The 1967 Mercury Cougar is perhaps one of the most celebrated muscle car of the sixties with its signature “electric shaver” and came with a two door notchback hardtop and a “GT” performance package. But before you go out and get yourself a 1967 Mercury Cougar, here are a few facts and reminders for you to know.
1. It came in two models. – Considered to be Mercury’s first pony car, the Cougar was released in two models namely the base and the XR-7; the latter being more sought after than the former. This was because the XR-7 boasted of a full set of black-faced competition instruments and toggle switches, a simulated wood-grained dashboard, a T-type center automatic transmission shifter, an overhead console and to top all that it came with a vinyl or leather upholstery.
2. It has one of two types of engines. – Buyers at the time had the two options which were the 200 hp 289 cu in two-barrel V8 and the 335 hp 390 cu in four-barrel V8 engines.
3. It’s famous for its “electric shaver”. – This feature marks the very personality for which the Cougar was visually known for and recognized. Vertical bars and a full-width split grille concealed the headlights. The T-Bird sequential taillights were likewise given the same grille concealing treatment.
4. It’s longer than the Mustang. – The 1967 Mercury Cougar was manufactured to have a hundred and eleven inch wheelbase. This makes it officially three inches longer than a Mustang.
5. It’s not going to be cheap. – The thing with classic cars like this is that although considered to be “antique”, they come with so much value packed within their history. They are after all a rare find so it would be no surprise if you find that many of those available and traded in the market come with a hefty price tag. They can range from $10,000 to $35,000 depending on the condition, specs and upgrades. Although it’s possible to come across one that’s lower on the price range, say $2,000 and less, expect more work and overhauls to be done. It’s a risk but one that many aficionados are excited to take given the accomplishment of having revived an almost beat-up car. We’re not even talking about maintenance yet.
Are you ready to take on and purchase your very own 1967 Mercury Cougar? If so then we wish you good luck!
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