1969 Mercury Cougar VIN# 9F93Q565965 First. for any interested parties I can tell you the exact history of the car and just about everything about it. I can send a ton for pictures to anyone asking. Jayson 239 776-9967 EST History. last to first: I obtained this car from in May of 2005 in Henderson. Nevada. Previously the car had been sold and used in San Jose CA. Second owner purchased the car December. 31. 1971 from a Ford Dealers used lot in San Jose. I am the third titled owner of the car. Documentation: Dash VIN. door warranty plate and fender apron VIN all are the same. There are a further two confidential VINS located on both left and right fender aprons once the fenders were removed. Two build sheets (identical) were discovered under the left and right side carpet in the back seat foot wells. Notice number 743 on build sheet is the same as the buck build line number as on metal buck tag. The body build buck tag is located on the passenger side radiator support. All of this is pictured. Marti Elite matches up on all documentation and lists this as a one of one for those that this is important to. I have the original California transfer of title signed by Jack and copy of vehicle registration from 1971. Pictures can be requested verifying all. Vehicle Particulars: As far as options. color and trim. all is listed in the Elite Marti Report including P/S. P/DB. A/C. AM/8Track. Traction-Loc. etc. All are original to the car and were kept the same during body. paint and interior work. In the photos of the car. there is an AM/FM radio showing. The original AM/8Track comes with the car. unrestored. Engine is the original 428CJ that was installed at the factory. Before I purchased the car. the smog system. intake manifold and Holley carburetor were discarded and not with the car. The rear of the block's pad has a partial VIN of the cars last five serial numbers of this vehicle. C6 Transmission is the original unit installed during factory build. It is the correct cast iron tail shaft R-servo unit. There is a partial VIN stamping on top of the main body (last five #) matching this vehicles serial number. It was rebuilt and placed it the car when I purchased it. The 9” 31 spline is original to the car and has never been removed. I did replace carrier bearings. pinion bearing and seals along with axle bearings and seals. Suspension: Except for sway bar bushings. rear shackle bushings. and shock absorbers all the suspension components are original to the car and have never been replaced. Even the ball joints and control arm bushings are factory original and in good shape. Steering: As with the suspension. and except for the power control valve and P/S fluid lines. nothing in the steering system has been replaced from the factory. all appears to be original and working fine. Brakes: The rear brakes were original to the car and had never been serviced when I purchased the car. I Replaced all brake components including calipers. new rotors. all new rears. lines. master and power booster. The interior is in excellent shape with all wear components replaced. The leather seats front and rear were replaced and look very good. Original console refurbished and carpet was replaced. Original door and quarter interior panels were cleaned and installed. no rips or tears. Chrome interior and exterior door handles replaced. Paint and body: The body had never been wrecked or damaged and there has never been any rust. Body was reduced to bare metal and sprayed in epoxy primer. All PPG material was used. epoxy primer. filling primer. base coat/clear coat system. Windshield is new. Front bumper is NOS. Rear bumper is driver quality. All of the body panels on the car are original. nothing has been replaced. Even the battery tray was cleaned and used at it was perfect. Miscellaneous (the good): The upper and lower dash. steering column. steering wheel. all electrical harnesses. were refurbished. Even the felt lining the A/C registers (far left and far right of dash) have been replaced. The heater/AC condenser box was resealed and the heater core replaced. The lower dash was disassembled. media blasted and painted in the proper finish/color. The condenser was tested and kept. Engine now has a new Holley 600CFM. Edlebrock Street Performer and Petronix distributor; everything else is completely stock. Wheels and tires have less than 100 miles. All weather-stripping and rubber throughout entire car has been replaced except drivers vertical door strip. Original finned aluminum valve covers. AM/8 track tape player included along with original XR-7 hubcaps and the 428's original distributor. Brand new exhaust at factory spec's from WWWC. The original factory installed system was still on the car when I purchased it… it could not be saved. I believe the mileage showing (around 64K) may be correct but no guarantees. The lack of owners and other documentations does give pause. With the original wearing type of parts still on the car and functional. it does have more merit than most. Vehicle Needs (the bad): The rebuilt engine and transmission have approximately 150 or less miles on them. The engine piston rings have never fully seated and the lifters were not properly broken in and one making noise after warm up. The engine seems to exhibit the close to 400 hp it should be producing in stock form and doesn't hesitate or miss on hard acceleration nor at idle or cruise. Regardless. the engine may need to be taken out and gone through sooner or later. Transmission shifts smooth and at the proper RPM. It is very firm on hard acceleration and breaks traction on the limited slip differential shifting from 1st to 2nd. There is no slippage anywhere in the driving range or reverse. I still need to install the kick-down linkage. New exhaust system has a leak at manifold to H-pipe. Right door interior light not working. A/C system from firewall forward is complete and original but not mounted or attached. The rocker panel trim is from 1968. The proper ones for 1969 are now available. The vehicle is in a climate controlled facility and can be inspected anytime during the week. A full garage lift is available for underside inspection. just need a 24 hour notice. No score buyer will need to call me. $500. Deposit required. If upon inspection vehicle is not as described. deposit will be refunded.
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