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1968 Cougar XR-7 390 Big Block w/Factory Sunroof 1 of only 265 ever built

Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Type: Coupe
Trim: XR-7
Year: 1968
Mileage: 43,010
VIN: 8F93X561286
Color: Dark Green Metalic
Engine: 390 Big Block V8 w/4 Barrel Carb
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: C-6 Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Additional Info:

Very Rare

1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 VIN# 8F93X561286

1 of 265 built with Factory Sunroof and 390 Big Block (Blueprinted)

Chrome Valve Covers, hoses, cowl brace, Air Cleaner cover;black vinyl roof

  • C-6 Automatic Transmission

  • Traction Lock Differential (3:50:1 Ratio – Very Fast!)

  • Tilt away steering wheel

  • Connelly Leather interior

  • Complete insulation

  • Porsche power seats (Originals are available)

  • Power steering w/close ratio rebuilt steering gear

  • Power disc brakes

  • Air conditioning

  • Alarm System

  • AM FM Radio with tape deck and M-3 cable; 6 Disc CD Player

  • Factory mag wheels

  • Additional options installed by the previous owner:

    • Front valance with factory driving lights

    • Rear valance with “pipe in pipe” exhaust tips and cutout trim rings

    • Koni Shock absorbers

    • HD Suspension

  • Third (3rd) Owner for past 25 years

    • California Cougar/extensive restoration

    • Almost all records available + spare parts

    • Older paint laid up after stripping to bare metal

    • Extensive work done by current owner

  • Per Bill Quinlisk a professionalCougar restorer: “---Due to the rarity of this car and the options listed, plus the listing belowthis car is probably worth between $38,000 and $45,000. As an example of those items and estimated prices not included in the published list are: the factory sunroof: $2,000; the tilt steering wheel: $2,000; plus the front and rear valances: $500; elevating the value of the car by an additional: $4,500, to between $42,500 and $49,500--” “This information was derived from two sources; “Cougar by the Numbers”, and the “Marti Report” for this VIN number”

    This car has been garaged since its purchase in 1992. Bill Quinlisk, has performed maintenance & repair on this car in past years, including: brakes, suspension work, rebuilding the steering gear box, insulating the interior, replacing the headlight door actuators, new oil pan, new water pump, and recently installing a new radiator. Have most records from new. This is an exciting "driver" that runs great into the 50th Anniversary year for THE CAT. To be show ready will require hood and deck refinishing plus some touch-up & miscellaneous work as photographs depict (hood, deck lid) + Sunroof vinyl.