A thunderous Mercury Cougar Convertible with amazing history.
Power convertible top, concealed dual headlamps, deep guard chrome finish bumpers, sequential turn signals, Cougar cat emblem on center grille area, front and rear side reflectors, sports door mirrors, chrome window surrounds, tachometer, column-mounted anti-theft ignition, air blending heater-defroster, 2-speed windshield wipers, centre armrest with storage, Custom Autosound radio. Factory Options: Courtesy lights, power front disc brakes, power steering, tinted glass.
This imposing Cougar Convertible looks striking finished in factory Competition Yellow, (Code D), as confirmed by the Deluxe Marti Report. The paint has a uniform shine and at the request of the previous owner has the Eliminator features added such as the bold tape stripes, hood scoop, front anti-lift spoiler and rear deck air-foil spoiler. The power convertible top is spotless having been recently replaced and the chrome features have a mirror finish. Cougar styling features such as the dual concealed headlamps and sequential turn signals all operate and give the car a sporty flair. This rare iconic American Muscle Car draws crowds at every occasion!
Hi-back bucket seats with integral head restraints finished in White comfort-weave vinyl with black components, (Code EA), are immensely comfortable and supportive. The simulated rosewood applique which frames the 4-pod instrument cluster along with the luxury 3-spoke rim-blow steering wheel is all in excellent condition. The matching door cards and all nylon loop carpeting are in very good condition and all controls function including the accessory tachometer and door mounted courtesy lights. Very spacious, plush and bundles of Americana!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary 351 V8 Windsor engine displaces 5700cc and produces 250bhp. It thunders into life immediately and sounds truly superb. Upgraded with the Edelbrock Performer Series 600 CFM Aluminium Carb with four barrels and Edelbrock performance Intake manifold all beautifully detailed for those that enjoy bonnet up exhibiting and the show circuit. The optional FMX Select Shift automatic transmission performs perfectly. Real thunder on the road!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Attractive chrome and black alloy wheels with centre spinners are shod with 255/45 ZR18 rear and 245/45 ZR17 front tyres with ample tread. Optional power front disc brakes with a foot operated parking brake brings this muscle car to an assured halt.
A full Deluxe Marti Report confirms this vehicle as being a genuine Mercury Cougar Convertible built at the Dearborn Plant in October 1969. Virtually every State of California Validated Registration Card spanning the decades confirms a Mr Carl Holz followed by Mark Holz of Santa Rosa were owners until 1987. The next custodian was Mr Sean Fiitzpatrick before it entered the UK in June 2011. An amazing history file from the Passenger Build Sheet and invoices dating back to the 1970’s until the present day await to be presented to the next lucky owner. Only two UK keepers since 2011, who are both friends and American car fanatics, have cherished this machine adding tasteful Eliminator enhancements, a common theme when owners back in the 1970’s used to add various packs such as the Drag Pak and Super Drag Pak options. The 1970 registered Owners Manual and Cougar black wallet along with spare keys are present. All paperwork is neatly filed to offer full provenance guarantees. Validated statistics confirms this as being just one of 134 Mercury Cougar Convertibles in Competition Yellow for the 1970 model year. Rare, imposing and fabulous.
MOT June 2019, HPI Clear.
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