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73 Cougar Convertible 351 Four Speed


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This is cool.  Paint is original as is the four speed.

 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mercury-cougar-5/

 

This 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible was built on May 7, 1973 and is one of 64 examples equipped with a 351ci 4V V8 and four-speed manual transmission for the model year. It was originally delivered to Owens Motors of Dedham, Massachusetts and was acquired by the seller in 2015. A cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment was carried out between 2016 and 2018, including rust repair and a repaint in Bright Red. Equipment includes a white leather interior, a power-operated white soft top, air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo, and a spotlight. This Cougar is now offered with a Deluxe Marti Report, photos from the refurbishment, and a clean Massachusetts title in the seller’s name.

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2 hours ago, alsancle said:

I have a weird fascination with 70s full size cars with four speeds.   My  biggest problem (besides it being a Mass delivery car originally) is that spot light.

I agree, that spot light is out of place for a 1973 car!

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2 hours ago, alsancle said:

I have a weird fascination with 70s full size cars with four speeds.   My  biggest problem (besides it being a Mass delivery car originally) is that spot light.

In the '30's, my uncle kept a red bandana tied over his spotlight. He liked to drive fast, and if he got behind someone he decided was impeding his progress, he'd flash the car in front, who upon seeing a red light, usually pulled over and let him pass.

You never know what use a spotlight will be put to.

Agree it's pretty old school for a 1973 car.

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