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MERCURY COUGAR GT 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1967

General Information

Category Original / Driver
Make Mercury
Model Cougar GT
Body Style 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price $67,900

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Ford 'FE-series' Big Block
Engine Type 6.4L 390cui-4v V8
Transmission C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 4.83m (15' 10")
Weight 1550kgs (3417lbs)
Fuel Capacity 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour Onyx Black
Interior Colour Black
VIN 7F91S5572028

Car Description

1967 Mercury Cougar GT 2-Door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 6.4L 390cui-4v V8 Ford FE-series big block engine matched to a 3-spd Ford C6 console-shift automatic transmission and driven through a Ford 9″ rear differential with 3.00:1 gearing.

               Rare ‘Black-on-Black’ GT Coupe
               390 ‘S-Code’ Big Block Engine 
               C6 3-spd Automatic Transmission
               Factory Power Steering
               Factory Power-Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Ford 9″ Rear Differential

For its first two generations, the Cougar was derived from the Ford Mustang which was initially developed as a pony car. Intended for a market position between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was intended as a “plush” pony car. While offering more comfort and features than the Mustang, the model line was tuned for better road manners than the Thunderbird. The Mercury Cougar was introduced by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford on September 30, 1966. Far exceeding initial sales projections, the Cougar accounted for nearly 40% of 1967 Lincoln-Mercury sales, and the Cougar received the 1967 ‘Motor Trend Car-of-the-Year’ award (the first Lincoln-Mercury vehicle to do so).

Initially developed as a rebadged version of the Mustang, the 1967 Cougar received its own body design from the ground up, though the popular “long-hood, short-deck” proportions of the Mustang remained. The model line was marketed as having “European” style and features. The first Lincoln-Mercury vehicle with hidden headlamps, the front fascia was distinguished by a split ‘electric shaver’ grille, featuring vertically slatted chrome trim. The rear fascia was styled similar, concealing dark-lens taillamps behind vertically-slatted trim; sequential turn signals were standard (adopting the mechanism from the Thunderbird).

This ’67 Mercury was manufactured in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant on the 12th April 1967 as a Cougar GT 2-dr hardtop coupe. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in Onyx Black with Black crinkle vinyl interior trim and front bucket seats. It was fitted with a 390cui-4v V8 engine, C6 3-speed automatic transmission paired to a 9″ rear differential with 3.00:1 gearing and delivered to the Los Angeles, California DSO, where it was sold and has spent all its life.

This is a rare original ‘Black-on-Black’ GT car, and in fact only 966 were ever built with these paint/trim/engine codes.

Being a California car was good for this Big Cat, with the only signs of rust being a few bubbles in the passenger door. The floors, quarters, frame rails, shock towers, etc are all in excellent condition. The paint is an older repaint that still shines beautifully. There are plenty of small imperfections & blemishes on close inspection but from 10 feet, this one is a beauty. This Cougar could easily be used as-is for most enthusiasts as a ‘no-guilt’ driver. Should someone want to repaint the car, it is quite straight with no obvious signs of prior accident damage.

Inside the car, the interior is in great shape. The carpet and front seat upholstery were just replaced. The original seating was still in good condition but the seat foam had turned to dust in the prolonged dry California weather. There is some wear inside, with the dash being warped …. just the normal wear and tear.

Under the bonnet the 390 big block looks great. The factory air cleaner, valve covers and AC pump are all there. The original smog system was removed and is boxed in the trunk. The previous owner was a professional mechanic and rebuilt the engine to mostly stock specs, save the aluminum intake manifold. The C6 transmission was also rebuilt. Both operate nicely. Ford did not VIN stamp these cars so the only thing to confirm an engine as original is the date code, and this engine lines up with the cars production date, so it could very well be number’s matching.

The wheels appear to be the originals though they are not noted on the Marti report. Oddly no wheel covers were noted either, so it would make sense that they were original. They are in good condition and include a matching spare and the tyres have just been replaced.

The air conditioning will need to be serviced as it hasn’t been used in years. The heater core was just replaced and the heater box cleaned out. Both the power-assisted front disc brakes and power steering work nicely and effortlessly.

This is a great weekend cruiser, and if you want to stand out in a ‘Sea of Mustangs’, then this is the car for you!

Please find below a VIDEO of this car running:-

 

 

Features & Options

  • 6.4L 390cui-4v V8 Ford ‘FE-series’ big block engine
  • Ford C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission
  • Holley 4-barrel carburetor
  • Aluminium intake manifold
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power assisted front disc brakes
  • Factory ‘Whisper-Aire’ air conditioning (non-operational)
  • Dual exhaust
  • Front bucket seats
  • Centre console w/ storage compartment
  • Hide-away headlights
  • Tinted windscreen & windows
  • Original Cougar 14″ Styled steel wheels
  • Original AM radio
  • Electric Clock
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$67,900 MERCURY COUGAR GT 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1967

DUE TO ARRIVE: Late September

Car Description

1967 Mercury Cougar GT 2-Door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 6.4L 390cui-4v V8 Ford FE-series big block engine matched to a 3-spd Ford C6 console-shift automatic transmission and driven through a Ford 9″ rear differential with 3.00:1 gearing.

               Rare ‘Black-on-Black’ GT Coupe
               390 ‘S-Code’ Big Block Engine 
               C6 3-spd Automatic Transmission
               Factory Power Steering
               Factory Power-Assisted Front Disc Brakes
               Ford 9″ Rear Differential

For its first two generations, the Cougar was derived from the Ford Mustang which was initially developed as a pony car. Intended for a market position between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was intended as a “plush” pony car. While offering more comfort and features than the Mustang, the model line was tuned for better road manners than the Thunderbird. The Mercury Cougar was introduced by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford on September 30, 1966. Far exceeding initial sales projections, the Cougar accounted for nearly 40% of 1967 Lincoln-Mercury sales, and the Cougar received the 1967 ‘Motor Trend Car-of-the-Year’ award (the first Lincoln-Mercury vehicle to do so).

Initially developed as a rebadged version of the Mustang, the 1967 Cougar received its own body design from the ground up, though the popular “long-hood, short-deck” proportions of the Mustang remained. The model line was marketed as having “European” style and features. The first Lincoln-Mercury vehicle with hidden headlamps, the front fascia was distinguished by a split ‘electric shaver’ grille, featuring vertically slatted chrome trim. The rear fascia was styled similar, concealing dark-lens taillamps behind vertically-slatted trim; sequential turn signals were standard (adopting the mechanism from the Thunderbird).

This ’67 Mercury was manufactured in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant on the 12th April 1967 as a Cougar GT 2-dr hardtop coupe. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in Onyx Black with Black crinkle vinyl interior trim and front bucket seats. It was fitted with a 390cui-4v V8 engine, C6 3-speed automatic transmission paired to a 9″ rear differential with 3.00:1 gearing and delivered to the Los Angeles, California DSO, where it was sold and has spent all its life.

This is a rare original ‘Black-on-Black’ GT car, and in fact only 966 were ever built with these paint/trim/engine codes.

Being a California car was good for this Big Cat, with the only signs of rust being a few bubbles in the passenger door. The floors, quarters, frame rails, shock towers, etc are all in excellent condition. The paint is an older repaint that still shines beautifully. There are plenty of small imperfections & blemishes on close inspection but from 10 feet, this one is a beauty. This Cougar could easily be used as-is for most enthusiasts as a ‘no-guilt’ driver. Should someone want to repaint the car, it is quite straight with no obvious signs of prior accident damage.

Inside the car, the interior is in great shape. The carpet and front seat upholstery were just replaced. The original seating was still in good condition but the seat foam had turned to dust in the prolonged dry California weather. There is some wear inside, with the dash being warped …. just the normal wear and tear.

Under the bonnet the 390 big block looks great. The factory air cleaner, valve covers and AC pump are all there. The original smog system was removed and is boxed in the trunk. The previous owner was a professional mechanic and rebuilt the engine to mostly stock specs, save the aluminum intake manifold. The C6 transmission was also rebuilt. Both operate nicely. Ford did not VIN stamp these cars so the only thing to confirm an engine as original is the date code, and this engine lines up with the cars production date, so it could very well be number’s matching.

The wheels appear to be the originals though they are not noted on the Marti report. Oddly no wheel covers were noted either, so it would make sense that they were original. They are in good condition and include a matching spare and the tyres have just been replaced.

The air conditioning will need to be serviced as it hasn’t been used in years. The heater core was just replaced and the heater box cleaned out. Both the power-assisted front disc brakes and power steering work nicely and effortlessly.

This is a great weekend cruiser, and if you want to stand out in a ‘Sea of Mustangs’, then this is the car for you!

Please find below a VIDEO of this car running:-

 

 

Features & Options

  • 6.4L 390cui-4v V8 Ford ‘FE-series’ big block engine
  • Ford C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission
  • Holley 4-barrel carburetor
  • Aluminium intake manifold
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power assisted front disc brakes
  • Factory ‘Whisper-Aire’ air conditioning (non-operational)
  • Dual exhaust
  • Front bucket seats
  • Centre console w/ storage compartment
  • Hide-away headlights
  • Tinted windscreen & windows
  • Original Cougar 14″ Styled steel wheels
  • Original AM radio
  • Electric Clock

General Information

Category: Original / Driver
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar GT
Body Style: 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price: $67,900

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Ford 'FE-series' Big Block
Engine Type: 6.4L 390cui-4v V8
Transmission: C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 4.83m (15' 10")
Weight: 1550kgs (3417lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Onyx Black
Interior Colour: Black
VIN: 7F91S5572028
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