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- Medium Saddle
- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
A vintage drop-top distinction is what this 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible instantly delivers. It has a rarity, sporty style, and proper V8 under the hood, all wrapped around the upper-class style of a Mercury.
The first-gen Cougar has something special going for it. You had the Mustang's ideal proportions but with a big cat swagger. You see it in the details, like the sweeping body crease from the front fender to the rear wheel opening. The bumpers love to hug the car's form as they cradle the full-width panels that house the rear lights and hide the headlights. The creamy yellow paint is in nice harmony with the tan convertible top and coordinating full-length pinstripe. It all gives this convertible the right touch of premium style. Plus, it has rarity, with only about 4k examples of the upper-level XR7 trim produced in 1969.
The interior captures the vintage premium feeling correctly with its very stock style. A premium Mercury means leather seats with buckets up front and wide headrests. Good carpeting, a clean dash, and clean/classic wood-like trim make for a nice place to spend some time. Even the full gauge package looks crisp and clean - right down to the clock on the passenger side. And features like a retro-style AM/FM digital tune with aux input and R134a air conditioning subtly upgrade this classic package so that it's even more fun to take out every sunny Sunday.
One of the reasons the 1969 Cougar is so desirable is that it was the year the 351 cubic-inch V8 became available. This is even an era-correct block! It inhales deeper with a four-barrel carburetor and exhales with added power as headers feed the dual exhaust. As a true cruiser, you also have good driving features, like a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, and front discs.
We like this because it's a true cruiser with the right easy driving features to love. If you're looking for perfection, you may want to do some restoration paint, polish the chrome, or renovate the door panels. But you get an excellent mix of vintage fun and Mercury-level luxury in a drop-top driver's package from day one. That's why this rare XR7 is irresistible. Call now!