1968.5 Mercury Cougar 390 4-Speed Immaculate - Full Fresh Rotisserie Restoration

Price: US $25,000.00 Item location: Farmington, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Cougar
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Decor
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 500
  • VIN: 8F91S571752
  • Color: Gun Metal Grey
  • Engine size: 390 4V
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: parchment
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Mercury Cougar

1968.5 Mercury Cougar 390 4-Speed Immaculate

Full Fresh Rotisserie Restoration

Inquiries / Questions: 248-672-0538

Up for auction is a very rare, very special 1968.5 S-Code, 6.5 Litre Mercury Cougar. This Big-Block, 4-Speed Cougar has just finished a Fresh, No-Stone-Unturned, 6-Year Rotisserie Restoration. Nothing was left untouched on this painstaking restoration with Extreme Attention to Detail starting from a Rust-Free Arizona body.

This cat features a functional ram-air system with the 1968.5, 428-CJ, GTe-Style hood scoop, paint stripe and flapper-air cleaner. This is also one of the first Big-Block Cougars to receive the reinforced shock towers (not available on earlier Cougars). The car is fully detailed throughout.

The bodywork on this Cougar sets it apart from the rest. The fit, finish and straightness of this body are just not found on 99% of high-end restorations. Hundreds of hours went into getting this body perfect. Every corner is sharp, every line is crisp and panel fitment is something to behold. The paint is impeccable. Dupont Base-Clearcoat was applied in gunmetal gray. To say that the paint “pops” is a real understatement. This car was ordered in a custom color. As such, there is no paint code. The Marti Report confirms this.

You will never see another 1967 or 1968 Cougar with hide-away headlights as straight as this car. They have been reinforced to stay that way too.

The vehicle is mostly stock, with the following exceptions: It originally came with the Decor Group trim. It has been fitted with an XR7 Tachometer dash with full instrumentation and XR7 wiring. The woodgrain dash (and steering wheel center) has been modified from the dark burl pattern to a more sporty gray/black woodgrain to complement the vehicle's color combination. This was done at an OEM prototype shop and looks very factory and Very Awesome. The hood scoop and associated paint and hardware are an addition. The Leather seats (although, original Cougar seats) are not original to the car. The original dash, wiring and vinyl seats are included in the sale of the vehicle.

The car has a few hundred miles on it now and is well sorted out. Everything works as it should, including the hide-away headlights, reverse lights, sequential turn signals, etc. All options function properly as well, including, Tachometer and instrumentation, all lighting, the automatic Choke, power Brakes, Power Steering, etc. The engine runs well. All sound deadening has been replaced and the car is very quiet and solid.

This Cougar's features:

· 390 4V Hi Performance S-code engine

· Toploader 4-speed wide-ratio transmission

· 3.00 Traction-Loc 9-inch rear end

· Power steering

· Power disc brakes

· Leather seats

· AM/FM radio

· Original Carlite Tinted glass

· Chrome Style Steel wheels

· Center Console

· Original (1968 390 only) shifter and linkage

· Excellent Original woodgrain steering wheel

All new seals and weatherstrips, NOS Carlite Tinted windshield, proper trunk mat, spare with Tools and hardware. All fasteners used on this restoration are factory proper, even the hard to find ones.

For many, many more pictures, please visit:Cougar Pics

I do not do this for a living. This is my own car and I carried out all of the work or had it completed by professionals. I obviously have a lot of time and money tied up in this car. Please respect that. Please CALL 248-672-0538 with any questions prior to bidding. I will not disclose the reserve price - if you are serious about the car please bid. Do not bid if you cannot afford the car or do not have the funds available to follow thru with the transaction.If you have negative feedback from a previous Ebay Motors auction, do not bid.!

Terms of Sale:

This auction is a legally binding contract, DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW THROUGH AND PAY FOR THE VEHICLE. This auction costs me money to list, so don't bid if you can't afford to pay for the car. Should the high bidder back out, EBay will be contacted.Non-paying bidders will not be tolerated, so if you are prone to buyer’s remorse or are inexperienced with buying cars on EBay, please have the car inspected prior to bidding.

Funds to be paid via cashier's check or bank wire transfer. All cashier's checks must clear prior to vehicle shipment. Full payment is to be received within 5 days. I reserve the right to stop the auction early, the car is sold as is with no warranty expressed or implied, and all sales are final. Buyer to pay for any shipping cost but I will be glad to assist in any arrangements. - Good luck!