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1969 Mercury Cougar Base 5.8l on 2040-cars

US $14,000.00
Year:1969 Mileage:71692 Color: Lavender /

Ceresco, Michigan, United States

Ceresco, Michigan, United States
Body Type:U/K
Engine:5.8L 5753CC 351Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 9F91H590155
Year: 1969
Interior Color: White
Make: Mercury
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Cougar
Trim: Standard
Drive Type: USA left
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power steering, Power disc brakes
Mileage: 71,692
Exterior Color: Lavender

1969 Cougar standard 351w 2v FMX automatic with De’ core interior. Very nice driving Cougar. You can cruise down the interstate at 75 mph with the AC on.        


Full history: The Cougar was sold new at Adrian Ford mercury dealership in Adrian Michigan which is still in business (Dave Knapp Ford-Lincoln). The original buyer owned the local funeral home and purchased a new car every year. Kay worked at the dealership and fell in love with the Cougar when it was unloaded from the transporter. Knowing it would be traded in next year she made arrangements with her boss to start taking money out of her pay check to purchase the Cougar when it came back to the dealer the next year. In 1970 the Cougar was traded in and Kay completed the purchase. After purchasing the Cougar she made a trip to the local Discount tire store and had Cragar GT wheels with BFGoodrich tires installed. The same wheels she purchased are still on the Cougar. That same year she and her husband moved to southern Colorado taking the Cougar with them. Over time the Cougar went from a second car daily driver to a weekend pleasure car. She made several trips from Colorado to Michigan in the Cougar visiting family. In 2009 Kay moved back to Michigan to take care of her mother bring the Cougar with her. After the Cougar sitting idle for two years and she no long had the resources to take care of it. She decided to sell it to me in 2011. Kay kept a detailed log book on the Cougar documenting the original 68,686 miles when I purchased the Cougar. It currently has 71,692 miles.


Interior:  White DE ‘core with corinthian vinyl and white levant pattern. Seats re-upholstered in the 90’s. Dash, carpet, console headline door panels all original and nice condition. Three spoke rim blow steering wheel is  original and works. Realistic cassette stereo.


Exterior:  Original medium gold metallic paint was faded and repaint lavender in the 90’s. Paint quality about a 7 with 10 being show quality. Good weekend show driver condition. A couple of paint bubbles on the driver- side quarter wheel lip and a dent in the passenger-side upper front door. Some stone chips on the front and a scratch on the p-side upper rear quarter panel. Original white vinyl top in excellent condition. No signs of soft spots or rust under the vinyl top. Chrome bumpers and trim in very nice condition.


Mechanical: Engine runs good never removed or taken apart and doesn’t smoke. A little hesitation taking off when engine is cold. Could use a carb/choke kit installed. Installed valve cover gaskets in 20011 and a new water pump  this year. FMX automatic transmission  shifts correctly with no issues. 9” Ford rear end (open 3:00 ratio) no issues. Suspension nice and tight. Installed new KYB gas shocks and new tires in 2012. Power front disc brakes no issues. Power steering no issues. Installed one new power steering hose in 2013. Factory air conditioning with R-12 functions correctly and blows cold air. Heater and defrost system works correctly with no issues. Cowl vent is nice and doesn’t leak.  All Lights and headlight doors function correctly with no issues. Sequential tail lights function correctly. Sometimes the dash lights come on and off.


What it needs: The complete exhaust system needs replaced. The current system was pieced together by a Shop when Kay owned it. The mufflers are mis-matched and the system has a couple of leaks. I left it as is for the new own to install a system to their liking. At some point an automatic choke and carb kit should be install. Currently runs good the way it is, but a little hesitation when the engine is cold.



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Curtain officially comes down on Mercury as dealers remove signage

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 09:32:00 EST

The process of shutting down the Mercury is complete. Ford officially made the decision to close its mid-level brand in June of 2010. In the months that followed, Ford offered its dealers money to stop selling the cars, with production shutting down in September. The last Mercury, a Mariner, rolled off the assembly line in the beginning of October and former spokesperson Jill Wagner said her good-byes to both the car and her job. Now the last piece of the brand has come down as dealers are removing any and all Mercury signage from their lots.
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Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:31:00 EST

Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail.
According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat. If this happens, the vehicle goes into a safety mode that takes away most or all of its power. However, braking and steering still operate normally. After cooling down, the affected models restart normally. The company says that it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.
Ford will begin repairing the vehicles in late October, and dealers will be installing improved, brushless pumps on the affected models at no charge to owners. If drivers had their pumps fail before this recall, they can contact Ford for a possible reimbursement. Scroll down to read the recall announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or download the full defect notice as a PDF, here.

NHTSA investigating 725k Ford, Mercury vehicles for stalling issue

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:31:00 EST

Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 2005 through 2011 Mariner and the 2011 Milan. There has been some discussion around the Escape stalling issue for some time now, but this investigation appears to be larger in scope than before.
Though not a recall yet, NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 123 complaints of stalling or surging vehicles, while Ford itself has logged 1,472 complaints. The investigation report, which is posted below, seems to indicate that a faulty circuit board for the throttle body could cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, which, according to NHTSA, could cause complaints of both stalling and surging.