1970 Mercury Cougar XR7
1970 Mercury Cougar XR7
$52,900

1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

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57,390 original miles. Two owners from new. Fantastic color combination with beautiful original interior. M-code 351 Cleveland V8, automatic. Nicely optioned, heavily documented. A gorgeous Cougar XR7 thats a lot more car than a garden-variety Mustang! Were seeing quite a bit of interest in anything thats not a Mustang these days: Falcons, Comets, and particularly the Cougars, which all benefit from the Mustangs awesome parts support but offer something a little bit out of the ordinary. Think of this 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible as a Mustang for adults with a more grown-up look thats arguably far more attractive than a comparable 1970 Mustang. Finished in bright red paint (one of only 190 built, by the way) it definitely looks sporting and the longer, leaner Cougar looks athletic where the Mustang can look chunky. With just two owners, including the first owner who kept it for nearly 40 years, its led an easy life as a summertime cruiser and the condition of the undercarriage and bodywork bears this out. It almost looks like original paint, but it was repainted perhaps 25 years ago and was recently treated to a professional cut and buff with color correction so it looks amazing. Theres a deep shine, the color is vivid, and like all cars that have never been fully disassembled, it fits together extremely well. Even gaps, doors that close solidly, and crisp body lines highlight the stylish Cougar bodywork and a simple black pinstripe highlights the unique curve of the quarter panels. And since its a Cougar, youre probably eager to know whether the headlights work (they do) and whether the sequential taillights are operational (they are). Theres also some nice chrome, including those outrageously expensive-to-restore taillights, and polished stainless along the rockers that makes the car look lean. From any angle, this is a really good looking car. If youre wondering about how well-maintained this car really is, look no farther than the black leather interior, which is almost entirely original. Thats right, the seats, door panels, dash pad, and other soft parts date to 1970 and are in such good condition that you could be forgiven for thinking it has been restored. There are newer carpets on the floor, but aside from that, its original. Even better, everything works, including all the gauges which include a factory tach. The Marti Report says this car originally came with an AM/8-track radio but during a recent freshening it was fitted with a factory AM/FM stereo unit that works well (the original AM/8-track unit is available if the new owner wants to have it). Other equipment includes a tilt steering column, remote drivers side mirror, intermittent wipers, and a center console. The back seat looks virtually unused, the seat belts are still flexible and supple, and even the clock keeps time. Overhead theres a brand new power convertible top with a glass back light that fits better than any folding top weve ever seen, and it stows under a matching black boot. The trunk is correctly dressed with a new plaid mat but the original mat is underneath, and that just might be the original spare tire. Nice, right? Power comes from the desirable M-code 351 Cleveland V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor. Its rated at 300 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. of torque, which is impressive as hell. It makes the Cougar feel downright fast around town and effortless on the highway. The engine bay is highly detailed with correct Ford Blue engine enamel, a factory air cleaner assembly, and even the little stuff is right: hoses and clamps, Autolite battery, and original-style ignition components. It runs superbly, starting easily, idling nicely, and generally pulling the bright red ragtop around with genuine enthusiasm. Theres a wonderful burble from the fresh dual exhaust system and thanks to rebuilt suspension components and fresh shocks, it rides superbly. The 3-speed automatic feels energetic, not lazy, and firmly clicks through the gears without any hesitation. Best of all, there are 3.00 gears out back on a Traction-Lok limited slip, so its comfortable on the highway and hooks up well under any conditions. The chassis is as nicely detailed as the engine bay, with red oxide primer on the original floors, lots of new hardware, solid torque boxes, and a fresh gas tank hanging out back. Ride and handling are comfortable yet confident, and it looks awesome sitting on those 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels with fresh 215/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials. Documentation is extensive, including the original window sticker, owners manuals, Ownercard and warranty card, and even the original registration lip. There are also some period Cougar brochures and a Deluxe Marti Report. Look at the details, the specifications, and the history, and this car nails it on every level. Cougars are red hot on the market and if youre looking for something a little more polished than a Mustang and not as formal as an Oldsmobile or Buick, perhaps this is the better choice. Its fun to drive and looks awesome. A really impressive car thats ready to enjoy right away. Call now! Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    0F94M545566
  • Classic Car ID
    101958672
  • Stock Number
    120109
  • Category
    Muscle & Pony Cars
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    57,390 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Interior Color
    Black leather
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While we do our best to present all vehicles as honestly and accurately as possible, Harwood Motors Ltd. cannot guarantee the veracity of the information contained herein. This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, suitability, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Harwood Motors Ltd. is not an expert in the construction, metallurgy, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle ever made. Harwood Motors Ltd. strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. We cannot guarantee the fitness of any components beyond a visual inspection and normal operation of the vehicle. We do not perform internal examinations, so we cannot guarantee the condition of unseen internal components such as crankshafts, bearings, gears, and other mechanical equipment. This also applies to electronics such as radios, clocks, gauges, light fixtures, switches, or other electrical devices. Buyer should personally inspect the vehicle and satisfy himself as to its mechanical and cosmetic fitness. We always welcome inspections by Buyers and/or third parties who wish to undertake such examinations at their own expense. Harwood makes no warranty or representation regarding mileage unless otherwise stated. Listed prices do not include additional fees, state, federal, or local taxes, or shipping and delivery costs. Harwood Motors Ltd collects a $150.00 documentation fee on every vehicle purchase. Buyer is entirely responsible for satisfying himself that the car is as-represented prior to purchase and there are no warranties, expressed or implied, involved in the sale of any motor vehicle represented by Harwood Motors Ltd.

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