1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible LEATHER Fresh Paint, 351 Cleveland VIDEO
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Stanton, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Color:||Competition Orange Pearl|
|Engine:||5.8L 351Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7
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 to compliment 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.
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.
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.
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 does not work.
Floors are original and California solid. See the photos
Chromed magnum 500 style 17” wheels are matched with Cougar center caps. Yokohama tires.
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.
Automatic FMX transmission. Transmission cooler in place.
Power Front disc brakes. Rear drum brakes. Power steering. Huge front sway bar. KYB Shocks. Poly bushings. This Cougar handles!
Fresh service, turnkey and ready to go. Fresh oil and filters.
The trim is in good to excellent shape.
The glass is in good to excellent condition. New rear window with the new top.
The odometer shows 70,100 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.
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.
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 appliance your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car so please move on to the Prius section.
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/
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