1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE - 81549Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #1039.2 1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81549/81549_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE
MUSCLE CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #1039.2 - The ultimate in luxury muscle cars. First year of the Cougar convertible. A mere 96 428 Cobra Jet, Ram Air, XR7 convertible Cougars were built in 1969 in this configuration. This convertible has always been properly stored and comes with its original smog system in great condition and factory installed, cold air conditioning. The original carpet, trim, Rim Blow steering wheel, dash, trunk mat and other detail items that are often replaced with reproduction parts are still in place. The car has had one repaint in 1979 and is due for another, but looks more than presentable for a street driven muscle car as it sits. All of the original Ram Air components are in place as is the VIN stamped block, heads and transmission. The axle has been upgraded to a 3.25 Traction-Lok, but nothing else has been modified or "Hot Rodded". This convertible was ordered with all the "right" options that collectors look for in an investment quality classic. Keep in mind, this is not a pieced together project that has risen from the ashes. The glass, including the windshield, are original date coded Carlite. Peek under the dash and you will see every wire and clip is in its original undisturbed place. The power top and windows glide up and down with ease, tilt-away works great and the motor has been rebuilt to stock configurations with hardened valve seats. The "cat" has definitely held its own in recent years due to a very loyal following and extremely low production numbers. This is a car you can take on a long trip and not feel exhausted when you get there or worried about every little bug that hits your grille. Classics are meant to be driven.
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