1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 351 Windsor
Price: - Item location: Groveland, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Cougar
- Type: U/K
- Trim: XR-7
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 83,000
- VIN: 9f93h577412
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 5.8L 5752CC 351Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Mercury Cougar1969 Mercury Cougar XR7. 351 Windsor (In 69 and 70 the 351W heads had larger ports and valves) w/ 2 barrel carb. FMX automatic transmission (It has all the heavy duty internals of an MX shoved into the lightweight case of the FX to give you the best of both worlds when it comes to automatic transmissions.). Dual exhaust. Meadowlark Yellow exterior. Black leather interior. Aftermarket drag type wheels. New gas tank, urn signal switch. spark plugs, park plug wires, istributor cap and rotor.
The tires are in good shape, hey have plenty of life left in them. The car runs, rives, urns, nd stops very well. It usually starts on the first turn of the key. The transmission shifts incredibly smooth. I haven't had the wheels off to inspect the brakes. But, t stops great. There is no pull, r wobble, r squeaking, r anything of the sort. The paint is mostly original and heavily worn. The body is in good overall shape for it's age. It is very solid. It has surface rust in the areas where the paint is rubbed through, nd small rust holes in the usual areas, ike the rocker panels, nd bottom corners of the doors. All of the most serious issues with the body are detailed in the pictures. No rust underneath. The hideaway headlights, nd sequential turn signals work. It would be an excellent starting point for somebody who wants to build 100% restored show quality car. It can also be driven around just like it sits, f that's more your style.
This car is quite rare. They only made 23,914 Hardtop XR7s in 1969. (For reference, hey made 72,458 Mach 1 Mustangs the same year.) There aren't many of these left around. This one is a factory A/C car (doesn't currently work), hich makes it even rarer.'69 XR7s can bring $30,000+ in restored condition.
The Hagerty Price Guide lists this car's value as a condition 4 vehicle, t $10,925. A condition 4 vehicle (their worst on a scale of 1-4) is defined as follows: "#4 cars are daily drivers, ith flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, he windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, nd perhaps the fender has a minor dent. The interior could have split seams or a cracked dash. No major parts are missing, ut the wheels could differ from the originals, r the interior might not be stock. A #4 car can also be a deteriorated restoration. "Fair" is the one word that describes a #4 car."
The NADA Guides places the Low Retail price of this car at $9,775. A car in the Low Retail price range is defined as follows: This vehicle would be in mechanically functional condition, eeding only minor reconditioning. The exterior pain, rim and interior would show normal wear, eeding only minor reconditioning. May also be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Most usable 'as-is'. This value does not represent a 'parts car'.
Note: Some of the vehicles could be considered 'Daily Drivers' and are not valued as a classic vehicle. When determining a value for a daily driver, t is recommended that the seller use the low retail value.
This is a good chance to pick up a rare 60's muscle car under the book value.
I have a video of this car starting up, ulling out onto the highway, ccelerating to 60MPH, nd slowing to turn. Send me a message if you'd like to see it, nd I'll send you a link.
I'm willing to do anything I can to help facilitate shipping of the car anywhere in the continental US. If you don't already have a shipping company in mind, ship is a pretty easy way to get some quotes.