The 1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 is a true vintage premium machine. And this one keeps up its appeal in modern times with solid investments in the shining paint, A/C interior, and upgraded V8 power.
Some cars are triple-black, but when you're a 1970s classic, it's hard to deny the appeal of triple-green. That's especially true when there's a more modern upgrade with the green paint. It has that dark green earth-tone you want from this era, but now with a terrific metallic glow that can't .....
help but attract attention. The paint is not the only reason why this is an appealing classic. The doors shut solid; the body is straight, and the gaps are even. Of course, there's the bright work. These Cougars have a more luxurious appearance that includes the angular hood leading to the waterfall grille, and the big shining chrome bumper dips down to accommodate it. We love the way the rear bumper nicely integrates the taillights. There are premium style details, like the flying buttress c-pillar and premium green vinyl half-roof. Plus, there's a touch of muscle car attitude with the mag wheels, hardtop profile, and large dual exhaust tips.
The green interior joins the paint and roof to complete the distinct triple-green style. Despite the classic appearance, you can also see there has been a solid investment to keep this feeling fresh. The carpet, headliner, and dash all have a like-new appearance. And we love the high-back bucket seats that still have the Cougar logo embossed in them. There are great vintage details, including the wood-like trim, center console, and full round gauge package with large speedo and tach. There have also been modern upgrades that are well-integrated. This includes LED lighting, a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner, and air conditioning now running modern R134a refrigerant. Plus, the B&M Quicksilver shifter signals that there's something nice under the hood.
Under the hood is Ford's famous 351 cubic-inch V8. It's a younger powerhouse, and this upgrade looks terrific with the finned valve covers, bright air grabber, and overall tidy style. The V8 inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power as headers feed the dual exhaust. The whole package fires up easily, idles smoothly, runs strong, and drives great. So it really feels like a solid drive out on the road. You can enjoy it all with ease thanks to nice driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide BF Goodrich tires.
This Cougar has been given the right investment to be the sharp, powerful, and premium car that you really always want it to be. So don't miss this all-around awesome hardtop. Call now!