionally installed at a cost of nearly $3500, its
a really nice installation, and will freeze your ta tas off!
I have put new brake pads, calipers, master cylinder and Booster. New KYB shocks front and rear, and a
brand new custom made dual Exhaust
system that is nice and subtle that will not upset your neighbours on a
Sunday morning!! The ignition switch was replaced, and all the belts and
hoses have been recently replaced, along with Platinum spark plugs, new
I also added a Petronix ignition system and Flamethrower coil to make the
car a reliable everyday driver. The electric windows have been rebuilt and
the car has a power top with new cylinders and hoses, the top is in
excellent condition with a glass rear window, the parade boot is also
present. I have over $15k in receipts !!
The interior is exceptionally nice, carpet is like new, the seats are
excellent, and the dash pad is perfect, not warped or cracked, an Alpine AM
FM Cd player has been installed with upgraded speakers behind stock looking
door speaker grilles
This convertible body style was only made for 1969 and 1970, so they are
pretty rare, only 2322 convertibles were made in 1970 !! So there cannot be
too many left. The Mercury shares many of the mechanical items such as
suspension, brakes, etc with the ubiquitous Mustang,
The car runs and drives very well, and needs nothing but a driver, the
transmission shifts well, car brakes perfectly, and the top, windows,
wipers, and lights all work.
The car is sold completely as is, no warranty expressed or implied, this is
a 42 year old car, its not perfect, but its very nice. Please ask
questions, I strongly encourage inspections, the car is titled in my name,
no liens, with a clear California title, and the car is currently
registered and insured. The car is located in Los Angeles, I can arrange
shipping overseas or nationwide at your cost.
Please have your finances in order before you look at the car. If you have
to ask your wife, bank manager, cat or dog, please move on !! And don't
bid, if you have a less than perfect feedback rating or lower than 5 please
contact me before bidding. Thanks for looking. :) I have tried to be
honest and accurate in my descriptions, but descriptions are open to
interpretation, so please ask specific questions. Car is for sale locally
so I reserve to end the auction early, so if you want to buy the car give
me a call and lets do a deal.
Neil 310 seven 39 71-80
or email email@example.com
1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible
• Beautiful Blue & White Convertible!
• Incredible Two Tone Interior!
• 351ci V8!
• Automatic Transmission!
Mercury Cougar is the name applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold
by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002. As was
common with Mercury vehicles, the Cougar shared basic platforms with Ford
models. Originally, this was the Mustang, later the Thunderbird, and
the last a version of the Contour. The Cougar was important to Mercury's
image for many years, and advertising often identified its dealers as being
"at the sign of the cat." Female models holding big cats on leashes were
used on Cougar ads in the early 1970s.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer the handsome 1972 Mercury
Cougar XR7 Convertible. The '72 Cougar XR-7 you see today is said to be a
93,931 original mile car that is finished in the original color combination
of Bright Blue Metallic with White/Blue interior. The paint looks very good
and shows no major spots of imperfections, just a few minor spots of touch
up. The power white convertible top is equally as nice with no staining,
rips or tears to the vinyl. The rear window is glass.
Inside, the White/ Blue vinyl interior is the original for the car and in
great condition. The carpet appears to have been replaced recently and is
in great condition. The dash, door panels, arm rest and wood grain trim are
all equally as nice with on major wear showing.
Under the hood, the 351 cubic inch V8 runs great and starts with a turn of
the key. The motor is said to be the original for the car and still retains
its original 2 barrel carburetor, power steering, power disc brakes and air
conditioning. The air conditioning is currently inoperable but it appears
to only be in need of a charge. The engine is nicely detailed and very
original. No damage to be found. The motor is connected to the three speed
automatic transmission which shifts smoothly and performs with no problems.
Under the car is very solid with no rot that we have seen. It appears to be
all original metal under this original southern car. The VIN is 2F94H517485
and the mileage currently shows 93,931, which is believed to be original
for the car. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 460/535 HP HOT ROD ! Mecum Anaheim 2013 Lot S189
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Hot Rod-RestoMod
Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013 Lot S189 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
460/535 HP, Automatic
- First place in class at Grand National Roadster Show
- Custom one-off full frame
- Ford Racing 460 Cobra Jet
- 535 HP 530 ft/lbs of torque
- Ford C6 transmission
- Gear Vendors 6-speed overdrive
- Body was filled, smoothed, tubbed and shaved
- Custom cowl induction hood
- Custom grill and lights
- Mustang II Air Ride
suspension with 4-link and traction bar
- Custom polished aluminum driveline
- Splicer sealed u-joints, 35 spline axles
- Ford 9 inch rear end with Detroit positraction
- Vintage air conditioning and heat
- Electric doors, windows and trunk
- Ididit tilt wheel
- Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
- Nitto Invo tires
- Foose 18x8 front and 20x12 rear wheels
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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