1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible on 2040cars
Yadkinville, North Carolina, United States
Engine:351 V8 W
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Black
Disability Equipped: No
Condition: UsedA 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.Seller Notes:"Drive this car anywhere, great driver, everything works as it should."
For sale is a 1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible that started it's life in North Carolina and still remains a North Carolina car. Car has automatic trans, power top, power steering, power disc brakes, AM/FM, 351 V8 W, new tires, new brakes. Everything works including the factory air, interior is in excellent condition, exterior looks to have had one repaint, top is new. I have the original owners manual which shows that the car was sold new here in North Carolina at Holiday Motors of High Point, NC. The title clerk signed the owners manual December 24, 1968 and was sold to a Dalton Myers. The lady has owned the car for several years and only decided to sell after her husband passed away. She stated the 23341 miles is correct but I have no way to confirm. This is a fun car, runs and sounds awesome. Thanks and good luck.
Mercury Cougar for Sale
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:20:00 EST
Jill Wagner has officially given up her crown as the queen of Mercury. With the Ford middle child on its way to the scrap heap, Wagner no longer has any automotive hardware to promote. Given her varied talents, we wouldn't be surprised to see her pick up where she left off with another automaker.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:30:00 EST
And here you thought you'd never be upset about Mercury's passing.
Thanks for the tip, Gregg!
Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:27:00 EST
While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod was reportedly lost until last year, when the seller found it as a shell. He verified that it was the actual car with original builder, Eddie Paul, and sent the car for a complete restoration.
The auction includes original parts like the exhaust tips used in the movie and bent bumper from when it hit Travolta's car in the scene. The restorer recreated the scorpion stickers on the doors, razor hubcaps and license plate. He also installed a 1949 Mercury 255-cubic-inch (4.2-liter), flathead V8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
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.'"