Fully Loaded: 1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

UPDATE – The seller has provided us with more photos of this Cougar, so be sure to take another look and make them an offer via the form below if you’d love to have this drop-top. Mercury introduced its… more»

Original Paint: 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

When it comes to the classic world, the term “affordable” can prove difficult to define. That is because with wages and incomes varying widely, what one person may consider affordable may prove out of the reach of others. That… more»

Complete and Original: 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7

When a classic car emerges from long-term storage, it is fair to expect it to need some work before returning to its rightful place on our roads. The scope of that work depends on many factors, including the storage… more»

Rare Color: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

If you’re like me, you will take rarity claims with a pinch of salt. The reality is that as the choice of optional extras increases, so do the chances that a car will be inherently rare. However, when that… more»

Behind the Barn: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

The Mercury Cougar joined Ford’s Mustang in the new “pony car” segment in 1967, just as General Motors was also getting in on the act. Though it would morph into a personal luxury car later, the Cougar would be… more»

Rare Option: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

When you start to trawl through the options list offered by a manufacturer for a particular model, you begin to realize how easy it can be to create a genuinely unique vehicle. Take the current Fiat 500 as a… more»

Drive It Home: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

The Mercury Cougar is a car that came perilously close to not existing. It seems that Mercury management could not initially convince Henry Ford II that the model would be financially viable when pitched against the Mustang. However, by… more»

Rare Find: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G

Built to serve as Mercury’s entry into the pony car market and sharing the many of the same underpinnings as the Mustang, in terms of collecting, the Cougar has never really stepped from under the long shadow cast by… more»

428 Cobra Jet: 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

The owner of this 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 describes the car as a Mustang in a tuxedo. That seems to be a fair assessment because it offers all of the performance and presence of a classic pony car wrapped… more»

Solid Project: 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7

This 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7 has been sitting for decades. As is often the case, the owner commenced the restoration process brimming with enthusiasm and good intentions, but the project stalled when a car more to his liking appeared… more»

Rare M-Code 4-Speed: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

The Mercury Cougar was a car that very nearly didn’t happen, and it must have been a relief for Ford Management when the vehicle sold far beyond their initial expectations. Apart from a brief break during 1998, the Cougar… more»

Original 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

The Mercury Cougar was a car that very nearly didn’t happen. Those who occupied the more opulent offices at Ford’s World Headquarters were not convinced that a Mustang cousin would sell in reasonable numbers. Eventually, they relented, and the… 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»

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»

Cougar on the Prowl: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

When I was a boy I used to refer to these as “the car with the shut eyes”. It is (of course) a Mercury Cougar XR7. This one is for sale here on eBay. It’s located in Milton, New… more»