Both the Mustang and the Cougar grew in 1971, but the Cougar seems to wear the extra size better than its cousin. This 1971 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible represents either an affordable vintage cruiser or a great starting point for an amazing resto-mod. The paint is recent and nicely done, and we like the burgundy color that gives it a grown-up look that suits the Cougars upscale mission. The chiseled good looks reflect both the pony car and Lincoln DNA in its family, and adding big wheels and some attitude only enhances the image. The narrow front grille with power dome hood are certainly reminiscent of Lincolns of the same period, while the kicked-up quarter panels behind the doors are pure Mustang, making for a very attractive package. The late-model color works quite well on the vintage bodywork, and its easy to imagine it with, say, a blacked-out hood and a modest spoiler out back for some balance. But even as it sits, its rather handsome and the Cougars shape has aged quite gracefully. The front bumper is in good original condition, but well admit the rear bumper needs to be re-chromed if your intention is to keep it stock. But beyond that, this is a great-looking car. If youve driven an early 70s Mustang, youll feel right at home here. The bucket seats are a little wider and a little softer, but the array of round gauges are pure pony car. Its possible that the interior is original, so the drivers seat has a split and the fabric is a little faded, but new seat covers are included with the sale. Youll note nice black carpets on the floors to provide some welcome contrast and a center console adds to the performance vibe. The gauges are custom white-faced dials that look great in a machine-turned instrument panel that definitely works in the XR7. For entertainment, the original radio was dumped in favor of a JVC AM/FM/CD stereo, although the door speakers have yet to be installed (another opportunity for you to do it your way). The power convertible top is in good shape and the trunk is outfitted with a full mat set and a full-sized spare tire. Fords 302 cubic inch V8 was torquey and very user-friendly in the Cougar, offering good performance without being fussy. This one has been significantly upgraded with FITech fuel injection, an Edelbrock intake manifold, an HEI distributor, and a set of long-tube exhaust headers, so you know where the real money was spent. With those cool Edelbrock Racing valve covers and a serpentine belt drive system, along with a set of adjustable strut tower braces, it looks far more modern under the hood than youd expect. Power steering and power front disc brakes were standard equipment on the heavier, more luxury-oriented Cougar, but the recent Flowmaster dual exhaust system has a wonderful low burble that totally sounds like a muscle car. The automatic transmission snaps off quick shifts, so this Couger feels a lot like a late-model 5.0 Mustang rather than a vintage cruiser. The undercarriage is pretty original, but this car has spent most of its life in a warm climate so while its a little grungy, you wont be worried about its structural strength while youre out cruising. Its also fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes which look ideal behind late-model Mustang wheels carrying 235/55/17 performance radials. Lots of money was spent where it matters, making this Cougar a blast to drive and only a few upgrades away from being something truly special. Take this opportunity and make it your own. Call now!
Gateway Classic Cars is proud to present this 1971 Mercury Cougar Convertible in our Saint Louis Showroom. Nothing is needed here. Its ready to immediately enjoy and priced to move fast. BACKGROUND: With elegant styling and luxurious appointments, the Cougar debuted to the world as a gentleman s alternative to the Mustang. For 1971, the Cougar was restyled, weighed less, and had only a one-inch-longer wheelbase than its predecessor. The disappearing headlights were eliminated in favor of a much bolder front end look with four exposed headlights. The center grille piece was now larger, sharing a resemblance to the 1971 Mercury Cyclone. The rear featured a semi fastback with a flying buttress sail-panel. The convertible returned, as did the XR-7 and the GT package. Enough about history! This lovely example is equipped with a powerful 351 Cleveland V8 paired to a smooth shifting 3 speed automatic. The exterior of this cool cat is finished in a beautiful maroon color that would show perfectly in the evening twilight. The interior is outfitted in a gorgeous, bright white vinyl which has the effect of a clear back drop for the lucky driver and passenger. This is a car you want to be seen in! If you re looking for a stylish Mercury Cougar that you can drop the top on and enjoy the summer breeze, call soon before its gone. Options for this 1971 Mercury Cougar Convertible include Air Conditioning, AM/FM/CD radio, power convertible top, power brakes, power steering, power windows, vinyl interior, and allow wheels. To view this 1971 Mercury Cougar Convertible, please visit our site at https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/STL/7938/, call 618-271-3000 or email us at email@example.com.
1971 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible carlsnicely restored car, with marti report, this XR-7 is quite rare and with #s matching throughout should be a strong collectable,this car runs , drives performs and looks fabulouse,all original sheet metal and rust free the car is straight down the sides and rust free, the motor has 500 miles on its rebuilt, with the tranny rebuilt as well and new exhaust, chrome is new throughout , top is new , tires brakes , rims , basically a complete body off , doors hood , trunk , fenders motor compartment all media blasted, the interior is clean but I believe the seats are replaced because the marti report has the car as triple black.this is good because a triple black XR-7 convertible could fetch 30k , especially being #s matching and triple black. Miles: 500 -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
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1971 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible in beautiful blue metallic. New cragar rims and tires less than 500 miles, new exhaust, interior including carpet and seat covers. Electric radiator fan with aluminum radiator and aluminum mounting bracket for all accessories. Chrome valve covers and clean engine compartment. Never wrecked very nice car in restoration. Runs and Drives well. Completely rebuilt engine and transmission. No expense spared. New windshield and the list goes on. This is the same platform as the ford mustang, but much nicer and more expensive. -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
This is an eye grabber and head turner from the time you pull out of the garage until you put her away for the night. Sometimes at the speed I drive I think it has magic powers of invisibility but cant swear to it. You will meet strangers at the gas stations telling you stories of their Cougar days before they were married, refer to you as a motor head causing you to sit up straighter while driving. Youre one cool guy with your favorite CD blasting away from its 4 speakers. This is America at its greatest and you can be a part of it.They dont make them like this any more and because of the extensive body work weve done this car will last another 50 years.Vin 1F94H54xxxx, 351W- 2 bbl V8 engine, FMX Automatic transmission, Odometer 32724New drum brakes and wheel hubs. Pertronix Flame thrower coil and Electric 12v ignition. LED dash lights.New convertible top, bucket seats with red leather covers. New convertible top cylinders and lines. Black convertible boot cover when top is retracted.3 point seat belts front and back, New carpet and soundproofing.Racing mirrors left and right. Pioneer DEH 3200 radio & CD player w/usb, dash and Porsche door speakers.Removable Antenna.Floor pans replaced from torque box to rear trunk undercoated. Solid all around steel car, no Bondo, straight as an arrow. Rear fenders and support posts replaced.A fun car to drive, purrs like a kitten. I, being 75 years old, its getting too much to give both my classic Cougars the attention they need. Cars need to be driven and not sitting in a garage.Please Note The FollowingVehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Long IslandPlease Call First for location and talk to one of our reps at 516 376 3471 FREE Consignments!! Car stays in your garage while we do all the work ..Get it Sold in Record Time. We make selling your car a top priority. With your car on over 50 different sites for maximum exposure all for FREE!!We assist in financing, negotiating and shipping world wide for your convenience and for the buyers convenience which is why we sell your car in record time! Www.Dp9Motors.Com
1971 Mercury Cougar XR7. 71 Cougar Grabber Blue paint. Recently rebuilt within last 10K miles 351 Cleveland 3 spd automatic.Originally a 2 BBL Cleveland but upgraded to Edelbrock 4 BBL with performer intake painted blue to look OEM.Very clean. Runs perfect. Can be driven daily. Cold AC. Power steering and power brakes. Sequential rear turn signals. Interior is beautiful with no rips or tears. Very cool and you just dont see them anymore as the factory concentrated on its clone the Mustang. Since I have had it I put on new front brakes rotors the correct front springs new steering box and pitman arm new ball joints and new tires. Most recently new battery in March 2018. If trading I would prefer a Corvette between 1978 and 1982 of equivalent value but I am willing to consider other auto trades. No motorcycles. No low ball offers.. Located in Fairless Hills PA.. Financing Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers. This vehicle is located in: Fairless Hills, PA Stock Number: C181444L
1971 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible. 351 Cleveland V8 with upgrades. New suspension, canvas top, vinyl cap, interior, paint. Pearl white with blue top and two tone blue interior. Low mileage. Co-op dealership package. Power windows, seats, top, A/C. Dual exhaust.