1986 Mercury Cougar

Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Type: Coupe
Year: 1986
Mileage: 21,263
VIN: 1MEBP92F9GH707134
Color: Gold
Engine: 302 EFI
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States
Power Trunk Release, Power Antenna, Dual Power Remote Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Rear Defrost, Tilt Steering, Rear Half Luxury Vinyl roof, Automatic Parking Brake Release, Light Group, Dual ILLuminated Vanity Mirrors, Tinted Glass, Pivoting Front Vent Windows, Leather Wrapped Stearing Wheel, Automatic Overdrive Transmission, Interval Windshield Wipers, 5.0 EFI Engine, Locking Wire Style Wheel Covers, Cassette Player

Description for Mercury Cougar 1986

1986 Mercury Cougar GS original survivor with only 21,263 original miles 1 female owner since new with original window sticker.....

Hello everyone, this is a very unique 1986 Mercury Cougar GS. Itwas bought new by a lady, that did not smoke,and was garage kept since new in 1986. It has only21,263 original documented miles and the miles are documented on the current title and a copy of the previous title from her.

The car still has its original window sticker, owners manual and the Ford factory cassette tape. Also the owner took notes in a small book on when she changed the oil, spark plugs and tires.

Now before I get to far into the description I would like to mention if anyone has any questions please feel free to call me directly at 717-675-4179. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have and also if you want to inquire about a buy it now and we agree on one it can be added to the auction.

Also I wanted to mention that when you scroll to the bottom of the listing there are over 150 full page pictures showing every inch of the car inside and out top to bottom and all original paperwork and items.

This 5.0 has been garage kept all of its life and it shows. The owner did not modify the all stockCougar. The only items that have been replaced on the car were maintenance items like fluids, spark plugs and serpentine belt and tires.

ThisCougar is heavily loaded with so many factory options. The car still wears all of its original Sand Beige metallic paintwith only 1 small blend on passenger fender which matches perfectly. The original paint quality is excellent from front to back. The Sand beige Luxury vinyl half roof is mint condition and looks like new. TheSand beigeinterior is in perfect condition, with so few miles and garage storage this is why it is still in excellent condition. The pictures don’t lie it is hard to find this nice of an interior and exterioron a driven car.

Power Train & Drive Train:

The engine is all original with only 21,263 miles and has never been apart.Except for a tune up with plugs, the rest is FOMOCO original. The engine is extremely clean and you can see factory paint marks all over. This cougar was equipped with the 302 5.0 EFI which issimilar tothe Mustang GT in 1986.

The factory exhaust system is still the original. There are no major issues with corrosion except for the typical light surface rust accumulated over the past 32 years.

There are no odd noises or knocking sounds whatsoever when driving the car. This engine runs smooth. The engine runs cool as the original radiator is in great shape. The temp gauge runs about the middle.

The car can cruise at high speeds with no problems. The 4 speed automatic transmission shiftsstrong.

The rear differential works fine


The car take the bumps smooth. The power steering pump does not have the typical whine when turning the wheel at parking lot speeds. Again, I attribute this to the vehicles low mileage. There is no shimmy while driving. The overall suspension is in great condition as it has less than 22,000 miles.

The rear spare has never hit the ground nor removed for any use. The factory jack and lug wrench are included.


The brakes were recentlyinspected and are in very good condition. The front and rear brake linings have about 2/3 of life as well as the rotors. The brake linings are original to the car. The relatively low mileage of the car proves that.

Body / Chassis:

The body is ingood overallshape with no rust present the benefit of being never driven in winter and garage kept since new.. There isNO history of any accident. The body is absolutely straight withno dings.

The doors, hood andtrunk line up perfectly and close properly. All date codes are present on the major body parts.

The chassis is very clean with no rust present except for some bare metal items that have light surface rust. The pictures show there are no jacking marks or impacts to the chassis. The floors are in great original untouched condition.


Theoriginal paint quality I would rate at a solid8-9. There are only about 5super small chips on the car so small even close uppictures cant detect them. The paint is just unbelievable as you can see in the detailed pictures.

The original Ford Carlite tinted glass is in great shape.


It is inperfect original condition. The front seats are in excellent shape with no wear. The rear seats are also in mint condition as are the seat belts. The dash pad is in great shape with no cracks and it is still pliable. The door panels are perfect even the drivers map pocket is near perfect and not sagging from excess use. The carpet is in excellent condition as well.

The center console is completely intact with no cracks present and is fully functional, all the indicator lights work and function properly. The cigarette lighter works, but was never used as it is a non smoker’s car. The head liner is perfect with no sags.

The HVAC system works great, the AC blows cold as most R12 systems do from that era. The heaters blows hot when set to high. All 3 fan speeds work.


The electronicsare in excellent condition and everything works as it should.The wiring is original and all the wiring is intact. The original radio works properly for a 80’s vintage Premium Factory AM / FMradio cassette player. The speakers in the dash and the rear package tray sound fine for their vintage. The LCD display works fine. The premium sound system was the best available from Ford at that time. Also the power antenna functions 100% as it should which is rare.

The electronic gauge cluster is in excellent condition. The gauges work perfectly and all indicator lights illuminate properly.

The head light high and low beams work. All turn signals, running and tail lights work and the turn single cancel works. The interval wipers work as well. All the switches work properly.

Now lets get to the over 150 Full Page pictures...

...look at the smooth glossy original paint...

Power Antenna work 100% as it should...

Trunk and trunk jam...


Engine compartment...

Door jams...

Perfect Interior...

Window sticker, owners manual, wheel cap tool and maintenance book...


I would feel comfortable driving this car on long trips. If you want to fly in and drive it home that should be not be an issue.I would not hesitate driving it anywhere or cross country.

If you are really interested in the carplease havethe vehicle inspected by an appointed professional or yourself before the end of the auction. As you can see this car is not easy to let go so it is not going for cheap. Good cars never do and with the current condition, it will only maintain and increase in value.

I have attempted to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible. The overall vehicle condition is an excellent survivor.

Ready to be driven and enjoyed for many years to come...Any questions please feel free to call me directly 717-675-4179.

There are no accidents, no theft, no title or vin problems. The original miles are backed up on the title.

The vehicle is located in Mount Carmel, Pa, and is available for inspection. The car is also for sale locally and if sold, the auction will be canceled.
Please remember, this is a 32 year old car.
I am representing it as accurately as possible based on my knowledge
and have tried to give as much information as possible.
It is being sold without warranty and as is where is...
Inspections prior to auction end are not a problem however, making an attempt to renegotiate the final bid price after the close of the auction will not be accepted and if you have a poor feedback rating or no rating your bid will not be accepted.

This vehicle is sold as/is where is. The information may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. All such information is provided "AS-IS" without warranty of any kind. I hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall I be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any connected with the use of this web site or with any delay or inability to use this website, or for any information obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this web site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.
A $500 deposit via PayPal is required or cashier’s check within24 hours of auction end. Full payment is required within3 days of auction end.

If youneed help with shippingI can help arrange for a shipper to pick up the vehicle at buyer expense, however, the vehicle and title will only be released if payment is paid in full and all funds have cleared the bank.

Thanks for taking the time to view my listing and have a great day....