1968 Mercury Cougar
High Option Cat!
Factory Air Conditioning
Factory Power Disc Brakes
Factory Power Steering
Numbers Matching 302 V8 Engine
Crisp Shifting Automatic Transmission
Nice Original Black Interior
Very Solid & Original Body
Excellent Floor Pans, Frame Rails & Torque Boxes
Solid State Turn Signal Tail Light Sequencer
This is a really rare opportunity on this Numbers Matching ’68 Cougar. So many of these Cougars have been lost to accidents, parted out or neglect that they have really become a rarity on the road and at shows. This Cougar has luckily survived with its impressive list of options still in place.
The body is in very good condition for being an un-restored car. There are the normal dings & scrapes you would expect on a 48 year old car. However, the normal rust you would expect is largely missing in this car. The normal spots like the doors, wheel wells and floor pans just do not appear to be on this car.
In fact, the only rust we could find is a small spot in the trunk just under the spare tire. Easily treated & ignored out of site or a quick repair, your choice. The only obvious body damage is on the rear valance where there is some damage that could be repaired or replaced. The trim overall is quite nice but there are some minor dings & imperfections.
Inside the bucket seats are still quite comfortable and present well. The interior is still very original with the expected minor wear. The gauges work nicely as do the wipers.
The 302 engine is the numbers matching engine F-Code engine. It appears to be completely stock and untouched. It runs excellent and has plenty of power for the car. The C4 Automatic Transmission works well too.
The original Air Conditioning appears to be complete but will need to be serviced. Typically this involves installing a new dryer and then charging the system.
The Power Disc Brakes & Steering work nicely and are really a must have on these cars. The brakes stop the car confidently and the steering is tight.
The famous Cougar ‘Sequential Turn Signals’ work nicely thanks to a new Solid State Electronic Box. The factory units are prone to wearing out and can cause individual bulbs to work improperly and really mess up the sequence of blinking directional lights.