1968 Mercury Cougar Base 5.0L
Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Hamburg, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Cougar
- Type: U/K
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 96,000
- VIN: 8F91CXXXXXX
- Color: White
- Engine size: 5.0L 4949CC 302Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Mercury CougarUPDATE: Ok I got rid of some of the more useless pictures and added some new ones of theundercarriage, ou can see how solid it is. I forgot to mention I have the title also.
This is a very basic 1968 Mercury Cougar base. I purchased this car with the intention to restore it but after 10 months I realized I have no time so here it is. This Cougar sold new in S. California and been there pretty much all its life. I was told I am the third owner but can't verify. I will try to explain the car in much detail as possible.
Body: Other than a rot hole in each door and rear quarter the vehicle is rust free. Floors, orque boxes, hock towers, runk pan etc. are mint. Door gaps are good, runk lid has a crease, ood is not rusted but needs alignment. Taillight panel is pushed in slightly. My body guy started work on the passenger rear quarter but I told him to hold up when I decided to sell.
Interior: All there but needs everything. Still has shoulder harness belts, eats must be from a 1967 car (no seat fold latch) I removed the junk since the pics were taken.
Drive train: The original 289 is gone and now has what I believe a 1970 302. Has late 1970 302 heads and mid 1969 2 barrel intake, o the block is probably different too. Runs good, oes not blow smoke but has a slight lifter tick? It still has what I believe the original 3 speed and 8 inch rear.
I had the Marti Report but lost it, ere is what I remember: Color is Polar White, lack standard interior, 89 2v, speed manual, inch rear end with 2.79 gears (great for highway). Vehicle was ordered as dealer stock with ZERO options, ot even an AM radio. This would be great for a resto-mod or just to make your own. Tires hold air, eeds brakes, annot be driven. This car has seen better days but is 98% complete with just a few misc items missing. Notice the rocker panel moldings, think those were off a 1969 Cougar with a special appearance package (can't remember the name). I have no idea how those got there. The battery and carb in the pics are NOT included, o it will need those two items as well.
Here is a list of parts that will go with car:-Extra pair of taillights (better condition than the ones on the car)-Extra horn pad (better shape than the one on there now)-Complete set of XR-7 door panels, ront and rear, ronts are warped and need to be re-backed. They do reproduce the backings. Coverings are in great shape.-XR-7 map console and dash harness if you do chose to install and wire in.
In the trunk there is pretty much a bin of misc Cougar parts left from the previous owner. I haven't really looked through it although I did notice some extra "Cougar" or "Mercury" badges, ear view mirror, equential turn signal units, arbs, tc. I don't know what is usable or not but it is all included.
If I remember to include any more details I will update, ut if you have any questions please call/text 716-544-8202. Thanks for looking.