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MERCURY COUGAR 2-DR CONVERTIBLE 1970

General Information

Category Original Survivor / 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-2v V8
Transmission FMX 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 4.94m (16' 2")
Weight 1677kgs (3697lbs)
Fuel Capacity 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour Candy Apple Red
Interior Colour Dark Red Comfortweave Vinyl
VIN 0F92H506443

Car Description

1970 Mercury Cougar 2-dr Convertible powered by a no’s matching 5.8L 351cui-2v V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a 3-spd Ford FMX ‘Select-Shift’ automatic transmission through a conventional rear differential with 2.75 highway gearing.

               Solid Original Body Panels & Paint
               Rust Free Floors 
               ‘Numbers Matching’ 351 V8 Windsor 
               3-spd FMX Console-Shift Automatic
               Factory Power Steering
               Factory Power Front Disc Brakes 
               Marti Report Verified

History :- As far as rarity goes it is really hard to beat the 1970 Cougar Convertible with only 2322 examples built for 1970. Of that build number this car is one (1) of only nine (9) that were custom ordered with these particular build specifications for that year. The 1st Gen Cougar’s followed Mercury tradition, serving as a divisional counterpart of a Ford vehicle. Though sharing a common chassis architecture, the Cougar was visibly distinguished, ranging in degree from distinct grilles, badging, and lighting components to nearly every body panel specific to the model line. For its first two generations, the Cougar was derived from the Ford Mustang pony car platform. Now these cars are very rare indeed and beginning to bare legendary status. Afterall, these Mercury Cougars were for all intents and purposes an upmarket Ford Mustang.

This car was produced on the 11th September 1969 in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant as a Cougar 2-dr convertible and was fitted with an ‘H-Code’ 351cui-2v V8 Windsor small block engine. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in Ford’s Candy Apple Red and trimmed with Dark Red ‘Comfortweave’ vinyl upholstery and fitted with hi-back bucket front seats. It was matched with a FMX 3-speed ‘Select Shift’ automatic transmission and paired to a conventional rear diff with a 2.75:1 gearing ratio. The car was fitted with a powered White convertible top. The car when built was delivered to the Seattle, Washington State district sales office where it was sold new by Burien Motors Inc. of Seattle, Washington on the 5th February 1971 into the local metropolitan area where it has lived all its life. It was only 1 of 2322 Cougar convertibles built in that year, and of those, this car was only 1 of 9 built with these build features.

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 taillights, slightly longer wheelbase and a bit more chrome. They share their underpinnings with the Mustang making maintenance and upgrades very simple.

What you see here is a really well preserved car, it is an unmolested survivor. What you won’t find much of on this car is rust, with the panels and underside appearing incredibly solid. Nothing else that is original and 50+ years old looks this good. It is showing 91,829 miles on the odometer and that is believed to be original mileage, so it’s not as though it’s been sitting in a wrapper somewhere. You could definitely say it’s been sparingly enjoyed. As we already mentioned only 2322 1970 Mercury Cougar convertibles were built, and this is only 1 of 9 in this paint/trim/accessories combination, so the odds of there being a twin out there at your local cars and coffee meet is highly unlikely.

The car has recently had a brand new power convertible top installed, new brake hardware, new muffler and new fuel tank. The power-assisted front disc brakes work nicely, with the brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders having just been replaced. It shows some dents and scratches here and there, particularly in the passenger side door, but overall given its age and originality, it is a very rare cat indeed.

Under the bonnet, the original numbers matching 351 Windsor 2v engine is still in place. It fires up easily and runs pretty well. There doesn’t appear to have ever been a rebuild as the engine shows no obvious signs that it has ever been removed. With just under 92k miles on the odometer it still runs quite nice and there are no signs of smoke or engine noises. The FMX transmission goes into gear quickly and shifts properly.

This big cat purrs just as it did when it left the factory in September of 1969, and with some minor duty of care it is ready to continue to be driven on the open road or be restored to preserve its integrity!

Please find below two (2) VIDEO’s of this car :-

 

Features & Options

  • 5.8L 351cui-2v Ford Windsor V8 small block engine (No’s Matching)
  • Ford FMX 3-spd ‘Select-Shift’ automatic transmission
  • 2-barrel carburetor
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power-assisted front disc brakes
  • New power convertible top w/ rear glass window
  • Sports centre console
  • Hi-back front bucket seats
  • Remote control LHS racing mirror
  • Hide-away dual headlights
  • Sequential turn signals/taillights
  • 14″ Magnum 500 wheels w/ BF Goodrich Radial T/A tyres
  • Remote control left hand mirror
  • Original AM push-button radio
  • Electric clock
  • Marti report
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$49,900 MERCURY COUGAR 2-DR CONVERTIBLE 1970

Car Description

1970 Mercury Cougar 2-dr Convertible powered by a no’s matching 5.8L 351cui-2v V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a 3-spd Ford FMX ‘Select-Shift’ automatic transmission through a conventional rear differential with 2.75 highway gearing.

               Solid Original Body Panels & Paint
               Rust Free Floors 
               ‘Numbers Matching’ 351 V8 Windsor 
               3-spd FMX Console-Shift Automatic
               Factory Power Steering
               Factory Power Front Disc Brakes 
               Marti Report Verified

History :- As far as rarity goes it is really hard to beat the 1970 Cougar Convertible with only 2322 examples built for 1970. Of that build number this car is one (1) of only nine (9) that were custom ordered with these particular build specifications for that year. The 1st Gen Cougar’s followed Mercury tradition, serving as a divisional counterpart of a Ford vehicle. Though sharing a common chassis architecture, the Cougar was visibly distinguished, ranging in degree from distinct grilles, badging, and lighting components to nearly every body panel specific to the model line. For its first two generations, the Cougar was derived from the Ford Mustang pony car platform. Now these cars are very rare indeed and beginning to bare legendary status. Afterall, these Mercury Cougars were for all intents and purposes an upmarket Ford Mustang.

This car was produced on the 11th September 1969 in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant as a Cougar 2-dr convertible and was fitted with an ‘H-Code’ 351cui-2v V8 Windsor small block engine. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in Ford’s Candy Apple Red and trimmed with Dark Red ‘Comfortweave’ vinyl upholstery and fitted with hi-back bucket front seats. It was matched with a FMX 3-speed ‘Select Shift’ automatic transmission and paired to a conventional rear diff with a 2.75:1 gearing ratio. The car was fitted with a powered White convertible top. The car when built was delivered to the Seattle, Washington State district sales office where it was sold new by Burien Motors Inc. of Seattle, Washington on the 5th February 1971 into the local metropolitan area where it has lived all its life. It was only 1 of 2322 Cougar convertibles built in that year, and of those, this car was only 1 of 9 built with these build features.

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 taillights, slightly longer wheelbase and a bit more chrome. They share their underpinnings with the Mustang making maintenance and upgrades very simple.

What you see here is a really well preserved car, it is an unmolested survivor. What you won’t find much of on this car is rust, with the panels and underside appearing incredibly solid. Nothing else that is original and 50+ years old looks this good. It is showing 91,829 miles on the odometer and that is believed to be original mileage, so it’s not as though it’s been sitting in a wrapper somewhere. You could definitely say it’s been sparingly enjoyed. As we already mentioned only 2322 1970 Mercury Cougar convertibles were built, and this is only 1 of 9 in this paint/trim/accessories combination, so the odds of there being a twin out there at your local cars and coffee meet is highly unlikely.

The car has recently had a brand new power convertible top installed, new brake hardware, new muffler and new fuel tank. The power-assisted front disc brakes work nicely, with the brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders having just been replaced. It shows some dents and scratches here and there, particularly in the passenger side door, but overall given its age and originality, it is a very rare cat indeed.

Under the bonnet, the original numbers matching 351 Windsor 2v engine is still in place. It fires up easily and runs pretty well. There doesn’t appear to have ever been a rebuild as the engine shows no obvious signs that it has ever been removed. With just under 92k miles on the odometer it still runs quite nice and there are no signs of smoke or engine noises. The FMX transmission goes into gear quickly and shifts properly.

This big cat purrs just as it did when it left the factory in September of 1969, and with some minor duty of care it is ready to continue to be driven on the open road or be restored to preserve its integrity!

Please find below two (2) VIDEO’s of this car :-

 

Features & Options

  • 5.8L 351cui-2v Ford Windsor V8 small block engine (No’s Matching)
  • Ford FMX 3-spd ‘Select-Shift’ automatic transmission
  • 2-barrel carburetor
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power-assisted front disc brakes
  • New power convertible top w/ rear glass window
  • Sports centre console
  • Hi-back front bucket seats
  • Remote control LHS racing mirror
  • Hide-away dual headlights
  • Sequential turn signals/taillights
  • 14″ Magnum 500 wheels w/ BF Goodrich Radial T/A tyres
  • Remote control left hand mirror
  • Original AM push-button radio
  • Electric clock
  • Marti report

General Information

Category: Original Survivor / 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-2v V8
Transmission: FMX 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 4.94m (16' 2")
Weight: 1677kgs (3697lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Candy Apple Red
Interior Colour: Dark Red Comfortweave Vinyl
VIN: 0F92H506443
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