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1972 Mercury Cougar Base 5.8l on 2040cars

US $5,000.00
Year:1972 Mileage:7000 Color: Yellow / Brown
Location:

Clovis, California, United States

Clovis, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:U/K
Engine:5.8L 351Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 2f91h16486
Year: 1972
Interior Color: Brown
Make: Mercury
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Cougar
Trim: Base
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: U/K
Mileage: 7,000
Exterior Color: Yellow

pros:
strong motor 351 Cleveland v8
new tires less than 100miles
new brakes less than 200 miles
new master cylinder less than 100 miles
new headlights less than two weeks old
new front wheel barring's less than 50 miles
no smog
New air filter less than 200 miles
New radio

cons:

needs paint

needs interior work

needs new radiator

need shocks

odometer has rolled over ( there is no 1XX,XXX place) so I don't exactly how many miles but my best guess would be between 150,000- 250,000

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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.
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