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I saw this Cougar for sale on a obscure Facebook Buy and sell page for my local area. What a find. Very little rust. 100% original paint Bright blue poly metallic paint and I think it will polish up nicely. Blue Up Beat cloth and vinyl interior. It is powered by a 351C 2V with a C6. Interval wipers Sports console Disc brakes and power steering. It went in to storage in 1993, the last time it was registered. It has not been run for all those years, So I will be replacing the gas tank and line, Rebuild the brakes and repair several things.




It still has it's original plates and dealer trim rings. Also has 2 service cards, nice owners manual and a lot of receipts.


That hitch will have to go so I can get the gas tank out.


Not perfect but very nice, including the matching floor mats.


A AM Radio...


Just look at that, You don't see to many this nice.

Any thoughts on what she might be worth when I get her running? I'll have her home Monday. I'll be posting more here as I work on it.
 

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OMG
what a beauty!! Are you going to put a set of magnum wheels on it?? I say 7-9k when running.

thanks
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I have a set of 14 X 7 Painted magnums from a Granada I plan to put on it. I'll need to get a set of Blue Running car center caps for them.
 

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What a find indeed ! :beer: Looking forward to following the progress :smoke:
 

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I have a set of 14 X 7 Painted magnums from a Granada I plan to put on it. I'll need to get a set of Blue Running car center caps for them.
Gary has a set of nice ones listed here http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?100546-Mixed-Set-of-NOS-S-S-Center-Caps I'm not sure if they will work for your rims, but Gary is really easy to deal with and you won't have a single description or shipping issue. Nice looking car by the way.
 

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Jester1023, His center caps are for styled steel wheels. The Magnums used a different size hole in the wheel. But thanks. I can't wait to get it home tomorrow.
 

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Dont you dare put anything but original KH wheels on that! I have a like new set with tires if you need a wholesale set. NICE find, I cannot ever remember seeing a set of upbeat mats in person, very rare. That is a museum piece and it found its way into the right hands.
 

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Cool Neal! I can almost hear some funk playing on that radio with the 70's sound that matches those striped seats! LOL Never seen the matching floormats before either......
 

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Dont you dare put anything but original KH wheels on that! I have a like new set with tires if you need a wholesale set. NICE find, I cannot ever remember seeing a set of upbeat mats in person, very rare. That is a museum piece and it found its way into the right hands.
Don, I have a list of about a thousand dollars of parts for this that I will be placing when it gets to my shop. I'll call you about the wheels soon. I plan to have it home later today and will post many moor picture then
 

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Don, I have a list of about a thousand dollars of parts for this that I will be placing when it gets to my shop. I'll call you about the wheels soon. I plan to have it home later today and will post many moor picture then
Andrew wants your car for our calendar. Too late for 2016 but 2017 you should have it dialed in!
 

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Jester1023, His center caps are for styled steel wheels. The Magnums used a different size hole in the wheel. But thanks. I can't wait to get it home tomorrow.
I wouldn't have known about fit...I've never had anything, but custom aftermarket.
 

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Jester1023, Thanks and this hobby is always a learning process.
I got the car home this afternoon. Placed an order for a new gas tank and related items. Then gave it a washing. It is going to take some work to get it cleaned up. But not as bad as some I have worked on. I did some looking under the hood. It will need new belts. Both are Autolite belts and the P/S belt has a D0OE part number on it. Oh it has 95,680 miles on it.

I am impressed with the condition of items that are usually trashed. Forgive the perspective here. But when was the last time you saw an original 70/73 steering wheel running cat this nice?

And the ash tray, Not perfect but it looks like it was never used.(I like that)

And I got this today,


Here she is sitting in my yard. Waiting for me to wash her.

Tomorrow I'll be digging a little deeper in to see what I find. I plan to get her in to the shop by Friday. I don't think I'll have her on the road for a few weeks. I have a lot going on and need to catch up on a few obligations. And get the convertible running so I can put this on the lift.
 

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That interior is absolutely DY-NO-MITE!
 

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

Remembering our friend Kurt Lawrence...
Joe,

Shouldn't that be "Remembering our friend Tom LawrAnce..."?
 

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He was pretty Dynomite as well... Funny!
Joe,

Shouldn't that be "Remembering our friend Tom LawrAnce..."?
 

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Fixed. That is what happens when you play with your avatar signature post call with no sleep.
 

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Fixed. That is what happens when you play with your avatar signature post call with no sleep.
Glad to help Joe! And I miss our friend too.
 

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I learn something new about Cougars everyday. Never knew that the floor mats matched the seats! Wow... Imagine if they had done that with the houndstooth Cougars, that really would have been eye catching!
 

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Awesome find and save! Looking forward to seeing this car clean up.

Congrats
 

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Today I took the trunk apart and took out the back seat and passengers seat looking for rust. Not much and none through. I

will kill and Por 15 it soon. I found the build sheet under the passengers side carpet. Not in to bad of shape, just yucky

brown. I'll have to find the thread about cleaning them and do that. I also found a corner of another one.





The trunk floor looks purty good, not perfect.


It came with a new set of plugs, wires and fuel filter. Not sure if I'll use the wires. I have a few more sets that my be better quality, It came with a distributor cap, for some GM 6 cylinder.


So far I have a $0.44 return on my investment. Plus 1 NOS screw.


It came wit hall this documentation. A list of services done up to 71,000 miles. Receipts, owners manual 2 service cards, and more. In the notes I found he bought a 1965 Ranchero 4/1/65 and that he traded in a Ranchero for this Cougar. No note of if it was the 65 or not.



And taped in side the owners manaul are some 10 years worth of registrations.


I have been working on the car out side, I will move it in to the shop this weekend. I will not be able to do much this weekend on it. A very special girl is having her 5th birthday party Sunday and Papa(me) needs to get the place ready on Saturday.
 
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