$20 500

1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

Car Details
Body Coupe
Mileage 600 mi
Year 1968
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black
VIN: 8R93F514469
Seller Note

The Ford 302-cu.in. V-8 engine is correct for the year, but not numbers-matching. “It was rebuilt five years ago and only driven 600 miles since then.” A new air-cleaner assembly, 650-cfm Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, polished aluminum intake manifold, and ported cylinder heads with new stainless-steel stock-sized valves and heavy-duty valve-springs comprise the top end. A Comp Cams high-performance camshaft with hydraulic lifters was specified, and the bottom-end of the .030-inch over-bored 302-cu.in. engine features upsized cast-aluminum pistons, new stock-design connecting rods, the refurbished original crankshaft, and a high-volume oil pump. The fuel pump, lines, tank, and sending unit were replaced. Spark is provided by a new distributor, Pertronix electronic ignition, and Taylor wires. Better-breathing manifolds and dual exhaust with Flowmaster 40-series mufflers and stainless-steel tips evacuate the byproducts of combustion. The compression ratio is 10:1, and he feeds the V-8 premium unleaded fuel. Cooling is enhanced with a new high-flow water pump and a Champion aluminum radiator and 16-inch electric fan. An aftermarket billet-aluminum accessory drive was installed, as were a new power steering pump and alternator. a “performance kit” was added to the C4 three-speed automatic and a new 2,800-rpm-stall torque converter was mounted ahead it. A limited-slip unit and 3.25:1 gears were fitted in the rear axle. The electric choke holds the “revs at 2,500 rpm” when the engine is cold, which “reduces to 1,000 rpm when warm,” and the V-8 does not smoke or leak. “Paint quality is great,”. It was done eight years ago in Black Rainbow PCC3 Sherwin Williams three-stage, and there are no swirls, just minor scratches he reports. “It simply needs a good polish.” The windshield is new, and the rest of the glass is in “perfect” condition, there are no leaks at the seals. New American Autowire harnesses were installed bumper-to-bumper, as were new electronic sequence relays for the rear turn signals, he says. The hide-away headlamp doors’ stock vacuum actuation was updated to electric operation, and they “work perfectly.” About seven years ago, new foam and stock-pattern seat covers were installed, the seller says, as was a new carpet. The original headliner is in “mint” condition, the interior lighting works, and all the trim is present and “pristine.” A Shelby Mustang-style speedometer and tach augment the rest of the gauges, and all of them reportedly work. An aftermarket stereo system features AM/FM, Bluetooth and USB, a 1,600-watt four-channel amp, a 10-inch subwoofer in the trunk, 5-inch speakers in the kick panels, and 6x9-inch speakers in the rear. A wood grip steering wheel was added, the dashboard and console have been covered with carbon-fiber material, and the original heater parts are not installed, but are included in the sale. the suspension, steering, and braking systems were “completely rebuilt” around 2005-2006. New front coil springs, rear leaf springs, KYB shocks, urethane bushings, wheel bearings, a larger front anti-roll bar, and a rebuilt steering box were installed. The brake parts include the lines; front rotors, calibers, and pads; rear drums and shoes; the booster; and the master cylinder. A set of Foose Legend 17x8 wheels and Falken tires, sized 255/45ZR17, were mounted, and the latter have about 60 percent of their tread remaining.