Okay, lets put it to a vote: were all Cougar Convertibles Red? Is the '68 really the best year of all? This is the place to count the votes and find out.
My ONLY Cougar was the COOLEST Cougar EVER. My first car was a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible which I bought used in 1965 for $900 (pretty cool car), I traded that in for a brand new 1966 GTO Convertible which I ordered new in September 1965 (4 speed, even cooler car for 1966). However, I traded that cool car for a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT-E 428 Cobra Jet, Auto, Cardinal Red, Dark Red Leather seats (1 of 23 428CT XR-7 GT-Es). It's alive and very much well and in the GT-E registry. I only had it for two years and I never had as cool of a car since. But I enjoy getting photos of my old Cool Cougar from the C/O (current owner). Oh, I traded the Cougar for a 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo with A/C (and that was cool in it's own way when you live in the Atlanta area in the summer).