Displacement: 4,942 cc (302 cu.in.)
Horsepower: 230 bhp @ 4,600 rpm
Engine Torque: 310 ft lb @ 2,800 rpm
Top Speed: 117 mph
0 - 60 mph: 9 seconds
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Introduced in 1967, the Cougar was designed as an upmarket, luxury version of the wildly popular but slightly pedestrian, Ford Mustang. Based on the new-for-1967 Mustang, the Cougar had a three-inch longer wheelbase and all new sheetmetal, to give it a more European flavor. The old world styling extended to the interior as well, with a wood-grained dash, full gauge set and toggle switches in the top of the range XR7 model. The XR7 also featured an overhead console and a T-type shifter for the Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission.
For 1968, the XR7 saw an upgrade from the base 289 cu.in. engine to the new, more powerful, 302. This came standard with a two-barrel carburetor but was available in the even more powerful Super version, with a four-barrel.
Offered here, is a two-owner, lifelong California car, featuring the extremely desirable XR7 package, the Super engine option, factory air-conditioning and Lime Frost Poly metallic paint and black vinyl roof. The freshly painted, rust-free body is in superb shape and the matching ivy gold and green interior looks terrific with a new dashboard pad and carpeting.
The engine runs strong and smooth and the transmission shifts well. Steering and braking are equally good with new tyres all round.
With tremendous visual appeal and performance to match, this extremely well-optioned car offers a great alternative to some of its more common peers.