Only some minor trim pieces served to differentiate this year from last. The Cougar thus became practically the only car to be upsized during the downsizing decade of the 1970s. Twin Comfort Lounge reclining seats, with or without velour cloth trim, were the only major change for the interior, but it also showed how much the performance aspect of the Cougar had disappeared. If you want to see the Marty report for the car you can click the small image of it below. The move was also a sign that Ford was getting serious about the intermediate personal luxury market, which Pontiac had created in 1969 with its radical smaller Grand Prix. We serve customers across the globe with true competitive pricing and top notch service.
The Villager trim added the fake rosewood bodyside panels. The base Cougar returned as well for all three models. In keeping with the general trend of the times, the old Torino chassis was discontinued in 1979 and all Ford and Mercury intermediates went over to the smaller, lighter Ford Fox platform the next year. Do not hesitate to contact our professional team, we are ready to assist you with all of your car buying and selling needs. The supercharged engine did not find favor with buyers, and the 200 hp 149 kW 5.
The rest of the interior is also new or redone including door panels, upholstery, carpet and console. Six cylinder engines appeared for the first time, and then in 1982, another Cougar station wagon appeared but, just like 1977, lasted for only one year. The standard engine continued to be the 148 hp 351 Windsor 2-barrel V8 with the 158 hp 400 2-barrel V8 and 216 hp 460 4-barrel V8 optional. The new convertible top is a rich black cloth with a two piece rear window. Only 2 Cougars came with the Boss 429 V8, making them the rarest Cougars as well as Boss powered cars ever built. Some consider these to be the last American muscle cars.
We also offer the parts for full stock mechanical restorations, and when you turn that key you will know exactly why you love your Cougar. Opera windows became optional, although the louvered style of the old opera windows were applied to the standard-window coupes. In addition to the new paint the trim, door handles, and the front end chrome are all new or restored. On May 28, 2012 I embarked on a new adventure. Our specialty is performance, restoration, and accessory parts.
These changes would foreshadow the changes made to the Cougar in the future. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. This 1969 Cougar looks great, runs great and thanks to a custom front end with power rack and pinion steering, tubular control arms and coil overs with discbrakes it goes down the road and stops as great as it looks. Engine choices ranged from the 200 hp 168 kW 289 in³ 2-barrel V8 to the 335 hp 250 kW 390 in³ 4-barrel V8. Mercury was serious about the Cougar being the performance icon for Mercury. Complete air conditioning, heat, cooling, braking system, electrical and vacuum system, gas tank, all soft and hard lines. Before you make any decisions, we recommend that you take some time now to read the full description and review all the pictures with the listing.
This was a touch which would last until 1983. The Cougar, and indeed the whole Mercury mid-size line found itself restyled for 1977. To complete the cosmetic Eliminator look, the car has front and rear spoilers, blacked out front and rear grill, an original Eliminator hood scoop and correct style hood pins. The interior remained unchanged for the most part. They're still not ideal though.
Ford's restructuring plan in 2002 decided to cancel the Cougar along with the Ford Escort, Lincoln Continental and Mercury Villager. The car was now even more similar to its Ford Thunderbird relative. Have You Found the Perfect Collector Vehicle on All Collector Cars? The Cougar was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1967. This Cougar is finished in a beautiful base coat clear coat Meadowlark Yellow, with a cool Black Cloth Convert Top. This was because the Mercury Montego had been discontinued and its models were absorbed into the Cougar lineup as a result.
The name was first used in 1967 and was carried by a diverse series of cars over the next three decades. Since I did not agree with them on that I had to make a patch for it and get it spot welded in place. Despite the added weight the buying public wanted the Cougar and sales figures reflected that fact. A new performance package appeared and several disappeared. The manual transmission was also dropped this year. Aside from minor grille and taillight changes, 1973 would be largely a carryover year for the Cougar, but it would mark the last year of the Mustang-based Cougar. Our prices are competitive, our staff is courteous and dedicated to bringing you total satisfaction.