Monday, October 19, 2015

Barn Found: 1967 Mercury Cougar 4-spd

What is it about V8 4-speed domestic iron that brings out the inner Edd China/Mike Brewer in the most mild mannered of folks?  Offer the same person a fantastic deal on something like a vintage Saab and they will "have to ask their wife" but stick an old Mercury Cougar in front of them and they start decoding the VIN and looking at option plates.  Find this 1967 Mercury Cougar 4-spd offered for $6,500 in Blaine, WA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

In case you are unfamiliar with the 1st generation Mercury Cougar, here is a quick recap --  built from 1967 to 1970 as a pony car for the Mercury brand, based on the Mustang, always powered by a V8, hardtop coupe or convertible, 437,000 examples built.

This one is powered by a 302 V8 that is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, not an extremely rare combination but nothing to kick out of bed for eating crackers either.  This old gal will need some reconditioning, but for the asking price it certainly looks tempting.

See another classic ready for a quick (or long) flip?


  1. Would be a fun car to drive with that 4 speed. Sort of like a Mustang except with coolio hideaway headlights and rear sequential turn signals. Maybe keep it looking stock and do a stronger motor and wider wheels but keep the hubcaps?
    It would be twice as expensive if it was a Mustang factory 4 speed. Not digging the interior color though....

  2. This certainly "checks all the boxes". An Aluminator XS would be a good choice for a stronger engine as mentioned by Paul but I would have to tweak the suspension and have larger disc brakes so I couldn't keep the hubcaps.. And I can't even imagine an exterior color that interior would go with(shutter)...

  3. How about paint it the original color, rehab and drive.

  4. No cougar jokes? Weak. Have a Cougar on a Cougar:
    And if Neko Case isn't cool enough for you, see if you can remember who this guy is:

  5. Should of come with a 289 be nice to know what year the 302 is hate that baby shit tan interior may need more work then it looks i know a Guy @ that restores Cougar's who could size it up PDQ. No underhood shots ?


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