1968 Mercury Cougar
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1967 Mercury Cougar
The 1967 Cougar was really a Mustang but with a 3-inch longer wheelbase and new sheet metal. They came with Remington shaver grilles, concealed headlights, and faired-in bumpers. The interior had walnut-grain steering wheel, standard bucket seats, center console, and floor shift. The dual hydraulic brake system allowed separate operation of front and rear brakes.
1968 Mercury Cougar Specs
Production 113,726 (1968)
Transmission Three-speed manual, optional four-speed manual, or three-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic.
1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E 7-liter Coupe
The 1968 model year included federally-mandated side marker lights, front outboard shoulder belts, among some minor changes. A 210 hp (157 kW) 302 cu in (4.9 L) two-barrel V8 was the base engine on all XR-7s and early standard Cougars.
Three new engines were added to the option list this year: the 230 hp (172 kW) 302 cu in (4.9 L), four-barrel V8; the 335 hp (250 kW) 428 cu in (7.0 L), four-barrel V8; and the 390 hp (291 kW) 427 cu in (7.0 L), four-barrel V8.
In addition, the 289 cu in (4.7 L) engine was made standard on base cars without the interior decor group midway through the model year.
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