Based on the photo's and description, it's not all original. Cougar's never came with a Pony interior. He says it's an A/C car but the photo of the engine compartment shows all components are not there. I'd say about 1/3 of the asking price would probably be fair to both buyer and seller.
By the looks of the engine compartment alone I think you could safely add another 100,000 miles to that one. Usually any car with that low of claimed mileage has documentation service records etc, but a three owner car with 33,000 miles? How many miles were put on it in 12 years by the second owner? There something missing in his story that doesn’t add up. This guy has cast out his line without bate and he’s trolling hoping to get a bite.
I saw that ad a few days ago. Between the 9-inch rearend claim, the Pony interior, the asking price, and the general attitude projected by the commentary following the NADA quote, I immediately put it out of my mind. Too bad no one will get it because the seller has no clue what real market values are these days.
Love that color theme in the engine compartment: blue fuel lines, blue vacuum hoses, blue battery cables (positive AND negative), blue radiator overflow line, boy they just don't make 'em like that anymore!
The guy is looking for a sucker.
In order to have a good reliable car, you'd have to toss all that advance auto junk he installed and make a trip to NAPA to replace it all. Probably also have to redo his trans pan job, if the neg cable and fuel filter is any indication of his work.
Just another white Cougar with a small block and possibly not much rust. Plenty of those here in the South. Well, small block cars... Every other Cougar down here is white on black, it seems.