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« on: August 30, 2017, 07:11:43 PM »

I came across this ad and know there are some Cougar fans here on the Forum --

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar-xr7/1945785.html

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 03:41:03 AM »

I came across this ad and know there are some Cougar fans here on the Forum --

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar-xr7/1945785.html

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Location: Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701
VIN #: 9F93R538911
Mileage: 103211
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: Maroon Ford #3059-A
Interior: Black

Sellerís Description:

I am selling my 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Super Cobra Jet R code.

This is a numbers matching XR7 with the Drag Pack. It is 1 of 53 according to the Marti Report equipped with:

428 SCJ motor with a Holley 4 barrel carb.

4 speed manual transmission with a factory 1970 Hurst shifter.

Power steering and power brakes.

Original exhaust from Ford in 69.

Currently the car has 103,200. Miles on it and the odometer reads 3,2XX. Miles .

Car runs well and all of the important stuff works.

History:

The car was originally special ordered at Lago Lincoln Mercury in Los Gatos California by a gentleman that was coming home from serving our country during the Vietnam War. The car lived out it's youth in the San Hose California area. He drove it until a carb fire in 1982 and then it sat parked until Scott from West Coast Classic Cougars purchased it in 1994. His restoration went from 1996-1998 and he had the car painted in 2000. He sold the car in 2013 to a gentleman in Alberta Canada, then I bought it in October of 2015.

The car was supposed to have a binder with it that had all the documentation and history of the car in it, however when I received the car there was no binder(long story). I did however manage to get a lot of info about the car from Scott at WCCC. He was kind enough to fill in many of the blanks for me and here they are:

Non-factory items added prior to 2013:

Power steering, was originally manual.

Rear brakes have been upgraded to 2-1/4" wide. (drums and backing plates)

Restoration plans were for the addition of air conditioning. He got as far as the under dash parts.

1970 rear defog.

1970 bolt in tinted glass.

1970 Hurst shifter with custom adapter plate mounted to 1969 top loader tail shaft.

Rear axle ratio has 3.25:1 traction lock installed. (factory was 4.30:1). Has original factory non-N, nodular case, with 31 splined axles

All leaf and coil springs are original to the car.

Fuel tank changed to 22 gallon tank, from a 1970.

Passenger side door mirror was added.

Misc:

He never installed the rocker mouldings.

Rear interior sail panels with courtesy lights were not installed. The trim guy filled that section with head liner material.

Shoulder belts not reinstalled.

He had a tilt column installed. Recently repaierd and works great.

The antenna is aftermarket, It is fully collapsible for use with a car cover.

It came with bumper guards, He didn't like them and left them off.

Vinyl top mouldings have been powder coated gloss black.

Engine was rebuilt in1996 with the following:

OEM block bored to 0.040".

Cylinder heads had hardened valve seats installed.

SCJ Crank is 0.010" - 0.010".

Original SCJ piston rods with ARP bolts.

Comp Cam 268 cam installed.

Vintage Ford FE adjustable rockers with cupped push rods.

Engine compression ratio 9:1.

The exhaust pipes and mufflers was original from 1969.

Distributor is original to the car and was rebuilt with the addition of Pertronix.

The engine was rebuilt for reliability using a 69 Holley Carb.

Since I have owned the car I have:

2016

Replace the rear bowl on the carb to a period correct one that does not leak.

Had the carb professionally rebuilt.

Had front wheel bearings & seals replaced.

Had new spark plugs put in.

Had the oil & filter changed.

2017

I had an adjustable clutch pedal stop installed to even out the pedals.

I had the wheels balanced and rotated.

Front end alignment done.

I replaced the burned out bulbs in the instrument cluster.

I replaced the clock lens with a new one)old one comes with the car).

I spent hours under the dash getting the heat/AC vacuum motors to work properly.

The car is set up for AC except for everything under the hood, but the heat, defrost and cool air settings work fine.

This is an awesome car and a blast to drive. If you know Cougars, you should know that this is actually a rare one. I had it appraised recently(Feb. 28th, 2017) and it has a fair market value of $73,500. I am asking $69,000 or best offer for the car.

Please call Joe at 617-821-7959 between 9am to 9pm eastern standard time. Don't bother texting me, I'm old school and prefer to talk to the person I am dealing with. If you are an ad company or a finance company, please DO NOT bother to call or text me, I've got it covered thanks.

I can provide lots of photos and send you the appraisal as well if needed.

Thanks,

Joe B.

Here are a few videos for your viewing pleasure. The walk around I did was prior to having the car professionally detailed. The other video is from when Scott at WCCC owned the car.

https://youtu.be/PJyhRP7Tm34

https://youtu.be/Yc--F7hJJpk

Price: $69,000 obo 


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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 05:29:15 AM »

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