1968 Mercury Cougar: Car of the Day by Carchasers
The Cougar wore many different faces over the years, from the early Mustang-based car shown today, to a Torino-based coupe, to various Thunderbird clones for a couple decades, to a front-drive coupe related to the Contour before the brand went belly-up.
This 1968 Cougar has an automatic transmission, best suited to the personal luxury role the model would adopt over the years, and a somewhat basic four-barrel 302. Nothing particularly sporty, save the Dan Gurney stickers. The Torq-Thrust wheels look perfect on this dark green, Bullitt-aping Cougar. It’s not perfect, as the brightwork has some pitting, and there are some poor panel gaps, but this looks like a very nice option for someone who wants a car that stands out from the sea of Mustangs.
It’s on eBay in Columbus for $30k or offer.