Classifind Cut 42: 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 – $12,000
The original Mercury Cougar first launched in 1967 has several fun facts not many enthusiasts know about. First, after having it named MotorTrend Magazine’s Car of the Year for 1967, sales of the electric-razor grille styled Cougar accounted for nearly forty percent of Lincoln-Mercury’s sales that first year. Second, despite sharing the basic unibody with the Mustang, first-generation Cougars ride on a nearly seven-inch longer chassis. Third, Jaguar sued Ford and won when it felt the Cougar’s badges looked eerily similar to Jaguar’s emblem, forcing Mercury to add the “Cougar” lettering below the animal. This driver-quality 1969 Convertible just listed here on Craigslist in New Haven, Connecticut with an asking price of $12,000 is for sale by the original owner! If you are serious about buying this Cougar, you can start the conversation by emailing the original owner. When you do, please remember to mention you saw his Oldsmobile featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the original owner’s description:
“Original owner selling 1969 mercury cougar XR 7 convertible. All works and drives. Has 351 Cleveland for motor. No low ballers or tire kickers please serious buyers only.”
Restore or continue driving as it: what would you do with this one-owner Cougar? Comment below and let us know!