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MERCURY COUGAR 2-DR CONVERTIBLE 1969

General Information

Category Original / Part Restored / Driver
Make Mercury
Model Cougar
Body Style 2-dr Convertible
Price $49,900

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Ford Windsor Small Block
Engine Type 5.8L 351cui-4V V8
Transmission FMX 3-spd 'Select-Shift' Automatic

Additional Information

Length 4.92m (16' 2")
Weight 1677kgs (3697lbs)
Fuel Capacity 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour Burnt Orange Metallic
Interior Colour White Vinyl
VIN 9F92M537204

Car Description

1969 Mercury Cougar 2-dr Convertible powered by a 5.8L 351cui-4V V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a 3-spd Ford FMX select-shift automatic transmission.

               Super Solid Original Panel Body
               Rust Free Floor Pans
               Factory Power Windows
               Factory Power Top
               Rebuilt 351-4V Windsor 4-bbl
               Rebuilt FMX 3-spd Automatic 
               Rebuilt Power Front Disc Brakes

This convertible was built in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant on the 30th December 1968 and delivered for sale into the Los Angeles, California DSO in January 1969. It featured Burnt Orange Metallic paint matched to White Vinyl upholstery with Black components. It was powered by a 5.8L 351cui-4V Windsor engine, FMX 3-speed automatic transmission and paired with a 3.00:1 rear differential. It was subsequently sold in late January 1969 in Los Angeles, California and has spent all it’s life on the dry west coast of the US.

Go to nearly any classic car show and you see the usual suspects, Mustangs & Camaros, and a lot of them. If you are looking for something just a bit unique without sacrificing the cool factor then this drop-top-kitty might be the one for you. Cougars were designed as an up-scale version of the Mustang with options like hide-away headlights, sequential tail lights, slightly longer wheel base and a bit more chrome. They share their underpinnings with the Mustang making maintenance and upgrades very simple.

This is a great looking Cougar decked out in a single repaint of the Burnt Copper Metallic paint. This one still presents nicely, but it is an older repaint and there are plenty of scratches and imperfections. What you won’t find though is any serious rust so common with 53 year old muscle cars. Going over the body you will also not find any signs of any serious accident damage. The trim is also in good condition for original. You would be hard pressed to find a more solid unrestored Cougar convertible.

Inside the interior presents well with the normal wear of a driver. This one is still easily worthy of a sunny day cruiser. There are all the creature comforts of the day here too,  including a Tilt-Away steering column, air conditioning, power windows and a power top. The convertible top does show some wear but it still functions fine.

This cat is powered by the very desirable M-Code high compression 351 Windsor 4-barrel engine. The 351’s have excellent low end torque and produced 290 horsepower in stock form. This one feels quite strong providing plenty of power to back up the name. The engine was reportedly just rebuilt and is spotless, though receipts were not provided. The FMX automatic transmission was just rebuilt and does have receipt documentation. The braking, steering and suspension all received a great deal of work at a well known restoration shop, and receipt documentation is available. The work included rebuilt power steering control valve, slave cylinder, hoses, brake calipers & hoses, bushings, etc. The car drives quite well with tight steering and responsive braking.

This is an unmolested original bodied car which presents in very reasonable condition. It shows a few dents and scratches, and upholstery wear, but overall a very solid car. As the Marti Report confirms this Cougar is rare, being only 1 of 138 built in this configuration. Mechanically this car is very sound with the engine, transmission, brakes, steering and suspension having just been fully reconditioned. All glass, chrome & trim present very well and the undercarriage shows the rust free status of this car.

This is a great car for the top-down brigade!!

 

Features & Options

  • 5.8L 351cui-4V Ford Windsor V8 small block engine
  • Ford FMX 3-spd select-shift automatic transmission
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Factory power windows
  • Factory power top
  • Factory ‘Whisper-Aire’ air conditioning
  • Tilt-away steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Front bucket seats
  • Remote control LHS racing mirror
  • Hide-away headlights
  • Sequential taillights
  • New 15″ chrome factory wheels
  • New ‘Cooper Cobra Radial G/T’ Rear 255/60 & Front 235/60 tyres
  • Original AM radio
  • Clock
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$49,900 MERCURY COUGAR 2-DR CONVERTIBLE 1969

Car Description

1969 Mercury Cougar 2-dr Convertible powered by a 5.8L 351cui-4V V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a 3-spd Ford FMX select-shift automatic transmission.

               Super Solid Original Panel Body
               Rust Free Floor Pans
               Factory Power Windows
               Factory Power Top
               Rebuilt 351-4V Windsor 4-bbl
               Rebuilt FMX 3-spd Automatic 
               Rebuilt Power Front Disc Brakes

This convertible was built in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant on the 30th December 1968 and delivered for sale into the Los Angeles, California DSO in January 1969. It featured Burnt Orange Metallic paint matched to White Vinyl upholstery with Black components. It was powered by a 5.8L 351cui-4V Windsor engine, FMX 3-speed automatic transmission and paired with a 3.00:1 rear differential. It was subsequently sold in late January 1969 in Los Angeles, California and has spent all it’s life on the dry west coast of the US.

Go to nearly any classic car show and you see the usual suspects, Mustangs & Camaros, and a lot of them. If you are looking for something just a bit unique without sacrificing the cool factor then this drop-top-kitty might be the one for you. Cougars were designed as an up-scale version of the Mustang with options like hide-away headlights, sequential tail lights, slightly longer wheel base and a bit more chrome. They share their underpinnings with the Mustang making maintenance and upgrades very simple.

This is a great looking Cougar decked out in a single repaint of the Burnt Copper Metallic paint. This one still presents nicely, but it is an older repaint and there are plenty of scratches and imperfections. What you won’t find though is any serious rust so common with 53 year old muscle cars. Going over the body you will also not find any signs of any serious accident damage. The trim is also in good condition for original. You would be hard pressed to find a more solid unrestored Cougar convertible.

Inside the interior presents well with the normal wear of a driver. This one is still easily worthy of a sunny day cruiser. There are all the creature comforts of the day here too,  including a Tilt-Away steering column, air conditioning, power windows and a power top. The convertible top does show some wear but it still functions fine.

This cat is powered by the very desirable M-Code high compression 351 Windsor 4-barrel engine. The 351’s have excellent low end torque and produced 290 horsepower in stock form. This one feels quite strong providing plenty of power to back up the name. The engine was reportedly just rebuilt and is spotless, though receipts were not provided. The FMX automatic transmission was just rebuilt and does have receipt documentation. The braking, steering and suspension all received a great deal of work at a well known restoration shop, and receipt documentation is available. The work included rebuilt power steering control valve, slave cylinder, hoses, brake calipers & hoses, bushings, etc. The car drives quite well with tight steering and responsive braking.

This is an unmolested original bodied car which presents in very reasonable condition. It shows a few dents and scratches, and upholstery wear, but overall a very solid car. As the Marti Report confirms this Cougar is rare, being only 1 of 138 built in this configuration. Mechanically this car is very sound with the engine, transmission, brakes, steering and suspension having just been fully reconditioned. All glass, chrome & trim present very well and the undercarriage shows the rust free status of this car.

This is a great car for the top-down brigade!!

 

Features & Options

  • 5.8L 351cui-4V Ford Windsor V8 small block engine
  • Ford FMX 3-spd select-shift automatic transmission
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Factory power windows
  • Factory power top
  • Factory ‘Whisper-Aire’ air conditioning
  • Tilt-away steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Front bucket seats
  • Remote control LHS racing mirror
  • Hide-away headlights
  • Sequential taillights
  • New 15″ chrome factory wheels
  • New ‘Cooper Cobra Radial G/T’ Rear 255/60 & Front 235/60 tyres
  • Original AM radio
  • Clock

General Information

Category: Original / Part Restored / Driver
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Body Style: 2-dr Convertible
Price: $49,900

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Ford Windsor Small Block
Engine Type: 5.8L 351cui-4V V8
Transmission: FMX 3-spd 'Select-Shift' Automatic

Additional Information

Length: 4.92m (16' 2")
Weight: 1677kgs (3697lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Burnt Orange Metallic
Interior Colour: White Vinyl
VIN: 9F92M537204
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