The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mercury Cougar. We make the process of selling your Mercury Cougar quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Mercury Cougar was a model line by the American automaker Ford produced between the years of 1967 and 2002. The early versions of the Cougar line are appreciated by collectors of classic cars and muscle car enthusiasts. In the mid-late 20th century, Ford had a habit of repeating popular car concepts between their associated brands. The Cougar was the Mercury answer to the extremely popular Ford Mustang. It was the Mercury “Pony Car.”
The Cougar went on sale September 30, 1966. It was adapted from a 1967 Mustang, but it had a three inch longer wheelbase and new body panels. A divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars line the full width of the front. This gave it the nickname, the “electric shaver” grille.
The early Cougars were available as a 2-door hardtop or a 2-door convertible. There were a range of engine choices including 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8, which could also be found in the Mustang, a 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE V8, 302 cu in (4.9 L) Windsor V8, 351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8, 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8, 428 cu in (7.0 L) FE V8, and a powerful 427 cu in (7.0 L) FE V8. Two cars left the factory as special drag race editions with a 429 engine.
Second generation Cougars, produced between 1971-1973 came with a choice of the 351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8, 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 or 429 cu in (7.0 L) Super Cobra Jet V8. The 1973 edition was dubbed the “bronze age” car, which came in a selection of metallic colors including: ivy glamour metallic, green metallic, medium brown metallic, saddle bronze, medium yellow gold, white and copper.