Up for auction is a 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7. This car will be a great restoration project or parts car. This is a complete car but is rusty. I have not done a close inspection but I have seen rust in the quarters, doors, floors, shock tower tops, torque boxes. Frame rails seem to be solid. This Cougar was a daily driver until 2009 when it was parked. It will run if you keep a supply of fuel to the carburetor but will not pump from the tank. There is a brake leak somewhere and a water hose leak. Engine and transmission appear to be in good working order. I purchased this car as an investment to resell and is listed at a fair price. The 2bbl carburetor and intake was replaced with a 4bbl Carter AFB Carburetor. Wheels are Ford Steel with hubcaps (3, missing one). The previous owner drove it from 1994 until 2004, then occasionally started/moved it until 2009. I am willing to deliver the car up to 300 miles from my home at $1.00 per mile ROUND TRIP. Rate to be calculated before delivery via Google Maps. I would prefer local pickup in Jeffersonville, IN. Please ask questions before you bid or give me a call at 502-445-3993 to discuss the car. VIN and Door Tag information is below. Happy bidding - Jeff
|VIN || 9R93H503086|
|Door Plate Data || 65B E 6K 08K 52 2 X|
|Model Year || 1969|
|Assembly Plant || San Jose, California (R)|
|Body Style || XR7, Hardtop (93)|
|Engine Model || 351-2V Windsor (H)|
|Sequential Number || 3086|
|Exterior Color || Light Aqua (E)|
|Interior Trim || Lt. Aqua Corinthian Vinyl and Lt. Aqua Leather (6K)|
|Date Code || 08 of October (08K)|
|District Sales Office || Los Angeles, CA (52)|
|Axle Ratio/Type || 2.75 non-locking (2)|
|Transmission Model || FMX Automatic (X)|
Mercury Cougar for Sale
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These days, when you buy a new car, it's not unreasonable to expect a certain period of free maintenance to come along as well. Sometimes this is through the life of the warranty, in other cases a little less. But Ford Motor Company is going beyond those deals for at least one part of its cars. As of now, if you buy a set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury model, you get free replacements for as long as you own the vehicle. The offer is good at Ford or Lincoln dealers and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 09:32:00 EST
"We will replace the pads for as long as you own the vehicle," said Elizabeth Weigandt to Autoblog. She did clarify that the Motorcraft pads are generally for models from the '90s or newer. Also, to take advantage of this program, a person must return to the same dealer each time to get the free parts.
Of course, Ford isn't just handing out brake pads to anyone who walks by; there are certain stipulations. First, the components have to be worn down to less than three millimeters to be eligible, and the buyer still has to pay for the labor to install them. If the model is used as a fleet vehicle for commercial purposes like as a taxi or limousine, this offer also doesn't apply; the same thing for racecars. On the plus side, if you recently bought a set of pads from one of the participating locations, you're still in luck. The deal covers parts purchased as of July 1.
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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According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, but this was at a time when the phrase "unintended acceleration" made grown men go pale. With 49 additional complaints received since then, the investigation has been reclassified as an engineering analysis - the last phase before a recall - and it has been expanded to include the Lincoln MKZ, making for a total of "around 480,000" units affected between the three sedans from the 2008 to 2010 model years.
The ostensible cause is that floor mats are trapping the accelerator pedal, but according to a Ford statement at the time, the entrapment is due to owners placing the optional all-weather floor mats, or aftermarket floor mats, on top of the car's standard floor mats. NHTSA has backed up that assessment, pinning the blame on "unsecured or double stacked floor mats."
On the face of it, it would appear that NHTSA has upgraded the status not because of Ford's error, but owner error, and Ford has stated publicly that it is "disappointed" in NHTSA's move. On top of NHTSA still being skittish after that other unintended acceleration debacle, it could be seen to be taking its time investigating all of the variables: it's reported that Ford changed its accelerator pedal design in 2010, a "heel blocker" in the floorpan has been considered a potential culprit in how the floor mats could be trapping the pedal, some drivers have said the floor mats weren't anywhere near the pedal, and according to a report in the LA Times, in "a letter sent by Ford to NHTSA in August 2010, the automaker said it found three injuries and one fatality that 'may have resulted from the alleged defect.'"