AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

Check out this 1968 Mercury Cougar with the XR-7 trim up for auction on AutoHunter. It’s powered by a rebuilt 351cid Cleveland V8 factory rated at 300 horsepower and paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.

View the video below to hear the engine run and see a walkaround tour of the Cougar:

This first-generation Mercury Cougar has undergone an older restoration and a coat of metallic green paint. The body features a hood scope similar to the scoop found on the Dan Gurney XR7-G option package for the 1968 model year and the factory-correct ‘electric shaver’ front grille.

The interior houses black bucket seats, an aftermarket steering wheel with wood rim, and new green carpet.

The seller notes the rebuilt engine has fewer than 1,000 miles on it, and the odometer shows 83,381 miles.

This Mercury Cougar’s auction ends May 17 at 11:40 a.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

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