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I found this cougar that is for sale. This is pretty much what I've been looking for. A vert, and a manual, all from the factory. It also has the bonus 390 motor. It is in pretty pristine shape, or so I am told. Where do you feel the bidding should start. I am thinking high 20's. Can someone breakdown the vin from the pic to see if options are correct for this car, color, motor, manual, etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

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That looks pretty decent to me.

Air cleaner is correct.
 

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Neat car, nice color combo. It's about 2,000 units earlier than mine, so I'm guessing it was made 11/7/68 or thereabouts.

I don't like to pick apart cars via the internet, but it's missing the "s" tube, which is a few hundred, and the paint job is sprayed right over the hood to fender bumpers. Since it's easy to avoid doing that, I would look hard at how well that paint job was done. Of course I'd also zero in on the typical danger zones as far as body rot is concerned.

Sorry, I can't opine better on values, but once you see the car in person you'll have a better feel for where you need to be.
 

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IMO, high 20's would be the top of the market so the car would have to be extremely nice to bring that amount. The pictures make it look like a pretty decent car although I'd take a look at the rear springs/shocks since it appears to be sitting up pretty high back there.

This is a very nicely optioned Cougar in a beautiful color combination.
 

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Neat car, nice color combo. It's about 2,000 units earlier than mine, so I'm guessing it was made 11/7/68 or thereabouts.

I don't like to pick apart cars via the internet, but it's missing the "s" tube, which is a few hundred, and the paint job is sprayed right over the hood to fender bumpers. Since it's easy to avoid doing that, I would look hard at how well that paint job was done. Of course I'd also zero in on the typical danger zones as far as body rot is concerned.

Sorry, I can't opine better on values, but once you see the car in person you'll have a better feel for where you need to be.
What is the "s" tube you are speaking of? How much is a really good paint job? 5k? I'm told that there is zero rust and no panels were replaced. I want a vert and a manual. Do you know how many units were made with these options? 390 manual.

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What is the "s" tube you are speaking of? How much is a really good paint job? 5k? I'm told that there is zero rust and no panels were replaced. I want a vert and a manual. Do you know how many units were made with these options? 390 manual.

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The S tube goes from the air cleaner snorkle to the passenger exhaust manifold - on this car it looks like a universal silver flex tube. $350
http://mansfieldmustang.com/05-13.jpg

Paint job - depends on what you consider "really good". $5k is a starting #.

No panels replaced - to verify, check the date codes stamped onto each panel - they should be comparable.

Rarity - I'm not sure, but I don't need Kevin Marti to tell me it's a very rare car, esp w/a 4speed. Reach out to him for specifics.
http://www.martiauto.com/

Good luck, let us know how you make out!
 

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How much is a really good paint job? 5k? I'm told that there is zero rust and no panels were replaced. Thanks.
Depends on where you live but on the West Coast, there is no way you can get a really good paint job, including body work, at a professional shop for under $12K. A near perfect job will cost closer to $20K. A cruise night, 20 footer-type job will run you close to $5K. I have over $3K just in materials for mine. If you've priced quality paint recently, it can be around $500 per gallon just for the color coat.
 

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The S tube goes from the air cleaner snorkle to the passenger exhaust manifold - on this car it looks like a universal silver flex tube. $350
http://mansfieldmustang.com/05-13.jpg

Paint job - depends on what you consider "really good". $5k is a starting #.

No panels replaced - to verify, check the date codes stamped onto each panel - they should be comparable.

Rarity - I'm not sure, but I don't need Kevin Marti to tell me it's a very rare car, esp w/a 4speed. Reach out to him for specifics.
http://www.martiauto.com/

Good luck, let us know how you make out!
The 1969 S code cars used a two piece heat shield with a paper tube.

Used 390 IP Heat Shield for the 1969 Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang


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This two piece heat shield has a very narrow application in that it is a one year only item and only for the 390 IP (Improved Performance). It does not mate to metal a "S" shaped heat riser tube but rather a flexible paper-foil tube that attaches to a reducer on the bottom side of the snorkel. Very hard to find item, harder yet to find one that has not rusted out. The unit shown is "tender" in a couple of spots. The lower section carries a Ford part number of C9OZ-9A603-D and the upper section has a C9OZ-9A603-C part number.
 

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Bill,
You probably already know this, but just in case, make sure there is a VIN plate behind the windshield on the dash and make sure the #s match that door plate. (And of course, that they both match the title)

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Bill,
You probably already know this, but just in case, make sure there is a VIN plate behind the windshield on the dash and make sure the #s match that door plate. (And of course, that they both match the title)

Steve
See, this is again what makes sites like this the shiznit. Little tid bits that I know I would be overlooking. Similar note that was mentioned above by C Gauch, the numbers stamped into the fenders also need to be the same, if all original parts are there. Where on the fenders are these numbers to look for? How hard is it to find them looking at a car on a parking lot? Are they easily found. Lastly, the part mentioned above seems impossible to find. Are they really not made anymore, and you just need to find one from a parted out one? Is the prupose of this to heat the air into the snorkle to olpen the door in the snorkel.. My 1972 Galaxie that had a 351W had a metal piece that seemed to be what we are talking about here.

Is there anyone in Southern NJ that can lay some eyes on this. We can discuss what can be compensation for your time. Beer is a good starting point.
 

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Couple of things, first, the VIN on the fender aprons is not visible with the fenders in place, so unless you take the fenders off, you ain't gonna see 'em! Now, being from 'joisey, where are we talking about? I would think there is someone from the NJ/Pa. club (of which I am a member) will be close enough to go look for you. Let us know where it is.

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The S tube goes from the air cleaner snorkle to the passenger exhaust manifold - on this car it looks like a universal silver flex tube. $350
http://mansfieldmustang.com/05-13.jpg

That S tube is for a CJ car,the 390 has a paper tube and runs about $35 on ebay but I got my service replacement direct from Ford for about $20
http://mansfieldmustang.com/03-61.jpg is the correct 390 one

Terry
Thank you for the clarification. $20 is a deal from $350.
 

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The S tube goes from the air cleaner snorkle to the passenger exhaust manifold - on this car it looks like a universal silver flex tube. $350
http://mansfieldmustang.com/05-13.jpg

That S tube is for a CJ car,the 390 has a paper tube and runs about $35 on ebay but I got my service replacement direct from Ford for about $20
http://mansfieldmustang.com/03-61.jpg is the correct 390 one

Terry
See? I'm learnin' stuff too, 'till yesterday I thought they were the same. I just gave away one of those paper-type tubes w/a ford part # on it.
 
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