1969 Mercury Cougar - "R" Code body

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 for sale in Bakersfield, California, United States

Item location: Bakersfield, California, United States
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Type: Coupe
Trim: XR7
Year: 1969
Mileage: 90000
VIN: 9F93R505842
Color: Black
Engine size: FE Series
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Power front disc brakes, Posi, Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercury Cougar 1969

I am relisting as the winning bidder decided not to pay after winning.

I have owned this Cougar for almost 27 years and it has been stored indoors for much of that time.

It is a Triple Black R-Coded car, very loaded with options, very unique.

In the 90's I went to register it and it passed the smog test that was required at the time with flying colors, but did not pass the visual inspection due to the smog equipment being removed, long before I bought the car. At that time, I did a non-op to avoid fees and parked it in the garage, but the car is long since out of this requirement.

Prior to the non-op, I drove the car regularly and it was a great runner and the engine is not frozen and there is no reason why it shouldn't be drivable again with a tuneup. The driveline is not matching number, but you could easily put in a FE to suit of drive it with the engine that is in it. FYI, the Ram Air control valve that is on the car is NOS.

One of the prior owners tried to convert the car to an "Eliminator Clone" due to it having a 428 CJ motor and removed the AC, hacked the original trunk lid up with a non correct rear spoiler, painted out the grill. No favors to the car. I have collected many parts to put the car period correct and new parts as well, which go with the car including original 428 CJ cast iron exhaust headers. Too much to list.

The transmission is period correct, but not date code. Vinyl top is in excellent condition, but some said it is not authentic. It was replaced in the late 1980's when Cougar parts were not as available as reproduction parts are now, but it is in excellent condition and very presentable.

I believe the block to be a 390, but do not know what crank is in it. The heads are likely a 390 as well, the intake and carb (that is the correct List) are 428. It is a high compression motor, as it does not like low octane gas. Very strong

The trunk is not rusted out nor is the floor (I can not load any more photos). Suspension is good, no sags and it sits properly. Small rust spots in corners of doors, not uncommon. No rust in rockers

Please see window sticker and Marti Report for more information on the car.

I have had several individual come look at the car and tell me it is basically tell me it is "worthless" on top of saying they do not care for the 69 body style and that they flip Cougars. I completely understand that this is how some people make money, but please no "flippers" for investment, the car is not matching numbers and I want to find it a new owner as my health and circumstances prohibit me from finishing it. I want someone to enjoy it. More photos available Thank You.

Hagerty places a #4 car of this model with AC in the $32k range and NADA at $18,240. I feel the car is fairly priced with all that goes with it and the unique options that are not considered in these valuations.

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