1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881
Lot 278
1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé
Registration no. To be advised Chassis no. 7F91C526881
Sold for £14,030 (US$ 18,753) inc. premium

Lot Details
1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881 1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé  Chassis no. 7F91C526881
1967 Mercury Cougar Coupé
Registration no. To be advised
Chassis no. 7F91C526881
Landmark American 'pony car'
• From the first year of production
• Extensively restored
• Manual transmission
• Disc brakes and power steering upgrades

Footnotes

  • Introduced for the 1967 model year, the high-performance Cougar coupé was Mercury's first 'pony car'. Based on parent company Ford's groundbreaking Mustang, it was voted Motor Trend magazine's 'Car of the Year' for '67 and would be Mercury's most iconic model for many years. In its '1st Generation' guise, the Cougar was available in one body style and two forms: base model and XR-7, the latter featuring an upgraded interior with wood-grain dashboard. There was a choice of two V8 engines: a 289ci (4.7-litre) producing 200bhp or a 390ci (6.4-litre) pumping out 335 horsepower, the latter forming part of the optional 'GT' performance package.

    Slightly longer than the Mustang it was based on, the Cougar had a uniquely styled body featuring a full-width divided grille with concealed headlamps and a distinctive row of 'electric shaver' vertical bars. There was a similar treatment at the rear, and the 1967/1968 Cougars are the only ones with these particular styling features. Mercury began tinkering with Cougar's looks for 1969 and 1970 before the 2nd Generation arrived for 1971.

    This Cougar was purchased from the owner who had lovingly restored it to its present condition. The car has been painted in Wimbledon White, which contrasts perfectly with the Palomino interior. The headlining, door cards, dashboard, and carpets were replaced, and the interior also features a period-style digital radio and central locking/alarm system. The steering column has been changed to a full chrome 'tilt' option.

    The engine and the original manual transmission were overhauled, and a new Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock Performer inlet manifold installed. Long header tubes lead to a Flowmaster twin exhaust system, which burbles nicely. Other noteworthy features include a new aluminium radiator, expansion tank, and Ford 'racing' rocker covers. The wheels are chrome Cragars, recently shod with new tyres, while a new disc brake conversion and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering make this cougar an assured and comfortable performer in modern traffic conditions. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C document and fresh MoT.

    Described by the vendor as structurally original and corrosion free, this beautiful Cougar is ready to take to shows and classic rallies, or just for fun days out.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the MOT is being processed by the DVLA and will follow very shortly after the sale. We are pleased to say that the registration number is MKH931E
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