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Mercury : Cougar GT

Sale price: $5,950.00 make an offer

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Year: 1967
Mileage: 100,000
Engine: 390GT
Trim: GT
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Mercury : Cougar GT for sale

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 You are looking at a very RARE 1967 Mercury Cougar GT S-code 390-4V car that when new was a 1967 NEW Car Show Unit for Ford's Lincoln-Mercury Division. Lincoln-Mercury batch built a special group of cars for a Lincoln-Mercury NEW Car Introduction show in Monterey. California at Pebble Beach in the fall of 1966. This car was one of a handful of Cougar Show Units all ordered the with same colors and options for this show to be built in Dearborn under an 84 DSO and shipped to California for Show Duty.
As with most show cars once there 'SHOW'duties were over they were shipped to local Lincoln-Mercury dealers to be sold as demo's or used cars! This car was sold in California after the show and remained there for the next 45 years until I found it and brought back here to the East Coast.

This is a super solid Black Plate California car that has had it's restoration started. but needs someone else to finish it. It has been apart and stored indoors for nearly 30 years. During that time some parts were lost or stolen and replacements sourced. There are also some duplicates too! The BIG stuff is here; but I am sure as the car goes back together some pieces will need to be acquired. You would probably replace a lot of these pieces in the restoration anyway.  
Bottom line is that this is a rock solid. well optioned car. in a great color combination; that combined with the fact that it is a former show car status makes this car a most worthy candidate to have its restoration completed.  

This 1967 Mercury Cougar GT is an ORIGINAL Jamaican Yellow on Black  S-code 390GT-4V car with a factory rating of 335hp and was backed up with a C6 Automatic Transmission and connects to a bullet proof 9 inch rear end.  

This car being a SHOW UNIT is well optioned and documented as such per the Deluxe Marti Report.  This 1967 Cougar GT was ordered as an ‘INTRODUCTORY SHOW UNIT' Special Ordered in the Home Office Reserve District (DSO 84). This car has been a a lifelong California car and it still retains its original Black & Yellow California Plate.

This RARE Big Block Cougar GT was further equipped with many optional features to include: Black Vinyl Roof. Closed Crankcase Emissions System. Exhaust Emission Control. GT Equipment Group. C6 Selectshift Merc-O-Matic Transmission. Convenience Control Panel. Courtesy Light Group. Electric Clock. F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval WSW Tires. Tilt-Away Steering Wheel. AM - 8Track Stereo Radio. Power Steering. Deluxe Seat Belts and Wheel covers

The door tag info is as follows and as listed on the Deluxe Marti Report

BODY 65A = Cougar Hardtop

Color 8 = Jamaican Yellow Paint Ford # 1955-A

Trim 2A = Black Standard Bucket Seat Interior

Date 29J = September 29. 1966 Scheduled Build Date

DSO 84 = Home Office Reserve District

Axle 1 = 3. 00 Conventional Axle with 9 inch ring gear

Trans U = C6 3-speed Automatic transmission

I have the original 390 GT Engine for this car that has been fully rebuilt and is ready to go. The GT 390 heads were fully redone as well. It has an S-code 390 GT Iron Intake. Chrome Power By Ford Valve covers. C70F Holley and its correct 390 GT Dual Screen Air Cleaner as well. I have a replacement C-6 Transmission for this car that needs to be rebuilt and it still has its original 9 inch rear end underneath it with the unique 1967 9 inch housing with the drain plug.

This car has been taken apart and the restoration started. Of the bigger things of note that the car is missing are the console for it and the tilt is gone. It has a standard fixed steering column in it now. The engine bay has already been cleaned. but still needs detailing. The front suspension has been rebuilt and detailed as have the Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes on the car.  

Having been a lifelong California car it has been spared the rigors of the harsh Eastern Rust Belt Winters and as such the integrity of the body is incredible.

However. there is some very minor rust in the passenger front floor that is most likely due to a leaky heater core that will have to be addressed. but this is an easy fix and very minor especially by east Coast standards. There is a little rust in one 1/4 panel most likely attributable to a clogged drain.   This is a ROCK SOLID California Black Plate car!!! The rest of the sheet metal on the car; the hood. deck. doors. fenders. quarters. etc are all very nice on this car. The rest of the floor and frame rails again are nice solid examples!!

The Hidden Headlight and Grille assembly are VERY NICE on this car as are the Tail Light Assemblies!! Being from dry central California and stored away in a  garage for over 30 years they have been protected from the elements and they look it!!!

There are LOTS of extra parts with this car to help with its restoration.

This car needs someone to finish the restoration of this RARE and LOADED 1967 S-code 390 GT Cougar GT. It would be an absolutely gorgeous car when finished!! With its ‘Introductory Show Unit' pedigree and a very impressive equipment list it makes this Big Block Cougar GT a very worthwhile restoration candidate!!

Please look at the pictures and ask any questions BEFORE you bid!! I want you to be sure of what you are bidding on and ultimately for us both to be satisfied with it's sale.  I expect a $500. 00 deposit within 24 hours of auctions end and the balance of payment within 7 days of auctions end. This 1967 Mercury Cougar GT is a 44+ year old project car and as such is being auctioned 'as-is. where-is' and 'as-described' with no warranties either expressed or implied. I have described this Cougar GT project car accurately so please read the auction text and look at the pictures carefullyand make sure this is what you want before bidding. If you are not sure please do not bid. I take my auctions seriously and so should you. Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!



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