1968 Mercury Cougar

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    46 296 mi / 74 507 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    8R93S509093
  • Lot number 
    60
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gold
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1968 Mercury Cougar XR7
Year: 1968
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar XR7
Body: 2-Door Coupe LHD
Odometer: Indicating 46,296 miles
Engine: 390ci 4V V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Gold
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Mercury Cougar XR-7
- Matching numbers
- 1 of 3308 fitted with the 390 4-V engine
- 1 of 253 in Grecian Gold
- C-6 Merc-O-Matic auto transmission
- Complete with logbook and import approval
- Marti report paperwork

This XR7 presents in exceptional condition. Built new in San Jose on the 22nd January 1968, it was sold to its first owner only 10 days later in Long Beach, California. In Grecian Gold with black leather-accented seats, this vehicle sports several factory options including air-conditioning, power disk brakes, factory tinted windows, and deluxe wheel covers.

Powered by the larger 390ci 4V V8, this vehicle provides 335 horsepower to its C-6 Merc-O-Matic transmission. Subject to a full engine rebuild in 2015, this car is ready to be driven off the showroom floor and enjoyed.

The originality of this example is verified through a deluxe Marti report, as well as the original owner identification card, logbook and import approval. Incredibly hard to find in such well-maintained condition, this Mercury Cougar XR7 would complement any garage or collection.

The introduction of the Cougar in 1967 gave Mercury its own “pony car”, which would go on to be the performance icon of the Mercury name for decades to come. Designed with a more “European” flavour in mind, the focus of the Cougar was an ideal combination of luxury and performance. The most luxurious of these cars was the XR7, showcasing several factory options over the base model, and taking design inspiration from the E-type Jaguar and fashion designer Pauline Trigere. The appeal of the Cougar has not faded over the years, and good examples are extremely desirable today.

Chassis: 8R93S509093

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1877

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