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  YEAR: 1967
  MAKE: Mercury  
  MODEL: Cougar  
  STYLE: Coupe  
  PRICE: $27,900  
  PHONE: (815) 625-2500  
  ZIP CODE: 61081  
  STOCK NUMBER: 10552  
  The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own pony car. Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. This particular example was the 282nd Cougar ever built. It is a 4 owner car that was born in CA, moved to TX by the second owner, to WI by the 3rd in 2010 and the current owner brought it to IL in 2011. When he purchased the car it was 100% rust free, completely original and the perfect candidate for a Resto Mod. The heart of this bad boy is 302 that has been bored out to a 306 and built for performance with the aid of Edelbrock cam, the triple deuce intake and a carb set up and March billet pulleys. You will also find high volume water and fuel pumps, a Pertronix electronic ignition and custom built Griffin radiator. Not only does it look good but it sounds just plain nasty with its Hedman Elite long tube headers, side exhaust and electronic exhaust cut off. The estimated 400 horse power is effortlessly put to the 9” Curry rear end with Detroit Locker 3:70 gears via a performance built C4 street / strip racing transmission. The suspension is all new with polyurethane bushings, Belltech front and rear sway bars, adjustable racing shocks and chrome traction bars. It has been converted to 4 wheel disc brakes with Kelsey Hayes 4 piston quick change calipers that were performance built by SSBS, it has all stainless steel brake lines and has no problem gripping the SSBS Big Bite cross drilled and slotted rotors. The interior has been upgraded with custom bucket seats, custom dash mounted gauges, a B&M slap shifter upgraded with roll control and a killer sound system. The stereo is an upgraded retro fit form Custom Autosound capable of controlling an i-Pod, satellite radio, memory stick or CD changer that sounds incredible with it 6 speakers and 10” bass tube in the trunk that looks like a nitrous bottle. Although the paint is showing its age with a few chips and cracks there is absolutely no rust and the car still looks awesome with its 17” five spoke rims, side exhaust, black XR7 rear wing spoiler and matching vinyl top. The best part of all of this is that there are less than 3,500 miles on the car since being converted to a resto mod and the car is now reliable enough to be driven all day long. All said and done over $36,000 was spent on parts on labor to convert this from a stock Cougar to what you see now and that didn’t include the original purchase of the car. We have priced this car thousands below its $42,000 appraised value so if you like what you see you better pick up the phone and call us before it’s too late! For more pictures and a video of the engine visit