California #s Matching Early Production #114 of 113,741 for 1968,

1968 Mercury Cougar 1968 XR7 Big Block 390 AC Original Survivor

Technical specifications of Mercury Cougar 1968

Price: US $6,500.00
Item location: Bakersfield, California, United States
Make: Mercury
Model: Cougar
SubModel: XR7
Type: 2 Door Hardtop
Trim: 1968 XR7 Big Block 390 AC Original Survivor
Year: 1968
Mileage: 25040
VIN: 8R93X500114
Color: Augusta Green:R Code,Ford #3067-A
Engine size: 390-2V: X Code
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: C-6 Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Black Comfort Weave Vinyl Bucket: BA Code
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Power Disk Brakes
Options: Console, Power Steering
Vehicle Title: Salvage
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Car description

1968 XR7 390 #'s Matching A/C Mercury Cougar1 of 172 Paint/Trim CodesAt #114 (of 113,741 or .01%) off assembly line in 1968This original paint, interior, & drive train Cougar has been in California all it's life. It was stored indoors most since the 70's by a salvage company. Original paint and and interior.The engine turns and engine bay looks unharmed. The interior is in great survivor condition (even the usually worn driver seat looks good, which could mean the mileage is really 25,040, instead of 125,040).
The previous owners say the GT badges have been on the car all 30 plus years, but the attached Deluxe Marti Report says it all. This build is a X-Code 390-2 Valve instead of the S-Code 390-4 Valve GT. Leave it to the experts, but seems the initial or soon after previous owner, long ago, changed out the "6.5 Litre" badge on this "original" paint (but honestly, I don't see a trace of a rectangle pattern of a badge on this original paint) .
Center console clock & cover included. Will need a drive shaft for C6 transmission (price $250 to $300), rediator, engine connection parts. As you know, this Cougar sold new for just over $3000 and in the following years weren't valued as today and salvaged due to rear quarter repairable damage. It was not fully repaired, but just just heated hammered out at the time. So very glad someone saw the future value to preserve it and I have the title. Being #114 (.01%) built in 1968, this Cougar could be the earliest built 68 XR7 390 survivor and needs to be repaired correctly (adhering to spot welds) and restored to best original condition (but won't have to do much to that interior, not even the carpet).
Quote from a credible contributor to "Those X code big blocks have monstrous torquethatmakes a Cougar so equipped a blast to drive."

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