Completed Project: 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

The owner of this 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is the sort of person who loves to collect and restore classic cars. He purchased this car off its original owner back in 2012, and after a 7-year refurbishment, the time… more»

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Roadside Find: 1987 Mercury Cougar Anniversary Edition!

For the 1967 model year, Mercury launched its Mustang-based Cougar. While not as iconic as the car it was based on, Mercury had no problem selling Cougars 150k of them in the first year. Twenty years later, Mercury decided… more»

Manual and Turbocharged… Mercury? 1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7

When most folks think about the now-defunct Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company, they don’t usually think about sporty vehicles or manually rowing through the gears. However, with the popular FoMoCo Fox platform underpinning it, this 1986 Mercury… more»

Mustang Alternative: 1968 Mercury Cougar

The owner of this 1968 Mercury Cougar doesn’t give us a huge amount of information or photos, but the most important piece of news appears to be that the only rust issues across the entire car are no more… more»

READER AD: 1986 Mercury Cougar Survivor

At first glance, you wouldn’t ever guess that the 6th generation Mercury Cougar was based on the Fox-body Mustang, with its notchback design, but it really is a restyled Fox-body. Technically, it has more in common with the Thunderbird,… more»

37k Original Miles: 1967 Mercury Cougar

While the listing is a bit vague on the specifics, it appears that this 1967 Mercury Cougar has been sitting for many years. It has only traveled a claimed 37,000 miles and has recently been returned to active duty…. more»

Driving Project: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible

While 72,343 Mercury Cougars rolled off the production line in 1970, only 1,977 of these cars were XR-7 Convertibles. That represents a pretty low percentage, and finding solid project cars today can be quite difficult. If that’s what you… more»

Cheap Pony Project: 1969 Mercury Cougar

Taking a bit of a look at this 1969 Mercury Cougar, it looks like it is a restoration project that has stalled in its early stages. This is a shame because all of the indications are that this is… more»

Parked Since the 1980s: 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

If this 1969 Cougar XR7 is as good as it appears to be in the supplied photos, then there is a real possibility that the new owner is going to be on a winner with this car. It has… more»

45k Genuine Miles: 1978 Mercury Cougar XR7 “Midnight Chamois”

By the second half of the 1970s, car manufacturers were faced with ever decreasing levels of performance from their engines, so a number of manufacturers chose to concentrate more on luxury trim packages, transforming what were performance cars into… more»

Restore Or Wreck? 1971 Mercury Cougar GT

The future of this 1971 Cougar GT is very much in the balance, and its future may lie as a restoration project, or it may become a donor car for another restoration project. There are some rust issues, but… more»

28k Genuine Miles: 1967 Mercury Cougar

The owner of this ’67 Cougar describes it as an original survivor. While it isn’t perfect, the condition is certainly such that is you were looking for a car to drive and enjoy, rather than a Concours example, then… more»

Twin Cats: 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertibles

A few days ago, we featured a couple of ultra low mileage 1978 Cadillac Eldorado twins here on Barn Finds. While it would have been ideal for those two cars that were bought by its original owner to stay… more»

Upscale Pony Car! 1968 Mercury Cougar

Billed by Mercury in its sales literature as “the best-equipped luxury sports car in America,” the 1968 Cougar leveraged its selection as Motor Trend Magazine’s 1967 Car of the Year to attract buyers looking for something more substantial than… more»

Solid Project: 1967 Mercury Cougar

Sitting in Marietta, Georgia, is this 1967 Mercury Cougar, just waiting for someone to breathe new life into it. The car not only appears to be complete, if partially dismantled, but it also appears to be very solid. If… more»

Finishing Touches Required: 1970 Mercury Cougar

I know that there are readers who are going to look at this 1970 Mercury Cougar and see a project car that needs little work to complete, while there will be some who will be cautious and skeptical about… more»