This Beautiful Red With White Top, not often seen 1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible, is an eye catcher. Under the Hood is a rebuilt ( about 750 miles ago) 351 C.I. Cleveland V8, matted to a rebuilt at the same time and miles, 3 speed FMX Automatic. For 1972 there were only 1,929 XR-7 convertible produced.
In 1967, the world-famous race car driver Dan Gurney signed with Lincoln-Mercury to race in the FIA Group II, SCCA Trans Am and A-Sedan Series Competition as team manager for the Cougar Racing Team. His name and image were used to promote the Cougar that first year with great success both on and off the track.
Mercury Cougar is a nameplate applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold by the Mercury division of Ford from 1967 to 1997, Mercury Cougar starts with the Mustang’s platform, they stretched the wheelbase (for the Second Generation, it’s Similar in size and performance, of the Mercury Cyclone) for more rear-seat room and added plenty of luxury features to make it a more sophisticated alternative to the original pony car. This second generation design was taking on aspects of both sporty cars and luxury cars. The second-generation Cougar is the final version derived from the Ford Mustang and the final version offered as a convertible. Mercury didn’t skimp on the luxury. The top-of-the-line XR7 was lined with wood-grain paneling and had a range of options, including power leather seats, electric windows, and a factory-installed air conditioner. Disc brakes and a compliant suspension round out the package, making the car a good daily driver.
Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of Cougar history. Call the Denver Showroom Today. It can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and a HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our sales staff at (303) 872-4722 or email us at . visit the Denver Showroom located at: 14150 Grasslands Drive Suite A, Englewood, CO 80112.
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