Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

Of course you want an Eliminator with a sunroof (well any Cougar really). List it here and cross your fingers!
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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by 428cougarguy » 01 Nov 2017, 22:44

The Buy it now price is $15K, which I think is a good price on a solid car. I think you will regret it if you don't snag this one. You could always keep looking for a 1968, but enjoy the heck out of this cool black and red Cougar. I like that color combo, which you rarely see. We did have a similar unique Cougar here in Arizona a while back, it was a 1967 390 GT 4 speed car, and it was Black with a BLUE XR7 interior. It looked amazing as well. One of like 10 made, if I remember correctly. Bid now, or you may be sad that you missed it.

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by BAC » 01 Nov 2017, 22:59

428cougarguy wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 22:44
Bid now, or you may be sad that you missed it.
Yes, the asking price is a lot more reasonable now. I won't go into too much detail but after having talked to the seller (sort of...) I'd be reluctant to buy a car from her. Some statements made turned out not to be 100% accurate, plus any requests for further information or pics were met with an attitude that it was all just too much trouble. Unfortunately this is all too often the lot of the overseas buyer who has to rely on a helpful seller to have any chance of getting a deal done.

Someone who is close enough to drive over and check the car in person with a fistful of cash to make a deal may have better luck...
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by Cadillacbart » 07 Nov 2017, 23:45

FWIW, I had some communication too, but replies were from a child of the seller. Comments like “my mom wants this much for the car “ type of things. Not sure on this one.

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by BAC » 08 Nov 2017, 03:02

Cadillacbart wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 23:45
FWIW, I had some communication too, but replies were from a child of the seller. Comments like “my mom wants this much for the car “ type of things. Not sure on this one.
Ditto - the daughter's name is Angie/Angela and she was supposed to be handling the sale on behalf of her Mom. Trouble is she doesn't live with her and knows next to nothing about the car so almost impossible to get any coherent answers to questions or even better photos of the car to help make an informed decision. I tried to raise her enthusiasm by letting her know I would pay up to $15K if the car checked out to be as good as claimed, but that was rejected with the statement "my Mom doesn't have to sell and will never take a penny less than $17K". Within 2 weeks of that statement the car popped up on Ebay at $15K or best offer...

I also believe they were given poor advice by 'a local Cougar club' on what the car was worth (they initially listed it at $22K), now reality has sunk in and they are still playing catch up. Haven't seen it relisted on Ebay or Craigslist in the last few days, but I doubt it's sold so if you're patient and able to go inspect it in person you may pick up a bargain.
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by badcatt » 08 Nov 2017, 10:34

BAC wrote:
08 Nov 2017, 03:02
I also believe they were given poor advice by 'a local Cougar club' on what the car was worth (they initially listed it at $22K), now reality has sunk in and they are still playing catch up. Haven't seen it relisted on Ebay or Craigslist in the last few days, but I doubt it's sold so if you're patient and able to go inspect it in person you may pick up a bargain.
It looks like this Cougar is in Carson City NV. The nearest Cougar club is in California and over 100 miles away. Some one from one of the Clubs there may have given them a number but more likely the number they have is from getting an appraisal on it. Most appeasers will give a "Replacement value" for the car. That is usually higher then market value. Or they may have been watching a Barrett Jackson auction and thought that is market rate value.
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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by Sir Ed » 08 Nov 2017, 11:18

Neal your are correct that its in Carson City.

Its been on craigslist for awhile. Even though the ad says 16 days its been around longer that.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/1967- ... 08304.html
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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by BAC » 21 Dec 2017, 18:26

Thank you - it's almost exactly what I'm after!

It's quite a bit over my budget but will definitely give it some serious thought.
Cheers,
Brian

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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by 68PUMA » 21 Dec 2017, 20:41

This car originally belonged to a member at MC.NET, here's a link with additional pics when it was for sale in '09: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/sho ... -for-saler
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Re: Unicorn 1968 Cougar Wanted

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Post by BAC » 21 Dec 2017, 23:52

Thanks for that link. Looks like the red pinstripes have been removed which is a shame as they complemented the red wall tyres really well.

Given it's at a dealer, what's the consensus on the max discount you can ask from the salesman and still be taken seriously: 5%?, 10%?, 20%?
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Brian

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