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1662-TPA

1973 Mercury Cougar XR7

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3F94H576788
Stock
1662-TPA
Engine Size
351 V8
Transmission
3 Speed Automatic
Miles
7,210 (Actual)
Location
Tampa
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Description

TRUE LOW MILEAGE SURVIVOR, SUPER ORIGINAL, 351 V8, AUTO, PS, PB W/DISCS, COLD AC

Highly documented and nearly impossibly low mileage, this 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible is a true survivor-grade wonder. It's a big, beautiful droptop that came loaded in the 1970s with everything from an A/C interior to V8 power, which means it's a time machine that's still relevant today.

The Cougar was built to be a Mustang in a dinner jacket, and 1973 was the last year Mercury fulfilled that promise. By the next year it would grow in size, weight, and there was no convertible option. So the Bright Yellow paint on this one almost seems like a lively tribute to the last of the great Mercury cats. It is amazing how everything still looks so good on this car from its 45+ year of remaining virtually unmolested. Much of the paint is believed to be original, with only a few areas resprayed to keep this classic looking nice. The chrome is complete and keeps its mirror shine. It's hard to find where a wayward stone has damaged the lenses or trim. And even the details are great, like the factory XR7 wheels and how the black pinstripe matches the folding roof when it's in place.

XR7 was the top of the line for the Cougar, so you can certainly expect this one to be loaded. It starts with the high back leather/vinyl bucket seats that are perfect for all-day cruising. The creamy white color of the seats and side panels remind you this is car has only gone 7,210 miles. That's only enough mileage to drive this from our shop to Disney World and back one a year! But the real story is that this went into to storage almost immediately after purchase, and that's how you get such a time capsule car. In fact, even the original AM radio has an 8-track player! Those who have driven Mustangs from this era will find something familiar about the layout of this Cougar, except there's an added premium feel. For example, you still have the same sporty sloping center console and dashboard setup, but now there's more wood trim and a substantially larger gauge package. The original feel is capped off with an interior-matching convertible boot-lid that is a handsome cover when you decide to take down the power-folding top and let in some sunshine. And because the factory air conditioning is still blowing nice and cold, feel free to do it long into the summer.

Open the hood, and you get a true lesson in survivor cars. Often the big blue air cleaner on the 351 cubic-inch V8 would have been replaced with a chrome unit, but that wouldn't be right for this car. The engine stays true to its first day out of the Dearborn factory, which is why it's believed to be original to the car. When you pop the hood at a car show, you'll be surprised how many people will want to take a picture of the original stickers all around this engine bay. But that's only if you ever decide to stop driving this convertible long enough to get it to the show. After all, it comes with the right cruising features, like a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes with discs up front. So you know this Cougar is the perfect vintage car to take on the kind of aimless wandering drives that will have you crossing state lines.

A cool car like this need the right paperwork, and so it comes with a ton of it. This includes the original window sticker, dealer invoice, title documentation, owner's manual, and service manuals. Don't miss out on a survivor of the last great Cougars. Call today!!!

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Features

  • AM Radio
  • 8 Track
  • Power Convertible Top
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Believed Original Engine
  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Leather Seats
  • Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Defrost
  • Service Manuals
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Documentation

  • Title Documentation
  • Owner's Manual
  • Original Window Sticker
  • Dealer Invoice
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Medium Bright Yellow
Interior Color
Creme/Ginger
Rear End
2.75
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Drum
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