Thursday, April 2, 2020

Uncommonly Odd: 2000 Mercury Cougar Roush Edition

Roush Performance was launched in 1995 as a way for NASCAR legend Jack "Panama Hat" Roush to provide power to the people.  Roush Performance got a reputation for making fast 'n' loud Mustangs, but they also dabbled in other Fords like the Focus and F-150...but for two years in the early millennium, they built about 100 examples of something called the Mercury Cougar Roush Edition.  It appears to have been strictly a cosmetic appearance upgrade package, but if you are going to drive a Cougar, this is the one to get. Find this 2000 Mercury Cougar Roush Edition here on eBay bidding for $1000 reserve-not-met located in La Vergne, TN with 1 day to go.



From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used Year: 2000
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1ZWFT61L8Y5641210 Mileage: 142138
Body Type: 2dr Car Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: 2.5L (155) DOHC SMPI 24-VALVE V6 "DURATEC" ENGINE Power Options: --
Make: Mercury Exterior Color: Gray
Sub Model: Roush Interior Color: Gray
Trim: Roush Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: 3dr Cpe V6 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 2.5L V6 F DOHC 24V For Sale By: Dealer
Fuel Type: Gasoline Model:
Cougar


Vehicle Description
Our Nashville showroom digitally showcases this 2000 Mercury Cougar Roush edition. You're eyes do not deceive you, this is a Roush edition Mercury Cougar! Under the hood you'll find a 2.5 Liter engine that hits with a surprising quickness. The 5-speed Manual transmission puts you in control of this Cougar. This is a rare, low mileage car that is sure to have people scratching their heads wondering why they'd never heard of a Roush Cougar. 



This is your chance to show the world just what they've been missing. Only 56 Mercury Cougars were made and this Cougar is a rare animal even in the land of Roush Cougars...1 of 3 in this color combination. Making sure you can hit the corners hard and dig into what this car can do is a Roush racing suspension. Also sporting lightweight racing wheels and Roush marked ground effects. The fuel burns hot but the AC blows cold. This Cougar comes fully equipped with all the a extra goodies you could need or want. 



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2 comments:

  1. These have not aged well. Cool they put a 5 speed behind (er...to the left of) a v6 though.

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    1. Only guy I've ever known who owned one was a total pimp. I used to give him a hard time about the car but, he dated a couple of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and a Playboy Playmate. a few years later he got caught up and arrested in the Waco biker gang shootout too. True story

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