Lot 127 - 1979 Ford Mercury Cougar XR7
|Odometer reading||68,517 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,200|
The Mercury Cougar XR7 was an iconic American muscle car, produced by Ford's Mercury division from 1967 to 1997, it's best known for its stylish design and powerful performance. The XR7 variant, introduced in 1967, represented the more upscale and luxurious version of the Cougar line-up. The XR7 was instantly recognizable by its distinctive hidden headlamps, a hallmark of its design. Under the bonnet, it offered a range of potent V8 engines, delivering impressive horsepower and torque. With features like leather upholstery and air conditioning as an option, the XR7 provided a comfortable and premium driving experience. Throughout its production run, the Mercury Cougar XR7 went through various design changes and updates, adapting to the evolving automotive landscape. It remains a beloved classic today, celebrated for its combination of style, power, and luxury, encapsulating the spirit of American muscle cars from the late 20th century.
This Mercury was dispatched from the factory on 1st June 1979 and was owned by just two keepers in the US prior to its importation to the UK in 2019. The vendor who has owned the car since 2019 is a knowledgeable car enthusiast and has kept this Cougar as original as possible, choosing only to fit a stainless steel exhaust system, deemed to be a wise investment. Other items that have been changed recently is the fitment of a new fuel pump, fuel lines, spark plugs, HT leads, starter solenoid and a headlamp switch. Presenting very well with good grey coachwork and grey interior. We are advised the 5.0 litre V8 engine runs well and the car drives with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with a history folder, we are advised this Mercury Cougar XR7 will be presented for an MoT test prior to auction.
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