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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

Winning Bid: $23,000 (USD) by: dbarkley

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Chassis/VIN:

8R93F504021

Location:

Lake Villa, Illinois

Odometer:

83,381 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7222911

Engine:

351ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

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Winning Bid: $23,000 (USD) by: dbarkley

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Chassis/VIN:

8R93F504021

Location:

Lake Villa, Illinois

Odometer:

83,381 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7222911

Engine:

351ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

Your bid is a contract between you and the listing creator. If you have the highest bid you will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1968 Mercury Cougar is an XR-7 trim level example from the second model year of the first generation. Powered by a rebuilt 351ci Cleveland V8 mated to a 4-speed manual, the seller says fewer than 1,000 miles have been covered since work was performed, and also notes an older restoration, green metallic paint, replaced carpet, and a number of other items including chrome wheels and Cooper tires. This 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is offered on a clear Illinois title in the seller's name.

The first-generation Mercury Cougar is based heavily on the contemporary Ford Mustang, but has its own body design. This example has a hood scoop similar to the design associated with the Dan Gurney XR7-G option package. The seller notes an older restoration, metallic green paint, and a lack of rust thanks to previous ownership in Texas. Aftermarket mag-style wheels house four-wheel disc brakes and are wrapped in Cooper Radial GT tires with raised white lettering. 

This Cougar retains the correct "electric shaver" grille used on the first two years, with headlights that are hidden when not in use.

The cabin features bucket seats divided by a center console with a pair of cupholders and a padded armrest. The steering wheel is an aftermarket item with a wood rim. Green carpeting is described as new.

The instrument panel sits below a padded dash and wears faux wood trim. Toggle switches for lighting are situated in the middle above an older cassette deck. Instrumentation consists of a prominently mounted 6,000-rpm tachometer and 120-mph speedometer in addition to dials for fuel, coolant temperature, along with ammeter.  A factory oil pressure gauge is on the passenger side above the glovebox.

Beneath the hood sits a rebuilt 351 Cleveland V8 which is said to have been rebuilt with fewer than 1,000 miles covered since. The 351 Cleveland joined the model lineup in 1970 with a 4bbl carburetor and output of 300 horsepower. This Cougar runs a four-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted shifter. Other mechanical equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes.

This 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is offered on a clear Illinois title in the seller's name.

 

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May 17, 2021
11:40 AM

a shame those pictures came in so late .... no time to investigate or follow up - i was willing to go as high as 30k on a car like this.......

May 17, 2021
11:16 AM
Seller

Here are some undercarriage photos

May 17, 2021
10:52 AM
Seller

@ForkintheRoad – @AngelM Where are the controls for the HVAC and/or how do they work? Must say the photos are of only average quality. Example: Photo of the warranty data plate on the driver's door where the preview is exactly the same size as the enlarged view...and almost everything is illegible. What sort of rear end gearing does the car have? Is it just me or is the "XR7" badge on the driver's side sail panel crooked? Not sure if that's just a stick-on or if it has pins through the body. Missing "Mercury" script emblem on leading edge of the driver's front fender. Looks like a lot of effort went into this beauty. She just needs a few more detail items to sharpen her up. ...

The controls for the AC are hidden under the dash , currently though the car is not equipped with AC

May 17, 2021
10:50 AM
Seller

@StinkyPete – They are being INTENTIONALLY vague. I would Not buy unseen, too many unanswered ???????’s ...

I 'm sorry I tried to answer the questions but was having some technical difficulties.

May 17, 2021
10:49 AM
Seller

@ClassicStangFan – Looking at photo of rear area of driver side looks like possible minor pitting in the paint, is such the case. As another comment stated - why no responses to previous comments? ...

I think that may of been a light reflection, there isn't pitting. It has chip guard paint on the bottom section of the car.

May 17, 2021
10:47 AM
Seller

@Helen – Engines 289cid, 302cid, 428cid V8s. No 351s. ...

I put the 351 in it, it is not the original engine. the ball joints were replaced and the car was aligned last year. Interior is vinyl, no AC

May 17, 2021
10:45 AM
Seller

@Scars – No mention of the AC, is it lacking? Where are the owners replies? I'm sorry there's not more disclosure on this beautiful car. ...

The car does not have AC but I do have the components for it

May 17, 2021
10:45 AM
Seller

@Scars – The '68 XR7 that I had was an automatic and had leather seats. Is that interior vinyl? ...

The interior is vinyl

May 17, 2021
10:38 AM
Bidder

@Wendel – Would like to look at it in person. Contact #? ...

They are being INTENTIONALLY vague. I would Not buy unseen, too many unanswered ???????’s

May 16, 2021
07:19 PM

@AngelM Where are the controls for the HVAC and/or how do they work? Must say the photos are of only average quality. Example: Photo of the warranty data plate on the driver's door where the preview is exactly the same size as the enlarged view...and almost everything is illegible. What sort of rear end gearing does the car have? Is it just me or is the "XR7" badge on the driver's side sail panel crooked? Not sure if that's just a stick-on or if it has pins through the body. Missing "Mercury" script emblem on leading edge of the driver's front fender. Looks like a lot of effort went into this beauty. She just needs a few more detail items to sharpen her up.

May 16, 2021
01:51 PM

Looking at photo of rear area of driver side looks like possible minor pitting in the paint, is such the case. As another comment stated - why no responses to previous comments?

May 16, 2021
10:02 AM

Could you post photos of the under carriage ?

May 16, 2021
05:11 AM
Bidder

Would like to see in person

May 15, 2021
09:37 AM

Engines 289cid, 302cid, 428cid V8s. No 351s.

May 15, 2021
09:31 AM

Inside trunk photo please, and undercarriage photo please? Original engine? Suspension? If rebuild when and what modifications were made? Leather seats? Vinyl seats? Does not appear to have A/C, please confirm.

May 15, 2021
07:47 AM

No mention of the AC, is it lacking? Where are the owners replies? I'm sorry there's not more disclosure on this beautiful car.

May 13, 2021
08:10 AM

@Scars – The '68 XR7 that I had was an automatic and had leather seats. Is that interior vinyl? ...

This car screams "I've been changed". A very pretty car but I thought the 68's XR-7's came with a big block FE's- either the 428 or 390 if memory serves, although I think a small block WAS available. Certainly no 351's. And while 4-speeds were available (I often see a 427 factory 4-speed "Code 5" car) most were automatics as Merc was the "upscale" Ford. This is a VERY pretty car though, but it would be far nicer if put back to original. Drop in a stroked (Survivor Motorsports) 428 and a bulletproof C6 with reworked ratios (Broader Performance) and you'd REALLY have something here.

May 12, 2021
09:47 AM

The '68 XR7 that I had was an automatic and had leather seats. Is that interior vinyl?

May 11, 2021
09:18 AM
Bidder

Was this originally an automatic?

May 10, 2021
03:41 PM

Would like to look at it in person. Contact #?

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