BF Exclusive: 1973 Mercury Cougar Convertible


We are happy to have the privilege of featuring all three of these big convertibles. Ben, the seller, has sent us many photos and a detailed description for each car, so you will have to decided which is best for you. We will be featuring the other two soon. Here’s the description of the first one:

From Ben B – I bought this 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible in 1975. It’s triple white with just over 30,000 miles. It has been stored for 32 years in a three sided carport that I had built in my backyard. It has sequential turn signals and an excellent interior.


The engine is a 351 Cleveland four-barrel Q code (rare).  Has an automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes. I installed a new gas tank, sending unit, radiator, water pump, generator, hoses, wipers, headlights, alternator, voltage regulator, timing chain, battery and did a transmission flush. Now it just needs paint, re-chroming (due to sea air exposure), and a loving new owner.


Inside you’ll find a  power drivers seat, AM radio, leather inserted vinyl seats with Cougar heads embossed in the seat backs. The original front floor Cougar head mats are even still in place.


The white power top is original with a glass rear window and it has only slight cracking in beading (still very serviceable). 3,185 XR7’s convertibles were produced in this last year of production. Considering the rarity, low mileage, and motor, I’m looking for a best offer over $9,000.

This car is located in Vista, California and you can contact Ben via email here if interested. Thanks for listing this with us Ben! If any of you have a stash of cars that you would like to sell, please consider listing them with us.


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  1. Mike

    Love the white interior. Door panels look perfect. Question – I thought alternators were the norm by then so what generator is being replaced?


      The seller just used the wrong terminology, all Cougars were equipped with alternators. Generators were no longer used by Ford when this car was produced.

  2. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    nice price on this survivor

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