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1978 Mercury Cougar XR7

Sale price: $9,500.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Year: 1978
Type: Coupe
Color: Silver
Mileage: 35,115
Engine: Factory V-8 351 Windsor
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: XR7
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Mercury Cougar XR7 for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 135 votes
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For sale is a beautiful 39-year-old Cougar that is exceptionally-preserved and has aged extremely well. With just over 35. 00 miles. this Cougar is barely broken in. It is mostly all original; it has been minimally & tastefully modified with Flowmaster Exhaust and staggered Foose Wheels. This 1978 Mercury Cougar XR7 Coupe is turn-key. doesn't leak a drop of fluid. and is ready for its new owner to enjoy. If you are hoping to find a bargain that needs work and that you would need to tinker with. this is probably not the right car for you. The car is a constant conversation-starter and gets an unbelievable amount of praise from everyone that sees it. You'll need to get used to the honks and the thumbs-up that you'll get when you drive it.

YouTube Videos (copy/paste links in browser):
Photo Slideshow - https://youtu. be/OMHtlmGa7lE
Quick Exterior Walkthrough - https://youtu. be/22DprO2I-0g
Detailed Exterior Walkthrough - Coming Soon
Detailed Interior Walkthrough - Coming Soon
Test Drive - https://youtu. be/26px_s_jUY4
Driving Down Street - Coming Soon

Mechanical:
-351-Windsor V8
-Automatic Transmission
-New Fel-Pro Intake Manifold Gasket
-New Fel-Pro Rear Main Seal (this was a very expensive repair that could have been foregone but I didn't want the car to leak even a drop of oil)
-New Power-Steering Pump
-Hoses and vacuum lines replaced as needed
-Car drives perfectly straight (alignment recently done)

Exterior:
-Paint is in excellent condition with a few rock chips
-Car was in Minnesota from 1978-1999 and has surface rust on undercarriage. It's not structural. cancerous. or problematic. Very tiny specks/areas of surface rust on fenders (please see YouTube videos).
-Red pin-stripes show no signs of wear/weathering
-The vinyl top is structurally in excellent condition without any rips but does have patches where the color of the vinyl top has worn thin. It's not very noticeable unless you look closely.
-All plastic & chrome is in mint/excellent condition
-All bumper fillers are in mint/excellent condition
-New staggered chrome Foose Wheels (cost approx $1500)
-New tires with about 4k miles (tires just balanced)
-Original wheels/tires are unavailable and do not come with the vehicle
-The original spare is in the trunk. unused. and in mint condition

Interior:
-Museum quality interior (see video where I point out 3 minor imperfections)
-Not a single crack on the dash
-No rips in headliner
-Brand-new high end floor-mats
-Everything works (radio. AC. heat. wipers. lights)
-Only thing that does not work is the dash clock (didn't want mechanic to go behind dash)

NADA Guides has a vehicle in this condition (High Retail) valued at $11. 37. Add the value of the Flowmasters & Foose Wheels and subtract for the fact that it was a MN car for 21 years. I'm asking $9. 00.

I would like you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and want you to feel that you got all of the necessary information needed to make an informed purchase. I've done my best to disclose all known issues and to describe this vehicle to the best of my ability.   Please make sure that you watch all YouTube videos related to this car as they are considered part of the disclosures. Please ask any/all questions prior to clicking "Buy It Now. " Feel free to have an independent 3rd-party inspection prior to bidding.

A PayPal deposit of $350 is required immediately and full payment is required by cash or wire transfer within 72 hours. I have a free & clear Arizona Box A (original mileage) Title in my name. I can hold the vehicle in our garage for up to 2 weeks while the buyer arranges pick-up/shipping at buyer's expense. It is the buyer's responsibility to have the vehicle insured immediately after full payment is received even if the vehicle is still in our possession waiting for shippers.

Thank you for looking & let me know if you have questions.

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