NUMBERS MATCHING 1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 428CJ PRISTINE RESTORATION/DOCS

1969 Mercury Cougar --

Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Type: CONVERTIBLE
Trim: --
Year: 1969
Mileage: 97095
VIN: 9F94R523524
Color: White
Engine: 428CI/335 COBRA JET V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: SADDLE LEATHER
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
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Description for Mercury Cougar 1969

1969 Mercury Cougar 428CJ CVT
Collector's Dream Cars Presents...

This Numbers Matching 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 428 Cobra Jet Convertible is documented as 1 of 96 ever built with its drivetrain. Not only is it rare, but it is a heavily equipped Cougar for comfortable drivability. The steering is tight, the power brakes effortlessly stop it, and the A/C blows ice cold. It was meticulously restored with no expenses spared. It was even graded at a CCOA Western Nationals competition and scored 447/500.

Collector's Dream Cars Specifications...
Year: 1969 VIN: 9F94R523524
Make: Mercury Model: Cougar
Style: Convertible Miles: 97,095
Exterior: Wimbledon White Interior: Saddle Leather w/ Console
Engine Specs: 428 Cobra Jet V8 Transmission: C6 Automatic

Below is a photo gallery of more than 100 photos of this Cougar. If on mobile, simply touch the smaller icons to see a bigger version. If you're using a desktop, simply hover over the smaller images.



At a Glance...
Matching Numbers 428ci/335hp (440ft/lbs of torque) engine Ram Air Intake
Holley 4-barrel Carburetor 3.25 Limited Slip Differential
Power Front Disc Brakes Bucket Seats w/ Center Console
Factory A/C Power Windows
Power operated White Convertible Top Style Steel Wheels ith Bright Trim Rings
Factory Invoice Marti Report
CCOA Western Nationals Competition Judging Book Restoration Receipts Included






Exterior...

The body style and condition of this 1969 Mercury Cougar are easily its most distinct and enticing features. In 1969, the Mercury Cougar took a stylistic departure from it's Ford pony car cousin. Notice the sharp crease along the flanks that starts at the nose and tapers down each side, ending just at the leading edge of the rear wheel arches. The functional Ram-Air hood scoop sits aggressively on the hood, complimented by the horizontal grille, the Cougar Paint emblem, and signature hideaway headlamps. The tail lamps stretch along the width of the rear, and the license plate is mounted below the bumper to make room for the "Lincoln Mercury Division" Coat of arms.





The exterior of this Cougar is remarkable. The paint is nearly perfect with almost no blemishes. The horizontal grille and both bumpers are chrome and in pristine condition. The hideaway headlamp doors align nearly perfect. The style steel wheels shine bright with trim rings and are wrapped in fairly new BF Goodrich A/T Radial tires. The power convertible top is also in remarkable condition, as you will see in our photos.





Interior...

Mercury pulled out all of the stops to give the Cougar XR-7 its promised European flair, particularly inside, where designers attempted to distinguish the car from its Mustang relative. This was accomplished by the woodgrain finish in the dash and steering wheel, the neatly designed leather seats, and the "Saddle" image of the Decor Interior Group. It packed all the muscle and a stitch more class than the Mustang, which made it a good mix of black tie and brawler.




The interior of this Cougar is all original and in excellent condition considering its age. As you will see in our photos, the front seats show a bit of wear and tear, but it doesn't take away from the overall condition of the interior. The dash show no cracks or damage, the door panels are nearly flawless. All of the gauges were inspected and work flawlessly. All of the electric window switches work, and those windows go up and down with ease. The electric convertible top goes up and down perfectly, and latches securely.



Test Drive...

Upon starting this Cougar XR7 428CJ, you instantly feel the power and dominance that it posesses. You are sitting behind the wheel of a 335hp American muscle car that feels as though it came off the showroom floor for the first time. The Cobra Jet engine effortlessly pulls you in to your seat as the C6 Automatic transmission shifts assertively. The exhaust bellows beneath you with an addictive sound that will have you driving with a heavier foot whenever the opportunity presents itself. The steering is tight, the power brakes effortlessly stop the car without binding or pulling to one side, and the A/C blows colder than our boss's heart. It is a true piece of professional workmanship.




Below is a photograph of the original Buyer's Guide that comes with the car upon purchase. It displays all of the options that were chosen when the car was bought new.


Here is a photograph of the CCOA Western Nationals competition that also comes with the purchase of this incredible Cougar. The CCOA Western Nationals is a scored competition in which the vehicle is scored based on originality, quality, and overall condition. This car having had an extensive restoration with no expenses spared scored a 447/500.


Here is a photograph of the Marti Report that also comes with the vehicle. You will notice that this car is only 1 of 96 ever built with this specific drivetrain and being convertible. Based on it's rarity, one could expect a consistent appreciation of value.


Lastly, here is a photograph of all of the receipts that also come with this car. They are mostly receipts of the restoration process that took place between 2000 and 2004. With a bit of persuasion and a few hours of our Content Writer's utter suffering, he neatly deciphered and organized these receipts in to a table so you don't have to.

Receipts Breakdown
Date Mileage What Was Done Costs
08/09/91 NA Purchase six spring shackles $36.44
01/04/99 NA Saddle top boot, cougar brochure, antenna $157.94
01/14/00 NA Purchase wheels, rings, caps, and lugs $820.00
01/17/00 NA RR NOS w/o molding $100.00
02/01/00 NA Weatherstrip, bumper pad, mirror pad, cvt pillar seals $503.44
02/11/00 NA Pertronix, epoxy, engine paint $128.06
02/11/00 NA only part number given $51.72
02/24/00 93,865 Full detrim, panels off, repaint, pinstripe $6455.00
03/08/00 NA Purchase seat belt/buckle, webbing bar $264.40
03/18/00 NA Purchase front nose valence $291.00
03/29/00 NA decal, saddle paint, console screws, jack, door lock knobs, cvt top seal kit $249.83
04/12/00 NA pwr win switch, saddle paint and lacquer $55.85
06/21/00 NA wiper blades, battery hold down install, xr7 trunk emblem $45.64
07/08/00 NA only part number given $81.00
08/23/00 NA Clock repair $85.00
10/18/00 NA Carb kit, clean and paint intake, fuel pump $365.71
03/05/01 94,011 rotors, pads, ps ram and lines, check valve, install clock repair wiring, steam clean undercarriage $1403.11
03/21/01 NA E Brake Assembly $37.63
03/21/01 NA tire cover plaid, trunk filler board, jack $89.95
04/05/01 NA heater hose, clamps, paints, misc part #s $231.00
04/19/01 NA Replace thermostat, rad hoses $281.13
04/19/01 NA New tire $66.83
05/08/01 94,352 Install pinion seal $76.56
05/08/01 NA Tighten belts and fan clutch $35.00
08/08/01 94,501 front suspension replacement $766.59
08/11/01 94,511 Oil change, overall inspection $33.66
09/20/01 94,668 replace bad window switch $100.00
11/02/01 NA Air filter, tail light wiring, master cyl cap, regulator, windshield washer reservoir, fender cover, decals $190.08
11/17/01 94,730 A/C refill, repair window switch, fix lighter, hood light $451.72
11/26/01 NA engine detail, change oil pan, new heater hoses and regulator $543.94
12/06/01 NA air cleaner decal, sta-ful battery cover, rad support seal $61.12
02/05/02 NA radiator cap and battery cables $81.63
02/08/02 NA Gas door lens $73.95
02/28/02 NA battery cables install, headlamp door system check $50.00
03/12/02 94k swap exhaust tips, exhaust maintenance $60.00
04/30/02 NA illegible receipt $250.00
10/28/02 NA Tank armour paint purchase $270.53
01/02/03 95,562 replace fuel tank, exhaust leak, rebuild carb $417.99
03/10/03 NA Install neutral safety switch $65.00
04/28/03 95,757 diagnose car dying, raised idle, recommend carb $120.00
01/12/04 96,137 service transmission, replace servo cover seal $178.14
02/12/04 96,162 inspection, oil dip stick replaced, rebuild alternator $313.20
??/??/?? NA Tire replacement, wipers replaced $50.00
??/??/?? NA Diagnose miss, fix and repair miss $132.25


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702-353-7500


Collector's Dream Cars Note from the Owner...

I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original, rare and high quality modified vintage and modern cars. Over the past 15 years I’ve been in business, I have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles as well. I specialize in and I am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners.
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Collector's Dream Cars Terms of Sale...

This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.

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