Triple Black 351 Cleveland SOLID AF Spy vs Spy's Black Spy Cruiser Fast! VIDEO
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our very cool 1970 Mercury Cougar. This original Oregon car is an excellent, rust free example of which there are very few left. Fresh respray in Jet Black, she really stands out.
Conceived as a sister car to Ford’s Mustang, the Cougar was the refined older brother. Provided with plenty of go fast from the legendary 351 Cleveland mill and superior ride and handling, the Cougar was for those who had arrived.
Mustangs, Camaros and Mopars are fairly common at Cars and Coffee, the shows and cruise nights but seeing a Cougar in the wild is relatively rare. And it’s certainly nice driving something different from the crowd.
Rarity
The Gen 2 Cougar was only made for two years, 1969 and 1970. Most were driven hard and relatively few remain in the wild today. This rare-ish 70 model is particularly hard to duplicate with it’s laser straight body and Cleveland mill all presented in triple black. Our research shows few cars of this caliber are available at this price.
Exterior
Fresh repaint in factory correct Black. We painted her in (not OEM) two stage, clear over color. The paint work was done in what we call the “proper” method of refinishing. This is not to be confused with the inexpensive method. We removed all of the trim, the complete interior, glass, etc. to get a proper finish on the car. The paint has been color sanded, polished and buffed to a high sheen. Excellent panel fit. Tight doors. New, correct Levant grain top. Headlamp doors operate correctly and stay shut. Sequential tail lights tinted down and operate as designed. Dropped stance and attitude for days.
Interior
OEM high back bucket seats and rear bench have been upholstered in Black and are soft and supple. New headliner, sail panels and package tray. New carpet. Excellent panels. Rim Blow OEM steering wheel.
Audio
Custom Autosound digital AM FM radio with 6X9 speakers thumps the tunes and has an auxiliary USB port for your smartphone.
Floors
Floors are original and solid. See the restoration photos when the factory carpet was removed. That’s the factory black paint on the floorboards. We pulled the build sheet from under the seat carpet on this one. It was all original and we were the first to see it since the car was built. The OEM sound deadening pads were in good shape and were reinstalled.
Wheels, Tires
Massive 20 inch Ridler 695 wheels in the back with 18’s in the front. New tires.
Engine
The legendary 351 Cleveland engine runs like a top. Edelbrock Manifold and 4BBL carb. High top aluminum valve covers. Power steering. Power Disc Brakes.. Runs out great.
Transmission
Automatic FMX transmission.
Braking, Suspension
Front power disc brakes and rear drum brakes. New chrome brake booster.
Service
Fresh service, plugs, tune. Turnkey and ready to go.
Trim
The trim is in good to excellent shape. See pics and video.
Trunk
Solid and clean with no evidence of damage or rust repair. See the photos.
Glass
Glass in great shape throughout. Tint added. New wiper blades.
Odometer
The odometer shows 26,950 miles. We believe the accurate mileage to be 126,950.
DMV / Documentation
The Oregon title is clear and clean. No smog is required for California residents. Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States.
Build Book
We include a binder with our cars. This one includes:
Oregon title
Photo CD - Pictures documenting the build and final photos
Articles and detailed information on the vehicle
Receipts for parts we purchased
Marti Report
Original 1970 Cougar Owners manual
Original factory Build sheet (from under the carpet)
Hagerty valuation report
Data sheet for 2 stage paint
18 Receipts
Comparables
There are a few first gen Cougars for sale at any given time. The boxy early cars from 67 and 68 have their fans but the sleek look of the 69 and 70 bodies really was the high point for these cars. The vast majority of typical Cougars were produced with the 351 Windsor engine. The clearly superior 351 Cleveland was available in limited supply and is still sought after as the best choice aside from the big block monsters. There are always the stock appearing vehicles cherished by the purists. (We have one too) Find one like this in excellent condition with great eye appeal and you have a very few cars indeed. We believe this triple black Cougar represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.
Spy vs Spy
Yes, we had some fun with our pair of pointy nosed Cougars. While they are a lot alike, we think these two cars have enough differences to make them appeal to different types of owners. Our White Spy is a highly optioned XR7 preserved in an original state of just 56,000 miles. Angelic almost. Black Spy went the other way and cast off from 1970’s style with an update to a more modern, menacing look. Definitely not angelic. We’d like to sell them as a pair. Contact us if interested in both cars.
Inspection
Please come inspect this great car before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 48 year old used car. It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new soul sucking Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car.
Video
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Financing
We offer excellent simple interest collector car financing through JJ Best Bank. Typically just 10% down delivers. Shop here for a great deal here
Transportation
We use a Worldwide transport network. Our cars regularly go to the east coast. Several have gone to Europe lately. We can help with setting up whatever you need. There is a page on our website dedicated to shipping information here here
More Photos
Thanks for checking out our listing. We have extensive pictures of this car on our website here here
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Used
“trades welcome, collector car financing available”
Year: 1970 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 0F91H539122
Mileage: 26,950 Interior Color: Black
Make: Mercury Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Cougar Transmission: Automatic
Trim: BadAss Body Type: Coupe
Engine: 351 Cleveland Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD Vehicle Title: Clear
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Black
Drive Side: Left-hand drive