California #s Matching Early Production #114 of 113,741 for 1968,

Price: US $6,500.00 Item location: Bakersfield, California, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Cougar
  • SubModel: XR7
  • Type: 2 Door Hardtop
  • Trim: 1968 XR7 Big Block 390 AC Original Survivor
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 25040
  • VIN: 8R93X500114
  • Color: Augusta Green:R Code,Ford #3067-A
  • Engine size: 390-2V: X Code
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: C-6 Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Black Comfort Weave Vinyl Bucket: BA Code
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Power Disk Brakes
  • Options: Console, Power Steering
  • Vehicle Title: Salvage
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Description:

1968 Mercury Cougar 1968 XR7 Big Block 390 AC Original Survivor

1968 XR7 390 #'s Matching A/C Mercury Cougar1 of 172 Paint/Trim CodesAt #114 (of 113,741 or .01%) off assembly line in 1968This original paint, interior, & drive train Cougar has been in California all it's life. It was stored indoors most since the 70's by a salvage company. Original paint and and interior.The engine turns and engine bay looks unharmed. The interior is in great survivor condition (even the usually worn driver seat looks good, which could mean the mileage is really 25,040, instead of 125,040).
The previous owners say the GT badges have been on the car all 30 plus years, but the attached Deluxe Marti Report says it all. This build is a X-Code 390-2 Valve instead of the S-Code 390-4 Valve GT. Leave it to the experts, but seems the initial or soon after previous owner, long ago, changed out the "6.5 Litre" badge on this "original" paint (but honestly, I don't see a trace of a rectangle pattern of a badge on this original paint) .
Center console clock & cover included. Will need a drive shaft for C6 transmission (price $250 to $300), rediator, engine connection parts. As you know, this Cougar sold new for just over $3000 and in the following years weren't valued as today and salvaged due to rear quarter repairable damage. It was not fully repaired, but just just heated hammered out at the time. So very glad someone saw the future value to preserve it and I have the title. Being #114 (.01%) built in 1968, this Cougar could be the earliest built 68 XR7 390 survivor and needs to be repaired correctly (adhering to spot welds) and restored to best original condition (but won't have to do much to that interior, not even the carpet).
Quote from a credible contributor to mercurycougar.net: "Those X code big blocks have monstrous torquethatmakes a Cougar so equipped a blast to drive."

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