1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7
|Year Make Model||1968 Mercury 1968|
|Location||Peapack, NJ, 07977|
|Private or Dealer||Dealer|
|Seller Name||RF Sports Cars|
|Seller Tiers||Launch promotion - 0% buyer fee!|
|Exterior Color, Interior Color||Augusta Green, Saddle|
|Engine Size||302 CI|
|Two Pedals or Three?||Three|
|BwC Inspection Report?||No|
|Open to Trade-In?||Yes|
|Vehicles interested in as Trade-in||Most anything|
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DreamCarXchange is pleased to offer this 1968 4-speed manual Mercury Cougar XR-7. This example is finished in Augusta Green over Saddle Leather-Vinyl upholstery. It was sold new to its first owner of Freeport, N.Y. on October 21, 1967 from S & R Lincoln-Mercury Inc. of Rockville Center, N.Y. The selIing dealer sold this car to it’s most recent owner in 2017, who recently traded it in for a Mustang of the same year. This XR-7 comes with its books, tools, spare, window sticker, binder with invoices that go back to 1999 along with a box of period correct 8-track tapes and is being sold with a clean New Jersey title.
The introduction of the Cougar gave Mercury its own “pony car”, slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird. It was based on the 1967 refreshed first-generation Mustang, but with a 3-in-longer wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia; it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. A similar treatment to the rear had the license surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grille work concealing tail lights, a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.
The XR-7 model added features including a simulated wood-grained dashboard with a full set of black-faced competition instruments and toggle switches, an overhead console, a T-type center automatic transmission shifter (if equipped with the optional Merc-O-Matic transmission), and leather-vinyl upholstery. The tan upholstery is said by the seller to be in excellent condition.
A 210 hp 302 cu in two-barrel V8 was the base engine on all XR-7s, and the engine found in this example.
The seller states that the is mechanically 100% sound with services up to date and that it was resprayed in factory Augusta Green during the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Cosmetically there is a blemish on the lower driver side paint, near the wheel well as seen in the picture below.
The original MSRP was $4,318.95, which included the following options: 4-speed manual transmission, Power transfer axle, Sports console with clock, Power disc brakes, Power steering, Whisper-aire conditioning, AM Radio, Tinted glass, Deluxe rear seat shoulder belts, Style steel wheels, Undercoat & Glaze. The original window sticker pictured below is included in the sale.
This Cougar had a recent service in March 2019. This along with the original books and invoice, binder with invoices that go back to 1999 along with a box of period correct 8 track tapes are all included with the sale.
Make sure you check out the additional pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above. The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees.
The seller is open to trade-ins on this luxury pony car, so if you have a car that you would like to trade-in as part or all of your bid, click the “trade-in” button towards the top of the page to begin a private negotiation with the selling dealer regarding your trade-in vehicle and value. Good luck with your bidding!
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