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1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible LEATHER Fresh Paint, 351 Cleveland VIDEO

Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
SubModel: Bad Ass
Type: Convertible
Trim: XR-7
Year: 1970
Mileage: 69,960
VIN: 19492346353207
Color: Competition Orange Pearl
Engine: 5.8L 351Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Saddle
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stanton, California, United States

1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Additional Info:

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our very cool 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible. This original California car is an excellent, rust free, example of which there are very few left. Fresh respray in Competition Orange Pearl Metallic, she really stands out.


Conceived as a sister car to Ford’s Mustang, the Cougar was the refined older brother. Provided with plenty of go fast from the legendary 351 Cleveland mill and superior ride and handling, the Cougar XR7 was for those who had arrived.


Mustangs, Camaros and Mopars are fairly common in at the show and shine but seeing a Cougar in the wild is relatively rare. And it’s certainly nice driving something different from the crowd.


Rarity

The Gen 2 Cougar was only made for two years, 1969 and 1970. Most were driven hard and relatively few remain in the wild today. The top of the line XR7 cars like this one had leather interiors and nice upgrades. Of course, the convertibles were a small percentage of overall production. This rare-ish 70 XR7 Convertible is particularly hard to duplicate with it’s original leather interior and low original mileage. Our research shows few cars of this caliber are available.


Exterior

Check these custom highlights:

  • Competition Orange Pearl Metallic Two Stage paint is gorgeous. It has been cleared, cured, color sanded and polished.

  • Matte Black Eliminator stripe

  • New power convertible top with perfect back window.

  • Original chrome in excellent condition

  • 17” magnum wheels with Cougar center caps. Nice Yokohama YK 580 tires staggered 245 and 225.

  • Vacuum headlamp doors work as designed. See video.

  • Smoked taillamps with sequential turn signals. See video.

  • Factory optional rear mounted power antenna

  • New chrome exhaust tips

  • Shaved emblems and marker lights.


Interior

Beautiful, original XR7 leather upholstery, carpet, dash, door panels. Center console. 3 point front seat belts. Excellent panel fit. Rim-Blow horn. Rare tilt steering wheel. OEM radio.


Floors

Floors are original and California solid. See the photos


Wheels, Tires

Chromed magnum 500 style 17” wheels are matched with Cougar center caps. Yokohama tires.


Engine

Awesome running 351 Cleveland V8. Engine dressed with nice valve covers and air cleaner. Mallory HyFire Breakerless ignition system. Edelbrock 4bbl carb. Edelbrock manifold. Aluminum radiator with electric fan. Billet overflow tank. New voltage regulator. Original California smog equipment in place.


Transmission

The automatic FMX transmission shifts beautifully. Transmission cooler in place.


Braking, Steering

Power Front disc brakes. Rear drum brakes. Power steering. Huge front sway bar. KYB Shocks. Poly bushings.


Service

Fresh service, turnkey and ready to go. Fresh oil and filters.


Trim

The trim is in good to excellent shape.


Glass

The glass is in good to excellent condition. New rear window with the new top.


Odometer

The odometer shows 69,960 miles. We believe this to be correct and original mileage.


DMV / Documentation

The California title is clear. It is an original California “Pink Slip”. No smog certificate is required for California residents but the original California smog equipment is in place.

Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States. A binder with before and after pictures, detailed information, receipts and specs is included.


Comparables

There are very few comparable 70 Cougar XR7 Convertible cars for sale at this time. Perhaps you can find a car that needs work, has been rebuilt or previously wrecked or has had metal work done with repop panels. Find a real car in excellent survivor condition with great eye appeal and you have a very few cars indeed. Given the extreme scarcity of available cars, this Cougar represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.


Inspection

Please come inspect this great Cougar before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 47 year old used car. It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new soul sucking Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car.


More pictures and Video

Many more pictures and a walk around & drive tour are available here http://www.driven.co/inventory/mercury-cougar-xr7-convertible/


Financing

We offer excellent simple interest collector car financing through JJ Best Bank. Shop here for a great deal http://www.jjbest.com/10799


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