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Very special 1968.5 S-Code, 6.5 Litre Mercury Cougar. This Big-Block, 4-Speed
Cougar has just finished a Fresh, No-Stone-Unturned, 6-Year Rotisserie Restoration. Nothing was left untouched on
this painstaking restoration with Extreme Attention to Detail starting from a Rust-Free Arizona body.
This cat features a functional ram-air system with the 1968.5, 428-CJ, GTe-Style hood scoop, paint stripe and
flapper-air cleaner. This is also one of the first Big-Block Cougars to receive the reinforced shock towers (not
available on earlier Cougars). The car is fully detailed throughout.
The bodywork on this Cougar sets it apart from the rest. The fit, finish and straightness of this body are just
not found on 99% of high-end restorations. Hundreds of hours went into getting this body perfect. Every corner is
sharp, every line is crisp and panel fitment is something to behold. The paint is impeccable. Dupont
Base-Clearcoat was applied in gunmetal gray. To say that the paint “pops” is a real understatement. This car
was ordered in a custom color. As such, there is no paint code. The Marti Report confirms this.
You will never see another 1967 or 1968 Cougar with hide-away headlights as straight as this car. They have been
reinforced to stay that way too.
The vehicle is mostly stock, with the following exceptions: It originally came with the Decor Group trim. It has
been fitted with an XR7 Tachometer dash with full instrumentation and XR7 wiring. The woodgrain dash (and steering
wheel center) has been modified from the dark burl pattern to a more sporty gray/black woodgrain to complement the
vehicle's color combination. This was done at an OEM prototype shop and looks very factory and Very Awesome. The
hood scoop and associated paint and hardware are an addition. The Leather seats (although, original Cougar seats)
are not original to the car. The original dash, wiring and vinyl seats are included in the sale of the vehicle.
The car has a few hundred miles on it now and is well sorted out. Everything works as it should, including the
hide-away headlights, reverse lights, sequential turn signals, etc. All options function properly as well,
including, Tachometer and instrumentation, all lighting, the automatic Choke, power Brakes, Power Steering, etc.
The engine runs very well. All sound deadening has been replaced and the car is very quiet and solid.
This Cougar's features:
390 4V Hi Performance S-code engine
Toploader 4-speed wide-ratio transmission
3.00 Traction-Loc 9-inch rear end
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Leather seats
AM/FM radio
Original Carlite Tinted glass
Chrome Style Steel wheels
Center Console
Original (1968 390 only) shifter and linkage
Excellent Original woodgrain steering wheel

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