The Pick of the Day is a 30-year-old cat with purrrfect records
It’s not every day that a car is offered for sale with baseball cards as an add-on, but the 4 packs of Tops baseball cards that come with this Cougar are a nod to nostalgia as we consider the highlights of 1990.
The Cougar and its Thunderbird peer were Ford’s answers to a wave of import luxury vehicles that begin to make their way to the states in the late 1980s and early ’90s. Though the Cougar had been around since 1967, the seventh-generation came out for the 1989 model year as the flagship of the Mercury division.
At the top of the trim lineup was the XR7 model, outfitted with such niceties as electronically adjustable suspension, sport seats, and a two-spoke steering wheel.
Power for the XR7 came from a 210-horsepower supercharged V6, which was later replaced by a 5.0-liter V8. This Cougar is equipped with the former, and it has been fueled with only 93 octane ethanol-free gas, according to the seller. Full documentation is intact and there is recent service indicated, including a new battery and new serpentine belts.
No wonder the seller says this car “looks like a gem, runs like a gem, and drives like a gem.” Best of all, the seller is including the 1990 Cougar brochure to accompany the car, as well as that 4-pack of Tops baseball cards from that same year to add to the period-correct feeling.
This supercharged XR7 seems like a stunning example of Mercury’s flagship sport coupe from the era. The asking price is $12,900 or best offer.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.