1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible
|Engine Size:||351 CID|
When you want a luxury car thats also a sporty car, you want a Mercury Cougar was the sales slogan for 1973. This was the last year that the Cougar was a member of the pony car class as it was produced as a mid-sized luxury car beginning in 1974.
As part of the second-generation Cougar, the 1973 model was built from 1971 through 1973. The Mercury model line slated above the economical Ford and below the Lincoln model. The design was mostly a continuation from the 1972 year and had slight changes to the taillights and grille. Standard items were high-back bucket seats, power front disc brakes, sequential turn signals, a console with an ashtray, wheel well moldings, and a spoke steering wheel with color keys.
Only 1,284 convertible models were built for the 1973 year, thus making this Cougar a rare and highly collectible car. There are many enthusiasts who love these cars and have been searching for one for a long time.
This 73 XR7 has been owned by current owner since 1989. The car has been stored inside a garage since then. It has never been wrecked and is a great candidate for restoration. Less than 100,000 miles have been driven over the years. This car has all options for the 1973 year.
The exterior is Maroon. The car was originally white and was repainted sometime in the 1980's. Body is solid with no signs of filler. The chrome bumpers and emblems are still in good shape. The wheel wells do have some rust around the top and behind the tire. The trunk floor pan has some rust, but the floor pans are solid with no rust. The body does not sag at all. The top is white, and the hydraulics are in good working condition.
Interior is the tan bucket seat console interior. The dash pad is cracked and faded but the instrument panel looks good.
The engine is the 351 Cleveland cubic inch and is paired with an automatic transmission. The power steering and power brakes are still in good working condition. Two of the four power windows are working.
This car starts and runs well, and the dual exhaust sounds good.
This is a great candidate for a future show car. It is located in Ohio and is available for viewing by appointment only.