1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible, 2 owner, 3-speed, last titled in 77, barnfind

1969 Mercury Cougar

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
SubModel: Convertible with 3 speed manual transmission !!!
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Mileage: 132186
VIN: 9F92H555092
Color: Dark Ivy Green Metallic
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: White Levant Vinyl w/ Ivy Gold
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
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1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible

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We are offering for sale a 1st generation '69 Mercury Cougar Convertiblein its all original condition. The color is dark ivy green metallic with a white interior. The 2 owner car isa "barnfind" wich was last titledin Florida in 1977. Since then the car was barely driven and was stored away in a dry storage in Miami since. The car is in driveable condition, mechanically sound, brakes redone and can make a nice driver that needs TLC.Since this is a nice andsolid car, it would also be a good candidate for a full restoration thats brings the Cougar back to it's old beauty.It still has the original standard 351Winsor with 2-barrel carbs. In 1969 there where100,000 Cougars built, but only 5,700 regular convertibles. It's also an originalstick-shift car with a 3 speed manual transmission, which makes it even rarer to find in a convertible.
Please take a close look at our photos listed to and also look at the extened photos story uploaded to photobucket. The link is below the last picture.




Body / Paint / Underbody

The body is in its original state andrust free.The vehicle has been repainted in the past in it's original color Dark Ivy Green Metallic.The paint has no nice and shiny appearance and shows scratches, imperfections all around the car and shows tiny bubbles in some are at front fender, which is the result of improper paint job. The car has had an front impact in the past, which was repaired but is stilldetectable on closer look. The lower door corners show some rust and bondo work.Thelower area at the right side panel behind thewheel shows also some bondo and rust.On each side of the lower part of the rear inner wheel wells pointing to the front is a small rotten area. The front wheel wells are solid with no rust . The wheel wells have been dry ice blasted with the undercoating completely removed. The blank metal areas have been chemically cleaned to show the overall good condition of the wheel wells and original weldings. The inner and outer rocker panels are flawless, with no signs of rust, whatsoever. The undercarriage and axles show some surface rust. The trim around the car is complete but shows wear and tear. Overall the car has a nice solid body and frame and does not need lots of attention during a proper restoration performing.

Interior

The entire interior is original but needs to be redone. The dashbord and the trim still looks nice and and needs just a good clean. The center console and the glove box is nice too and undamaged. The front seat springs are still strong - the foam and vinyl needs to be replaced. The front seat adjustment is working. The door panels are solid. Some small interior parts are missing. The original radio is still in place along with an aftermarket 8-track player. The shift lever and knob are original - the wooden steering wheel is aftermarket. The 3-stage blower and heating valveis working properly.

Engine / Transmission

The motor and the transmission is original. The car has a 351 Winsor motor with the original 2-barrel Autolite carburetor. The motor start right away, runs smooth on idle and is still powerful. The compression test shows pressure between 90-110psi. at all cylinders.The motor has just received a complete service (oil, oil filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, condenser, pointer, vacuum box, fuel filters, air filter, v-belt, solenoid). All lines and hoses are properly connected and in good condition.The carburetor has been cleaned and the gaskets were replaced. The cooling system has been flushed and filled with fresh coolant. The gas tank has been drained and flushed multiple times. The original 3-speed manual transmission has been flushed and the transmission fluid (GL4) has been changed. The transmission works find, shifts proper without power loss and the clutch is still strong - there and no grinding of thesynchros. The motor and transmission are all around very clean with no oil leaks at all. The rear axle oil of the original 9 in.rear axle has been checked and topped off. The car has still the single exhaust installed. The batterie is new.

Suspension / Brakes

The suspension is in good condition - the shock absorbers are still powerful.The rubber bushings of the upper and lower control arm are still fine. The ball joints are still good - the boots of thecontrol arm and at the steering linkageare damaged.The car still has its front and rear drum brakes with brand new brake shoesand wheel cylinders at all 4 brakes. New brake hoses were also installed.The brake system has been flushed and the brake fluid (DOT3) has been changed. The brakes and park brakes are working properly.

Wheels / Tires

The car comes with its original 6x14 steel wheels and hubcaps. The original E78-14 tires has been replaced with new 205/75-14 tires (NOS). The original hub caps are in nice condition. The spare tire is still original.

Softtop The original vinyl soft top are in rough condition and patched with gorilla tape. However, a new soft window has been installed.

Please look at all pictures closely to determine the overall condition of the car. We have over 200 pictures available on photobucket. Please notice the link underneath the last pic.


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Specifications

Make / Model

Mercury Cougar

Body Typ

Cabriolet (76A)

Year

1969 (9)

Mileage

132.186 mi (!!!)

VIN

9F92H55xxxx

Engine Typ

V8 - 351 Winsor

Transmission Typ

3- speed manual (1)

Horsepower

250 hp (SAE net)

Fuel System

Dual Downdraft Autolite (2-br.)

Rear Axle

2,75:1 (non-locking) (2)

Color Exterior

dark ivy green metallic (C)

Color Interior

white corinthian vinyl (BG)



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A detailed photo gallery with more than 200 photos are available by clicking these links:


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If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at any time. Many thanks and good luck!

Understanding Classic Cars?
We describe our vehicles to the best of our knowledge and belief. This should give you a realistic impression of the general and specific state of a vehicle. We also document the condition with a detailed photo gallery. Since you can not inspect the vehicle apparently, your rating will remain purely subjective. So you decide according to our description. Many of our vehicles are often older than 20 years and have already reached 100,000 miles many years ago. Over the years, they have been maintained differently from the previous owners, by carefully until superficial. A used vehicle is therefore over the years his usual signs. This is reflected in the optical general condition of the vehicle again. In addition, the demands on quality are not comparable with those of a modern vehicle. The quality of materials used therefore meet the standards of the past.While the optical state can therefore be measured only at their own standards, however, should be no doubt in the mechanical state. We place emphasis therefore on the mechanical integrity of a vehicle. We strive to offer a technically perfect vehicle that does not have security deficiencies. Despite all efforts, it can not exclude that in the future may occur sudden repairs. So if you have an understanding of vintage cars, we would appreciate your interest very.

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Payment:
A deposit of $500 via PayPal is required within 24 hours after the auction. The balance will beaccepted only by wire transfer / direct deposit (bank to bank), certified check or cash payment and must be made within 7 days after the auction. No personal checks will be accepted. After paymentby wire transfer / direct deposit or cashthe car will be released for pick up immediately. If payment is is made by certified check, the car will be released for pick up after 3-5 business days. The car will released for pick up only afterfull payment. Thebuyer must contact us within 24 hours after the auctionto verify the purchase and make arrangements to complete the transaction.

Disclaimer:
This is a private sale. The vehicle will be sold as is with no warrantiy, expressed written or implied. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. Bidders are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle described above. We reserve the right to cancel bids and/or our auction at anytime for any reason


Sales tax:
No sales tax is required. The buyer is responsible to pay for sales tax and all registration fee at the time of registration.
Pick up:
After full payment the car will be available for pick up 24/7. An appointment need to be made 24 hours prior. Buyer is responsible for shipping and all shipping costs. If shipping is organized by us, the buyer need to pay the trucker in cashat delivery. The shipping will take place after the deal has completed and all payments has been made.

Buying decision:
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AMERICAN CLASSICS LLC
Naples, Florida