So you want a droptop classic, but you also want something rare and luxurious? This 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible gives you all of this with V8 power, an A/C interior, and a terrific original style with the right upgrades.
The Cougar was meant to be the upper-class counterpart to the Mustang. That's especially true in the more expensive and rarer XR7 trim. The factory-correct Medium Copper Metallic has been given a respray later in life, and the result is a nice glow that radiates the sunlight (exactly what you want in a sunshine-friendly convertible.) These Cougars have a more luxurious appearance that include the angular hood leading to the waterfall grille, and the rear bumper that nicely integrates the taillights for a clean total look. Plus, there are nice investments here, like the newer black folding top and Mustang-style sport wheel covers that keep this looking nice while adding extra distinction.
The medium ginger interior completes the factory-correct colors inside and out. This has a terrific vintage style, right down to the high-back bucket seats that still have the Cougar logo embossed in them. These were built to be a nice mix of comfort and sporty, and you see that in the details, like the full center console, wood-like trim, and full gauge package with large speedo and tach. It really has a great classic feel, right down to the factory-style AM/FM radio. The power folding roof means it's easy to open this one up to the world. And the air conditioning is blowing cold with modern R134a, so it's easy to enjoy this open-top feeling even in the summertime.
Under the hood is Ford's famous 351 cubic-inch V8. This is believed to be original to the car, and it has nice details, like the bold blue factory air topper with correct decals. It looks to have been under proper maintenance, and this V8's strong-running feeling reaffirms that. The dual exhaust gives you a sweet sound that will make you want to put the top down just to hear it better. And you can really enjoy it all with ease thanks to nice driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/discs up front.
The sale comes with nice documentation, including the original window sticker, owner's manual, and Marti Report. There are even nice extras, like two convertible boot covers and a full set of factory XR7 wheel covers. It's all part of a well-done droptop classic of premium distinction. Call today!