S Code Candidate

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S Code Candidate


Post by Zjhette » 16 Oct 2019, 09:43

So I am very close to buying a '67 S Code. It's an older restoration, and some bubbles are beginning to show on the lower quarters, but I think I can get it for under 10 grand. Will need a new interior, as existing interior is pretty ratty, same with the carpet, but the car looks sharp.

One of the striking things about the car is when the guy opened the hood, there was the 390 stuffed in there with mint "Mercury" valve covers on it. I had never seen those before and thought that was so cool, but are "Mercury" valve covers stock for an S code 390, or just put on by the owner? Any comments of an 'S' code for under 10 grand?

Throwing it out there...


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Post by CougarCJ » 16 Oct 2019, 11:08

No, the tall Mercury script valve covers never came on a Cougar.
Full sized Mercury and maybe intermediates 1965-66, I think.

I think that they do look good on the classic Cougars with FE engines though.
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Post by CATHOUSE » 16 Oct 2019, 20:37

Zjhette wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 09:43
Any comments of an 'S' code for under 10 grand?
You will need to include more information before anyone can really say much about the price. Is it a standard or XR-7? Automatic? 3 speed? 4 speed? Other options? Running? Driving?

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Post by Zjhette » 17 Oct 2019, 00:26

It has power brakes and steering, non-xr7, no console, interior needs replacement, carpets need replacement, gauges have lost their chrome. Mechanically, it's in fair to good shape, but has numerous body fitment and bondo issues to resolve.
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Post by BossElim69 » 17 Oct 2019, 05:12

The "body fitment & bondo issues" would be the deciding factor if it's a good deal or money pit. Some interior parts can be hard to find and expensive. Also, the end goal what you want for a Cougar comes into play.
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