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1968 Cougar Project Car

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1968-cougar-428-cj-1'68 Cougar XR-7 project found

Robert submitted these photos of a project he recently picked up for himself. It turned out to be more work than he expected, but isn't that always the case with classic muscle cars? Thanks Robert and enjoy your new toy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Pair of 1967 Cougars

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1967-cougars-in-back-yardTwo 1967 Cougar Lawn Ornaments

Thanks to Bob N. for submitting these two Mercury Cougars sitting in a backyard he passed while traveling. It looks like one of those backyards that's slowly evolving into a junk yard.

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1968 XR-7 Cougar X code 390

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1968-cougar-390-2v'68 Big Block Cat Saved!

Thanks to Steve N. for sending in this survival story. Way too often you see that great muscle car sitting in the weeds because the owner says he's going to restore it some day. Usually they sit so long that there's nothing left to save after a few decades of rust. But this big block Cougar has found a new home and is on it's way to being restored and back on the road again.

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1967 Mercury Cougar GT

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1968-cougar-390-2vMercuy Cougar Factory Show Car

This cat has a lot going for it. Not only does it sport the highly desirable 390GT 4 bbl engine, but it's also a factory show car. The Marti report lists it as an ‘INTRODUCTORY SHOW UNIT’, which is a Special Order for the Ford Home Office Reserve District (DSO 84). Read the rest of this entry »

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1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

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1969-cougar-eliminator1969 Eliminator 390 big block

The Cougar Eliminator has become a hot collectible muscle car. Only made in 1969 & 1970, these Eliminator Cougars had both looks and power to back up the name. For 1969 the Eliminator exterior package included one of 4 special paint colors, blacked out grille, driver's side "racing style" mirror, front and rear spoilers, hood scoop, styled steel wheels, rocker trim and body stripes with "ELIMINATOR" text.

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1968 Cougar Convertible

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1967-cougars-in-back-yardThe Cougar that Mercury never made

It's a safe bet that this is probably the first '68 Cougar convertible you've ever seen. That's because Mercury never made one. The Cougar started in 1967, but they were hard tops only. It wasn't until 1969 that a convertible Cougar was offered for sale.

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1969 Cougar Convertible

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1969-cougar-convertible21969 Cougar 390 big block

Big block + convertible = nice project Muscle car. Here's a true S code 390-4v big block Cougar convertible. There were only 344 convertibles made that year with the 390 FE big block. It's not an Eliminator or anything, but definitely worth restoring. Read the rest of this entry »

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1968 Cougar 428 CJ

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1968-cougar-428-cj-1Rare 428 Cobra Jet Cougar

Here's one you don't see every day. It's a factory R code 428 CJ Cougar. And no, it's not a GTE, which is how most of the 428 & 427 Cougars were sold. It's confirmed with a Marti report that this is one of 101 built.

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