- Body Type: Coupe , Hardtop
- Vehicle Location: USA
- Ref: JM004
- 91,000 Miles
- Year Built: 1967
- Engine Size: 4.7L
- Trans: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Owners: 2
- Ext color: Metallic Purple
- Int color: Black
TrueWest Imports proudly presents this quality extra nice first generation 1967 Mercury Cougar. These early Cougars are very stylish & sporty cars.
Mercury Cougar is a nameplate that was applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002.
The introduction of the Cougar in 1967 finally gave Mercury its own “pony car” and was named Motor Trend magazine “Car of the Year” in 1967. Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and originally only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop).
As was the common practice within the Mercury division, the Cougar shared its basic underpinnings with a Ford counterpart. At the time of its introduction in 1967, it was based upon the Ford Mustang but with a 3-inch-longer (76 mm) wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia—it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, a similar treatment saw the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grille work concealing tail-lights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.
This was the only generation with covered headlights, which were deployed using a vacuum canister system that kept the doors down when a vacuum condition existed in the lines, provided by the engine when it was running. If a loss of vacuum occurred, the doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail.
This car looks and sounds mean!
It is a numbers matching car with the stock 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 (200hp/149 kW) and 2 barrel carburetter mated to the factory 3 speed automatic transmission.
It has power steering and factory air-conditioning (which does not blow cold – but since it will need de-gassing when it comes into Australia, that shouldn’t prove too much of a problem).
The Cougar is a 2 owner only car. It was bought new by a lady and was driven until her death. It was then put into storage by her family for many years.
The second owner brought it back to life and has been driving it now for several years. Since he has owned the Cougar, the second owner has given the car a very nice repaint, some mechanical work and new carpet. The carburetter has been recently rebuilt and a new headliner and windshield fitted.
The original interior is in very nice condition and all body panels are straight.
The car comes with the original window sticker and 1st owner papers.
This is a very nice, unique and stylish driver quality car
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The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost (in Au$ or NZ$) to have this Cougar imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.