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1966-1973 MERCURY Cougar specifications

1966-1973 MERCURY Cougar specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Cougar was conceived to lower the average age of the typical Lincoln-Mercury customer, and it did it with some style – and a Ford Mustang platform. The 3in stretch in wheelbase and headlamps hidden behind a slatted grille were Cougar identifiers. Styling was tweaked to look more ‘European’, and it proved something of a hit for Ford’s luxury division. The engine range was wide, with a 200bhp 289cu in the entry level – and it was topped by the legendary 390bhp 427. Overshadowed by the Mustang, despite a Bond cameo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Production

  • Production:
    614,225
  • Price (excellent)
    £10,000
  • Price (good):
    £8,000
  • Price (average):
    £6,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.0secs
  • Top speed:
    125.0mph
  • Power:
    275.0bhp
  • Torque:
    312.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

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