ahhh and other pics that will take to much time to add on here AIM me at BenD550
but looks like it'd need, new seats (front), paint, and mabye a new engine, and of course a radio
you can afford it... would you buy or would you pass and keep looking... and dont say make your own decision, I WILL... but i want to know what you people would do seeing as you know 10 times as much...
Well those rims are worth some bucks and if it is a solid car without rust and under 1000.00 i would go for it course everyone knows i have an impulse controll problem when it comes to old mercurys and fords so i am probably not someone you would want to ask. but if at a later date you decide to get another one you have a decent parts car and you can always sell off the parts and make double yyour money back if your a good salesman or at least what you paid. but everything else can be had and it would make a great resto mod project since you would be starting way down in scratch but with what your talking i would probably offer 800.00 for the car but im cheap and true what i dont need is another project.
You could definately sell the wheels for $250-300 depending on the condition and if they are complete w/ center caps and trim rings.
Then you have to buy a set of wheels to replace those.
The 302 sounds pretty good for $500 however, is this going to be a daily driver or a fun car when it's running?
Do not get the car to a point where you take the drivability (my new word) away and can impress us with numbers but the car ends up sitting in the driveway because the cam is too big and the car has no vacuum for the brakes and headlights and is unsafe to drive err stop.
Sitting next to me at a show I could tell you I have a 9 inch with a 4:56 posi and an AOD transmission with a roller 302 crate motor...oh the trans and the engine are true but you get the point.
Drive it. Drive it. Drive it.
i agreee with the keeping it driveable. part. it seems like a good deal, but yeah, id offer less. im not sure how hard it is to find a clean Cougar up there, but i know you can find em cheap out here ( for some reason 68s are practically being thrown at me right now... ). i LIKE the wheels on the car actually and yes, you can find a buyer for them easily. that car makes me sad though. reminds me of Sharky... without the rust.
PS- no offense but even i would charge more than $1000 to do paint and body on that car. and im cheap lol