The Mercury Cougar 1967 to 1997. While most examples were produced as two-door Coupes, at various times throughout its production life, the Cougar was also sold as a Convertible, four-door Sedan, Estate Car and a Hatchback.
During its production life, as was common practice within the Mercury division, the Cougar shared much of its underpinnings with a Ford counterpart. At the time of its introduction, it was based upon the Ford Mustang. As the Mustang was downsized and redesigned in 1974, the Cougar became based upon the intermediate Mercury Montego, which itself was based on the Ford Torino, becoming the replacement for the Montego in 1977. As the Cougar XR7 became the equivalent of the Ford Thunderbird in 1977, the Thunderbird would serve as the Ford counterpart of the Cougar for two decades.
This 1968 Mercury Cougar is finished in its original colours of Madras Blue with a Light Aqua Décor interior and has the very rare factory Dan Gurney Special option pack. A Texas car that has been very well maintained and was subject to a significant overhaul in 2014/2015.
This overhaul included a strip down and complete repaint in its original Madras Blue. A new Edelbrock carburetor and 4-barrel inlet manifold were fitted, as were new suspension bushes, new brake cylinders and brake shoes. The fuel lines were also replaced and a stainless steel exhaust system fitted to enhance the rorty V8's sound and performance. Additional works carried to include new original specification shocks and springs fitted in February 2018 at a cost of £1600
The car has an excellent history file with a Marti Report, a wealth of invoices showing the care and detail that has gone into it, and as a nice touch, it still has it original sales brochures, original owner warranty card and handbook including 3 service stamps from 1968, 1969 and 1970.
Given the amount of expenditure this car has seen over recent years combined with its excellent condition, superb performance, and stunning looks, it is surely an outstanding very desirable 1968 Cougar with excellent investment potential
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