Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Mustang Cousin: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

The first generation Mercury Cougar was a bit more than just an up-market Mustang coupe.  It offered a few unique accouterments that were not available on the Mustang (such as pop-up hidden headlights) AND it was only available with V8 power (no wimpy inline-6s for the Cougar). As an additional hidden bonus, today's Cougar is both the hot-rod XR-7 version AND equipped with a 4-speed toploader gearbox.  Find this 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 offered for $14,000 in Carrollton, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1968 1967 mercury cougar 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
delivery available 
drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 
paint color: black 
size: mid-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
1968 Cougar XR-7 
302 mostly stock just intake and carb, has been rebuilt in past no leaks no smoke no issues. 
Four speed top loader was also rebuilt no leaks shifts perfectly with hurst shifter. 
Stock 8in rear
Black paint is driver quality was painted long ago but have spent a pampered life in the garage. 
Procar seats, aftermarket wheel ,and old but working cd player ,all of the gauges work .
Rims and tires are new, power steering is the only option, drum brakes but I have new front disks that go with the car. Turn signals work but headlight cover must be opened manually. 
Car was originally green the a manual 3 speed 
Over all nice fun driver. $14000 

Not a Mustang just an old muscle car 


  1. Looks nice from the outside and those seats are a nice blend of old and new. That dash needs some attention quick to match the rest of it.

  2. Believe these are a bit longer than thier Mustang cousins as well. I like.

  3. Hideaway headlights not popup....!

  4. So much cooler than the Stang, IMO.


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