1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

by RF Sports Cars
Key Specification
Lot #184
Year Make Model1968 Mercury 1968
Mileage134775
VIN8F93F510293
Location Peapack, NJ, 07977
Private or DealerDealer
Seller NameRF Sports Cars
Seller Tier Launch promotion - 0% buyer fee!
Exterior Color, Interior ColorAugusta Green, Saddle
Engine Size302 CI
Two Pedals or Three?Three
Modifications-
Carfax -
BwC Inspection Report?No
Open to Trade-In?Yes
Vehicles interested in as Trade-inMost 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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You are viewing an extremely nice example of a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 with a rare factory 4-speed manual transmission. When new, the XR-7 was brought to market as an upscale version of the Ford Mustang of the time. With its simulated wood-grain dashboard, black-faced competition instrument guages, toggle switches and factory leather, it was opulent in comparison. Finished in Augusta Green over Saddle Leather, it is a stunning example to look at, with its colors complimenting the car and the era. It was sold new to Kenneth Frazer of Freeport, N.Y. on October 21, 1967 from the selling dealer, S & R Lincoln-Mercury Inc. of Rockville Center, N.Y. The car retains the original Buyers Order, Bill of Sale, and Sales Brochure from that day. This example is in excellent condition. The paint has been redone nicely years back and shines beautifully, and the interior is believed to be original and in outstanding condition. The car was ordered with a unique option list consisting of: a 4-speed manual transmission, Power Transfer Axle, Sport Console with Clock, Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Whisper-Aire Conditioning, AM Radio (now an 8 Track), Tinted Glass, Deluxe Rear Shoulder Belts and Style Steel Wheels. The Original Window Sticker is included as well showing these option and their prices. The engine and drivetrain are original with a 302 cubic inch (4.9L) V8 and are in excellent mechanical condition. This XR-7 drives impressively well, shifts are nice and tight with no play or slopiness, and the brakes are in great shape as the brake booster was updated two years ago. The car 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. This car not only looks great, but also drives as nice as it looks. Truly a appreciating classic and something that you will not see at your average car show.

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