For sale at auction: Lot #69 - The Mercury Cougar is often referred to as "the gentleman's muscle car." This 1969 Mercury Cougar convertible is a gorgeous classic automobile that has had only two adult owners. The car is matching numbers and fully documented including original sales receipt, owner's manual, Build Sheet and a Marti Report. An "M" Code provides a 351 Windsor engine with 290hp, FMX transmission and a 9" differential. This combination provides excellent performance and overall drivability. Options include power steering and power disc brakes. A professional rotisserie restoration documented with pictures and receipts was started after the original owner passed in 2004. The extensive restoration was completed in 2009 and includes a new interior in original light blue color, all new or rebuilt mechanical and body components including engine and transmission, brakes, steering, suspension, springs and bushings, exhaust, radiator, heater core, windshield and new convertible top with glass window. The exterior received a "concours" quality paint job in dark blue. The famous sequential taillights, hideaway headlights and rim-blow horn work as they should with original NOS components. The car was updated with GT wheels, new radial tires and a Holley carburetor. The original new spare tire, Autolite carburetor and wheel covers are included. The car has been driven 1,500 miles since completion and drives extremely well. This beautiful American classic is fun to drive and will provide years of pleasure.