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All Original 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

This 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 is completely original and ready to go to a new home where someone will restore it back to roadworthiness. For only $5,900 and either a trip to or ship from San Francisco, California this Cougar can be yours. It has only 89,000 miles and there is no VIN is listed but the title is said to be clear. Thank you, Ikey H, for the tip. You can view more on Craigslist.

1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

A photo of the engine shows a 289 cubic-inch V8 connected to an automatic transmission. Since it has been sitting for 18 years it is unknown if it will run and drive. Even after all that time, nothing looks to be beyond repair or simple replacement. Of course, while pictures are worth a thousand words, seeing a car in person and feeling things and examining things are the most important things to do when buying a car. Especially one this old and in this condition. This isn’t Carvana.

1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

The interior is not in too bad of condition. There is a seat cover on the driver side and the passenger side seat is torn and faded. It is safe to say under the cover of the driver seat is a similar condition cushion. After that, some cleaning and refreshing and this interior will be good to go. All the floors have mats down, but the overall condition of the car does not indicate that rust is going to be an alarming factor. While we don’t know if it has been a California car its whole existence, and yes, it has been outside under a carport for an extended period of time, the climate is not as violent to the metal as other states climates might be.

1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

Mustangs are quite a common and popular car. Cougars don’t seem to have the same level of appreciation. This would be a great car purchase and work on. It is more unique and slightly edgy, giving it a sophisticated and sporty presence over a Mustang. The Ford family of brands couldn’t have picked better animal names to match the cousin type cars.

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Miguel

    Somebody beat the heck out of the interior for so few miles.

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    • Avatar photo Bear

      Probably 189K miles.
      OR it was ridden hard & then stored poorly.

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  2. Avatar photo Rex Kahrs Member

    I don’t like these kind of barky car ads. I think that if you write the ad with informative, complete sentences, and use both capital letters and lower case letters, (and throw in a comma here and there), you may attract a better class of interested buyer who will, to your amazement, not waste your time.

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    • Avatar photo Weasel

      Hey…don’t be a CRAIGS FLAKE.

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    • Avatar photo Mike

      What do you expect from CL? At least it’s not half covered with a tarp or buried in the garage under a pile of junk. My favorite sentence of the ad: WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME TO FIND THIS ORIGINAL KIND OF 52 YEAR OLD CAR!

      (??)

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    • Avatar photo The one

      I guess you didn’t notice, “health problems”?
      When someone has a health challenge, well, they just don’y feel good. They get grumpy. So give the guy a break.

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  3. Avatar photo Bakyrdhero

    The VIN should also be included in the Ad.

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  4. Avatar photo Bob_in_TN Member

    “This isn’t Carvana.” Great line.

    Always liked the early Cougars.

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  5. Avatar photo Howard A Member

    Well, you want a project, here you go. I thought the Cougar was so much nicer than the Mustang and the XR7 was top of the line. I always wondered why they put the oil pressure gauge in front of the passenger. I think this is a great start to a really nice car. I bet everything is reproduced for these, and you’d have one slick cruiser when done. Mustangs come and go, but not many XR7’s. Simply can’t go wrong here.

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    • Avatar photo CATHOUSE

      Unfortunately there is a long way for the aftermarket to go as far as Cougar reproduction parts are concerned. Since the Cougar and Mustang are sister cars and were built on the same assembly line there are shared parts. Being that they fit a Mustang they are reproduced. But there are a lot of parts that are Cougar specific and only some of those parts are reproduced. All of the exterior sheetmetal except the roof panel are Cougar specific. Only the rear quarter panels are currently available in reproduction form. No doors, no fenders, no hoods, no decklids. Try finding nice wheel opening mouldings or door panels. Plus a host of other parts.

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      • Avatar photo Mark_K Member

        Agreed. I restored a ’68 XR7, and the bumpers were the hardest part to source. Thankfully the interior and body were in great shape.

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    • Avatar photo Mountainwoodie

      Back in the mid seventies I had a dark green ’67 Convertible. And yes I admit, it was a slushbox. I think I paid seven hundred bucks and it was near perfect. I’d like to find another with a 4 speed BUT…but …but….there looks to be a great deal of, maybe, humidity, i.e. water damage. I’m guessing under the vinyl roof has a fair amount of rust and the crusty humidity mold on the seats and dash is problematic and rust in the engine compartment.
      Soooo…..in person reconnoiter needed. ONLY (?!) 5900 bucks! :)

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      • Avatar photo Jim22

        There is no such thing as a 67 or 68 Cougar convertible. They came out in 69.

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  6. Avatar photo Bear

    Ummmm…
    The listing clearly states that the car is located in the Seattle WA area, NOT San Francisco. & while WA is still not a “rust belt” state, it is likely that there will be significantly more sheet metal corrosion than if this was a CA only car.
    Also, I can clearly see baby blue overspray in many of the listing’s pictures, so this car has had at least one (probably inexpensive) respray.
    Buyers should also plan on having to tear off that vinyl roof & bear the time/cost of repairing the rust that is ALWAYS under the vinyl (esp around the rear window). It would be advisable to just paint the roof when doing the restoration (or at least use a better quality vinyl roof material than OEM).
    That said, these were FUN cars back in their day. Could make for an interesting (& certainly more unique than the average Mustang) project! :-)

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    • Avatar photo Kurt Member

      How expensive is it to replace the vinyl? As opposed to taking it off and painting?

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  7. Avatar photo Gaspumpchas

    Bear said it perfectly. Needs a full inspection especially the underbelly. The roof definitely suspect. And the rust on fender on the fender aprons where the fenders attach is a sign that its worse underneath. Could be a transplant. Looks sweet from the top. Caveat emptor. Would be a sweet one to bring back .
    Cheers
    GPC

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  8. Avatar photo Don Diego

    Just now, a 1968 XR7 didn’t sell on Mecum for $30k

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  9. Avatar photo local_sheriff

    Never cared much for the 13-on-a-dozen Mustangs, however ’67-’70 Cougars are of the very few Ford vehicles I’d like to have one day, especially in xr-7 livery. Bet this one was quite a beaty when new

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    • Avatar photo C Carl

      I’ve owned 2 of these as daily drivers. Not fast but very comfortable. Interior has lots cool stuff. Wood grain, leather, cool gauges, toggle switches, map lights front and rear and on and on. A fully restored dash looks great in the XR-7.

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  10. Avatar photo CATHOUSE

    There were a little over 150,000 1967 Cougars built. Of those a little over 27,000 were the XR-7 model. And of those only a little over 10,000 had the tilt away steering option. This is one of those Cougars. If the rust issues are not too bad this would make a great project car.

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    • Avatar photo Boatman Member

      CATHOUSE, How do you know it’s a tilt-away column?

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      • Avatar photo Jim22

        You can tell by the fact that it has two push switches in the door jam below the “A” pillar. Also, the steering wheel collar between the blinker lever and steering wheel is a little longer. There is also a second vacuum can in the engine compartment. Depending on the built date it will be by the blower fan or under the battery tray. I just picked up a 67 Cougar GT with a tilt away.

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      • Avatar photo CATHOUSE

        Yup, what Jim22 said. The 2 switches in the left door jamb is a dead give-away.

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  11. Avatar photo Del

    Neat color.

    I have never seen a Cougar this color before. Must be rare.

    This would be an eye catcher once its restored.

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    • Avatar photo JWH14580

      Looks like an Earl Scheib color to me

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  12. Avatar photo Johnmloghry

    Very cool cars. At one point in my crazy life I worked for a man at east side tire and muffler in Kirkland, Washington, he had a high school age son who drove a 67 Cougar with factory 4 speed tranny it was triple black. Ofcourse the kid didn’t appreciate it and was always trying to get his dad to buy him a new car. Oh well such is life.
    God bless America

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  13. Avatar photo George Mattar

    So much better looking than a Rustang. Was in a huge PA junkyard yesterday. Under the weeds I spied a dark green 67 Cougar. Not bad. Yes needed work but no repo metal available. The aftermarket is doing a huge disservice to fans of these beautiful cars.

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  14. Avatar photo Jim22

    I just picked up a 67 this summer. It’s a GT (so it’s a big block 390), power steering, disc brakes, AM/FM radio, clock, tilt away steering and trunk light. It’s an original family owned car with zero rust and only 85K miles. It’s an early production, before the XR-7 was available. I got it for 16.5K. If this were a Mustang it would have been three times this amount.

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  15. Avatar photo stillrunners

    Yep…no love for the Cougar’s even in the XR-7….had to give away a nice 1 owner – running/driver 6.5 390 car I had wrenched on for years for the lady owner….even the sequential taillights worked……..brought only $1500

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  16. Avatar photo Little_Cars

    @stillrunners, did you sell your Cougar in Tennessee? A friend of mine bought one two summer’s ago for $1500 near Nashville. Still wrenching on it. Equipped the same way.

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  17. Avatar photo Sheldon Potts

    west coast classic cougar in Salem Oregon will have everything you need for 67 to 73 cougars.

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