While the 1973 Montego with the optional Ram Air hood from a Montego GT may be the star of this craigslist ad but there’s another nice car and a huge amount of parts thrown in as well. The hoard is located in Williamsburg, Michigan and is priced at $13,500 for all of it. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Clark B. for this terrific find!
In addition to the rare ram air setup from the fastback model, the Montego is said to be a rust free California car and is powered by a 351 Cleveland V8. Even the vinyl top looks nice. If you keep the hood, I would at least consider painting it body color. As far as the mismatched wheels are concerned, the seller has that covered (more later).
It looks like the climate control has been removed, perhaps for an attempt at racing the car? I’d keep this one on the street. The seller is willing to sell this car separately for $5,950.
The second car is a 1978 Mercury Cougar (yes, there were Cougar four doors, and I can hear the groans from here) that only has 22,000 miles. By the way, the seller is willing to sell it separately for $6,950.
This one really does look mint, doesn’t it! The seller calls it rust free as well, and based on the detail shots I think it may well be.
I’ll bet one of our readers can tell us whether this is the 302, 351 or 400 V8 (all were available in 1978 Cougars). I’m pleased to see the air conditioning belt intact; I hope it is functional.
Parts? You want parts? They’ve got parts! They are said to all be for 1972-79 Fords and Mercurys and represent a 25-year accumulation. There are doors, bumpers, and bins and boxes of neatly sorted parts. Want trim? Dash components? A grille and front end? This find has you covered. And there are the wheels you’ll need for that Montego! Interested?