1973 Cougar Xr7 Convertible on 2040-cars
Alpine, Utah, United States
Engine:351 Windsor V8
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Blue
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: XR7 two-door Convertible
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Sub Model: XR7
Exterior Color: Blue
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
This is a collector's special - RARE 1973 XR7 Mercury Cougar convertible. This vehicle is virtually rust-free. This car was purchased from the original owners in 1991 with just over 50k miles on it. It was originally purchased and lived its first 18 years in Nevada, before being brought up here to Salt Lake. It has been garaged for the past 22 years, driven very little. The vehicle was in good running condition five years ago when it was parked, but has not been driven in a while and will probably require a good tune-up.
Soft top is white, but will probably need to be replaced
Was running smooth and strong, but has simply been parked for too long. I am not a mechanic, and would prefer to see this great car go to someone who knows what to do with it to make it what it needs to be.
Clean, clear title in hand. Email with questions, or to set up a time to come take a look and I will do my best to respond as soon as possible.
On Jun-24-13 at 09:25:48 PDT, seller added the following information:
This cougar has the sought-after 351 Cleveland motor
High book value: $31,320
Average book value: $18,960
Low book value: $10,440
Mercury Cougar for Sale
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:29:00 EST
You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree furnace and fed to a supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EST
By all accounts, it gets down the road just fine, and has pretty close to full power. The best part is, you can grow the fuel yourself and avoid patronizing big oil, if that's your thing. The only drawback that we can see to the Mercury Beaver XR-7 is the PVC pipe jungle occupying the space that would be the trunk under normal circumstances.
Still, if you're willing to smell like a mountain man and look like a bad Back to the Future knockoff, this ride is right up your alley. Click past the jump to see Translogic's take on this modified Merc.
The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regarding the lower intermediate steering shaft. 355,000 of the vehicles in question were sold in the US, with the other 15,000 sold in Canada.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:00:00 EST
The report indicates that corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft could cause a "loss of steering," presumably because of a partial or complete failure of the part. The report points out the dealers will inspect and replace the offending steering component for recalled cars, and may also secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft as needed. The company is unaware of any reports of the faulty part causing any accidents or injuries.
Ford helpfully lists states in which corrosion is more likely to have taken place, mostly in the Snow Belt, as you might guess. Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia are listed.
'Tis the season... for road salt. And with that, comes rust. And what does rust bring? Well, for Ford and General Motors, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. According to The Detroit News, NHTSA is looking into potential recalls issues with Chevrolet Express vans and Ford Freestar minivans.
The feds have received five complaints that rust has caused leaking fuel filler pipes on 2003 Express vans. Separately, seven complaints have been filed over excessive rust in the rear wheel wells of 2004 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans. The Freestar and Monterey went out of production in 2007. Neither issue has resulted in any crashes or injuries, according to the report.