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Interesting Finds: 1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible


In this AutoHunter Cinema video, The ClassicCars.com Journal’s Diego Rosenberg takes a look at a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Mercury entered the 1969 model year with a redesigned Cougar, a new convertible and a new 351 “Windsor” small-block. Though a two-barrel version was standard, a 290-horsepower four-barrel was the first step up and was the basis for the 351 Performance Group (though some literature calls it the “GT Performance Group”). Included in the package was a handling package with higher rate front and rear springs, heavy-duty shock absorbers, larger diameter stabilizer bar and hood stripe. Only 251 standard convertibles were built with this package.

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  1. I had the 1970 with a Cleveland 351. Lots of fun and it can move. The sequential turn signals and vacuum headlamp covers could be temperamental but otherwise a gem. Radial tires really improved handling in wet conditions. Great ride. W


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