1968 MERCURY COUGAR for sale $26,900

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Title 1968 MERCURY COUGAR
Make MERCURY
Price AUD $26,900
Listing Type Used
Stock Number S147
Refcode TA1110795
Body Type Hardtop - Coupe
No. of Doors 2
No. of Cylinders 8cyl
Capacity - cc 4,942
Transmission Automatic
No. of Gears 3
Drive Type RWD
Colour Meadowlark Yellow

1968 Mercury Cougar 2-Door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 4.9L 302cui V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a 3-spd Ford C4 console-shift automatic transmission.

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 '68 Mercury was manufactured in Ford's San Jose, California plant in December 1968 as a Cougar 2-dr hardtop coupe. The trim/body plate identifies it as painted in Seafoam Green with Light Ivy Gold interior trim and Black vinyl roof. It was fitted with a C4 automatic transmission paired to a 3.50:1 ratio differential and delivered to the Los Angeles, California DSO, where it was sold and spent most it's life until the last decade where it has resided in Washington State.

The car runs, stops & drives. It has been recently undergoing a repaint to the colour of Meadowlark Yellow, which looks very good before the owner decided to stop and on-sell. It needs finishing touches including putting the rear window in place after refitting the headliner. All rubbers & trimmings are in the trunk of the car, along with a new Black vinyl top for recovering. The undercarriage is as you would expect from the sunny & dry side of the US; there is some minor rust in the A-pillars; and a little dirt but amazingly there is very little in the way of corrosion with the floor pans in great shape. This car is no trailer queen but the originality and natural good looks will turn heads.

Features include:-
- 4.9L 302cui-2V Ford Windsor V8 small block engine
- Ford C4 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission
- AutoLite 2-barrel carburetor
- Factory power steering
- Power assisted front disc brakes
- Dual Flowmaster exhaust system
- Aluminium radiator
- Front bucket seats
- Centre console
- Sport steering wheel
- Hidden headlights
- Alloy wheels w/ Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS tyres
- Original AM radio
- Clock

This car will be ARRIVING SOON, it is currently in the USA awaiting import approval & asbestos testing, so to make sure that you don't miss this opportunity, get in early and contact us today to discuss what measures you can take to secure the purchase of this vehicle for when it arrives.

This car will be sold unregistered, but will include a Vehicle Import Approval.

****** PLEASE NOTE: This is an $AU price and is ALL INCLUSIVE of shipping, USA inland freight, Customs, AQIS clearances, Asbestos Testing, port charges, import fees & duty, local freight and GST ******

For more details, pictures & VIDEO of this vehicle, call Brad on (02) 8315 0023 or visit us on our website at www.apexamericanautos.com.au

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