And while you could configure the Mercury in muscle form, the main idea behind the fresh arrival was to offer a more luxurious take, whether we're talking about the standard mode or the even plusher XR7 (each of them could be had with the GT performance package).
Well, the model sitting before us is one of those ponies, since it features the base engine, a 289ci Windsor V8, along with a three-speed automatic.
Nevertheless, as mentioned above, the magic of this particular Cougar doesn't sit in its oily bits, but in its fastback transformation.
The change took place back in the day and, according to Pete, the man behind the Iron City Garage label that saved this car yesterday, the previous owner of the vehicle managed to perform this when he was just 17.
And while the exterior of the vehicle talks about some years spent in neglect, we can't be certain of its actual state, as, for instance, the cabin isn't shown. Nevertheless, as you'll notice in the Instagram post below, this custom slab of America is looking for a new home.
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<Time to break IG< • • • 1967 mercury cougar with a fastback roof conversion! • The owner did this himself at 17 years old!!!! • • The car is forsale! Title in hand. Thinking its going to Ebay but shoot me an offer if you have to have it! • • 289ci turns over C4 trans • • • #patinapete #patina_perfection #mercurycougar #fastback #fastbackcougar #fastbackmercury #hotrod #ratrod #streetrod #custom #customcar #bodywork #metalwork #ford #picker #barnfind #farmfind