1968 Mercury Cougar.

June 11, 2013

14 comments
1969 Mercury Cougar.
1969 Mercury Cougar.
1969 Mercury Cougar.

14 comments:

ranchwagon said...

Love the Cougars.

The hidden headlights incorporated into the grille is so great.

Jeff said...

I believe that's a '68 Cougar, not a '69.

Tony Piff said...

fair enough, jeff. how can you tell?

Swiftman007 said...

from wiki:

"For 69, On the exterior, the grille switched from vertical bars to horizontal bars ". so it must be a 68... or a 67

Tony Piff said...

SWEET. fixed the title.

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

I think this is the only car to sport matched front and rear lights.

vulvanator said...

i took a trip cross country in a 68 cougar with several other people. we all had to squeeze into the car along with a german shepard. it was nuts. the illinois state police tried to pull us over but were unsuccessful due to the fact we were tossing IED's out the windows at them. all the rape charges were dropped in time as well...shouldve brought a camera....i think the car was a 302.....

Anonymous said...

cool story, bro

Jeff said...

Sorry for the delay, Tony.

Cougars are basically Mustangs, and there was quite a bit of change in the bodies between '68 and '69 on both cars. As was stated before, the grills and tail lights are different (vertical to horizontal, plus the 69 was full width, not two seperate grills) and the body itself is changed and a bit larger, just like the Mustangs.

The '67s and '68s are almost identical, the tip off as to which is which is the side marker lights (the '67 cars, Cougar included, don't have them).

Of course, you can always look them up on Google images.

Nice blog, btw.

Anonymous said...

Candidate for "best of 2013"

Really great, great images. The patina and paint oxidation is awesome. Love that front grill.

Never cared about these cars before, now I think they deserve a special monument in our nations capitol.

Justin said...

Vulvanator.......my sides are now in orbit. I laughed HARD.
This Cougar has a lot of personality. Great patina.

Tony Piff said...

the color, condition, lighting and single non-masked-off "whitewall" tire bear a nauseating similarity to february's glas.

at least they pulled off the hubcap before spraying.

Tim in MO said...

I had a '68 Cougar - 302. It had seats with leather as thick as a baseball glove, a slew of switches on the ceiling panel (like a 747 cockpit), retractable headlights, and those cool one-two-three tail lights (they used a small motor to fire the bulbs). Hated to let it go, but a guy offered me ten times what I paid for it.

Richard said...

There was a guy who went to Nyack college that was selling this same model car for $800 in 1989 I needed a few months to come up with the money and by the time I did he was no longer interested in selling it to me and he sold it to somebody else I then heard the car ended up being wrapped around a tree To this day I really l long for buying that car I wish he would've sold it to me It was white with black interior and it was a nice car