Just bought my first car (68 couger)

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Just bought my first car (68 couger)

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Post by Thenewguy » 22 Jan 2018, 03:32

So i just bought my first car. a 1968 mercury couger and its all original except for the paint job. from my perspective the car in full is in great shape no rust just some small Bondo patches to fill some dents and only some minor issues to fix. The car does run and drive and the interior is in great condition with no rips or tears in the seats.
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Post by Local Hero » 22 Jan 2018, 05:35

Well look at that. New guy, just got his first car and already has it on a rotisserie. :lol:

Welcome and good luck with it. If you hang around long enough, you'll find that I'm a big fan of orange first generation cats.
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Post by propayne » 22 Jan 2018, 07:25

Welcome and thanks for posting pics!

When you get a chance, post the door tag info.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 22 Jan 2018, 10:26

Welcome to the Classic Cougar Community. Post your story on how you came to buying a Cougar.
Steven
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Just bought my first car (68 couger)

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Post by Don Rush » 22 Jan 2018, 10:40

Congrats! That looks like a big block! Can you share your VIN number and door data tag on the driver side door? What options does it have? AC? Power disc brakes? Love the old school wheels! Welcome!

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Post by Thenewguy » 23 Jan 2018, 13:30

We too a look at the vin an the original color is 3120-a yellow and the engine is a 390. With disc brakes. No Ac ill post the vin later

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Post by wish » 23 Jan 2018, 15:30

The pic is a bit blurry, but at a glance that looks like a Cleveland to me ... I just can't make that head/water-pump/intake area look like a 390 ...

Also it might help to look for the red underlined words occasionally ...
Just my $.02
wish
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Post by Thenewguy » 24 Jan 2018, 05:13

Vin# 8F91X514559 for anyone who may be interested.

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Post by R Code » 24 Jan 2018, 09:27

Neat car, good luck w/it.
- Chris

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Post by 93RGTE » 24 Jan 2018, 09:42

Hey - Welcome to our little corner of the interweb! Not many guys these days buying Cougars as their first cars - very cool! Just remember:
Old cars are fun
Old cars are fun
Old cars are fun
Old cars are fu...........n!
Also it might help to look for the red underlined words occasionally ...
It's ok - he could have bought a Camero.
Gary

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