1970 Mercury Cougar, Rare “Houndstooth” edition.
The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own “pony car”. Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. 1970 was the last year of the first generation Cougar.
Original inside and out including the elegant vinyl top. Has “M” code 351 Cleveland engine, power drum brakes and automatic transmission. Many new parts including Crager SS wheels with BF Goodrich tires, there’s even a matching spare. Sequential taillights and covered headlights help make this car alluring as well as high performance.
Top end/heads and manifolds machined heads have hardened seats, new carburetor, and electronic ignition.
New Heater Box
Recored Radiator (3 Core)
Front Seat Cushion/Pads
New “Houndstooth” Material Front Bottom Seats
New Taillight Bezels
Crager SS Wheels
BF Goodrich Tires
New Gas Tank
Rear Leaf Springs
Updated Electronic Sequential Flasher Kit
Pauline Trigere French born American fashion designer commissioned to design a special edition trim package. Now known as the “Houndstooth” Cougar. The vinyl roof and matching interior came in to colors black and gold or black and white. Original owner’s manual with dealership stamp and signature. Incredible original with superb level of detail. Runs and drives extremely well.