1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Big block with Ice cold A/C
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Cougar
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: XR-7
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 140,835
- VIN: 8F93X586262
- Color: Grecian Gold
- Engine size: 6.5 litre 390
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Mercury Cougar
Up for auction is this beautiful 68 Mercury Cougar XR-, 6.5 litre "X code" 390 with ice cold A/C.
This Cougar was ordered & purchased from Sunland Mercury in Glendale Arizona on June 23, 1968 and has lived its entire life in dry sunny Phoenix, Arizona until I purchased it from the original owner in June of 2014. The car was driven daily and have all records from purchase date as well. The engine is the "X code" 390 2bl with a C-6 Merc-O-matic transmission, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Ice cold Whisper-Aire A/C with tinted glass and comes with the original AM-FM stereo radio. It did have one repaint in 1997 and shows very well for it's age. There are a few blemishes in the paint, but very nice driver-local car show quality paint. The car drives down the interstate at 80 mph with no issues, headlight lids work as they should, has the updated sequential turn signal box with the plasma LED bulbs installed. Numbers matching engine, heads and transmission are all original to the car. Original 275 rear end gears still in car. Front end is tight with new power steering cylinder and hoses, ball joints, tie rod ends and drives straight. Engine was recently rebuilt with Comp thumper cam kit, sounds great when cruising to car shows. Recently rebuilt the C-6 transmission, both having less than 1000 miles since done. Chrome bumpers appear to be original and still show very well with no pitting in the corners as well as the driver's side mirror looks great. The quarter window chrome is as nice as new, no pitting or blemishes. Brand new chrome magnum 500 wheels wrapped in BFG radials. Car comes with Original order sheet, Original window sticker and also have the Arizona title and envelope that was mailed to the original owner on August 19, 1968. When rebuilding the engine, I installed an original "S code" 4bl cast intake (original 2bl intake is included in the sale). Has a brand new Holley 600 4bl carb installed with working choke. New window and door panel rubber seals & fuzzies. Rocker panel moldings are nice driver quality with a few nicks & blemishes. The drivers seat is the most warn in the interior, has had some cracks repaired, but still looks decent. The head liner is very nice and still tight. The dash pad is straight and there is a small crack near the speaker. There are a few dings in the stainless trim around the windshield. The console is nice and the light on the back of it works too. New gas tank & sending unit & gas guage works. Also included in the sale is the "S tube" that comes off the underside of the air cleaner to the manifold.
This car is fun to drive, gets lots of thumbs up and still shows the 19 year old Grecian Gold paint pretty darn well. All the lights in the interior work and so do the toggle switches on the wood grain dash. The only thing that does not work is the console clock, I never checked it to see why. Wipers and foot pedal work as they should as does the heater and blower motor on all speeds. The trunk pictures show rust, but I assure you it is a surface powder like from being trapped under the mat. No rust in trunk or any other place on this dry climate car.
It is not very often you will come across a RUST FREE, Big Block, Auto with A/C of this caliber without having to do a bunch of work before enjoying it. Many of you may know, it cost more to build one than to buy one already ready to enjoy. This car is ready for a trip or any cruise that you desire. I have lots of pictures and also a video I hope will upload to this auction, but if it doesn't load, just email me your request or any questions you may have. I am not interested in any trades or questions of what it will take to buy the car, if you're interested just bid and we will see where it goes. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 814-931-7867 till 9pm Eastern time. If there are additional pictures you would like to see just send me a text what you're looking for. I uploaded a pic with the Cougar with Cragars on it, if you buy the car you can make the decision if you want the Cragars on the car or the Magnums, you don't get both, one or the other.
Now for all the legal stuff.... This is a used 48 year old car with over 140,000 miles, there is absolutely no warranty expressed or implied. The seller is NOT responsible for any transport, inspection, duty or tax fees. There will be a $500.00 non-refundable deposit due within 5 hours of auction ending. The buyer is responsible for all taxes, transportation costs, duty fees and any other cost incurred after the sale. Once the buyer places the $500.00 non-refundable deposit in my paypal account, I will contact the buyer and help any way I can to make it a pleasant transaction, I will help if need be to get the car to or on a transport hauler. I have sold several cars on eBay and have shipped them as far away as Australia, Canada and California. Please don't ask for trades or the reserve, if you are interested just bid and thanks for your interest.
Here is the video of Cougar start up and walk around, highlight & copy and paste whole thing to your browser> then hit enter. Thanks and happy bidding