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Kit car based on ’88 Mercury Cougar


It’s not unusual to see kit cars based on the chassis of a Chevrolet Corvette, but the Pick of the Day is a 1988 Tiffany Classic built around a Mercury Cougar, a 1988 Cougar LS.

From 1983 until 1994, Classic Motor Carriages, based near Miami, Florida, produced retro-styled fiberglass kits, closing after being sued by the Florida Attorney General’s office on behalf of hundreds of customers for willfully false and misleading promises regarding the quality of the kits, the delivery schedule and assembly time. 

Advertised on ClassicCars.com is a 1988 Tiffany Classic. In the advertisement, the private owner reports being the second owner of a car driven only 2,200 miles. 

“Vehicle has spent all of its life in storage or garaged,” the ad notes, the seller adding that “due to low mileage there have been recent repairs attributable to low usage.”

Those include a new fuel pump, tires, battery and rebuilt transmission.

The seller adds that “trunk straps could use replacing” and that the headliner is starting to sag. However, “That’s it. Everything else is super nice.”

The car has a red leather interior, air conditioning, premium sound system, power moonroof, dual side spare tires, four trumpet horns, twin fog lamps, side supercharger pipes, power brakes and steering, and power windows.

The car is located in Pooler, Georgia. The asking price is $29,900, for which you get a head-turning car with an amazing back story.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Before you laugh this faux classic off, think about this: it’s the basis for a really great hot rod. Dump the horns, vinyl top, lame wheels and pimp spares, add a nice custom paint job – I see flames, personally – dress the motor and voila! A driveable every-day street rod that seats 4 with a/c and all power that the corner garage could keep running. Or you could spend $75,000 and get a garage queen.

  2. I saw Your amazing gorgeous car woooow I live in Denmark,Europe and I was thinking such a car and weddings or a marketing


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