- $11,995 Get Financing
- Item Location:
- Tampa, FL
- Burnished Saddle
- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
This 1978 Mercury Cougar represents a well-done vintage package of the kind classic we just don't see anymore. So if you love vintage cruising, this is the V8 sedan that offers a head-turning style for quite a nice price.
<br><br> We don't always remember there was a Cougar sedan. The first three generations were a two-door only, but this 4th gen opened it up to a full lineup. And these longer sedans just seem likes they give you more space for added Mercury elegance. The factory-correct Chamois Glamour is absolutely vintage, but it still gives of a nice copper-like glow in the sunshine. The white vinyl roof is pure classic premium, and the matching pinstripe is all part of this thoughtful look. Bright chrome bumpers, the waterfall grille, and Ford mag wheels with whitewalls have the right vintage style. Plus, the full-length trim is not only complete and bright, but it also serves to show off how straight the body panels remain after over four decades. It really is a well done classic, right down to the details like the CB antenna on the back and the hallmark Cougar hood ornament leading the way.
<br><br> The factory-correct Burnished Saddle interior harmonizes with the earthy colors of the exterior to deliver a good-looking total package that represents the 1970s correctly. The condition of the seats, door panels, dash, carpeting, and all the other fundamentals have a quality and classic presentation so that hopping in feels like a time capsule. Even the wood-like trim is looking quite nice. These were intermediate sized in the 1970s, but today that means big room for comfort. The front has a fold-down armrest for individual space, and the rear has plenty of leg room and an airy atmosphere from the rear opera windows. And while this one is great to share with family and friends, it's also is centered around the driver. You get a dual-spoke XR7 steering wheel with working cruise control. Beyond that that, the five round gauge cluster has a sporty look. It's also an easy reach to the heat/defrost controls and correct AM/FM radio. You even have a classic CB radio cleanly mounted under the dash.
<br><br> With a car that's been so correct/classic so far, you'll be quite happy to see a highly authentic engine bay. Ford's 302 cubic-inch V8 is something we always like to see since its hardy and powerful. And this one really gets the stock look correct, right down to the factory decals. But originality doesn't mean missing out on maintenance, and the way this one fires up reaffirms the feeling that this Cougar has led a well-respected life thus far. So you'll love taking it out on the road. After all, the three-speed automatic transmission, cruise control, power steering, sway bars front & rear, and power brakes w/discs up front all make this Mercury is a terrific choice for a vintage cruiser.
<br><br> Premium, distinct, and affordable - don't look twice or this classic Cougar may be gone. Call today!!!