Thursday, January 20, 2011

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 1274.1 - 1969 MERCURY COUGAR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 1274.1 - 1969 MERCURY COUGAR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2011
Sale Price:
Year: 1969
VIN: 9F92H580745
Exterior Color:
Interior Color:
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 4.6 LITER
Transmission: 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC

Summary: Full one-off custom build by Hot Rod Express. Called the "Cool Cat".

Details: Called "Cool Cat", this '69 Cougar convertible was created by renowned hot rod builder Hot Rod Express. The only original DNA left after creation was the body. Every part of this car was carefully designed, created, picked and fabricated.

Nothing was left untouched, from the serious horsepower of a 32-valve, dual overhead cam Cobra motor attached to a 4-speed overdrive transmission, to a narrowed 9" 31-spline rear end with 3.73 gears, full air ride system and 4-wheel disc brakes.

All of this is supported by a fully custom designed, boxed, tubular frame with Heidt's front suspension and a triangle 4 bar rear.

Sitting on this platform is an all-steel body, fully welded uni-body with notched floors, so the rocker panels are flush to the bottom of the frame.

The factory dash was sectioned 5", all custom dash panels made from imported Carpathian Elm wood, custom ultra leather interior with custom BMW carpeted floors.

The paint is PPG Vibrant Nutmeg. Absolutely nothing was left untouched and way too much detail to list. Featured in multiple magazines and winner of Good Guys Top 5 award, Roush Racing award, Ford in a Ford award, ISCA Top Show Winner, just to name a few.


Barrett-Jackson Lot: 969.1 - 1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE Sold $88,000.00

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 969.1 - 1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE

Lot Number: 969.1
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2011
Sale Price: $88,000.00
Year: 1969
VIN: 9F94R580031
Exterior Color: GREEN
Interior Color: WHITE
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 428
Transmission: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC

Summary: Rotisserie restored, Ram Air Cobra Jet convertible, Emerald Green, white leather interior, raced at Capitol Raceway. C-6 transmission, Trac-Lok rear end. One of 96.

Details: This car was a 2-year rotisserie restore. Every nut and bolt was restored to like new or better condition. "R" Code with Marti Report.

C6 with cast iron tail. One of 96 with engine/transmission code, 1 of 1 with these options. Raced at Capitol Raceway, time slip says 13.63 at 102mph.

Has date code correct service replacement block. Hood scoop, hood pins, hood stripe, styled steel wheels, rim-blow, air, tinted glass, deluxe seat belts, bumper guards, door edge guards, interval wipers, power windows, low fuel warning, tach, AM/FM stereo, power steering and disc brakes.


Barrett-Jackson Lot: 1247 - 1968 MERCURY COUGAR GT-E 427 2 DOOR COUPE Sold $181,500.00

Lot Number: 1247

Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2011
Sale Price: $181,500.00
Year: 1968
Model: COUGAR GT-E 427
VIN: 8F91W543367
Exterior Color: CARDINAL RED
Interior Color: RED
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 427
Transmission: AUTOMATIC

Summary: Fully restored factory Cardinal Red on red décor interior. One of 357 Factory built "W" Code 427 side oilers sold in 1968.

Details: An extremely rare cougar. Coming off winning Motor Trend's Car-Of-The-Year award in 1967, Mercury designers wanted to create something in '68 that would set the automotive world on its ear.

Already a step above the Mustang with its styling and comfort, they decided to stuff the potent 427 FE into a Cougar package blending ultimate power and styling. The result was the Cougar GT-E.

Equipped with the legendary 427 sideoiler engine Ford used to homologate its NASCAR racing program, the GT-E represents the end of an era, as it was the last Ford product sold with the 427, and the only ford product sold with it in '68.

At a cost of over $1,300, the GT-E package was perhaps the most radical performance package ever offered in a pony car.

Factory options include C-6 Merc-O-Matic transmission, FR70x14 wide oval radial tires, power disc brakes, power steering, AM radio, décor interior group and styled steel wheels.

Factory GT-E package included blacked out front headlamp cover and special front Trim, blacked out taillight bezels, special extruded aluminum body side moldings, 3.50 standard axle radio with nodular 9" rear end, super competition handling package, engine dress-up package, 7.0 Litre/GT-E body emblems and two-tone paint scheme.

Only 78,316 original miles on its matching numbers drivetrain. This tireless five-year restoration was completed recently in carefully documented, factory-shipped detail.

All original or NOS parts used exclusively throughout. Registered with the Cougar National Database and the Cougar GT-E registry. Painstaking attention to detail has resulted in what many Cougar professionals believe to be one of the most complete and correct examples of this rare car known to date.

A must-see for any Ford or investment auto enthusiast.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 69 - 1969 MERCURY COUGAR CONVERTIBLE - Sold $27,500.00

Lot Number: 69
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2011
Sale Price: $27,500.00
Year: 1969
VIN: 9F92M542444
Exterior Color: DARK BLUE
Interior Color: LIGHT BLUE
Cylinders: V8
Engine Size: 351
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Summary: 351/290hp "M" Code with automatic. Only 2nd adult owner. Professional rotisserie restoration with photos. Matching number, original documents including owner's manual, Build Sheet, sales receipt and Marti Report.

Details: The Mercury Cougar is often referred to as "the gentleman's muscle car." This 1969 Mercury Cougar convertible is a gorgeous classic automobile that has had only two adult owners. The car is matching numbers and fully documented including original sales receipt, owner's manual, Build Sheet and a Marti Report. An "M" Code provides a 351 Windsor engine with 290hp, FMX transmission and a 9" differential.

This combination provides excellent performance and overall drivability. Options include power steering and power disc brakes. A professional rotisserie restoration documented with pictures and receipts was started after the original owner passed in 2004. The extensive restoration was completed in 2009 and includes a new interior in original light blue color, all new or rebuilt mechanical and body components including engine and transmission, brakes, steering, suspension, springs and bushings, exhaust, radiator, heater core, windshield and new convertible top with glass window.

The exterior received a "concours" quality paint job in dark blue. The famous sequential taillights, hideaway headlights and rim-blow horn work as they should with original NOS components. The car was updated with GT wheels, new radial tires and a Holley carburetor.

The original new spare tire, Autolite carburetor and wheel covers are included. The car has been driven 1,500 miles since completion and drives extremely well. This beautiful American classic is fun to drive and will provide years of pleasure. Share

Sunday, January 16, 2011


This is a extremly rare 1968 Mercury Cougar GTE 427 "W" code. This is finished in it's origiinal color of Carribean Blue with Blue interior.