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1971 Mercury Cougar

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Year: 1971
Type: Coupe
Color: Medium Yellow Gold
Mileage: 58,777
Engine: 429 Ram Air
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: XR7
Interior Color: Medium Ginger
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Mercury Cougar for sale

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Extremely rare 1971 Cougar XR7 429 ram air

Numbers matching engine and transmission

Of the 231 Cougars built with 429 ram air. only 157 were XR7 coupes. This one was ordered by a Canadian dealer as a “dealer demonstrator” with every available factory option from the electric sun roof to the engine block heater. Of all the Cougars built. only 0. 6% had the sun roof. This completely optioned Cougar is likely the highest priced Cougar built for the 1971 model year with a suggested retail price of $7. 37. 50 in December 1970.

Owned since 2003 when I bough it with 57547 miles. Ground up restoration completed in 2011

1st place winner for 71-73 XR7 coupes at the 2011 Cougar Nationals. Bridgewater. NJ scoring 495. 5 points out of 500.   Since then the 4. 5 point deduct for minor issues have been corrected.    

Flawless. perfect paint


Factory power train
    429 CJ ram air 11. 3:1 compression ratio
    370 HP
    450 lbf-ft
    C6 automatic transmission
    3. 25:1 traction-lok differential
    "N" (nodular iron) case differential pumpkin
     31 spline axles. Daytona type
    
429 CJ ram air option included:
     Power breaks
     Power steering
     Engine dress up kit including
         Bright rocker arm covers
         Bright oil dipstick handle
         Bright oil filler cap
         Bright radiator cap
     Competition suspension which included
           Variable ratio power steering
           Heavier front sway bar
           Rear stabilizer bar
           Heavy duty front and rear springs
           Heavy duty shocks. staggered rear

Correct Rochester 4V spread bore carburetor
    
Factory options
     C-6 select shift cruise-o-matic transmission
     3. 25:1 traction-lok differential
     Immersion block heater
     F60X15 raised white letter tires
     Convenience group
          Under hood light
          Trunk light
          Headlights on warning buzzer
          Deluxe seat belts and warning light
          Automatic seat backs latch release
     Tilt steering
     Power driver seat. 4 way
     Power front disc breaks
     Ram air induction
     Air conditioner. whisperaire. R12
     Rear window electric defrost
     AM/8-track stereo radio. Cougar marking
     Sport console. full length. with clock and ashtray light
     Intermittent windshield wipers 
     Appearance protection group
          Front carpeted floor mats
          Door edge guards
          Front bumper guards
      Tinted glass complete
      Power side windows
      Sunroof. including emergency sunroof crank
      Full vinyl roof

XR7 standard features
    Bright hood molding rear edge. early 71's only
    Low fuel warning 
    3 spoke rim blow steering wheel
    Door ajar warning 
    Tachometer
    Alternator and oil pressure gauges
    Remote left hand racing mirror
    Leather seats front and back

Restoration included
    Numerous NOS parts some of which include
         Front grille works all moldings
         Hood moldings front and back
         Front signal lights
         Front bumper guards
         Rocker moldings
         Wheel lip moldings
         Tail light lenses and moldings
         Rear bumper fillers
         All exterior emblems
         Door edge guards
         Belt line moldings on top of doors
         Vinyl roof moldings
         Left door panel
    All options completely functional
    Carburetor rebuilt by Pony Carbs
    AM/8-track rebuilt by Retro Radio

Additional features added
    Passenger power 4-way seat from a Cougar parts car
    Dealer electric trunk release
    5/8" rear sway bar in place of original 1/2" from 429 Mustang
    Magnum 500 15" wheels. including spare
    BF Goodrich radial TAs. including spare
    Cougar mud flaps
    Pertronics in place of ignition points
    429 ram air decals on hood scoop. used on 429 ram air Mustangs
    Black vinyl in place of original white

    Automatic seat back release

Documentation included
       
    Marti report
    1971 Mercury full line brochure
    1971 Cougar brochure
    1971 Cougar large format magazine ads
    Reproduction window sticker
    Original factory invoice
    Original 1971 warranty facts book
    Original 1971 Cougar registered owners manual
    Original sunroof operating instructions. American Sunroof Corp
    Original tire data sheet. F60-15 Firestone wider 60 oval. SUP-R-BELT
    Original build sheet

Car Cover
    
   


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