Here is the posting on the 73 XR7. Good color combo w/ac off a fresh resto. I see the big droptops are bringing good $$. I'm guessing it will go mid/high 20's. Pretty light on Mercurys in general. only this one and two wagons (1953 and 1974).
Auction: ORANGE COUNTY 2011
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Model: COUGAR XR7
Exterior Color: BLACK
Interior Color: TAN
Engine Size: 351
Transmission: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Summary: Stunning XR7 Cougar convertible. Restored and like it came off the showroom floor. Fully loaded, automatic with 351 Cleveland, power windows, power steering, power cloth top and cold air conditioning.
Details: Stunning Mercury convertible in highly desirable color combination and loaded with great options. 351 Cleveland, hood scoop with working signal indicators, power top with new cloth. Runs excellent and looks even better. Cold air conditioning, power windows, power steering, dual exhaust, Flowmaster mufflers, beautiful chrome stock rims, white letter radial tires, parade boot, rear wing, AM/FM stereo, console, clock, automatic on the floor and nice original interior.