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1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 302ci 4V V8 Beautiful Car

Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
SubModel: Cougar
Type: Coupe
Trim: XR-7
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1968
Mileage: 69148
VIN: 0000008R93J514827
Color: Blue
Engine: V8 5.0L 302ci 4V
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Hilton, New York, United States

1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Additional Info:

Beautiful and Sought AfterXR-7 CougarLuxury Sport Coupe127 PHOTOS!!!! The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own pony car.Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, The Cougar is the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades.The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop, no center or B-pillar). The Cougar, with the internal code T-7, went on sale September 30, 1966.It was based on the 1967 refreshed first-generation Mustang, but with a 3-in-longer (111 in) wheelbase and new sheet metal.A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia"”it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille.At the rear, a similar treatment had the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grillework concealing tail lights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.A deliberate effort was made to give the car a more European flavor than the Mustang, at least to American buyers' eyes, drawing inspiration from the popular Jaguar E-Type.Aside from the base model and the luxurious XR-7,.The XR-7 model brought a simulated wood-grained dashboard with a full set of black-faced competition instruments and toggle switches, an overhead console, a T-type center automatic transmission shifter (if equipped with the optional Merc-O-Matic transmission), and leather-vinyl upholstery. This is the only generation with covered headlights.In 1967 and 1968, they were deployed using a vacuum canister system that opened and closed the headlamp doors.Solid car with the right combination of 302ci V8 4V and Automatic Transmission Well Maintained and a great car to be had by any standards.Looks great with the white interior.Gotta Love The Hide-A-Way Headlights!Cougars are known for their performance as well as their uplevel trim and styling.Most of all the sequential optional taillightsDrive this Cougar Anywhere!!On display in our showroomGreat Lakes Classic Cars6 Upton StreetHilton,N.Y. 14468(800)510-3797