This Ultra rare Mercury Cougar is the only cobra jet in existence that is finished in this stunning shade of greenby Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 01:54
A ’69 Mercury Cougar XR7 Super Cobra has come up for auction at Barrett Jackson. The Cougar was MotorTrends’s 1967 Car of the Year. It shares its underpinnings with the Ford Mustang, however, the two cars feature a different wheelbase and sheet metal. The Cougar was Ford’s answer to a car that slotted in between the Mustang and the Thunderbird.
This 1969 Mercury Cougar is equipped with an R-code 428 ci V-8 Jet Big Block engine, mated to a close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. It has the V-code option and the 391 gear ratio traction lock. Other exquisite details under the hood include the finned aluminum valve covers and factory compartment Ram Air components along with accurate decals and markings.
|Engine||R-code 428 ci V-8 Jet Big Block|
The example seen here is finished in this stunning shade of medium emerald metallic paint, the exterior complements the factory color 8A interior. The comfort-weave bucket seats are complemented by the am 8 track radio, tinted glass, courtesy lights & an electric shaver front-end with those hideaway headlights, that were quite stylish and cool, back in the day. It also features sequential tail lights. The Cougar-styled steel wheels feature period-correct Firestone ovals with front disc brakes and super cobra jet side moldings. Overall, this Mercury Cougar is a very well-optioned car.
Only 53 Super Cobra Jet’s were ever made in 1969. This spec makes it a one of one and is documented with the original sales contract. The car comes with the owner’s manual, invoice, warranties and two Marti reports. The car is selling at no reserve at the BARRETT JACKSON’s Houston auction in Texas, between the 16th and 18th of September.