A Supercharged Wild Cat: 1989 Mercury Cougar XR7

The Mercury Cougar started out way back in 1967 as an up-market version of the Ford Mustang. For its first two generations the Cougar was based on the Mustang, but then in 1974 it changed to a big Torino intermediate platform where it was a counterpart to the similarly plus sized Thunderbird. In 1980 the Cougar was switched to the compact Fox platform where it was a counterpart to the Thunderbird and Granada, but in 1989 it was switched to the MN12 platform where it got things the Fox didn’t have, like an independent rear suspension and available supercharged powertrains. A few years later the Cougar name was put on a front-wheel-drive thing that was based on the European Ford Mondeo, but we don’t want to talk about that. Find this 1989 Mercury Cougar XR7 offered for $12,000 in Merrimac, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1989 mercury cougar xr7
condition: like new
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 17000
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe

Rare Survivor. Looks new in/out. Everything works as it should. Tasteful modifications to fuel/air/exhaust to preserve the head gaskets. Car runs very strong. 5 speed manual transmission. 1 of 435 according Marti report. This is the cousin of the Thunderbird Super Coupe. Have hundreds of photos available and videos. 17k original miles. Never seen rain or snow, always stored in doors undercover. Call with any questions. I don’t need assistance selling.