1968 Mercury Cougar 289 V-8

1968 Mercury Cougar

Technical specifications of Mercury Cougar 1968

Price: US $2,500.00
Item location: Monterey, California, United States
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Type: Coupe
Year: 1968
Mileage: 97754
VIN: 8F91C575262
Color: Tan
Engine size: 289 V-8
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1968 Mercury Cougar




Up for auction is an original 1968 “C” Code 289 Mercury Cougar.

This Cougar can be restored into an awesome Classic.

The car has its original matching numbers engine and transmission. If you want to upgrade 351 engines are available for $1,000.

This Cougar would be worth at least $20,000 to $30,000 when fully restored. ..


The grill is in pretty good shape, which is great, because they can be hard to find.

There is some rust around the rear window, but this can be easily patched and repaired. In addition, the car comes with its original “Shelby” style taillights which are in good condition. This Cougar has a couple of dents that will need to be taken out, and some rust in the normal areas. The frame is straight and the quarters are in decent condition. Overall you can expect success with the restoration, and we are here to help you every step of the way at MustangBeginnings to get this Cougar body ready to paint.


The original numbers matching 289 V-8 is still in the car along with its automatic transmission. You should plan on having the engine rebuilt to accept modern unleaded gas. If you want to upgrade, a 302 or 351 Windsor will drop right in, and the original engine can be used as a core. Please contact us separately for recommendations on where to find the engine you want.


The interior should be brought back to excellence. The good news is that you can see what is needed. You aren’t accepting someone else’s mistakes or bad repairs. The instrument panel is in good condition, just dirty, but you will want a new dash pad. The seats will need recovering, but new covers are available to make the job much less costly. The door panels are there, but you probably want new ones anyway.


Engine bay is in great condition, and just needs to be cleaned and painted.

Although the original engine comes with the car, you might be better off just buying a rebuilt 302 or 351 engine that has stainless steel valve seats to be able to accept modern unleaded gasoline.


All the glass is still in the car, but may have some scratches or pits, but new glass is available if you decide it needs to be upgraded.


The car is definitely a project but at MustangBeginnings, we can help where you need our help. We can sell you any of the items you may need, like new seat covers, new carpet Etc. Please ask any questions, we know someone will receive a great project and ultimately a great Classic Cougar.

The Cougar has a clear California title. We will supply you with the documents you will need to get the car licensed in your state.

Please bid with confidence.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not bid on this auction unless you are a serious buyer. DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU INTEND TO PAY!!!! This is NOT a child's game, by bidding on this vehicle, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A LAWFULLY BINDING CONTRACT, so please, serious bidders only. No bid retractions please, if you are unsure do not bid. If you are the high bidder when the auction ends you are the new owner. Ask all questions before bidding. I AM SELLING THIS CAR "AS IS", WITH NO EXPRESSES OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPAIR ONCE THE CAR HAS BEEN PURCHASED. Seller reserves the right to end this auction early for any reason! All inspections must be completed before the end of the auction, otherwise it is assumed the item is to be accepted without an inspection. We will make every reasonable effort to describe the vehicle, and we include many photos to assist in that effort. However, it is important to remember that these vehicles are pre-owned, not brand new. Therefore, not mentioning every minor imperfection, a light not working, etc. does NOT allow for refusal of a car. Please keep this in mind when bidding on used cars. Once again please remember by bidding on this vehicle, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A LAWFULLY BINDING CONTRACT, so please, make certain and ask any and all questions before you place your bid! Please feel free to contact me for any questions. If you purchase the vehicle without inspecting it first, then you must leave feedback on EBay before I will release it to you or the shipper. I have a great reputation and I will protect it. Any inspections must be done before end of sale, not afterwards. Don’t expect to show up at my door with money in hand and want to inspect the car before making the transaction complete. Once the ad has ended, the deposit must be received before any further information will be provided. If you fail to comply with any of these requirements without prior written approval (not oral) then you will forfeit either you deposit, the right to purchase the vehicle, or both

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